Category Archives: Organizational Strategies

Volunteer Training? Let Me Count the Ways

“How do you train your volunteers?” If you are like most, you typically have an answer like, “Once a month at volunteer leader meetings.”  OR  “Quarterly”  OR “Once at the beginning of the year” OR some other variation. Actually, you … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model Revisited: NOW With Cool Activities!

It’s baaaaaaaaack! Just when you thought we were finished talking about forming-storming-norming-performing-and adjourning here we are again! Why? Because teams are important! …And also because I found this cool resource that shares specific activities to use depending upon which stage … Continue reading

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Stage 4: Performing

Congratulations! If your team reaches the performing stage you deserve a pat on the back! Not all teams reach this stage and typically teams don’t stay at this stage forever. However, performing teams are capable of being highly productive and … Continue reading

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Team Development Stage 2: Storming

Ahhh…conflict.  It’s unavoidable in working with teams, and Stage 2 of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development- Storming- is often characterized by this conflict. STAGE 2: STORMING WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: The purpose for the team is becoming more clear, but … Continue reading

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Team Development Stage 1: Forming

You may recall from last week, we began our conversation about Tuckman’s Model of Group Development (forming-storming-norming-performing-adjourning). For a group to perform successfully it is critical that they advance through each of these stages. Not every team advances through all … Continue reading

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County Events: After the Final Ribbon

Often we spend so much time gearing up for an event, the last thing we want to think about on the first day back at the office after said event is- THAT SAME EVENT!  Fair enough, give yourself a few … Continue reading

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Using Facebook Live to Increase Engagement

I have a tendency to need way too much information before I commit to some things. Not big things like buying a new TV, or deciding whether or not to apply to graduate school.  Rather, I sweat over decisions like, … Continue reading

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