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Posted by on Nov 20, 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

Celebrating Thanksgiving in 2020

This year, many of us will be facing Thanksgiving with reduced numbers of loved ones around the table. The impact of COVID-19 will be heightened for millions of families. How do we celebrate a holiday grounded in giving thanks amidst so much loss, so much change? Neuroscience may have the answer. Gratitude Begin with gratitude, […]

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2020

GPA Shines Online

GPA Shines Online

Management Concepts was pleased to attend and exhibit at the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) annual conference Nov 4-6, 2020. Like so many other conferences this year, it was held in the state of PZ (Pathable/Zoom). Despite the physical distance and digital format, GPA’s unique personality continued to welcome and assist newcomers to the group and […]

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2020

Learning is Social: The Power of Virtual Training to Connect Learners

Learning is Social: The Power of Virtual Training to Connect Learners

In 2014, I wrote a blog entitled, Is ILT Dying? In it, I suggested that we were “on the brink of something exhilarating: the reincarnation of instructor-led training as virtual instructor-led training (VILT).” Reflecting on where the world was six years ago, we’ve gone from lauding the convenience and cost-saving benefits of VILT’s resurgence to […]

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2020

A Veterans Day Tribute – Who Won the Battle?

A Veterans Day Tribute – Who Won the Battle?

The old (anonymous) poem puts it poignantly: For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.For want of a horse, the rider was lost.For want of a rider, the battle was lost.For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost.And all for the want of a nail. […]

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2020

Creating the Conditions for Respectful Conflict

Creating the Conditions for Respectful Conflict

We experience conflict in our workplaces, in our communities, and our institutions. While conflict is inevitable, it is not irreparable. How do effective leaders approach conflict? How can we ensure that our conflicts are civil? The leaders who have personally experienced conflict tend to be more comfortable addressing conflict than others. Observing parents or caregivers […]

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

OMB Has Finalized the Uniform Guidance

OMB Has Finalized the Uniform Guidance

Wondering what’s changed? Us too. Specifically, we wondered what had changed between the proposed changes and the final changes to the Uniform Guidance. Final Changes Reading OMB’s explanation of the changes to 2 CFR 25, 2 CFR 170, 2 CFR 183, and 2 CFR 200 in the Federal Register (13 August 2020) was helpful, but […]

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