Retirement Tribute to Peter Perkins: A Career of Openness and Generosity

Friends, this brief tribute to Peter Perkins on the occasion of his retirement from Global Learning Partners is intended to celebrate the unique, deeply caring and open heart of a dear friend, teacher, mentor and leader. To experience Peter is to have experienced openness. To know Peter is to know the feeling of generosity. As […]

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How to Create a Great Video

Video is an excellent feature to bring into your online learning events. Used well, video can offer a variety of content, introduce new voices and faces, and enhance engagement in your learning program. Although some folks may be intimidated to take this step with today’s technology, it is incredibly simple to produce, edit, and post […]

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Trust Your Design

In mid-March, the Tax Equity team at the International Budget Partnership was faced with a dilemma – continue planning a two-day convening of researchers, staff, and civil society scheduled for May or take it completely online. Like many organizations in the face of COVID-19 uncertainty, we ultimately decided to turn the convening into a series […]

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Expecting the Unexpected

When my kids were very young, I would take them with me to run errands. They’d say, “Momma, what’s our plan today?” with excitement in their voices. They wondered what our adventure to town would include! I would list things such as stopping at the post office, the bank, the library, etc. During our outings […]

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A Free Online Course for Frontline Human Services Staff

GPDR/R (Goal Plan Do Review/Revise) is an exciting and practical new framework that takes the latest brain research on how adults behave and applies it in a human services setting to help people achieve their goals. It was created by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities with input from GLP and draws on insights about Executive skills and other aspects of brain […]

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Nonviolent Communication: Meeting the Needs of Learners

We talk a lot about attending to needs of learners when designing and facilitating learning events using the GLP principles to practice framework. I find Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to be very compatible with a learning-centered approach in that it also is about attending to heartfelt needs to move towards a more peaceful and just world. […]

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Transferring Training to a Virtual Platform during COVID-19

The Situation  The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem (NC GAL) program equips community volunteers to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court. All GAL advocates are trained, supervised, and supported by program staff in each county of the state. NC GAL has been a leader in the field in […]

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