For the past 15 months we have become accustomed to getting up a little later than usual, grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting down at our workstations to attend to the business of the day – often a string of Zoom meetings, punctuated by running down to the laundry room or slapping a sandwich together for a quick lunch. Now (at least in DC) as the masks are coming off, there is a widespread reluctance to get back to the old workplace... +
Congratulations to consultant Katerina Triantos, who is now a certified Change Management Practitioner. Katerina was initially drawn to Change Management due to a fascination with the psychology of organizations, their departments and staff; understanding where they’re coming from – the current state of their work-processes and life – and crafting how to help them get to their future, desired state.
With technology playing an... +
A recent episode of The Nonprofit Show – the nation’s daily live streaming broadcast where the Nonprofit Community comes together for problem-solving, innovation, and change – features MPS President & CEO, Kendall Lott, along with some of his colleagues from Project Management for Change.
Kendall helped found PM for Change in 2015 to provide structure and support for Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS), an event that he had... +
During the pandemic, MPS has been extra busy delivering consulting services to nonprofits all over the country. We recently completed a project for a Chicago-based music collective, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, dedicated to honoring history, advocating for new works, and engaging with communities through performances of vocal and instrumental chamber music.
The pandemic has been challenging for many of us, but can you imagine how hard it... +
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Professional Services have a strikingly high turnover rate. In fact, over the past five years, the average rate was 63.5% per year. This presents a particular challenge for small businesses: How to recruit and retain talented consultants at a competitive market rate. MPS has implemented a number of programs and practices to address this challenge, and we invite you to read an analysis of our... +
Hello again, dear readers! This is the end of the series and, as many literary journeys go, this one is going to end on a slightly sentimental note. I’ve been part of Executive Management Service (EMS) Cohort #1 since September 2020; it’s only fitting that I wrap up this experience with a reflection on my personal trek. Grab your caffeine source of choice, a biscuit, and a chair.
For starters, I really just applied to the program on a... +