Conquer Virtual Meetings: John Chen & BRAVE-ish
Thank you John Chen for inviting me to talk about my book, BRAVE-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty!. Watch on YouTube or Apple or your favorite podcast platform:
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New Program Helps Parent and Educators
Project Self-Sufficiency announces the launch of the Smart Parents, Strong Communities public health initiative for parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and caregivers of children up to the age of five. The Triple P Positive Parenting Program incorporates one-on-one consultations, group meetings, online support, and in-person classes addressing a wide range of topics targeted to the individual needs of parents and educators. The series aims to address the social and emotional health of parents and children, reinforce social connections, promote knowledge of parenting and child development, and provide concrete support in times of need.
Unlocking The Benefits Of Virtual Offices
Innovative strategies and adaptability are key to staying ahead of the competition. An increasingly popular and game-changing tool for businesses is virtual offices. By embracing virtual offices, companies can reap numerous benefits and effectively revolutionize how they operate.
VR and AR in Gaming: A New Era of Immersive Experiences
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are technological innovations that have significantly influenced gaming, AI, and general technology. As we step into a new era of immersive experiences, let's explore the advancements, applications, and future prospects of these technologies in gaming and beyond.
Free, Virtual Parenting Classes this Summer
Project Self-Sufficiency will offer virtual parenting workshops for parents with children of all ages, Tuesdays June 20th – August 15th, 6:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to build positive parenting skills, prevent behavioral problems, and encourage effective anger management. The parenting classes offered by Project Self-Sufficiency follow the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program developed by the American Psychological Association which aims to educate parents and other adults who raise and care for young children about creating environments which protect them from violence. Classes are co-sponsored by the Journey Family Success Center and Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children. The sessions are free and open to the public; interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 for log-in details.
7 Helpful Tips for Effectively Keeping a Virtual Audience Engaged
Deliver a dynamic presentation that keeps your audience tuned in and wanting more. Presentations, speaking engagements, and panels are great opportunities for business professionals to elevate their career, network with new audiences, and demonstrate their leadership skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many of these events online, making it more difficult to connect with people and capture their attention.
Virtual Team Building Ideas
As many organizations make the transition to managing remotely, it is integral to maintain employee engagement even when working virtually! Think about ways to draw your employees together for communication, problem-solving, or creative-thinking tasks, which will strengthen teamwork and improve the bonds within your company. In this blog, I will share with you three virtual team building activities for remaining connected when working remotely.
Tips for Managers New to Directing Virtual Teams
With virtual teams on the rise, it is more and more important that we familiarize ourselves with the effective techniques of managing a remote organization. This may be a daunting task to those new to the skills and technology needed to motivate, engage, and lead virtual teams, but with the proper training anyone can create a sense of unity, productivity, and support through remote platforms. In this blog, I will share my top three pieces of advice for managers who are new to leading virtual teams.
Keeping Your Virtual Team Motivated
An essential part of being an effective manager is motivating your teams. After a difficult quarter or a hard week, nothing is better than recognizing those team members who went above and beyond to ensure the success of your group and the company. When making the switch to working virtually many leaders may find this hard to incorporate into their new remote management styles. In this blog, I will share with you ideas of motivating virtual teams.
Virtual Team-Building Activities
For many of us, socializing with coworkers isn’t easy. Being part of a virtual team can make developing connections between team members even more difficult, as physical separation can lead to increased emotional separation, too. Fortunately, there are numerous team-building activities out there for virtual teams! Allow me to offer 7 of the best:
Empowering Citizen Participation through Interactive Government
The traditional model of government is mostly a one-way communication channel where decisions are made by elected officials in isolation from the public. However, this model has limitations, as it can result in decisions that do not align with the needs and desires of citizens. To address this problem, Interactive Government has emerged as a solution, creating a platform for increased citizen participation and engagement in the decision-making process. In this article, we will delve into the concept of Interactive Government and explore the tools that can be utilized to achieve this goal.
Free, Virtual Parenting Classes Offered this Spring
Project Self-Sufficiency will offer virtual parenting workshops for parents with children of all ages, Tuesdays April 11th – May 30th, 6:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to build positive parenting skills, prevent behavioral problems, and encourage effective anger management. The parenting classes offered by Project Self-Sufficiency follow the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program developed by the American Psychological Association which aims to educate parents and other adults who raise and care for young children about creating environments which protect them from violence. Classes are co-sponsored by the Journey Family Success Center and Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children. The sessions are free and open to the public; interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 for log-in details.
Virtual Kidnapping Scam: Woman Falls Victim to Hoax Demanding Ransom Money
Scams involving virtual kidnappings are happening more frequently, and a recent event brings to light the seriousness of the problem. Someone called a woman and claimed to have kidnapped her sister and demanded payment in exchange for her safe return. The woman received the call. The call appeared to originate from her sister's phone number, but it turned out to be a fraud of some kind. The con artists had stolen her sister's phone number to make it appear as though they were keeping her sister hostage. The woman, who was worried about her sister's well-being, agreed to pay the ransom before understanding that the phone contact was a hoax.
Why a Hybrid Work Model is Necessary for Physicians in the 21st Century
As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, physicians, more than ever, must embrace the benefits of the modern hybrid practice. Cyber-Physical Human System (CPHS) allows physicians to maximize their professional productivity, efficiency, and clinic operations. They can do so by combining both in-office and remote care, thus enabling them to stay connected with their patients in person and online.
3rd Annual "Virtual" Trail of Tears Walk for the Choctaw Nation Begins March 1st: Everyone's Invited.
The Trail of Tears Virtual Journey is set to begin on March 1, 2023, and continues through May 31, 2023. Participants will walk a virtual route that's over 620 miles long. The route runs from Nanih Waiya Mound in Mississippi to Nanih Waiya in Oklahoma. Their progress will be logged via an online app called Walker Tracker.
Virtual Program Supports Trauma Survivors, Promotes Prevention
Project Self-Sufficiency will continue the workshop and discussion series, “Connections Matter”, designed to facilitate the conversation about issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs), with virtual sessions in English, Thursday, February 9th, 2:00 p.m. and in Spanish, Thursday, February 16th, 2:00 p.m. Both workshops are free and open to the public; interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 for log-in details.