The Board of Directors of the Human Potential Center held its regular meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78704, starting at 1:10 pm and began with a reading of the mission statement. The following members (constituting a quorum) were present at the meeting: President Pam Latham (Oceanna), Vice President Pam Chambers, Secretary Owen McAleer, Executive Director Bob McGarey, and guest Lynda Roslund. Kathy Lee was absent.
Minutes of the previous meeting (April 17, 2005) were read and approved as written.
Oceanna immediately turned to floor over to Bob to present his visioning exercise.
Bob discussed the need for having a clearer vision about where we want to go and asked the group to consider six basic areas. Under each area the group defined the two extremes knowing that both of these were NOT what we wanted, and understanding that what we wanted lay between the two extremes.
1. How many employees or workers at the main facility?
Low extreme = 1, High extreme = ATT (100,000s)
Our preference: 6 is the minimum and 30 is the maximum
2. How hierarchical should the structure of the organization be?
Low extreme = White Hall Coop/ AA, High extreme = ATT
Our preference: a largely flat structure, only two levels, status quo, with creative input from all levels. An inverted pyramid, Theory Y or Theory Z, mostly consensus-based decision making.
3. How large of a facility?
Low extreme = a 1 bedroom apt like our previous location, High Extreme = Frost Bank Tower
Our preference: somewhere between our current size at 2007 Bert Ave. and half the size of the Crossings. (1.3 - 10 Acres)
4. How many satellite offices?
Low extreme = none, High Extreme = Starbucks
Our preference: somewhere between none and six.
5. Pay scale?
Low extreme = $0.00, High Extreme = Enron
Our preference: a range of $25,000 to $75,000 for all employees, plus the personal growth benefits we can offer that make working here more satisfying and rewarding.
6. Nature of Facility?
Low extreme = 2007 Bert Ave as it is now, High Extreme = The Crossings
No further visioning was done on this question.
Bob announced that:
1. Eric and Stephanie no longer work at the Center.
2. Mary Glover has been hired to do some work and is working out well.
3. Diane Luchild has opted out of the Discovery Room.
4. Financials were not prepared for this meeting.
5. The Archives' situation is still not resolved
6. 990's have been started and the Tiller event is on target.
Meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Owen McAleer, Secretary, July 31, 2005.