Executive Director, the Center for Learning and Living, Inc., a non-profit school for people 55+, for 5 years. Planning the course program with a wide range of classes on politics, other current events, societal legal issues, history, literature, the arts, etc. with volunteer teachers; attend all/most classes; supervise 2 administrative assistants; plan marketing efforts; oversee the website (clandl.org). Planned the transition to online classes during the pandemic, with training for teachers and students. Head the board and its meetings. Class sizes vary from small (about 12) to large (for us, up to 80); we’re small enough that everyone gets to know one another. Interaction is encouraged – Q&A, comments.
QLR skills play several roles: deciding what types of courses will interest our students; writing course descriptions, with a background in working on concept statements; developing marketing ideas; moderating/helping to moderate class discussions (posing questions, dealing with talkative students, encouraging more people to participate).
CL&L started in 1994 at Marymount College, is now an independent organization affiliated with the College. I became a student, was asked to join the board, had no plans to play a leadership role but the executive director stepped down and a volunteer was needed.