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In-Person Tutor for On-Line Courses

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Have some spare time? How about tutoring people using online course materials posted by universities? Here is a new opportunity for people with knowledge to connect with people seeking knowledge. MIT and others have put many of their courses online. MIT has recently added a set of courses that are tailored for […]

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Tags: Learning · Time · Volunteer

Meeting Good People

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A recent peek into the world of grad students in engineering and related fields reveals a group of people with a strong desire to work for the benefit of others. I have been working with grad students on writing. This took many months to arrange, but for the past couple of weeks […]

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Tags: Communication · Learning · People · Technology · Volunteer · Work · Writing

I Hate “Short” Meetings

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I dislike most meetings as they are not a time to accomplish work but merely a time to socialize. The worst type of meeting is one that is going to be short. Short meetings waste more time and last longer than any other type of meeting. I dislike the majority of meetings. […]

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Tags: Communication · Government · Meetings · Volunteer

Specialists

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I believe in employing specialists – people who really know what they are doing. I had an experience with experts this past month. Several of my friends have been working on another friend’s home for several weekends. I am not a carpenter, a plumber, nor an electrician. Regardless, I showed up and […]

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Tags: Management · People · Volunteer

Preferences and Volunteer Organizations

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I work with volunteer groups and have done so since I was a teenager. Volunteers are precious resources, but are often difficult colleagues who quarrel. Why? These people are dedicated to a common cause. What is the problem? I believe half of one reason is the role of preferences. Preferences come in […]

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Tags: Management · People · Volunteer