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Celebrating Diwali at Work

We are lucky to be in a company that encourages cultural expression, in this way we are able to learn from each other. The days of Diwali vary each year, for 2017, Diwali starts on Thursday October 19. We started early, we gathered decorations, enlisted volunteers, and we made a budget for a catered lunch […]

Celebrate Filipino American History Month!

Filipino American History Month was first initiated by the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) in 1988 to honor the historic landing of the first Filipinos in the United States over 425 years ago. Since then, its rich cultural traditions are celebrated every October commemorating the history and contributions of Filipino Americans nationwide.

Origins […]

Make Your First Video!

Making your first video is so much fun… but….. you have to start!

Watch this short YouTube, from a company we use… TechSmith.

You can be the best trainer in the world, but:

people don’t want to read people don’t have any time to learn people want to have fun

This applies to my group. […]

South Bay (San Jose) Team Event?

I love bringing a group to a game at the San Jose Municipal Stadium! It is easy to get to, lots of parking, the price is right – about $12….. and the have the best Churros. It is great fun, all kinds of things to see and do. You’ll cheer, you’ll laugh, and you will […]

July Days to Celebrate

Each Day listed below, can be the spring board to a fun employee celebration. This is a great time for a picnic, Popsicles at work, or some patriotic music to “wake up” your first team meeting of July 4. (Are you thinking Chili? In many communities, Chili Cook Offs […]

JULY – Special MONTH Long Events

You’ve all read my lists of daily events. By now you have probably celebrated a few speical days in your group… but you can also celebrate MONTHLY events. Many organizations make a big occassion to promote their cause or interests. Here are some Month of JULY events:

Anti-boredom Month

Berries Month

National Baked Bean Month

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Training in a New City

ATD (a wonderful training firm) is based in Alexandria, VA. They recently sent an email, that showed a list of their classes & locations. Pretty standard stuff…. but they add a cool fact about each city.

GREAT IDEA! Way to get inspired!

After all, learning is about be curious first, then applying training and […]

JUNE is here!

What are you going to do for JUNE? The weather is nice. You could have a Team Walk or plan a picnic. These are great low cost events. Pot Lucks, Ice cream break time, and swapping chili and BBQ sauce recipes are all fun to do. June is National Safety Month!

I’ve added a few […]

June Month-Long Events to Celebrate

Our group is very dedicated to rescuing and helping feral cats that are abandoned in our area. It is a sad thing to see so many kittens and cats “dropped off” on the salt marsh area. The cats often starve or have more kittens. Our volunteers carefully trap and spay the cats and release the […]

Museum Day May 18- Plan an Event

May 18th is International Museum Day!!

Many companies support the arts in various ways. For companies that donate to museums team members are often given free admission to these museums. In some cases, one guest may enter free as well. This can be quite a savings! This is also an opportunity to have a team […]