Category: Professional Development

Annual Performance Reviews: Passé?

  By: Nancy E. Peterman, Partner Have annual performance reviews become passé?  A recent article states that “more than four-fifths of firms are ditching standard year-end performance reviews and ratings, including Goldman Sachs and General Electric.”  Keeping up with the times, General Electric is now using a mobile app in its new process to provide… Read more »

Toastmasters: Expanding Your Development Horizons

By: Judy Anderson, Project Director My early career in fundraising was as a grant writer – I was comfortable there using my skills to clearly communicate the mission, goals, programs and needs of my organization.  Then one day, my executive director was double-booked for a meeting with a board member and a presentation to the… Read more »

Networking: What Can It Do For You?

  Whenever I tell people from outside of Atlanta that I was born and raised here, they usually have some comment on either how big the city is or how bad the traffic is. My response is usually, “No, it’s really not, and my commute to work is less than a mile.” I am often… Read more »

Social Media for Conferences

Long gone are the days when networking had to be done via telephone, email or in person. Social media provides great ways to meet people, gather information and keep in touch, that were not previously possible. With careful planning and effective use of social media tools, networking can even be easier and more valuable than… Read more »

Continuing Education: Advantages of Attending Professional Conferences

By Nancy Peterman It’s good to catch up with colleagues and make new acquaintances at professional conferences and other events. I attended CASE District III (CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education) earlier this year, and was particularly delighted to see several long-time professionals in attendance who hold cabinet-level development positions, such as… Read more »