Thursday, March 25, 2010

PAIT Workshop - A success

I'm back after a long hiatus. The PAIT workshop ended three weeks ago today and I'm still trying to catch up on the many tasks that I let languish as I prepared for the workshop. I'm also just starting on the next phase of the PAIT project; more on that later.

For now I'll just say that the workshop went well. We had 36 participants who brought a wide scope and variety of expertise and interests to the workshop. We learned from each other and made connections.

In the final session we asked participants to write what they plan to do next to further the cause. Although only 26 people (of perhaps 30 remaining at the very end) submitted their plans, I count 32 separate courses of action. The plans could be categorized differently, of course, but this is heartening. Some plans are general, others more concrete and specific. Nine of them are obviously shared by two or more people, and I know for certain of several that will be team projects.

I will be trying to update this blog fairly regularly, but my workload is pretty heavy until mid-June. Please feel free to ask questions or post comments.

Ken Pimple, PAIT Project Director