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Organizational Development & Learning Solutions

Newsletter archive for Organizational Development & Learning Solutions

Read past issues of Successful Solutions, the newsletter of Organizational Development & Learning Solutions at UMass Donahue Institute.

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Summer 2020: Bringing professional development into the virtual world

Special Update: Running successful webinars

Special Update: Transferring Classroom-based Training to a Virtual Learning Environment

Spring: COVID and going virtual, management training curriculum development, Lynn Griesemer, STAR 360 assessments, 10 tips for impactful management development curriculum. 


Fall: Cybersecurity theme includes spotlighted vendor, staff and Top 10 tips for cyber-safety

Summer: Blended Learning, Experience Autism, Mass. Trial Court, Scott Hancock, Dana Remian

Spring: Cross-cultural communications, Trip to Pakistan, UMass Civic Initiative, Ken LeBlond, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands


Fall: Communication styles, organizational communications, assessments, 10 Best Practices for Improving Your Communication

Summer: Peer mentoring, Mass Dept. of Banks, Springfield Police Dept, Jacob Ward, 10 Best Practices for Peer Mentoring

Spring: Knowledge transfer, Client Spotlight: Dept. of Fire Services, Contractor Spotlight: Nina Coil, Recommended Vendor: Hogan Assessments

Winter: Workplace diversity, Workforce Planning, Client Spotlight: Massachusetts Trial Court, Recommended Vendor: Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Contractor Spotlight: Vanessa McClinchy.



Fall: Team-building, workforce planning, 10 tips for leading a virtual team, recommended vendor: Tara Hall, client spotlight: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, contractor spotlight: CRG Consulting

SummerTraining needs survey, webinar series for new managers, Integrity Solutions partnership, client spotlight: Mass Dept. of Developmental Services, tip on developing e-Learning materials, Kathryn Swaim spotlight

SpringDana Henry on board as ODLS director, new at ODLS, client spotlight: Dept. of Mental Health, Jessica Horton spotlight



FallE-learning solutions, The Coaching Center, organizational assessments, Dana Bienkowski spotlight

SpringAnnouncing The Coaching Center, the value of assessments, knowledge transfer, ATD regional conference

Winter: Training grants available from Mass, virtual training options, event management, baby boomer retirements and the "knowledge gap"

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