March 20, 2023

Creating My Vision for 2023

When I was chosen as a Sargent Shriver Worldwide International Messenger, I was happy and grateful to obtain an honor like this! The situation has shaped me into a spirited, considerate leader in the inclusion revolution, where by I aid define the mindset of what correct inclusion seems like.

As I have been contemplating again on my SSIGM management achievements, just one issue that came to my head is how my leadership capabilities have developed. I am now far more authentic and affected person with myself and some others. I try to be present in conversations and my positive angle has long gone a very long way in establishing me as a chief. I have taken on extra responsibilities and worries mainly because I am a chief. 

Hanna Joy Atkinson standing in front of a evergreen tree smiling and has on a red Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger polo.

Photo by Brian Gresham

These leadership techniques will assistance me to be an even more helpful advocate for myself and people with intellectual disabilities!

There are substantial tasks that I want to realize in advance of the stop of my term as a SSIGM! Two are prime of brain:

Undertaking No.1: To have a panel that talks about inclusion and exhibits the world how Special Olympics has made an extreme effect on us! This panel will be recorded as a podcast episode.

Job No.2: I would like to make a welcome letter for potential SSIGM leaders. The believed is to question the present-day SSIGMs about their highlights. I would inquire them to remedy 2-3 queries and compile the solutions into a welcome letter for the future class of SSIGMS. My hope is that the incoming course of SSIGMs would be encouraged and empowered to just take on this new journey in their life.

These two jobs will obstacle me as an athlete chief and will help lead even more to the Special Olympics movement.

Enable me obstacle you…What’s your vision as a chief? How will you be the improve for the long run you want to see?