Below you will find copy and pasted images as well as a PDF version for a Bomb Threat Checklist and Suspicious Package guidance. These are taken from the NYPD's Counter Terrorism Bureau. There are others that you can find but these are simple and easily printable. Every phone in your organization that can take calls … Continue reading Bomb Threat Checklist and Suspicious Package Guidance – NYPD
Understanding the basics of risk management can help you both avoid as well as prepare for risks your business or campus may encounter, potentially saving you time and money. However, risk management can also have other important benefits such as enabling project success, improving communication, and benefiting the organizational culture. Below you will find some … Continue reading Risk Management 101: How to Get Started
Below are some tips that I am learning as my school and company engage in full online work. What are some things that you are learning during this time? For appointments, include your zoom link and password in the body of the appointment so it is clickable. Review the settings, there are some great features, … Continue reading Zoom and Video Meeting Tips
While many of us are practicing "Social Distancing" during the COVID-19 outbreak for important safety reasons, we also need to pay attention to our own and our communities psychological safety. One of my Akimbo Coworking Group coaches, Colin Steele, wrote a short blog post about connecting with three people per day over at his blog … Continue reading Social Distancing? Reach Out to “Three Connections a Day”
My #NewYearsResolution is to make some mistakes. What is yours?
Yes. We can improve ourselves, our professional work, our families, our communities, our society, and everything in an incremental way. While taking radical and aggressive action can work well in the right circumstances, it is more effective overall to work in a consistent, disciplined, and continuous way on incremental improvements. Improve your average, do a … Continue reading Continuous Improvement: Okay If It’s Incremental?
Safety and emergency management are important areas for all schools. There are lots of marketing efforts put into selling hardware and other solutions to education leaders. While door locking mechanisms, bullet-resistant windows, lockdown blinds, and related hard-security items can be helpful the financial, labor, organizational, political, administrative, and community cost needed for this type of … Continue reading School Safety: Culture Over Hardware
Financial Advice for New Education Professionals - May 2018 New professionals in education have a number of financial factors against them. Student loan debt can take away a lot of financial momentum before professional careers even get started. The average debt for an undergraduate is “$37,172 in student loans, a $20,000 increase from 13 years … Continue reading Financial Advice for New Education Professionals – May 2018
Over the past several months, I have been thinking about improving my skills in several areas and having learned about 30-day sprints as a way to improve, I have decided that I might as well start now. This blog post is my public commitment to 30 days of writing. I will write at least 250 … Continue reading 30-Day Sprints – Round 1, Writing
Every school, college, and university has a formal curriculum. Perhaps they even have several, one for each program, major, etc. The academic curriculums are (hopefully) designed intentionally, with reasons for each item included and what items are excluded. Curriculums communicate what we value as educational institutions. A critical part of any educational community is its … Continue reading Hidden Curriculums