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Member News- March 3, 2021

Leadership Strategies for Building a Positive Workplace Culture

McKonly & Asbury is teaming up with our partner, Dale Carnegie Mid-Atlantic, to bring you a webinar entitled, “Leadership Strategies for Building a Positive Workplace Culture.”

The new year brings welcome hope for fresh opportunities and a respite from the difficulties of the last one. For many, stress and burnout rose sharply in 2020 as work invaded the sanctuary of home life. Productivity grew and then, frequently, declined. Rumors filled the voids left when remote work disrupted communication patterns and trust suffered as a result.

But through every adversity, there are those whose ability to cope, recover and learn stand out from the rest.

As we move on from the coping phase of this crisis and look toward recovery, leaders have an important role to play. While many will be eager to forget the tough times and return to “normal”, this is also an unmissable chance to build organizational resilience. By consolidating the good that has come of recent changes and recognizing where old behaviors and techniques are no longer achieving the desired outcomes in a world where virtual communication and flexible work arrangements retain a great deal of their heightened importance, organizations can further strengthen their ability to “bounce back” from adverse experiences.

Experience tells us that further adversity awaits us in the not-too-distant future; now is the time to level-up organizational resilience using the four strategies we’ll explore in this session with special guest, Dale Carnegie President & CEO, Joe Hart.

What you will learn:
Attendees will learn how performance has been impacted by the crises of 2020 and the four strategies that can help their organization improve collaboration, innovation, and organizational agility in the post-pandemic recovery by:

  • uncovering potential leadership blind spots that have may been exacerbated in virtual communication,
  • demonstrating reliable leadership,
  • creating an environment of psychological safety, and
  • developing resilience across the organization.

    This free, 45-minute webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. EST. You can register by clicking here.


Community Giving Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Community Giving Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for scholarship awards for the 2021-2022 academic year are now available. Graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students, and non-traditional students residing across the Foundation’s regional service area (Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties) can apply for a variety of scholarships. There are two different application processes. The scholarship opportunities are available through an online application process, available at (click on “grants &
scholarships”). The deadline for applications requiring an online submission is April 1, 2021. Additional scholarship funds managed by the Foundation require a paper application process and are available in coordination with local school districts. For more information on those opportunities, as listed below, please contact your high school guidance office.


rabbittransit Provides Free COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation

rabbittransit has partnered with area organizations to offer free shared ride transportation service to any community member who needs transportation to and from their scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointment. As the COVID vaccine continues to become more available, rabbittransit is dedicated to ensuring that transportation is not a barrier in getting vaccinated and is ready to assist the community with transportation to reach their vaccine appointments.

Advance reservations are required. When scheduling a shared ride trip to a vaccination site, riders must have a confirmed COVID-19 appointment at the location they are requesting transportation. Residents will need to call rabbittransit no later than noon the business day prior to their appointment. rabbittransit staff will assist individuals through the reservation process.

If you are in need of transportation to a COVID vaccination site, contact the rabbittransit Call Center at 1-800-632-9063 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM.


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