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Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.  At Gooseworks we are grateful for another productive year and are excited to continue our work in 2011.  May the coming year be filled with learning, adventure and success!




Introduction to Graphic Facilitation Workshop

February 3-4, 2011 in Potomac, Maryland



Bring your meetings to life with Graphic Facilitation!  In this workshop, participants will learn simple graphic techniques to increase participant engagement, organize complex thoughts, and facilitate strategic conversations - not to mention some tricks for creating great looking charts!  For more information, visit the registration site.  This workshop is hosted by acclaimed graphic facilitator and Gooseworks' partner, Deirdre Crowley of Crowley & Co.




Although this article speaks specifically about the challenges that come with leading from the highest levels of an organization, much of the content is applicable to all levels of leadership.


A Job with a View Published by the Center for Creative Leadership


Whether you climb a traditional corporate ladder, travel around a highly matrixed organization or leap quickly into senior roles, few experiences fully prepare you for a life of leading at the top of an organization.


In fact, only 37 percent of executives have excellent leadership skills and capabilities, according to a 2009 report from Bersin & Associates. "That's a very low number considering the magnitude of responsibility at that level," says CCL's Rich Tallman.


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Working across industries, we have the opportunity to see many sides of corporate philanthropy and recognize the challenge of effective giving.  This article highlights three success stories in a challenging arena.


Three Cases of Better Corporate Philanthropy Written by Jeri Eckhart-Queenan and Michael Etzel

This season of giving often brings a focus on corporate philanthropy on giving. But it's hard to do well. If you wanted to design a corporate philanthropy program to have minimum impact, what would you do? Give out lots of grants in amounts too small to make a real difference. Back pet charities, not those with a strong track record. Talk about "results" without measuring them. Sadly, this low-impact approach to corporate philanthropy is too common.  No wonder that a 2008 McKinsey survey found that only 20% of senior executives believe that their corporate philanthropy is effective in achieving social goals.


No wonder that a 2008 McKinsey survey found that only 20% of senior executives believe that their corporate philanthropy is effective in achieving social goals.


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At Gooseworks Consulting we specialize in team development through the design and facilitation of experience-based workshops. All of our programs are designed to be engaging and fun. Some are recreational and others are more results driven. Our skilled facilitators will work with you to design a program that meets the needs of your group and ultimately leads to the improved effectiveness of your team.


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Exploring the belief that by taking risks, failing often, and turning our passions into our careers, we create more positive outcomes for ourselves and the communities in which we live.


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Gooseworks Consulting, LLC

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Baltimore, MD 21231




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