A facilitator plays a critical role in bringing content to life and ensuring participants are engaged and learning—whether virtually or in person. They provide a level of empathy to the learning environment or meeting room that technology cannot replicate. We’ve put together a few tips for successful facilitation we think will withstand the test of time.
The interactive event took place over five days and was 100% live—no small feat! And while we attended for the enriching content, we also gained valuable insights from the attendee perspective about session structure and variety, as well as what worked to keep us engaged.
We are thrilled to celebrate our very own Notion Navigator, Jaime Snelgrove, for the honor of being named one of Training Magazine’s 2020 Top 5 Emerging Training Leaders.
There are few things we love more than an opportunity to question conventional thinking and challenge ourselves to do something differently than everyone else.
An environment of truth and trust is a critical element of high-performing teams. By incorporating reinforcing feedback into your culture, you’ve already laid the foundation for team members to feel safe and know that everyone has one another’s best interest in mind.
We define hospitality as a welcoming approach to service that is motivated by compassion, generosity, and a desire to help others.
Employee wellness programs have often been touted as a powerful tool to improve employee health, productivity, and absenteeism while generating savings on healthcare costs. While companies may view this as just another box to check, when a program is prioritized and well-designed, it can become a catalyst for a thriving workplace culture and stronger performance.
The key to sustainable diversity, equity, & inclusion efforts is cultural management. An organization must be DEI-driven at all levels and focused on a holistic and human-centered approach.
The second installment of our “A Conversation With” series features two Thinkers who have doubled as college professors.
Sometimes clients come to us with a solution already in mind: a training program, a job aid, an internal marketing effort. But we often find what they really need is something else: a new strategy, an evolved process, more focus on culture.
Our new series brings in outside thinking from various industries with the goal of learning from different perspectives and uncovering fresh ways of doing things. In this first installment, Chris George, co-owner of Bar Margaret, shares some creative “swivels” his team has made over the past months to adapt to unexpected challenges.
In this second installment in our Virtual Learning series, we’re building off of a foundation of strong objectives and audience insights, and discussing how to identify learning activities to meet those objectives.
Giving feedback to your team members doesn’t have to be scary. In this kick-off to a new series around feedback culture, we talk about how giving reinforcing feedback is vital for successful teams.
Organizational changes are always difficult, but especially during a time when change seems so constant. As companies make necessary changes, it’s important to ensure that team members are equipped with the tools they need to make new initiatives and policies successful.
This study has us thinking about how we’ve been problem-solving and rapidly building customized solutions to meet unique needs brought about by these abnormal times. We thought we’d share a few interesting highlights from the SHRM research while giving you a glimpse of how we’re helping clients navigate a new way forward.
So, your company has a solid foundation of clearly defined values. How do you turn that into a strong culture?
As organizations grapple with when and how to bring team members back into the office safely, they’re relying on flexible and mobile working arrangements that meet both organizational and employee needs.
For the past few months, we’ve seen companies quickly do their best to shift their training, events, and other previously in-person activities to virtual platforms.
We are incredibly proud of Thinker Annie Yukish who graduated in December from the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative program.
Our transition to Microsoft Teams last year has helped our team of Thinkers smoothly shift to an all-remote workforce as we keep pace with work amid a pandemic. Thanks to the platform, we can easily communicate, actively collaborate, and keep our culture thriving, all at a safe distance.