Welcome to 2022!
With the upsurge of Omicron in our communities, our members are taking every legal and necessary precaution to be able to continue the support, care and work with our 818 participants across 5 states, our global communities and dozens of stakeholders in 2021 and this work does not always come easily!
It’s been almost 2 years of the pandemic now and our inability to be face to face with those we serve has taken its’ toll on many of us; some members have needed to pay deep attention to their self care and take leave, some members have reached out for more regular support due to their own sense of isolation and other members, and their participants, have zoom fatigue!
Our community builders, even though they were only able to deliver half a dozen face to face workshops last year, continued to increase their presence online and delivered 77 workshops across 6 countries, presented at 12 conferences, developed 13 programs, 12 webinars, 15 consultancies and a whopping 193 graphic harvests (which also deserves its’ own shout out to Fiona Miller who did all those harvests herself and is currently building capacity of other members to join her)!
All of these details were reported today at Jeder’s Annual General Meeting and more will be available in the Annual Report in the next newsletter!
Phew! What a massive year!
Looking forward to 2022, we envision some big system changes within Jeder as we pay good attention to our growth and be mindful that it is now growth for growth’s sake and that inclusion and intention guide our next, wise steps. In addition, whilst we continue to welcome new members to add to our already 64-person strong membership, we strive to further develop and implement 4 new roles; Nests, Ability Builders, Roving Listeners and Psychosocial Coaching and explore other opportunities such as Aged Care, Therapy and Communities of Practice!
So, until next time, enjoy the stories and sharing in this newsletter and make sure you check out the upcoming workshops, conferences and events and we hope you come and join us some time soon!
Yours in Community,
Dee Brooks & The Jeder Team