Rural Action meetings go online!
Our Rural Action team meetings, which take place every week have moved online. Our chance to regroup, update and plan for the normally busy spring/summer months has had to adapt to cope with the ongoing Covid19 situation. We are now checking in via Teams.
Teresa Canavan, Chief Executive of Rural Action said “Our amazing staff have been keeping the many projects moving on while juggling home schooling, caring for relatives and farm life at home. Our team have been trying out various online platforms to engage with each other as well as our many different projects and stakeholders. We have had varying degrees of success with platforms such as Zoom, Team, Google Loom and Jamboard (a virtual flipchart)”
She added, “It has been great to see each other via video camera and discuss our full agenda. While the ongoing pandemic has altered our plans and gave us some additional points to discuss and consider, we remain committed to delivering our current projects and plan for those still to come later in the year. It has, as it has for so many been a steep learning curve but one which has pushed us to explore this virtual world in order to stay connected and continue with our work. Skills we have no doubt are going to be put to good use for the foreseeable future. It really drives home the importance of having access to good quality broadband which unfortunately not all rural communities have. If anything, Covid19 reinforces the need for good connectivity”.