March is an unusual time of the year in the midwest. Winter is not officially over and Spring has not officially arrived. It is the time between what was and what will be. And as a result, it just ends up being mud season.
If you live in rural American, all of the gravel roads have thawed and ruts appear everywhere. Driving is a challenge. The lovely snows of December, January and February give way to the slush of March depending on where you live. Every car is covered in grime and this will be present until the first good spring rain washes everything, people, animals, cars and plants clean.
With a touch of grey cloudy skies and constant wind, people can get pretty depressed and frustrated during this time of year. Cabin fever is a real thing in rural America. We are desperate to look forward to something.
If you are following into this category of feeling worn by the pace and complexity of it all plus tired of coping with March weather, then now is the time to consider participating in the Spring 2017 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable on April 5 - 6, 2017.
We will not be meeting in sunny Florida or on a Caribbean Island with white sand beaches and sparkling blue water. Instead, we will be meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, Iowa which is quite a bit easier to get to and a lot less expensive than most typical spring break locations.
What will be helpful is the opportunity to sit down with a great group of leaders who are thoughtful, inquisitive and open to learning and sharing new ideas and perspectives. To date, we have 15 different organizations from 6 states showing up to engage in an in-depth dialogue about today’s pressing problems and tomorrow’s adaptive challenges.
Here is the link to the registration form if you are interested in coming:
If you are tired of being caught between what was and what will be, please join us at the Spring 2017 Roundtable. It will be a practical and helpful time as you continue to plan and to execute those plans through out the rest of 2017.