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SIT-Summer Institute in Taiwan
Academic Exchange & Cultural Experience in Taiwan
Aaron 劉天佑

Summer Flowers in 2016 SIT

Last year, I was a staff who only needed to do my own work. As a vice organizer this year, however, I need to make sure everything is well planned and ready to be put into action. To my happiness, I have the most capable chief organizer, Eris Chao, who is responsible and adaptable. Many thanks to all the contribution from the staff to the SIT.


Personally speaking, I would like to share some details about how to build the cohesion quickly and how staff should work. According to the Dale Tip from the Dale Carnegie Training—— "Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language." Therefore, at the first meeting, we let people tell their names through impressive ways (pun or story). The strategy made the following cooperation work goes fast and smoothly. About how staff should work, during the long preparation of SIT, I observed that some of the staff who initially were not completed aware of their full influence and potential, thus I told them that they have rights to design and make adjustments on the projects. In the end, they executed their projects wonderfully——As a staff, who needs to be concise and have full understanding well in his/her hand about assigned projects and posts.


As a vice organizer this year, I’ve learned not only how to manage and communicate with people vertically to optimize the working efficiency through encouragement and giving advices, but also how to work horizontally with my partner, Eris. Working with Eris, we cleared the ultimate goal and assignment to resolve over allocation, in this situation, we cooperated smoothly and nicely.


SIT gave me an amazing opportunity to work with people coming from different departments. Each of them has different specialties: photography, designing gifts and cards, writing formal letters, recording nice minutes for meetings and good managing skills. But as Eris said "The awesome work done by the staff can’t be completed without the fellows. They embraced all the

imperfection.” which made 2016 SIT harmonious.


Last but not least, I appreciate everything from Ministry of Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University and National Science Foundation etc. According to the quote "Let life be beautiful like summer flowers." by Tagore. SIT makes us to be the "summer flowers", for where bloom so does hope.

Aaron Liu

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