Practices to Develop Gratitude

What are the components of resilience? Grit, determination, mental skills, mentally strong? Absolutely, but when I was first trained in Resilience I was totally surprised that gratitude was one of the fundamental skills. Not the first time my initial impressions were wrong when learning a new skill or set of skills. Gratitude: a feeling of…

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Your organization needs to develop capable leaders!  But where do you start?  You’ve got great employees and you see their potential for the future; you envision them advancing into leadership roles, running high performing teams, hitting their goals, and creating a culture that reflects your values.    You know they need intentional development to reach their potential. How…

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Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) is a Pierce County partnership of community and technical colleges.  We provide customized employee training and development programs to serve the needs of WA State employers.  Our programs transform people and organizations! One benefit of working with IPS is our ability to access and coordinate State of WA funding for customized…

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Employer Reskill/Upskill Fund Frequently Asked Questions Pierce County’s Workforce Central, Business Solutions Team has recently announced the opportunity for businesses to access the Reskill/Upskill Fund to cover the costs of employee training and development programs, up to $30K per business. What is the purpose of the Employer Reskill/Upskill Fund? The purpose of the Employer Reskill/Upskill…

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The Team at Invista Performance Solutions just visited a very well-known Tacoma area non-profit with a highly visible public face to their services.  Their leadership expressed deep concerns over the tangible rise of threats of violence and intimidation against their staff during the pandemic.  Their staff have even been stalked by irate area residents, unhappy…

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Are Your Managers Doing These Critical Things? Tips for Enhancing Employee Engagement & Motivation Employee engagement is so important to all organizations as it has a profound impact on creating a better workplace culture, reducing staff anxiety, increasing productivity, building a better work and customer relations, all which impact the organization’s bottom line. The first…

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$15.4M are available to offset your company costs for worker training through the Job Skills Program (JSP) matching grant. The funds are for companies and non-profit organizations who need customized training and development for their new or existing workers and are administered through your local community and technical colleges. How does this JSP Program work? Your company works…

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Why is Resilience Training needed now more than ever? Today more than any other time in history, we are dealing with the unknown.  The norms we counted on to make our lives predictable and within our control, have been challenged.  This places our human drive to survive on alert! Our brains are designed to see…

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Little Known Federal Funding for Producing Companies Everyone knows that, for all its benefits, trade brings with it, low cost imports. Domestic companies, may then find themselves facing severe price competition. However, few know that for decades the Federal Government has offered a surprisingly accessible and effective benefit for such companies. That benefit is a…

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During this time of shelter in place restrictions we are seeing a wide variety of activities move from in-person to virtual interactions. Since we are unable to hold traditional in-person job fairs to connect the unprecedented number of unemployed individuals with employers who do have jobs available, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is…

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