There are 61 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Professional development".
By Sarah Axelson, MSW | May 15, 2018
Director of Training, ETR
I’m a training and facilitation nerd. Anyone who knows me knows I embrace that label and use it lovingly. I’m constantly trying to think of new, more engaging ways to help people learn.
I’m so entrenched in this work that at a recent dinner with friends, as we were settling our tab, I found myself digging through my purse searching for my wallet. It finally turned up under a copy of one of the books I’m currently reading.
By BA Laris, MPH | April 10, 2018
Program Manager, ETR
The news and my social media feed keep screaming at me. FINANCIAL CRISIS! POLITICAL CRISIS! ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS! PERSONAL CRISIS!
It feels like everyone is facing a catastrophe. This barrage of uncertainty is highly distressing (especially for this “the glass is always half-full” ETRian).
By Sarah Axelson, MSW | March 18, 2018
Director of Training, ETR
When is the last time your organization held a staff retreat? Did it help you accomplish your organizational goals?
A few weeks ago, ETR held its annual staff retreat. I was genuinely inspired. The planners of this event offered some valuable lessons for any organization on how to design effective and engaging retreats.
By Lia Cassanego, MPH | October 5, 2017
Professional Learning Services Specialist, ETR
Here’s an activity will energize and engage your group. But wait! That’s not all! It will also astound participants with the mysterious workings of our brains.
By BA Laris, MPH | July 18, 2017
Research Associate, ETR
I am always trying to make connections. I want to think about problems in new ways. Like most trainers, I like to find strategies that help me translate ideas into bite-sized morsels. I believe play is good for learning, too. Recently, I had a serendipitous opportunity to put all of these interests to work.
By Jodi Bernstein, MEd | July 5, 2017
Capacity Building Specialist, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Here’s a warm-up or “wake up” activity that is fun, challenging and energizing. It gets participants moving around the training space, stimulates their brains and invites alertness and laughter. It also offers an opportunity for the facilitator to normalize the making of mistakes.
Based on an activity developed by Humor That Works.
By Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES | May 10, 2017
Health Education Training Coordinator, ETR
Looking for an activity to close a training? Here’s one that provides a lovely way for participants to reflect on the impact they've made on others in the training group, and the impacts others have made on them. Everyone leaves feeling warm and fuzzy!
By Marcia Quackenbush, MS, MFT, MCHES | April 27, 2017
Senior Editor, ETR
Yesterday I spent some time with an extraordinary group of people. They're not the kind of folks you're likely to see on TV or read about in the news. They're the kind who go out into their communities every day, do their work with commitment, and make a world of difference.
By Tracy Wright, MAED | April 4, 2017
Project Director, ETR
Ready for a quick activity to build community while discovering differences and commonalities? Tech Evolution will get you there!
By Chris Wilson-Smith | February 2, 2017
Project Coordinator, ETR
Are you working with a group that’s ready to laugh, move around a bit and get to know their colleagues at the start of a training? Are you the kind of trainer who likes to start out with something lively and engaging? This may be just the FQT you’re looking for!
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