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Reflections from FMP’s 2023 Summer Interns

This summer, FMP was thrilled to have two stellar individuals join us for internships: Julie Jasewicz and Andrew Kurowski! Internship programs offer so much value for both the organizations and individuals who partake in them. For organizations, interns bring fresh perspectives, which can translate into new ideas on strategy and operations. Internships also allow organizations…

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Pride: A Brief History

Pride began as a riot. During most of the 20th century, it was common practice in the US, and across the world, for police to raid bars and restaurants where queer individuals would gather, using excessive force to drag patrons out of the bar, humiliating them, and even reporting them to their family and workplaces[i]….

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SIOP 2023: Reflections from FMP

The annual SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) conference has come to an end and we’ve gathered our team’s reflections on their experience and what they learned! Each year, the conference brings I-O psychologists from all around the country together to share knowledge and connect with individuals who are bringing about change and impact…

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Intrapreneurship at FMP: Small Nuggets of Knowledge (SNacK)

FMP Consulting Engagement Manager, Kathleen Bellis, instituted Small Nuggets of Knowledge (SNacK), a 30-minute, biweekly learning event series, in June of 2019. SNacK provides FMPers the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, share tools and resources with colleagues, and hone their presentation skills in a low-pressure environment. For this installment of the Intrapreneurship at FMP blog…

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A Look Into FMP’s Season of Gratitude

What are we grateful for at FMP? This is a question we tend to ask ourselves as we move into this time of the year. Gratitude is mindfully appreciating the good in our lives and being thankful for what we have. In the swirl of daily life, it can be hard to pause and notice…

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Learning Committee Spotlight

At FMP we like to celebrate continuous learning all year long. FMP is fortunate to have its very own Learning Committee, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for all FMP employees to grow professionally by sharing knowledge and gaining new skills. Keep reading to hear from some Learning Committee members (Kathleen Bellis, Richard Evitts, Natasha…

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Building Capacity for Accessibility 

As someone who regularly creates a lot of widely distributed communications deliverables (documents, slide decks, social media campaigns, graphics, videos, you name it), I often think about 508 compliance.  Years ago, when I got started creating communications collateral, I remember looking for a one and done training that would teach me everything that I needed…

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Moving Beyond Onboarding: FMP’s New Employees Reflect on Client Excellence 

FMP puts a lot of thought and care into onboarding and socializing new employees. Upon arrival, new hires are provided with a custom, six-month plan for bringing them into the fold. This plan includes an assigned onboarding buddy, orientations led by the company’s owners, and scheduled check-ins with our human resource team, culminating in a…

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2022 Intern Spotlight

There’s always a lot to get excited about in the summer, from warm weather to vacations to new FMP interns! FMP is excited to have four new interns this summer: Chi-Leigh Warren, Brian Kennerly, Ian Hamilton, and Ayat Tamimi. Keep reading to learn more about each of these great people! Tell us about your professional/educational…

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FMP’s Four Questions Podcast with Dr. Amena Johnson

In this installment of our Four Questions Podcast, FMP interviews Dr. Amena Johnson, Associate Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at Georgetown University, to get her insight on the current state of LGBTQIA+ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) advancements in the corporate space. Learn some anecdotal history of how PRIDE in the workplace has…

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