Examining the “NATS Experience”

Once again we want to thank you for your input and participation.  Your dialogue, observations, experiences and suggestions have created a process through which NATS can begin to address these issues in an informed manner. The 2 questions of the night were:

What should the ideal NATS experience be?

What are the characteristics and qualities that NATS citizens should embody?

Some of the responses :

Question: What should the Nats experience be?

  • Informative
  • Supportive
    • Educational
      • For both student and educator
  • Welcoming
  • Encouraging
  • ( a sense of )Belonging
    • accepting
  • Association
  • Safe
  • Connection
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentorship
  • Spectrum of perspective
  • Expertise
  • Fraternity
  • Validation
  • Affordability and Accessibility

Profile of an “ideal”NATS citizen

  • Listeners- to voices and new ideas and concepts
  • Humble
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn
  • Willing to grow
  • Supportive
  • Encouraging,
  • Willing to share
  • Gracious
  • Open
  • Engaged with their own work and those of others
  • Flexible
  • Authentic
  • Kind
  • Not afraid to make mistakes Gracious, open








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