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AIMHO and Institution Updates

The executive board is getting ready to review and adjust their strategic plan. Here are the 4 main goals:

· Ongoing promotion of the mission and values of the Association

· Institutional and individual member outreach, recruitment, and engagement

· Provide year-round learning opportunities for all individual members within the region

· Create a culture of investment

If you have any input please let us know!

ASU: We just successfully hosted the Pac 12 Housing Officers meeting at Tempe. A great experience! We enjoyed seeing fellow AIMHO institutions U of A, CU-Boulder, and Utah there.

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Welcome to AZ- Sara Holtzman

Sara Holtzman is the Assistant Director of the Department of Housing and Residence Life. A native of Waukesha, WI, Holtzman holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Before coming to ERAU, Holtzman served as a Hall Director at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She partakes in the supervision of professional staff, day-to-day operations, adjudicating conduct hearings, coordinating facility and maintenance requests, and resolving other housing concerns. Out of the office, Sara enjoys pseudo-motherhood in attempting to raise and train her eight-month-old border collie, beagle, chihuahua mix puppy, Grayson, and is currently learning how to bake confections at altitude. In addition to participating in trivia nights, and regularly scheduled gym classes, Sara volunteers at the community theater running make-up and costuming teams to help support the local arts. Ultimately Sara believes in building students up to contribute to their communities and regularly attempts to put her beliefs into practice. Sara also serves on the AIMHO 360 Committee.

Struggling with transition?

For those of you in relatively new positions struggling with transition check out this great piece written by Sara (featured above) for Stacy Oliver Sikorski;s blog.

Brené Brown on Empathy

We all work in am empathy heavy field. Click the video below to hear how Brene defines empathy in juxtaposition to sympathy. (Just under 3 minutes)
Brené Brown on Empathy

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Building Stronger Teams - Using Strengths Quest To Build Better Teams

Wednesday, March 23rd, 12pm


During this webinar Amy will share principles of promoting strengths and increasing team engagement by focusing on positive assets. Amy will help you assess your current staff and assess what the current individuals bring to the team, and where you are lacking strengths. Amy Snyder serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Montana State University, and can reflect on how she has used Strengths Quest in several university housing settings.

Please register for Building Stronger Teams - Using Strengths Quest To Build Better Teams on Mar 23, 2016 12:00 PM MDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Brought to you by the AIMHO 365 Committee.

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