What we say and how we say it can send a powerful message to members of our communities to work with us – or to stay away.
Technology is here to stay and is a valuable tool but too many of our young people find difficulty in communicating in the most natural manner: talking, oral communication, person to person, face to face.
Have you ever been somewhere and noticed a public space or gathering place grabs your attention and just draws you in? Maybe it’s a small urban park, a plaza, a town square, marketplace, or a water feature. It could be almost anything but it is usually full of life, buzzing with people, and seems to be the place everybody wants to be.
It’s amazing how important a single word can be in our conversations, thought processes, decisions and actions.
Successful small businesses are essential to many local economies and account for 60 percent of the new jobs created since the end of the recession in 2013.
Is your community struggling to find the financial resources it needs to invest in its future? The recently released Wealth Transfer in Pennsylvania 2016 report highlights that those resources may be closer (and more substantial) than you think.
Choosing the right role for a volunteer involves both the volunteer and the organization.
It's important that the emerging workers of the 21st century take a personal inventory of the skills and talents that they possess. Workforce programs teach our youth population that the world of work is exciting and filled with new challenges. Having confidence in one’s self allows them to meet these challenges.
You might remember this Eagles song from their album Hotel California. The song references the idea that somebody or something can come along and replace us or our organizations in a community and that we are all easily substituted
Did you ever stop to think about what makes your community a good place to live?
Community service clubs continue to play an important role in improving local communities. Individual members enjoy a variety of benefits as well.
Idea generation is an important part of community and economic development work.
Community organizations often struggle to recruit and retain active and engaged board members. Being clear about expectations and roles is one way to keep board members involved.
You have the education and skills to fulfill the goals and responsibilities of the position that you desire. The next step is to portray the image that this particular organization requires.
As water flows off of our streets, parking lots, building rooftops and other impervious areas in our communities, it picks up all kinds of pollutants like pet waste, sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, and automotive fluids.
As it does each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recently released its annual snapshot of trends in rural America. Considering such issues as employment, poverty, education and income, Rural America at a Glance 2015 highlights both improvements in some trends and continuing challenges in others.
Considering a New Year's Resolution? Make a resolution you can keep and benefit from. Be more involved in your professional association!
You might remember the Five Man Electrical Band song that looked at the numerous numbers of signs we encounter every day. Have you ever traveled a stretch of road where there were so many signs that it was difficult for your eyes and mind to process them all? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of signs in your community?
During the years that I have worked as a Workforce/Career Awareness Educator, I have had numerous discussions with others in the field regarding the 'Art of interviewing'.
Land use regulations serve different purposes.