I work with a learning team that inspires me everyday. I dedicate this end-of-year reflection to them.
Love is a radical word that is both weak and bold, vague and crisp, all at the same time. It’s a word I lean on when no other seems to fit. What is the right word to describe the feeling in a room when people become so motivated by something they just heard or learned that they form connections that transcend that time and space? The word, I believe, is love.
Two weeks ago, nonprofit and community leaders gathered together in Yakima, Washington, to work in teams on hard issues. In several different conversations, people used the word “courage.” They describedContinue reading “Courage. Coragem.”
This fall, the Washington Nonprofits learning team changed up the emails we send related to webinars. Here’s an infographic explaining what we did and why. What you do think? WhatContinue reading “Webinar emails: trying something new”
Binge watching reality television provides a lot of time between the drama to think about learning. Such was the case when my daughter and I watched a season of ProjectContinue reading “Project Runway: A Lesson in Adult Learning”
We put a lot into conferences. We spend months lining up speakers with ideas intended to shift our thinking. We curate workshops and plan networking time; we publish conference programsContinue reading “Thinking Out Loud: How to Make Conferences into Learning Experiences that Lead to Action”
It is kind of like Wonder Woman leaving her lasso of truth around a rock on Themyscira. It’s as if she forgot her vibranium shield in that tower beforeContinue reading “Wonder Woman needs her shield.”
I spent the last five weeks immersed in two experiences. First, my family hosted a 19 year old foster-care “graduate” needing a short term place to stay. “Cam” had beenContinue reading “Walk This Way”
At Washington Nonprofits, we are really excited to announce our Spring 2018 “Train the Trainer Series,” which starts April 4, 2018. Sessions will be lead by the amazing Guila MuirContinue reading “Upcoming Train the Trainer Series”