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Training and Development Consulting

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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Non-profit consulting

By on Apr 13, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, HR Consulting, Non Profit, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Position Descriptions, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Non-profit consulting

Over the years we have had an opportunity to work with a number of non-profit organizations, ranging from large agencies and foundations to smaller organizations.  We have also worked with professional and trade associations, health care organizations, and community organizations. Non-profits have the same Human Resources challenges that any other organizations have. But it is […]

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Human Resources consulting services

By on Apr 7, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Employee Benefits, HR Consulting, HR Operations Audit, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Position Descriptions, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Human Resources consulting services

OA has been providing Human Resources consulting services to our clients for 14 years. We are proud of the work we have done and the many organizations we have been privileged to have worked with, from private companies, to non-profits, and even public-sector organizations like cities, libraries, and agencies. What are some of the things […]

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