Co-Designing and Facilitating High-Level Meetings

The Situation: Global Learning Partners, (GLP) Inc. was invited to support and fortify meetings among leadership and front-line staff of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for many years.  The Journey: Over a hundred staff across the organization participated in GLP’s SURE-Fire Meetings courses. Each time we facilitated the course, […]

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Courage and Bravery in Addition to Safety and Respect

During the first day of the Foundations of Dialogue Education course and many other Global Learning Partners learning events, we ask participants to identify guidelines that will support each other’s learning. The generated lists usually include expectations about cellphone use, side conversations, handling disagreements, and listening to each other. In addition, the core concepts of […]

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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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