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,... +
In the summer of 2018, Points of Light (POL), a sprawling international nonprofit, linked up with MPS to improve their project management skill-sets, and address conflicting management practices between departments. A framework was needed to enhance POL’s ability to effectively perform its mission of promoting and encouraging volunteer service all over the world.
MPS consultants spent three months
conducting interviews with key... +
As a designated Employer of National Service, MPS has a
strong Community Engagement program. In June, our Community Engagement Manager,
Shannon McGuire attended four days of intensive workshops and a leadership
training through the Points of Light Conference. Our Communications team wanted
to find out about the conference, as well as learn more about Shannon’s ideas
on Community Engagement.
Shannon, tell us a little bit about... +
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop. –Dorothy Height
MPS Consultants Lily Seglin and Marci Owens began their journey with Friendship Place in October, 2018, when the executive leadership team of the Washington, DC-based nonprofit came to MPS, seeking a strategy for... +
What constitutes Quality? In “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” the hero’s quest for the meaning of Quality leads to madness. If you google Quality, you might find something like “…the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it’s also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose while satisfying customer expectations.” That’s Wikipedia. According to the International Organization for... +
“I have spoken of a
thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread
like stars throughout the Nation, doing good,”
declared President George H.W. Bush, in his 1989 inaugural address.
Almost 30 years later, as the world mourned his passing, MPS consultants were
hard at work helping Points of Light (POL),
the organization he founded, and the world’s largest organization
dedicated to volunteer... +