Onboarding is a Dialogue Too

Onboarding is usually the first time someone is truly exposed to an organization. Hopefully, first on the training list are the values, mission and cultural expectations—these will set the foundation for employee conduct, collaboration and work expectations. Onboarding is also the first and best time to engage in dialogue and mutual learning. Curiosity about a […]

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Equipping Educators for Assessment: Tips for Resource Developers

Some years ago, I led a workshop that was based on an outline I had developed and used in previous settings. At earlier events, the activities and script had been well-received, including a humorous anecdote about shoveling snow in my hometown of Chicago that always generated chuckles from the audience. On this particular occasion, I […]

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Co-creating a Personal Finance Program for NYC

THE SITUATION. Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners works to create change in the financial lives of New York City residents. They believe strongly in the need to break people out of inertia and support them to take actions – even small actions – to improve their money management skills and build a healthy personal balance sheet. […]

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Transforming California WIC Training for over 10 Years

THE SITUATION. Early in 2001, a brilliant and devoted staff member of California WIC (Women, Infants, Children) read Jane Vella’s book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach and it spoke to him, loudly. He was looking for a way to transform California WIC’s nutrition education efforts that reached over 1.4 million women, infants and children […]

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