Posts Tagged "Engagement"

Leaders Telling Stories

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in | 0 comments

Leaders Telling Stories

What does storytelling have to do with leadership? How do you capture people’s imagination in the community? This training helps you to recognize the role that stories play in creating culture, engaging staff and community, and making your mission memorable.

What you gain:

  • Applying a century old practice of using stories to build engagement.
  • Confidence in trusting your own experiences and vision to motivate staff.
  • Consider what stories may say about your department or organization.

What the organization gains:

  • Leadership skills focused on motivating and aligning staff.
  • Practiced communicators sharing the value of your organization.


Get Savvy – Difference-Making Training is designed for nonprofits and others making a difference in their community (education, health care, government departments, etc.). The discussions and activities will be within the context of these organizations. You are welcome regardless of your organizational affiliation as the skill-development is universal.

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From Good Intentions to Results: The Value of Good Meetings

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From Good Intentions to Results: The Value of Good Meetings

When I joined a new organization, I was immediately asked to take over regular meetings attended by the top leaders of two organizations running a collaborative program.

The team had been meeting for more than a year and I had a hard time finding evidence of anything other than good intentions.

I didn’t do anything special when I took over. I simply implemented meeting management tools for planning and accountability. And I was consistent, so the attendees knew I was serious about driving results.

A year later, the team and I were flying to New York City to receive a national award for our program.

The only thing that had changed was the quality of our meetings.

Don’t underestimate what your meetings can do for your organization, and for your reputation.


If you see opportunity for yourself, please check out the two trainings on meeting management being offered in early December in Buffalo:

For tools to help with your meetings, check out resources available for you:

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