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Effective Risk Management. Many companies have some type of risk management program in place, but many still do not.

Effective Risk Management

For those that do, the efficiency of the program is often challenging especially when it comes to one key driver of risk: regulations and standards. The more complex the business – legal jurisdictions, number of employees, number of departments, number of sites, number of lines of business, etc. – the more this challenge is exacerbated. Compounding this complexity is the fact that a single requirement within a regulation will be viewed from an impact and likelihood perspective differently by different departments or business units.

In many organizations, risk is measured and remediated in the silo and often for defensive purposes instead of holistically or strategically. What is Effective Performance Management? Effective Performance management is much more than simply following regulatory requirements to annually rate employee’s performance.

What is Effective Performance Management?

It involves synergy at all organizational levels, in devising methods to plan, track, and review employees’ career goals, work objectives, and contributions to the company. Several different steps go into good performance management. An effective performance management is the systematic process of: Planning- setting goals and performance expectations for individuals and groups to direct their efforts toward achieving organizational goals.Monitoring Performance- continuously measuring performance and providing ongoing feedback to individuals and groups on their progress toward career goals, work objectives, and contributions to the company.Addressing the Development Needs- developing the capacity of employees to perform through training, giving assignments that introduce new skills or higher levels of responsibility, improving work processes, etc.

Makerspaces. The man who made a million empires. What's Sid Meier really like?

The man who made a million empires

Not many creators have the brazen audacity to slap their name in the actual titles of the things they create. John Lennon didn't call his 1971 album, "John Lennon's Imagine. " Mrs. Dalloway isn't called "Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. " But a lot of Sid Meier's games flash the words "Sid Meier" right there in the title. I meet Meier in a Las Vegas hotel room and press reception area.

"I guess I think of that Sid Meier as another person. " These days, Meier rarely gives interviews. In the interview, he seems wary and cautious. He lives in the town of Cockeysville, Maryland. For some reason he reminds me of the sort of fellow you might see working at The Home Depot, quietly and efficiently making sure the lumber aisle is ship-shape, always ready with a smile and a useful word about the moisture content of Grade 2 oak. Tullahoma City Schools create digital textbooks with Google Docs. Posted by Dianne Darlington, Director of Technology, Tullahoma City Schools Editor's note: Today’s post comes from Dianne Darlington, a Google Apps Certified Administrator and director of technology at Tullahoma City Schools, a school district in Tennessee that includes four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Tullahoma City Schools create digital textbooks with Google Docs

Our teachers at Tullahoma City Schools have discovered (and fully embraced) the benefits of incorporating timely, interactive material into the classroom—whether it’s a recent YouTube video or a breaking news article. Recognizing that technology plays a key role in learning, we recently expanded our use of Google Apps and Google Classroom throughout our schools. Now, teachers across the district use Apps and Classroom to assign projects and provide feedback to students, and students in grades three through nine bring home Chromebooks to continue learning outside the classroom walls. MOOC Providers. 10 steps to making yours a STEM school - Page 2 of 2. 11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom. More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students.

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out! Base Ten Blocks Number Pieces is a great free app that allows every student with an iPad to have an endless number of base ten blocks at their fingertips. Whether they are learning basic place value, modeling how to add decimals, or exploring expanded notation, this app is worth looking into. Protractor Even on an iPad, a protractor can be used as a tool to measure angles. Graph Paper Geometry Pad lets children draw lines and shapes on graph paper. Geoboard Say goodbye to rubber bands! Ruler Ruler is a neat app to try out on your iPad -- it simply turns your screen into a ruler.

Pattern Shapes. Here is your grade for "Gmail Qualification Quiz" - kendall.didsbury - The Benjamin School Mail. Apps Marketplace - Dee Lanier- EduTechServe. Super Script!!

Apps Marketplace - Dee Lanier- EduTechServe

By Diane Powell February 28, 2014 Dee Lanier did a wonderful job adapting to the needs of the group. He is flexible in his presentation style and not afraid to try to demo something in response to a participant question. Highly recommended!! Report this Wild Acres googling by Sheila Zagar October 14, 2013 Dee, I appreciated the iPad training at the Wild Acre Retreat with STEM FELLOWS.

Report this Google Apps Training by Erin Stalnaker July 24, 2013 Dee Lanier provided an engaging and relevant training experience. Report this by Elisabeth Watts July 24, 2013.