Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

You can imagine how pleased I was when I was introduced to an organization that combined my two loves, #GivingTuesday and teaching kids about giving. This year on #GivingTuesday, Learning to Give is asking teachers to join the international movement to celebrate an opening day to the giving season by doing what they do best, by teaching. The formula is Knowledge+Skills+Behavior, and it’s already working with two million teachers who leverage the program today.

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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How LMS can help with Skill Management? - Gyrus

Gyrus

It is not training, but skills that allow people to succeed in their job, but skills. This article talks about why LMS is essential for Skill Management Employees may be compelled to attend training classes after training class, and they may even pass tests.

5 Ways To Teach Public Speaking While Homeschooling 

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Want to teach your kids proper public speaking skills and lessons in communication while homeschooling? Here are 5 key ways to teach public speaking while homeschooling. The post 5 Ways To Teach Public Speaking While Homeschooling appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Seemingly overnight, more and more parents have had to become homeschool teachers. Often while juggling work and other household duties. Homeschooling offers many challenges, but one that many parents.

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Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

The company is committed to motivating young girls to build STEM skills that will help them become leaders of tomorrow. The Girls4Tech programs are organized by regional coordinators and they are the ones who encourage employees to serve as role models and mentors, teaching the foundations of payments technology in fun, engaging ways. Girls Just Want to Have… STEM!

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Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

In the eLearning industry we call this the skills-gap crisis, and it affects both college graduates and skilled trade workers alike. employers were having a difficult time filling jobs, and the survey ranked “Skilled Trade worker” as the toughest job to fill. According to a 2014 Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.

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Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

While we use our technology skills for good, we don’t stop there. In the last year, 85% of my colleagues volunteered, 63% participated in skills-based volunteerism ; and 86% say that Blackbaud’s work powering the world of philanthropy was important in their decision to join the company. It is this intersection of volunteer service, especially skills-based service, and the desire to give back that inspired me to write this blog on Digital Learning Day.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

In the eLearning industry we call this the skills-gap crisis, and it affects both college graduates and skilled trade workers alike. employers were having a difficult time filling jobs, and the survey ranked “Skilled Trade worker” as the toughest job to fill. According to a 2014 Gallup survey , only 11% of business leaders believe that college graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. Once the new staffer understands the cycle of giving, you can start teaching them to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. Luckily, fundraising is a learnable skill. During your one-on-ones, boost their confidence by connecting their previous experiences to fundraising skills.

What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills. I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people. While she didn’t teach us improvisation exactly, she lead us through some group discussions on the question: What do we do when things go wrong?

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

AFP Blog

MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

Be A Leader Who Teaches

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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Nathan Magnuson's New Book Teaches, Inspires And Builds Your Confidence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Or, already a leader, but looking to hone your skills? With 10 leadership topics and easy to read within two hours, this book will both teach you and inspire you. If you don't want to read the book in one sitting, follow Nathan’s suggestion to read one or two leadership topics (one topic per chapter) at a time, and then reflect on and practice the techniques he teaches. New to your leader role?

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Cozy Up to New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

This free webinar will teach you basic SEO tips to help your organization's site and content rank higher in online searches. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a warm drink, and get cozy with TechSoup's free nonprofit and library tech webinars. SEO for Beginners. On November 29, get the basic tips you need to reach more supporters with effective search engine optimization (SEO).

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? When thinking about fundraising, many nonprofits and funders believe in the old adage, “Give a person a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Flickr Photo by Minarae. Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a guest post sharing some of the public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki.

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Digital Literacy SKills Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Seth Godin has a post called " The Growing Productivity Divide " where he lists some basic digital literacy skills that incorporate social media tools. Digital or Internet literacy skills are nothing new - my first introduction was over ten years when Doug Johnson developed the Mankato Scale. I used to teach " Digital Literacy Workshops " in 1997 to introduce Web 1.0 skills to artists and educators.

Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

Institutions of teaching still wholly relied on the skill and effectiveness of the individual standing in front of a chalkboard to impart information to a hopefully wide-eyed audience—no matter if they were first graders learning their multiplication tables or medical students delving into the maze of human anatomy. Time and space are no longer limitations, [students can] gain world experience without the heavy cost [and] it teaches independence and responsibility.”.

Teach Something New To An Employee Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

Teaching On Friday, I taught a fun Social Media for Coaches unit as part of a "Building a Successful Coaching Practice: Nuts, Bolts and Social Media" course in San Francisco State''s College of Extended Learning''s Core Strengths Coaching Skills Program. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you. The last seven weeks (since I last posted) have been a whirlwind.

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Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobson

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology. Or, teach him something that will allow him to be a more skilled leader and manager in the future. Be a leader who teaches.

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Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Successful technology training has less to do with technical knowledge than with other abilities such as communication skills, patience, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and empathy towards learners struggling with new technologies. Through training you can give people new skills, improve their performance with using a computer, and even show them tools and how to connect through social networking communities. Key Skills and Attributes.

