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Group Facilitation Training in NYC, November/December 2012

Group Facilitation Training in NYC, November/December 2012

Group facilitation methods of the Technology of Participation (ToP) are part of the NYU Wagner course "Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Human Development." Students and faculty can now learn more of the Technology of Participation (ToP) here in NYC this Fall.

Developed over 40 years by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (www.ICA-USA.org) to engage stakeholders in grassroots village settings, ToP methods are now used in organizational, business and government settings around the globe. The methods are relevant to people who work with groups that need highlevel participation to be effective, including managers and supervisors; executive directors and board members; facilitators and trainers; educators and health practitioners; and active citizens and community workers. Unproductive conflict disappears, groups create their own motivation, personal commitment and increased productivity becomes a norm, and tangible results appear more quickly. 

Technology of Participation NYC (www.NYCTOP.org) is offering two trainings for Fall 2012: ToP Facilitation Methods (TFM): Nov 28-29 (W-Th) and ToP Strategic Planning (TSP) Facilitation: Dec 1-2 (Sa-Su). For course info & registration go to: http://www.top.ica-usa.org/eventcat.php?id=1 Registrar: liselburns@gmail.com for local information and answers to questions.

How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

How Do State and Local Governments Recruit and Retain "Young and Restless"?

Governing magazine's website, serving 275,000 public officials and other readers each month, considers the critical matter of how states and localities recruit managerial talent from Generatiions X and Y -- post baby boomers roughly between the ages of 30 and 42 -- and how they keep them on. To help frame the issue, the writer interviewed NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light, a nationally recognized expert on government and organizational performance, as well as Cuong Nguyen, a Wagner graduate who works as a director for the Borough President of Manhattan. In the article, Nguyen contends many governments could do more to promote public sector employment's attractive characteristics and advantages. Born in Vietnam and raised largely in California, Nguyen, 28, grew interested in public service careers after serving in the Peace Corps in Honduras and earning a master's degree in public administration at Wagner. To read the article, please visit the link listed below.

 

How to Find a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

How to Find a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

David Schachter, NYU Wagner's Associate Dean for Career Services and Experiential Learning, has contributed three chapters to Idealist.org's "Guide to Nonprofit Careers." A valuable source of information and guidance for job seekers who are considering a career in the nonprofit sector, the e-book chapters are: "How to Find a Career or a Nonprofit That is Right for You"; "The Basic Tools of the Job Search: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Marketing Your Distinct Skills"; and "Presenting Yourself Well: Interviews and First Impressions." To read the Idealist guide, please click the link below.

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