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A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.… Read More

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workplaces: How To Kick the Sit Out It

Last week, I was honored to do the keynote workshop at the Peel Leadership Center’s TimeOut Conference in Toronto, Canada. This conference is an opportunity for executive directors to build skills in resilience as part of a day-long seminar. (They gave out a special blend of tea as a Giveaway, something I have never seen before.) I was invited to teach an interactive workshop based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit on how to link self-care with well being in the workplace.… Read More

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually.… Read More

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings. Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

During the summer, I’ve been designing workshops based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and Emerging Leaders Playbook.    A great training always start with a great opening or icebreaker.   Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax
and ease people into a group meeting or learning situation.    … Read More