3 Ways to Leverage Powerful Lessons

“Experience is inevitable. Learning is not.” – Paul J. H. Schoemaker By Melanie Lockwood Herman Have you ever asked a colleague to send you a reminder when a critical deadline or project is looming? Or have you ever added an alarm to your phone to prompt you while you’re developing a new habit? These cues … Continued

2021: Are You Ready?

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks By Whitney Claire Thomey A common sentiment among anyone surviving the first year of this new decade is, “I can’t wait for this year to be over!” … Continued

Your Next New Normal: 5 Things to Do to Prepare for What’s Next

By Whitney Claire Thomey At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted that a pandemic would knock the world off its proverbial axis or that the ripple effect would touch nearly every aspect of daily life. Organizations have been forced to grapple with an ever-evolving challenge that has required leaders and team members … Continued

Name the Elephant: Coping with the Biggest Risk to Your Mission

By Melanie Lockwood Herman This week I’m reading An Insider’s Guide to Risk Management, by David M. Rowe. In Chapter 8, Product Innovations and Insurgent Competition, Rowe explores the intersection of change and risk management. One of the themes in the chapter is what Rowe describes as the tendency to “concentrate so much on the … Continued



Georgia Community Action Association

“Crisis Management and COVID-19: Resilience Lessons from the Pandemic”

September 16, 2021


Community Action Partnership – Resilience Series

“How to Become the Resilient Leader Your Mission Requires”

August 19, 2021


Community Action Partnership – Resilience Series

“Accessing Resilience Resources from Public and Private Sources”

February 18, 2021


Community Action Partnership – Resilience Series

“Are You Ready? How to Assess Readiness and Apply Insights from the Past to Plans for the Future”

March 4, 2021


Walker Area Community Foundation

“Organizational Stability”