This is a great illustration from Tim Henderson at Penn State Cru:
Think about a table you are pouring sand onto. At some point the sand won’t pile any higher and itÂ will start spilling off the edge. The only solution is to enlarge the table.
In our case the sand represents the students in the movement and the table represents our leadership. We will never have enough staff to form a table of the size that we need. Instead we need to free up and empower more students to be the table, while the staff function as the legs of the table. We will be here to support you, but it’s your movement; you are the leaders.
While we hope that the staff have been and will continue to be a significant advantage to you, in some ways our structure has limited your ability to own and lead.
Great vision to use with your students as you enter the fall.