Coping Mechanisms & Blog

Jun 03, 2014
On June 3, COPE Senior Project Associate Kate McInnis co-facilitated a SIG for Vermont’s Association for Talent Development (ATD, formally ASTD).  During this Special Interest Group…
May 28, 2014
COPE Senior Project Associates Kate McInnis and Nicole Bourassa presented at vtTA's monthly Lunch & Learn, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 on the  topic of Talent Management: How to Find,…
May 04, 2014
This week, Paula Cope, President & CEO of Cope & Associates, Inc. will be teaching a Succession Planning course at The National Association of Mutual Insurance Company (NAMIC)'s Directors…
May 01, 2014
In his blog today, Seth Godin (writer, speaker and agent of change), outlines simple ways to get rich quick, through the connection economy: Enrich your world by creating value for…
Apr 04, 2014
COPE is sponsoring the world premiere of Vermont native Greg Pierce's new play, The Quarry, which opens at the Vermont Stage Company on April 23rd and runs through May 11. COPE also…
Mar 07, 2014
One of the most powerful statements that an employee can hear at work is “Thank you.”  Today, March 7, 2014, employers across the nation will celebrate and recognize their employees…
Feb 21, 2014
Develop a strong learning environment that is purposeful and strategic in meeting the needs of both the organization and your employees. Be efficient and creative in distributing training…
Feb 14, 2014
In Daniel Burrus' book, "Flash Foresight," he refers to the dictionary definition of proactive as being: "Take charge, energetic, driven, bold, dynamic." He talks about what being proactive…
Feb 07, 2014
To shake up a group's thinking, make some role cards that describe behaviors that will help uncover other points of view. For example, cards could say: "Ask a question," or "Provide…
Jan 31, 2014
In doing a root cause analysis, try asking yourself "why" five times. Here's an example: You have an employee who is perpetually late. Here's how to get to the bottom of it so you can…