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Training and Development Consulting

Small Organization, Big Goals: How nonprofits can do more with less

By on Jan 14, 2023 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Non Profit, Organizational Design, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development Consulting |

Small Organization, Big Goals: How nonprofits can do more with less

Smaller nonprofit organizations typically have similar HR needs as larger organizations. However, these smaller organizations may have limited resources and need help finding effective and cost-efficient services while navigating with less. We have worked with both small organizations and large-scale companies to help navigate important areas such as HR Strategy, Employee Relations, Compliance, Compensation, Training […]

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Making plans to upskill your managers in 2023

By on Oct 18, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Making plans to upskill your managers in 2023

Many of our clients are preparing their budgets for 2023 including the investments they plan to make in developing their supervisors and managers to be more effective leaders. OA has been working with clients for over fifteen years to give their managers the tools they need to be more effective as leaders, and help them […]

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Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By on Apr 16, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By Cari Dubiel It’s impossible to know exactly what a direct report is doing at a given moment—and this task is even more daunting in the arena of special skills. Most Directors have an MLIS and a library background but have to supervise information technology, building, and public relations professionals. On the other side, Trustees’ […]

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Client success story – Cortina Leathers

By on Mar 28, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Performance Management, Success Stories, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Client success story – Cortina Leathers

Changing a culture isn’t easy. Defining core values is an important part of a new way of doing business. But once they are defined, how do you really make them part of your DNA? Our recent project with Cortina Leathers shows one of the ways this is done. Cortina Leathers started out as a small, […]

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The importance of front-line supervisor training

By on Feb 8, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

The importance of front-line supervisor training

By Cari Dubiel Public libraries are often faced with challenges when it comes to training in general: staff shortages, lack of time, and the need to stay relevant to their communities, are only a few examples. Leadership training gets pushed to the back burner, and managers are expected to become self-starters, learning on the fly. […]

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Leadership and supervisor training

By on Oct 21, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Coaching, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Leadership and supervisor training

Our clients contact us asking for guidance when they wish to implement leadership development programs.  There are usually two needs they have identified: Helping senior management become more effective at leading the organization and becoming more strategic, and Helping front-line supervisors become more adept at managing their teams and learning basic management skills to become […]

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