Training For Life

By |2021-03-06T10:14:42-05:00March 4th, 2021|

Wednesday of this week marked the beginning of the Lenten Season for the Roman Catholic Church, a period of time in which the faithful engage in fasting, prayer and almsgiving.  Personally, it is my favorite liturgical season, offering a special invitation to increase my commitment to those religious practices that help put faith into [...]

A Beginners Guide: Instructional Design

By |2020-12-16T06:34:02-05:00December 14th, 2020|

Many organizations dream of having a company full of well-trained employees.  It’s no secret that well-trained employees are more productive, retain information better, and can ultimately lead to a workforce of positive, intrinsically motivated people.  In today’s ever-changing and increasingly virtual work world, business leaders should think strategically about how to develop and [...]

Don’t Be Complacent About Your Compliance

By |2020-03-26T15:43:17-04:00May 23rd, 2018|

Say the word “compliance” and oftentimes it generates groans and eye rolls.  Compliance is considered a necessary evil by many.  It’s not that people are against doing the right thing.  It’s because compliance is perceived as time consuming and costly in terms of non-billable resources.   As the compliance manager for netlogx, a consulting services company [...]

The Power of the Red Pen

By |2020-03-26T15:55:29-04:00March 7th, 2018|

In elementary school I imagined myself growing up to be a teacher, sitting behind a desk with red pen in hand and grading a stack of papers.  While I did not become a teacher, I do find myself frequently called upon to proofread the company communications, business proposals and client-facing presentations.  I even sometimes make [...]

Independent Verification and Validation

By |2021-06-30T14:32:16-04:00November 21st, 2017|

Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), what exactly is this term that is becoming more widely recognized and requested? IV&V has, over the last several years, become a key activity for State implementations. Especially from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in regard to Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and more recently Eligibility and Enrollment [...]

Managing Risk through Compliance

By |2020-04-16T13:01:15-04:00February 5th, 2015|

The ever increasing number of local, state and federal laws impacting business in areas such as employment practices, financial transactions, safety and environmental issues can seem overwhelming. Whether a company is small or large, having an appropriate compliance structure in place is essential.  Failure to stay compliant risks penalties and fines or even loss of [...]

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