Tag: Development

Professional and Personal Development

What Kind of Thinker are You? You are what you think. Whatever you are doing, whatever you feel, whatever you want—all are determined by the quality of your thinking. If your thinking is unrealistic, your thinking will lead to many disappointments. If your thinking is overly pessimistic, it will deny you due recognition of the many things in which you should properly rejoice.

Think Critically – to enhance your effectiveness in every part of your professional life

The world gets more complex every day. There is only one way to cope – through command of your mind. Thinking more effectively gives you greater control over your life, helps you deal better with adversity, and, believe it or not, transform more of your dreams into reality. Effective thinking is no mystery. It consists of practical skills anyone can learn, practice and improve. Critical thinking offers those skills to anyone willing to
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Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC

ELEVATIONLAB is all of the training programs of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC; we offer classes and workshops that are targeted for every business stage:

  • SPARK classes for start-ups
  • SCALE classes for growth
  • SURGE classes for technology and innovation

All training programs offer participants an opportunity to learn from experienced business owners and consultants. Participants will get peer-to-peer interactions, strategic action items and opportunities to network with the experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Instructors bring years of business experience to each class, giving participants the opportunity to tap resources, get access to funding opportunities and leading-edge business tools.

Are you ready to turn your great idea into a business? Would you like to get into an entrepreneurial mindset and learn from successful business owners? Do you need help writing a business plan? Are you struggling with financial basics and management know-how? ELEVATIONLAB offers SPARK classes to

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Business & Sustainable Development Commission

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Our Ongoing Initiatives

WomenRising2030


WomenRising2030 is championing the role of women in business to lead for a more inclusive, just and sustainable world.


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Blended Finance Taskforce


The Blended Finance Taskforce aims to mobilise large-scale private capital for investment in the SDGs, especially for sustainable infrastructure.


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Food and Land Use Coalition


The Food and Land Use Coalition connects members from across science, government, business, civil society and more to develop a shared vision of working, sustainable food and land use systems in 2050 to raise our collective ambition and deliver on the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.


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World Benchmarking Alliance


The World Benchmarking Alliance, which through the efforts of Aviva, the UN Foundation, and the Index Initiative, is working to create a public way for companies to report progress on the Global Goals.
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New York Small Business Development Center

HOW THE NEW YORK SBDC IS RESPONDING

It is important for our centers around New York to work in ways that help keep our clients and our staff as safe as possible and not contribute to the potential spread of the virus. And, to do this while helping small businesses respond to unprecedented challenges across our local and national economies.


We’ve undertaken several steps to achieve this:

  • Working with the institutions where our centers are located to comply with new sanitation and cleaning procedures and personal contact policies.
  • Expanding our use of technology (video conferencing, file sharing, enhanced phone conferencing, etc.) to continue advising our clients. Also, many of our seminars and workshops will transition to electronic formats so we can continue to deliver important information and updates to our clients.
  • Continuing to follow the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations on steps we can take to help prevent
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Rural Business Development Grants | Rural Development


 

What does this program do?

This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.

 

Who may apply for this program?

Rural public entities including, but not limited to:

  • Towns.
  • Communities.
  • State agencies.
  • Authorities.
  • Nonprofit corporations.
  • Institutions of higher education.
  • Federally-recognized tribes.
  • Rural cooperatives (if organized as a private nonprofit corporation).

What is an eligible area?

 

Rural Business Development Grant money must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more. Check eligible areas.

 

What kind of funding is available?

There is no maximum grant amount; however, smaller requests are given higher priority. There is no cost sharing requirement. Opportunity grants are limited to up to 10 percent of the total Rural

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Personal Growth and Development | A Transformational Journey

There is a fork in the road and the right path is unclear—what do you do? For many people this predicament seems like a daunting and impossible task, but if you know exactly what it is you want to get out of life there the answer is obvious.

Finding Your Right Path

When you make this active decision to begin your own journey of personal growth and development you’ve taken the first step towards a better and brighter future. Although, your journey is yours to travel alone, there are tools that can help you to get the most out of life.

Inspirational workshops, such as our Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, testimonials from successful people, and books authored by the greatest motivational speakers can aid in improving your relationships, work place, intellect, and much more.

What Exactly is Personal Growth and Development?

Personal growth and development is a transformational process, in

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Trans4mind Personal Development Resources

Transform my Life

“When we love, we are the universe and the universe lives in us.”

TRANS4MIND offers a wealth of free personal development resources, with online books, podcasts, articles, courses, quote collections, and more. This information will help you advance on an exciting path of holistic growth and wellbeing.

This is the power and meaning of personal development: to transform your mind… hence our website, Trans4mind. With our Tools for Transformation you can be the change you wish to see in the world!

IntroductionHOW TO USE THESE FREE RESOURCES  ►

Introduction to our Tools for Transformation. We aim to open up the mind to new ideas, new challenges and new solutions – to think differently and be creative. We each have specific needs at this time on our journey, so see which resources ring a bell in your heart.

Our motto: “Minds, like parachutes, function better when open.”

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Personal Development Online Courses | Coursera

Personal development is the process of reflecting on your skills and qualities, considering how they relate to your goals in life, and identifying ways to build the strengths you need to succeed. Engaging in the lifelong process of personal growth can pay dividends in your inner life, your family life, your relationships, and in your professional development.

Think about childhood development as an analogy. As an infant grows from a toddler to a preschooler into childhood and then adolescence, they acquire crucial skills like walking, talking, fine motor skills, reading, and countless others. While we may be finished with the dramatic physical growth of childhood, we must continue to learn the more sophisticated skills we need for success in the adult world: patience and discipline, financial and career planning, listening at the office and at home, finding a sense of inner calm in the midst of a hectic day, and

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Tony Robbins’ Personal Development Program & Strategies

CREATE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH

Are you in need of a personal development breakthrough? Do you find some area in your life – your efforts toward building a healthy relationship, being a more involved parent or how you’re handling stress – lacking? You’re not alone. More than 40 million people from 100 countries have used Tony Robbins’ 3-part system for creating an extraordinary life, allowing them to achieve their ultimate goals and experience the true fulfillment they desire.

What is personal development?

Before focusing on creating a personal development breakthrough, you must first answer the question “What is personal development?” Personal development can cover any activity that improves your awareness or identity, enhances your quality of life or develops your talents and skills. Personal development plans can be used to become a better leader or business owner as well as improve relationships, enhance health and accelerate learning. At the heart

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