Coping Mechanisms & Blog

Jan 27, 2014
"...Willie Ross has engaged Cope & Associates to be our partner in the process. Cope has a great deal of experience in conducting this kind of study and will actively engage our Trustees…
Jan 24, 2014
All too often we can spend too much time solving the problem we think we have instead of the one we really have. Clients often call for "training" when it's policies and procedures…
Jan 14, 2014
When forming a steering committee or task force, the ideal number is 7-9 people. That gives you enough critical mass for robust discussion and conversation without having too many cooks…
Jan 10, 2014
Create a folder for each person who reports to you, your supervisor, or any other significant person you deal with regularly including family members, board chairs, and project managers. …
Jan 03, 2014
It sounds funny, but it’s an old physical therapy trick to save your back.  It works and saves time.  Kids love it too.  Maybe it will get them to make their own beds! 
Dec 27, 2013
There is only one of you...one person with one life that needs managing with both work and play activities included. Using two calendars puts you at risk for missing an important event…
Dec 20, 2013
Being authentic at work is as important as being yourself in your personal life. Checking your ego at the door may not be all that needs to be kept in check. For more on this topic…
Dec 13, 2013
Kim, COPE Director of Finance and Operations, completed her first year as an elected board member with VT's chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and was…
Nov 16, 2013
COPE has been working with Dress for Success Burlington since January 2013 to establish Vermont's first Dress for Success location. With over 125 locations around the world, Dress for…
Nov 05, 2013
COPE President and CEO, Paula Cope, moonlighting as a playwright, submitted a story for the Winter Tales collection for 2013. Her story was one of four selected to be read by a professional…