In many disability resource offices, spending time on mission and vision is a luxury lost to day-to-day demands. If these statements of purpose exist at all, they may simply be words on paper that neither inform the office’s work nor guide its goals. However, the strategic development and active use of purpose and mission statements can also be critical steps in guiding both internal practices and external collaborations. When purpose and mission align with internal and external operations, the disability resource office can maximize its effectiveness by committing resources strategically, designing procedures that advance goals, and influencing the campus response to disability.
This three-part webinar series will guide you in articulating a purpose for your office and using it to actively guide your work. Intentionally offered during the summer when you may have more time to think strategically, our goal is to offer food for thought, encourage deep thinking, and provide models for moving forward. You will explore how to identify a purpose that both guides your office and pushes it to be more than transactional. These webinars will support those working in large offices, small offices, or as the sole staff member addressing access on the campus.