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You can contribute to a positive workplace environment by learning some team lessons from the restaurant kitchen.
My most successful resolution occurred about 10 years ago when I resolved to wear eyeshadow every day. I ended up losing 60 pounds.
Explore the philosophy of Ubuntu and unlock the power to change your team and make a lasting impact in the world.
Be aware of how holiday celebrations may affect your staff and coworkers in different ways to help reduce the stress of the holiday season.
It is time for us to realize that we are not working on an island. We need to teach people to work interdependently, ask for help early, and work with others to dream big and solve large problems.
Every 3 years or so, IPD uses tools to check in with its customized training clients. This article discusses some of the tools we teach and use while sharing the results of our most recent survey.
Ignite a spark for the Minnesota Public Sector to collectively promote ourselves as a great career option! Be disruptive and innovative with these links to organizations and events.
While almost every industry sector is suffering with the challenge of the Great Resignation, public sector is suffering more than others. Learn six Talent-Recruiting Actions to Find Public Sector Employees in Minnesota
One area where DEI policies often fall short is in bereavement policies and ensuring employees can grieve is essential for a company’s health and longevity. Learn more about potential gap areas…
When we think about our work lives, and the way that we engage with our colleagues, I imagine most of us (including me) would ask, “What’s love got to do with it?”
IPD is pleased to announce Destyn Land as the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Specialist for the Institute for Professional Development.
Learn 6 workplace values sought be younger generations and 4 actions leaders can take to demonstrate those values and diversify their culture.
Improve well-being, production, and creativity at work with one magical bullet that you are probably already doing … Chit Chat!
This article will discuss the 6 myths your organization should avoid if it wants to help those immediate supervisors maintain engaged employees.
This is the third blog in the Employee Engagement Series. Are employees becoming a stronger factor in how you do business?
This month, we continue our exploration of employee engagement – especially in the shadow of The Great Resignation- by defining what employee engagement is and what it is not.
Employers are dealing with exiting employees and being told employee engagement leads to retention, but is this a lot of mumbo jumbo?
Taters, Turkey, and TP Anyone? Worried about shortages in holiday gathering supplies? Now, more than ever, business architecture has a role to play.
This month we are featuring a free webinar on how to solve problems so that you do not need to solve them again. So, I took a quick look out on the world wide web, to see what obstacles people are facing to getting problems solved – especially as many of us are […]
What can leaders can do to ease the fear of returning to work after Covid? Many people are dreading the return to work: the commute, unnecessary in-person meetings, sitting a cubicle, eating lunch at their desk… For over a year, public health messaging has been that the safest place to be is your home, […]
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are not just buzzwords. To save time, I researched what makes a good DE&I trainer and combined the information into five key criteria.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month Things You Can Do Now To Improve Your Organization’s Mental Health – Even While Working From Home In the past, I would have dismissed this topic as something that is so distant to me, I would not even need to glance in its direction. I would much rather focus […]
The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) mourns the tragic death of Daunte Wright. We mourn his loss with his family, his community, our state, and all who work to address the systems that oppress and diminish life.
Many of the organizations that use training from IPD are Minnesota cities and counties. When tragedies like this occur…
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” John Drucker For this article, I am taking a quick glance at how our workplace environments are likely to change in the long-term as a result of the pandemic. It is a non-scientific shallow dive that will […]
Build Bridges Within Your Village By: Beth Schaefer Director, Institute for Professional Development I believe mentoring can help Minnesota build a competent workforce for all generations of workers by satisfying the workplace needs and personality traits that every generation has. As an example, I am a Gen Xer. According to experts, that makes me […]
Look Beyond For Joy By: Beth Schaefer Director, Institute for Professional Development Normally, this is the time of year that I write about the “New Year, New You” and how training classes at IPD can help with that. However, 2020 was not a year of normal, and the first few weeks of 2021 have […]
Is Pocket Agile a Thing, or Did I Just Invent It? Or – Is it OK to be Agile Lite? By: Beth Schaefer Director, Institute for Professional Development I hesitate to say that I am practicing Agile because I have not been formally trained in Agile. And, I work in higher education – an […]
Value the Voice of Customer By: Beth Schaefer Director, Institute for Professional Development It happened again last week. I was at a meeting where a policy revision was announced. As the policy changes were being laid out, several people in the room had questions that did not have answers. It became clear to me […]
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These are the real reasons people resist change… Call IPD today if you would like to learn more about our change management classes – 612-659-7230