"The idea of everyone stating their own objectives was a brilliant one. By the end of the forum, each person measures whether their objective has been met or not."
The participants at the beginning of the forum, once again had the opportunity to list their objectives and expectations for the final phase. There was an overriding consensus that through the previous forums, CUUL had developed a strategy they were happy with and now wanted the tools to practically implement this.
CUUL reflected on their successes through the Leading in the Library project so far . . .
"I was able to assess myself in terms of achievements and successes"
...and the challenges.
"Team work and role delegation is important to achieve objectives."
"Project collector activity helps me as an individual to be a good role player, hardworking and a planner."
"I realized as a result of project collector exercise how we all have different perceptions, and that different things cannot always be achieved in the same time frame."
Participant feedback over the three days was extremely positive. Participants rated 94% of the sessions the highest rating ("a lot") in terms of relevance to the consortium.
"The skills gained from the first and second forums combined with forum three gives a clear picture of a bright future for CUUL."
"The consortium will move forward after successful and impactful training offered to the members."
The final day saw the participants form working groups to plan implementation strategies for certain sections of the CUUL strategy. 100% of participants gave the highest rating ("a lot) to the question: To what degree will today's session help strengthen strategy?
"Because of the formulation of groups, this will help uplift the group and work together to achieve the common objective."
"The strategy was well understood by members through working groups. Chances are high that members will advocate for CUUL."
"Finally, I believe I will be able to feel part of the CUUL strategy, and this alone is a motivating factor for me to ensure its successfully implemented."