Work/Life Balance

If you are a board member make sure that your director isn't taking on too much. Give him/her plenty of support - even volunteering to assist with some of the tasks if appropriate. Yes, you want to make sure things are getting done, but respect and acknowledge the fact that this takes time and be sure that your director is taking time to rest and recharge.

If you are a director try to manage your workload. Make sure you relax and take care of yourself. Reward all of your hard work with special treats - whatever it is that you enjoy.

If you are a director observe your staff and make sure that they are doing okay. This transition will be hard for them no matter how much you tried to make it obvious or easy. Everyone is learning in this new environment, so be patient and kind. At the same time challenge your staff by enlisting their help in setting up the new district.

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