Why L3s should send me birthday cards – part 2

In a previous article, I wrote about leadership approachability - the challenges some face in approaching judges in positions of authority and the impact it can have on both the program and events. I also indicated that there are some things that we can be doing to help improve our community, but didn’t delve into the details. This article is going to focus on that - these are a variety of methods and techniques that a judge can use to become more comfortable seeking out leaders to talk with or

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Why L3s should send me birthday cards – part 1

Earlier this week, I needed to reach out to one of my mentors to check in on some overdue feedback. I should have done it over a week ago, but I hadn't. I was worried that I was wasting their time, that they didn’t want to talk to me, and that I shouldn’t expect a response. I finally mustered up the courage to type "Hey friend! Do you have a minute to chat about [The Thing]?" They responded quickly, and we went on to have a meaningful and productive conversation. All that kept me from getting

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Captain’s log – October 2018

Welcome everyone to a new Captain’s log. This one will cover all the Planar Bridge meetings from August and September. Once again, many meetings and not many recurring topics. But this time we’ll compensate your time with updates on some action items. So let’s get straight to it. L2 Policy Knowledge Our main topic today revolves around the expectations in Policy knowledge of any given L2. This discussion came from analyzing the request at every GP, that every HCE infraction and backups should

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Captain’s log – August 2018

Hello and welcome to a new report from the Planar Bridge project. We’re sorry for the delay from the last Captain’s log, we hope to reward your patience with a packed report that covers all the meetings from June to August. This time, there were not that many recurrent topics in the different meetings, which means we have a list of different topics and some of the discussions and conclusions that judges all around the world came to. As always, don’t forget to leave feedback and topics for the

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Captain’s log – May 2018

Welcome to the second report from the Planar Bridge project. This article should cover what happened during April and May. We had meetings at 8 different GPs, including Sydney and Birmingham, for our first European GP ever. It was greatly received by judges that came to the meeting, so we’re currently trying to expand the project in new areas, so you’re more than welcome to approach any of us, especially during a GP, if you’re interested in coordinating a meeting, giving a hand or just giving

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Captain’s log – March 2018

Welcome to the first report from the Planar Bridge project. As stated in the Mission page, we’ve ran meetings since last December, so this might be a longer-than-usual report. The meetings Let me first explain how meetings typically work. Right now, we invite every L1/L2 attending the GP, and ask for topics and questions during the weekend, and communicate with the Level 3 meeting organizers for shared topics. The meetings consist of two sections: first, we have a CFBE representative to answer

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