Weeks 135 to 140 of 186 (BMAL 887)

Doctorate of Strategic Leadership program Robert Forto

Weeks 135 to 140

Well, after about a month off it is time to get rockin’ and rollin’. 

My first doctorate project course started this week and I am anxious to say the least. 

This is all that I have worked for since walking into the classroom for the first time in August 2014 to begin this midlife in college journey. 

I was appointed a chair. Her name is Dr. MeLisa Rogers and she is a HR expert. We have already corresponded a couple times and I am looking forward to working with her. 

I am not sure why one of my three choices were not chosen as a chair, but Dr Rogers will be just fine, I am sure. It sounds like she has a lot of experience in helping others along their journey. 

I am attaching two important PDF docs that relate to the DSL course and project. I hope that my readers find these helpful. 

Next week I will be hitting the ground running and hope to have a task approved every ten days or so that I can remain on track.

Here is my first progress report: 

Research Topic

The topic is the transgenerational succession process in the family firm with an emphasis on the female leader. 

Description of your progress during the past week

Just finished the Citi training. I did not log on last week because I had major nasal surgery, and while healing is slow, at least I can function today. 

Description of any roadblocks you hit during the week and how you are working through them

Aside from surgery and recovery, no roadblocks this week. 

Description of what you plan to accomplish next week

Plan on working on Task 1 bulleted outline and submit it for review by the end of the week. Looking forward to getting started on this project that I have thought about almost daily for several years. Interestingly, after returning to university in 2014 on a dare from my daughter, who was entering college right out of high school, she bet she would finish her degree before me. Here we are two and three-quarters degrees later, and I can safely assume I won the bet. 

Weeks 135 to 140 of my #doctorate program is in the books! #midlifeincollege

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