Q&A with Kelsey Grafton of LCSC Center for Arts & History
What change did you initiate in your organization/community?
My project, Leaving an IMPRESSION, started when a 1910 C&P letterpress and an early 1900’s C&P pilot press, complete with an invested Print-master, landed on our gallery floor. I saw it as a seed which could grow a more relevant relationship between the Center, community, faculty and students while bridging gaps between disciplines.
What has been your greatest take away from the Change Leader program?
Connection to other Change Leaders has been my biggest take away. I have been influenced and inspired by the incredible people I have met through the program.
What aspect of the institute have you utilized the most?
Asking the question “What are their needs, wants, beliefs, and emotions?” has changed the way I approach people and situations on a daily basis. I am a more effective facilitator of change in all aspects of my life.
How has this experience changed you?
I am becoming bold in the way that I dream, and brave in my approach to making those dreams a reality. I am empowered to “do,” knowing I am equipped with the right tools and support from my colleagues and mentors of the Change Leader Program.