M Powered Strategies Supports NOLA Community Health Project

Posted in Community Involvement / Pro Bono Program on February 10, 2012

Nic Turrentine and Selena Hunn in New OrleansM Powered Strategies is committed to helping communities in need; so when the Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans requested our support in their effort to develop an improvement plan for community health, M Powered Strategies quickly responded. In early February, Selena Hunn and Nic Turrentine went down to the Big Easy to lead steering committee members in a Community Vision Session and Forces of Change Assessment.

NOLA steering committeeThe Center for Disease Control and the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) endorse a framework for carrying out a community health improvement plan through a series of assessments, known as Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP). In the Concert Hall at Holy Angels Complex, Selena and Nic addressed key issues impacting the local population. They guided the community’s steering committee through productive and enlightening discussion using the MAPP framework to collect data for the initiative.

The Health Commissioner’s Office and the participants felt that the sessions were a huge success. The clients were able to move the process forward and were grateful for the invaluable contribution of the M Powered Strategies team.

Welcome, Anthony Pandolfo!

Posted in Human Resources on February 08, 2012
Anthony Pandolfo

Anthony Pandolfo

Born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey, Anthony Pandolfo now calls the District of Columbia home.  Over the last seven and half years, Anthony has been an undergraduate student, a graduate student, and a staff member at The George Washington University.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in May 2008, Anthony took a job in the Office of International Programs.  Initially acting as Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost for International Programs, he was promoted to International Operations Coordinator.  He coordinated a variety of initiatives related to GW’s international academic agreements, international travel policy, and international operations network.  Simultaneously, he enrolled in the Trachtenberg School and earned a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in budget and public finance in May 2011.  With his experience in bringing parties together to find common ground and build sustainable processes that satisfy policy compliance challenges in higher education administration, Anthony is a welcome addition to the M Powered Strategies team.  In his free time, he enjoys running and biking, exploring new venues in the area, and traveling.

Certified Mediation Professionals

Posted in Client Delivery / Professional Development on February 03, 2012

In the modern workplace, the art of mediation is a valuable skill. Much of M Powered Strategies’ client delivery involves solving conflict through organizational design and facilitation. We have had great success applying mediation theories and techniques to help our clients overcome organizational conflict in a non-adversarial manner.

Three members of the M Powered Strategies team recently traveled to Los Angeles, California, to participate in certification courses at the highly regarded Mediation Training Institute International. Andrew MacDonald, Selena Hunn, and Justin Heineman are now Certified Professionals in Managing Workplace Conflict. With legal backgrounds and previous Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) training, Andrew and Selena undertook further coursework to become certified Professional Workplace Mediators.

M Powered Strategies stands ready to tackle the most daunting workplace issues. Turn to the M Powered Strategies team if your organization suffers from:

  • A lack of integration and collaboration between team members or organizations
  • Miscommunication among members
  • Employee conflict resulting in a loss of profitability
  • Employee conflict resulting in the mismanagement of projects
  • A need for improved group interactions

By making ongoing professional development a priority, M Powered Strategies continues to provide the best possible service to all of our clients and partners.