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.