Category: On the Road

Content & Connections: Dispatch from the 2019 MRG Summit

By on Thursday June 27, 2019

Energy. Yes, the word may be considered a little vague. But time and again, when we host events for the MRG community, it’s what we hear about from those who attended – and it’s what we remember ourselves. The energy at last week’s MRG Summit 2019 in our hometown of Portland, Maine was certainly at […]

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Honoring the Individual: Dispatch from ATD 2019

By on Thursday May 23, 2019

At an event with more than 10,000 attendees, it’s easy to feel lost in the crowd. Maybe that’s why the theme of visibility – of every individual’s need to be seen and understood for their authentic selves, and of the journey to find our own authentic purpose – seemed so poignant when it cropped up […]

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Reflect, Learn, and Transform: Dispatch from the EMCC Annual Conference

By on Thursday May 9, 2019

In April, I traveled to Dublin, Ireland and celebrated my third time presenting at a European Mentoring and Coaching Council conference. EMCC exists to develop and promote mentoring, coaching and supervision at a global level, so don’t let the name mislead you. The conference is a global gathering of coaches and mentors looking to learn […]

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36 Years of Making Connections: Why In-Person Gatherings Still Matter

By on Wednesday April 17, 2019

When MRG was founded in 1983, we were well aware that our methodologies and assessment reports were more sophisticated and complex than other products on the market. This meant that users would need to commit time and effort to become proficient in their use. It was also evident that MRG would need to provide various […]

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Psychology and Spirited Debate: Dispatch from SIOP 2019

By on Thursday April 11, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit that professional conferences aren’t exactly my thing. The natural introvert in me gets tested, and I’m always exhausted by the conclusion of the conference. This being said, I almost always find value in them and upon reflection, am grateful I attended. I write this because 1) I wasn’t really […]

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Digging Deeper: Dispatch from SCP 2019

By on Thursday February 28, 2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein Relentless curiosity. If I had to name one characteristic that the people I’ve met at the Society of Consulting Psychology have in common, it is relentless curiosity. Whether it’s over lunch or during a presentation, the folks […]

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Inspiring Excitement in a Global Sales Force

By on Monday January 28, 2019

This month, MRG hit the road for a three-week stretch of engagements that kicked off in Rome with one of our newest clients. The event was the annual sales kick-off meeting of a large shared office space company with locations around the globe. We were able to sit in on the first day’s session, led […]

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Inspired to Run Faster: Reflections on the Global Assessment Summit

By on Thursday December 6, 2018

We all run faster during a 5k race than when we’re jogging around the block on our own. Why is that? Well, having to run alongside other people provides a healthy dose of competitive energy. I recently attended the Global Assessment Summit in Tulsa and, while I enjoyed the camaraderie, sharing of ideas and overall […]

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Finding Energy Across Generations (and on the Road)

By on Tuesday November 27, 2018

2018 has been an exceptionally busy year, in part because I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to spend so much time with members of the MRG community all over the world. . What a joy it is to come together and learn from each other! Earlier this month, I headed to Toronto, where I had […]

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Notes from a Gathering of Research Rock Stars

By on Friday July 27, 2018

I’ve always enjoyed conferences. You get to spend time with colleagues, learn new things and, of course, travel! While just about every conference has some value, not every event checks all of these boxes, but the ones that do are some of the most energizing professional experiences I’ve had. As I prepared to attend this […]

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Learning, Sharing & Defying Gravity: Reflections on the 2018 Consulting Psychology Conference

By on Tuesday February 20, 2018

In the digital age, it’s tempting to think that you can stay fully connected to your professional world, even if you never leave your desk. Email, Skype, webinars, LinkedIn, message boards, Twitter… that has to provide enough information to keep us up-to-date and on the pulse of the learning and development world, right? Fortunately, all […]

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