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Little Beginnings Lead to BIG Potential
1/26/2018
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Po·ten·tial (pə-ten-chəl): Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future What can we do to light the spark of potential in the lives of kids in our community who, through no fault of their own, may not be facing the best life circumstances? How...
12 Tips for the Best Family Vacation Yet
1/27/2018
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The family vacation: At its best, it's a wonderful bonding experience and a fond memory for years to come. At its worst, well, they made a movie about that ... (cue "Holiday Road") Whether it's a spring break getaway or a big summer road trip that you're already looking forward...
'The Village Offered Me Help and Hope I Didn’t Know Existed'
1/15/2018
Chalkboard drawing shows the transition from a sad face to happy.
For The Village's counselors and service providers, a job well done means a life has been changed, sometimes even saved. Whether that change comes about through therapy , treatment for addiction , adoption services , financial counseling , or being matched with a Big Brother or Sister , lives are...
First Things First: Why You Should Manage Your Priorities, Not Your Time
1/8/2018
First Things First by John Trombley
Papers are piling up on your desk. Unread emails flood your inbox. The phone won’t stop ringing. Deadlines loom, and you feel like you’re drowning. “I need better time management skills,” you think. John Trombley, The Village Business Institute ’s Consulting and Training Manager, may disagree. To him, it’s not...
5 Reasons Diversity Benefits Your Workplace
1/2/2018
A group of employees work on a project together
By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Diversity is not about the differences between groups, but the differences among individuals. When we allow an individual or a small group to speak for the larger group, we are allowing ourselves accept stereotypes, put up a wall, and not learn...