What skills do you think a SORH director needs?
Having a firm understanding of the issues--a good framework about rural populations. Having good interpersonal skills. Having vision for what you think should and could happen. And knowing what you know--and what you don't know. There are so many tremendous resources out there. At any given time, I have 50 or so people I can call, either in the state or SORHs and other
rural contacts across the country, or others I've worked with. And I hope that I am a source of information for new folks coming up through the ranks. But I do have to say that there are many days when I realize that even with all the experience I have, there are others out there who know a lot more than I do. I'm always impressed when I get other peoples' perspectives on things. Read more »