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Ignite your senior team

Ignite your senior team

March 29, 2021 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

Ignite the talent and energy of your people The Ignite program is available now to unions and nonprofits interested in developing their managers and senior teams to meet the moment on equity, development-centered, and results-focused leadership of people and teams. If you ... read more


Notes from the Storm: Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

Notes from the Storm: Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of COVID-19

June 20, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

by MARC BAYARD & KIMBERLY FREEMAN BROWN Black immigrant domestic workers are at the epicenter of three converging storms—the pandemic, the resulting economic depression, and structural racism. Intersectional identities such as Black, immigrant, woman, and low-wage workers make these essential workers some ... read more


Leading with Hope & Resilience

Leading with Hope & Resilience

May 6, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

After a full year of COVID 19 and its impacts . . . As we continue to suffer and witness suffering and as we continue to expose and witness inequities and hate, we need leaders who are calm, clear, equitable, and ... read more


Exercise Radical Trust

Exercise Radical Trust

April 14, 2020 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

An organizing principle for leading staff in this time of unprecedented disruption and uncertainty Over the last four weeks, you have probably experienced each stage of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  Maybe all at once. Maybe all at ... read more


Want more feedback?

Want more feedback?

February 7, 2020 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

Ask for it. And if you have trouble asking, now's your chance to get better at receiving feedback. The number one way to increase the amount of feedback in your organization is to develop a culture of ASKING for feedback. Many organizations invest in ... read more


Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

Distributed leadership gets support with the launch of a new coaching cohort

January 7, 2018 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

This year, a group of fifteen organizing leaders from economic and racial justice organizations across the country will launch the CIWO/APG Ignite Coaching Cohort on Distributed Leadership.  The Coaching Cohort is a pilot program being sponsored by the Alvarez Porter Group and the ... read more


Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

Leading Movement Staff in Tumultuous Times

May 27, 2017 · by Alvarez Porter Group · Leave a Comment

In moments of great threat and great possibility tensions can be heightened.  The pressure to adapt to change, tighten belts and take effective action exacerbates issues that may have been dormant.  If you are experiencing this just know it is part ... read more


Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

Unstoppable, joyous, exhausted

May 24, 2017 · by Allison Porter · Leave a Comment

Bob Lawson  b. 1944 in Midland, Texas In 1966, Bob went to Chicago to work with JOIN (originally an SDS community organizing project building a multi-racial movement of the poor) and organized a group called Uptown Goodfellows and later they started an organization in Chicago called Rising ... read more


Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

Toxic Employee Behaviors and What to Do About Them

January 2, 2016 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

Do you have a co-worker who brings down the morale of the team? Does your office sometimes feel like a battleground of "us" vs. "them"? Are you tired of trying to please people who fault everything you do? If you answered yes to ... read more


Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

May 28, 2013 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

I was having coffee with Laura, a middle school teacher, when she told me she couldn’t remember a time when her administrator had pointed out something she had done well.  She only ever heard from him when she made a mistake.  “I ... read more