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John Suarez

John Suarez

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, learned that his workshop, “Build Organizational Capacity: Invert the Triangle,” has been accepted for the SUNY Applied Learning Conference set for Nov. 1 and 2. To address the challenge of limited budgets, directors of applied learning offices can build office capacity by hiring, for academic credit, interns who demonstrate entrepreneurial qualities such as creativity and initiative. Directors can nurture those qualities by inverting the traditional management triangle, thereby giving interns some autonomy in creating, designing and conducting office projects. This approach does require directors to relinquish some ownership of intern-led projects, so this session’s role plays will give participants the opportunity to surrender ownership of projects and to experience the resulting ambiguity regarding those projects’ trajectories.