PCA Helps Make A Team
It started for me on a Monday afternoon in late February of 2001. I was in my Atlanta office, starting to relax after facing the problems that a Monday morning usually brings. It was about 2:00pm when I received a call from our Executive Vice President.
He said, “Tom, we have a problem, and we’d like to know if you will help us.” He went on to describe that there were a number of business and human resource problems in one our company’s largest business units ($180,000,000 of sales) in Washington, D.C. He said that the leader of the business unit would be resigning in a couple of hours. He asked if I would get on an airplane to Washington, in order to be there the next day for an early morning meeting, at which time the current leader would announce his resignation and my taking over as interim leader of the group.
Our theme this year - Finding inner strength, connection and opportunity in times of crisis is particularly apt given the challenges all of us are facing. We’re adapting to the Corona-challenge by moving this year’s conference to an e-format via Zoom. We are compressing our agenda into three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 - August 9, making it easier to fit into people’s schedules.
These meetings take place weekly on Friday's from 12 noon to 3PM, Pacific Daylight Time. We generally have around 14 people attending from around the US and the world. The purpose is to allow attendees to feel Community and Support as we Encounter with one another. The meeting is open to all CSP members, as well as to others who the members may recommend. An online Zoom meeting.
Antonio Santos is hosting a weekly PCA International Zoom meeting, which is held on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6AM Pacific Daylight Time. This start time accommodates the needs of attendees who are spread across the globe. The meeting runs for two hours, and is well attended by members of the International PCA Community - CSP and others.