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Learning Committee Spotlight

At FMP we like to celebrate continuous learning all year long. FMP is fortunate to have its very own Learning Committee, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for all FMP employees to grow professionally by sharing knowledge and gaining new skills. Keep reading to hear from some Learning Committee members (Kathleen Bellis, Richard Evitts, Natasha…

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Building Capacity for Accessibility 

As someone who regularly creates a lot of widely distributed communications deliverables (documents, slide decks, social media campaigns, graphics, videos, you name it), I often think about 508 compliance.  Years ago, when I got started creating communications collateral, I remember looking for a one and done training that would teach me everything that I needed…

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Post-SIOP Reflections from FMP

Last month, the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) wrapped up its 2022 Annual Conference, an event that brings a diverse community of I-O psychology practitioners, educators, researchers, and students together for an enriching few days of knowledge sharing, networking, and ideation. Throughout the conference, FMPers connected with each other, facilitated highly attended sessions, presented their…

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FMP at SIOP 2022: What We’re Looking Forward To

What are you most excited for at this year’s conference? I’m most excited to re-engage with professional networking and various workshops. Virtual learning can be great, but I gain a lot from being in an environment that is totally immersive. Angelica Garza This will be my first SIOP, so I am excited to be able…

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FMP Consulting offers training courses to support your organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) goals

Is your organization looking to create a workplace culture that is inclusive on the forefront and equitable for all employees. Organizations can take a variety of steps to meet these goals, including offering DE&I training. DE&I training is important because it supports: Development of Transferable Skills: Employees can apply skills gained in training to tasks and teams…

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Why and How to Shift the Focus to Learning and Development

Later this month is Digital Learning Day, a day organized by All4Ed to celebrate educators around the world who use digital technology to create robust, authentic, and personalized learning opportunities. While Digital Learning Day is mostly celebrated by teachers and students, this day is just as impactful for organizations who have invested in technology to…

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Reflecting on 30 Years of Work – Conversations with FMP Leaders about the Future: Learning and Development

FMP proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in March 2021 but has continued to celebrate this milestone, our successes, and people all year long. We’ve held celebratory lunches, trivia events, FMP spirit days, and ongoing raffle drawings (which were hosted by one of our employees’ adorable daughters). We also conducted interviews with our longest-tenured employee, the…

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Mentorship: Back in the Spotlight

FMP has had a mentorship program (in some form) for over 15 years. But, like any program, it’s important to evaluate progress and make adjustments to keep things fresh and relevant. Overall, staff were happy with our mentorship program, but it had become something only mentioned during employee onboarding and occasional word-of-mouth. Earlier this year,…

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Mentorship: Don’t Wait to Get Involved

I don’t know about you, but lately it seems like my calendar has full control of my life and my day is spent running (virtually, of course) from meeting to meeting. Sometimes, I don’t even have time to eat away from my laptop, let alone take time to think, plan, or reflect. While collaborative overload…

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Making Training Stick: A Guide to Ensuring Transfer of Training

Benefits to training  Training provides employees with unique knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that add value to the organization and allow for high performance on the tasks that are necessary to achieve organizational success.1 Training benefits both employees and organizations through three different mechanisms. First, when employees engage in training, their new KSAs can increase organizational performance (e.g., profitability, effectiveness, productivity). Second, when organizations choose to invest in their employees, employees…

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