Bo Eason Teaches You How To Achieve Your A-Game In Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The number one skill you need to overcome challenges in life is commitment. Prepare to be inspired and then to work hard as you read Bo Eason ’s book on how to be the best in the world at what you do. The book, published earlier this month, and is called, There’s No Plan B For You’reA-Game.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth Kanter

Set up a Spend, Give, and Save Allowance Policy: For younger kids, here’s a nifty piggy bank , with separate slots for investing, saving, spending, and donating is a great way to teach kids about devoting a portion of their income to charity. I was thrilled to be profiled in Fast Company’s Generosity Series this week. Generosity is baked into my DNA and I can’t help it. I don’t do this with an expectation of any return–financial or otherwise.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

How do we teach leaders to know when emergence is working? Essentially, design thinking process teaches how to be iterative. Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The lab was facilitated by Heather Mcleod-Grant and Justin Ferrell , Director of Fellowships at the Stanford d-School.

The Five Lessons Into The Storm Teaches Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Management Leadership Books Leadership Into The Storm Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Imagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea -- with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet -- to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world''s toughest ocean races.

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Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobson

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with procurement managers, Paul teaches you how to : Select the right story Craft a compelling and memorable narrative Incorporate challenge, conflict, and resolution Use stories to introduce yourself, build rapport, address objections, add value, bring data to life, and create a sense of urgency Storytelling definitely works in sales, explains Paul, "because a great story changes everything. Storytelling is a skill. This is a great week.

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The Maker Party is on! Join the global campaign to teach the web.

NTEN

Through thousands of community-run events around the world, the Maker Party unites educators, organizations, and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. Technology shapes how we learn, how we connect, and how we communicate, but not everyone has the basic skills and information they need to harness the power of the web. That’s why we’re supporting this global effort to teach web literacy through hands-on learning and making with the Maker Party.

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What Southwest Airlines Teaches Leaders About Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Team Building Management Leadership Corporate Culture Motivating Employees General Management Skills Business Principals Leadership SkillsIf you've flown Southwest Airlines you know they're tops in airline customer service, driven by a leadership style that creates a company-wide culture where all employees own that culture.

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Rapid Realignment Teaches Leaders How To Adapt And Stay Focused

Eric Jacobson

And, particularly timely are the book sections where the authors teach readers how to: bring the customer voice inside your company through social media use social media and digital technology to quickly identify points of misalignment Labovitz is the founder and CEO of IDI, an international management training and consulting company, and professor of management and organizational behavior at the Boston University Graduate School of Management.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while video games like Zoo Tycoon or online games can teach them all sorts of skills that will need to be successful adults (and this has been validated recently by a MacArthur Foundation funded study ,) I was excited to discover this wonderful list of games for change. What a great way to teach your children to become more thoughtful and responsible about the world we live in. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Busia, Kenya: Teaching Mobile Apps Development to High School Students. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-). Ever wanted to use open data in support of your advocacy campaigns? Or learn how to use Excel better?

Former Verizon Wireless CEO Teaches Leadership Lessons In New Book

Eric Jacobson

Books For Managers Management Leadership Books Leadership Corporate Culture General Management Skills Accountability Communications Skills Building TrustFormer Verizon Wireless CEO Denny F. Strigl offers a revealing insight into how he led the company in his new book, Managers, can you hear me now? -- co-authored by Frank Swiatek.

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Build These Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

Monday, April 12, 2010 Build These Leadership Skills I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham recently. Posted by Eric Jacobson at 8:01 PM Labels: Leadership Books , Leadership Skills , Management , Motivating Employees 1 comments: davidburkus said. How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place?

Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Play Team Sports To Build Leadership Skills Todays high school and college team sport athletes are learning leadership skills that will serve them well when they enter the workforce. How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place? Coaching is the difference between giving orders and teaching people how to get things done.

How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills

Eric Jacobson

Saturday, September 18, 2010 How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills Here is this weeks book recommendation. How To Improve Your Internal Communication Skills This Week's Book Recommendation 3 Things Your Mission Statement Must Have Is Your Crisis Management Program In Place? It all depends on what that leader does or doesnt do.Good management and leadership skills can be learned. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Garfinkle's Getting Ahead Teaches How To Take Your Career To The Next Level

Eric Jacobson

Books For Managers Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Communications Skills Leadership SkillsMuch sought after executive coach Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature PVI model -- Perception, Visibility, and Influence in his new book, Getting Ahead, Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. According to Garfinkle, you need to take the fate of your career in your hands and not leave it in someone else's hands.

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Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." Starting way back in 1995-96 when the web was just starting to explode with content, I focused a lot on searching skills, information literacy skills, how to organize and retrieve your finds, etc. " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites.

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Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

“New Skills for a Complex World” was the theme of the seventh annual Nonprofit Management Institute, a two-day conference for several hundred nonprofit leaders sponsored by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) earlier this week. I had the honor of being on the faculty to do a master class on leading networked nonprofits.

Social Media Basic Literacy Skills In the Nonprofit Workplace

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Work Literacy is a network of individuals, companies and organizations who are interested in learning, defining, mentoring, teaching and consulting on the frameworks, skills, methods and tools of modern knowledge work. The topics they look at are what I might call social media literacy skills. Fast forward ten years from now, and the nonprofit workplace - maybe it is only five years from now - but will social media basic literacy be on the list of basic job skills?