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.... +
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
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, 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... +