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Closing out FMP’s 30th Anniversary: A Few of our Favorite Moments in FMP’s History

Over the last year, we’ve taken the time to celebrate our 30th Anniversary through fun events and activities, reminding us of our roots and how we got to where we are today. This included cataloging our Top 30 Best Moments in FMP’s history and we are excited to share the Top 5 Best moments with…

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Hitting the “Sweet Spot”: Getting the Most Out of SME Partnerships during Course Development

I am always excited to find the elusive “sweet spot” with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when designing and developing a technical training course. That is the spot where you have a truly collaborative partnership with SMEs leading to: Minimal client revisions to materials, An enjoyable course development experience, Training that is timely, accurate, and instructionally…

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Scrum Outside Technology Development

What Is Scrum and Why Does It Matter? If the first thing you thought when seeing this article title is, “What is Scrum?” Be sure to check out this definition and accompanying videos. For those of you already in the know, you may have heard about a scrum framework being utilized in a technology development…

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2021 Summer Intern Spotlight

One of our favorite times of the year at FMP is when we hire new interns to join us for the summer! This year, we have three wonderful Human Capital Interns: Denis Leahy, Kaitlin Murphy, and Sean Chin. Read on to learn about them and what they’ve been working on since they have joined! TELL…

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The Tale of a Toaster: Lessons for Human Capital Consultants

At FMP, one of the things that makes us stand out is our motivation to deliver quality products and ensure client satisfaction. A story that resonates with us is that of Tom Klaff, CEO and Founder of Revolution Cooking. What do a toaster and a human capital consulting firm have in common? The aim of…

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Six Tips to Create Accessible Virtual Training

This month FMP proudly celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, including employment and work-related opportunities. Did you know, according to the 2019 American Community Survey, there are an estimated…

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Workforce Development

In 2020, the switch to remote work had profound impacts on companies’ abilities to connect with their employees virtually. At FMP, our work shifted to meet the needs of our clients who were struggling to effectively deliver training to their staff. In February of this year, we surveyed 30 respondents to find out how the…

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FMP’s 30th Anniversary: Interview with the Owners

This year, FMP Consulting (FMP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, FMP’s owners, Erin Pitera, Sherean Miller, and Carolyn Kurowski, sat down for a virtual interview to reflect on FMP’s journey and discuss what has led to FMP’s success over the past 30 years. What do you love about the work FMP does? What…

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Eight Strategies for Facilitating Effective Virtual Meetings

With the sudden shift to remote work last March, virtual meetings have become the new way of doing business. Idle chit chat on the way to a meeting, sitting side-by-side around a large conference room table, and physically whiteboarding during in-person brainstorming sessions have been replaced by countless hours in front of a computer screen….

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The River at Thirty

As we celebrate FMP’s 30th Anniversary, we’re sharing a number of different blog posts that reflect on our work, culture, and history. In this special post, Tim Barnhart, the founder of FMP, shares his perspective on FMP, past and present.  I live in the Shenandoah Valley, with its beautiful, meandering river. Several decades ago, I studied philosophy. When I began to pull my thoughts together about…

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