Society of Human Resource Management helps new United Way internal learning program

A partnership to increase staff skills: Julieanna Walker, President of the Society for Human Resource Management (left) presented a set of The Carrot Principle books to Bob Mebane, United Way of the Mid-South's Vice President of Human Resources.

A new United Way of the Mid-South internal training  initiative called “Learning Place” received a boost today from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Learning Place provides technical and professional development to United Way staff and key volunteers.  It is a combination of online, classroom, and self-study methods which help staff in working with corporate and nonprofit partners in our community.

Julieanna Walker, President of the Society for Human Resource Management, delivered a set of professional development materials to United Way’s office yesterday.  She presented copies of The Carrot Principle, a popular resource for managers seeking to encourage high performance through rewards.

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are co-authors of The Carrot Principle and are global thought leaders on workplace strategy. The book has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” and illustrates how ordinary organizations make themselves extraordinary through use of strategic recognition.

Walker also announced her organization is engaged in a professional development drive to provide more materials to United Way’s Learning Place program during the month of February.

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