BMCC 2011

 

2011 CAT

In spring 2011 the BMCC ASAP Leadership Program team participated in a series of workshops led by the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT).  Here's what they had to say about the experience:


 

Thinking back on the CAT Leadership Program workshops you’ve participated in, what has been your favorite activity so far—and why did you like it?

 

My favorite activity was "who started the motion." There was deep observation involved in "who started the motion," and you must have deep concentration and think smart. You have to be on point! 

               ~ Christopher Evans



 

What have you learned from the workshops?

 

In whatever you do, no matter how silly it may seem, everything has a lesson--you just have to open your mind and you'll realize what you can learn.

               ~ Ashley Bonte


With the many fun activities, despite some days not wanting to do them, I came out of the CAT workshops having learned about the different tools needed to work as a team and have a successful product/project: teamwork; being open-minded; being understanding; and being able to communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly to each other without becoming upset so that we can better ourselves in difficult situations. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses as a leader and to step out of my comfort zone by doing things I did not dare see myself do before.

               ~ Gladys Berrios

 

The workshops taught me team cooperation, how to stay focused with each team member, and how to identify each team member's strengths and weaknesses for the betterment of the project.

          ~ Christopher Evans

 


 

How would you describe the workshops to a friend or family member?  What makes them unique?

 

The workshops are exciting, and filled with fun and laughter. I was enthusiastic about interacting with members from different schools by playing games, laughing, and sharing different ideas. There was a true connection among us. I really enjoyed the workshops. They were great!

               ~ Christopher Evans

 


 

Are there any moments during the CAT workshops that stick out in your memory?  Why do you remember them?

 

The teamwork role playing that CAT acted out sticks out in my memory. It sends a message that not being organized and cooperative can be disturbing and cause confusion--but if we decide to help each other, to cover for those who are late, and to be kind and gentle and organized, things will run smoothly.

               ~ Christopher Evans