Pillars in Action: Community
As another new member of the St. Joseph Home community, I have had the pleasure of working with some of our management team in a leadership development program that was launched this past October. Session after session I continued to be amazed at how much I learn from our class conversations as well as the amount of sharing that occurs within the group. While we all strive to foster a sense of community within St. Joseph Home for our residents and respite guests, I’ve realized how important it is to also nurture our sense of community among our managers and staff. Jean Vanier said “I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.”
The class has afforded us all opportunities to foster genuine relationships and to rely on each other, either in our group setting or back on the job. It’s a real treat to see collaboration and self-discovery occur on tackling the issues that we face as an organization. While these characteristics have always been a part of St. Joseph Home’s culture, I am profoundly changed as I see our leaders and managers grow in new and unique ways. Our sense of community is strong and vibrant at St. Joseph Home and I am all the more excited about our future.
Bob Anderson, Director of Human Resources