Welcome to the Director Download, powered by Campus Rec Magazine.
It’s time to go behind the curtain of the director role and have honest discussions with leaders in the campus recreation industry.
In this episode, host Grady Sheffield, the director of campus recreation at Towson University and the senior advisor to the Campus Rec Mastermind Groups, gives you the listener real and authentic conversation between himself and special guest Greg Durham, the director of Recreation and Wellness at Creighton University.
Durham found himself in the director’s seat much quicker than he expected after a journey with various twists and turns. As such, he speaks to being a young and new director both at the university table and in his role as the NIRSA Region V rep.
He and Sheffield chat about Durham’s growth in handling decisions, the surprising thing he had to step away from as a director and overcoming imposter syndrome.
I hope you enjoy the following conversation and walk away with new insight to fuel your own leadership growth.
Show Notes from the Conversation with Greg Durham
- The tumultuous journey Durham had to get to grad school.
- What moniker has informed how Durham makes decisions at 5:30.
- At 7:12 Durham speaks to the challenges of being a young and new director while also holding marginalized identities.
- Something they don’t teach you in grad school at 8:19.
- How to handle decisions especially when they aren’t made in a vacuum.
- A surprising thing Durham has had to step away from as a director at 11:22.
- Durham has learned he has what it takes, and he shares his journey to that belief.
- Managing work-life balance at 16:32.
- Insight into Durham’s current role with NIRSA as the Region V rep.
- Listen at 19:32 to what advice Durham would give to his GA-self now knowing where he is today in his current position as a director.
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