Anson is talking about how WAC as a movement is grass roots. Lots of programs dependent on individuals who lead. Administration can be gardners who are controlling the growth. I like how he shows how plants adapt to environment (same as WAC programs). Talking about program/department focused WAC programs that are outcomes based and cyclical with planning, implimenting, assessing, etc. Discussing examples where individual departments take up the movement and then implement in ways that are appropriate to them. Autonomy is important for departments for implimentation and buy-in. Lessons:
1. You can't mandate change (too complex)
2. It's a process.
3. Problems are our friends.
4. Premature vision and strategic planning can blind us to other possibilities.
5. Individualism and collectivism must have equal power.
6. Neither centralization nor decentralization works alone.
7. Connections with the wider environments is critical for success (thebest organizations learn externally as well as internally).