An Update from the West Coast Office of Julianna Driskel

One of the benefits of working for M Powered Strategies is that we encourage an adaptable culture. Working remotely is business as usual for me, but “Shelter in Place” means my home office now includes an extra coworker or three. It can be difficult to find a quiet spot to conduct a meeting or interview, which is when my Honda Fit* comes in handy. And even though most of the time my “car calls” keep me rooted to my parking space, I... +

From the Satellite Office of MPS Consultant Sofia Crutchfield

Hello World, welcome to my crib! I’m definitely missing my coworkers and client space right now. But as a remote-contract-veteran I’m powering through, and glad to have the skills to adapt to a growing market and changing environment. While the global situation is stressful, it’s good to feel that we at MPS are not in standstill right now. Managing change is what we do best, and secure digital transformation is more important now than... +

And now a word from Shannon McGuire, our Community Engagement Manager

Hi all! Welcome to my office/shoebox apartment! In addition to my work in the federal space, I manage MPS’ Community Engagement Program with fellow consultant Lily Seglin. Lately we’ve been working overtime, adjusting upcoming pro bono projects to accommodate the current (pandemic) reality, promoting virtual volunteering opportunities to MPS staff, and encouraging the use of MPS’ employee matching donations in this time of so much need.... +

A Message from MPS President, Kendall Lott

Greetings to all from MPS. Yes we are here and the lines are open. Virtually.  Like so many around the world, our consultants are adapting to the new paradigm. It has been heartening to see the creativity and invention that is emerging as a result. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Among other changes, as people stayed home to work, we managed meet with every client, initiate a new climate assessment contract complete with... +

Nonprofits and Project Managers Come Together

The sixth annual Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), which took place last month at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence, brought together 84 Project Managers, and representatives from 21 nonprofits, to work on 22 projects, ranging from social media planning and management, to funding and staffing, marketing, and even planning a funk dance party in Washington, DC. Nonprofits included Barry Farm, an... +

MPS HR Director gives Keynote at Mediation Training Institute (MTI) Annual Conference

MPS’ HR Director, Andrew MacDonald, SHRM-SCP, recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL, where he was a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Conflict Resolution & Mediation Conference, hosted by the Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College.   This year’s conference, “Elevate the Conversation,” was attended by an international audience of lawyers, HR professionals, coaches, mediators and leaders from the World Bank,... +