By Cindy Campbell

I’ve noticed that maintaining my motivation has been challenging lately. There was a time where the idea of working from home sounded so … idyllic. One heaping dose of reality later, I’m far less enamored with the remoteness of it all. Many colleagues are also feeling the strain–working from home can be monotonous and presents a variety of challenges. On Tuesday this week, one of my favorite presenters, Julius Rhodes, shared his thoughts on “Maintaining Motivation in Times of Uncertainty and Change.” As always, Julius did a fantastic job. I appreciated his timely and encouraging message as we continue to brave our changing world.

Julius’s session was the kick-off to IPMI’s new professional development series, “Frontline Fundamentals.” We’ve heard from so many of you about the challenges you’re facing and that maintaining professional development opportunities for frontline staff is an imperative. Because of this, we wanted to offer something special–and free to members.

On Tuesdays throughout the fall, we’ll be presenting the Frontline Fundamentals series; these weekly, one-hour, frontline education sessions are designed to keep your team engaged, challenged, and enlightened. Each session offers a new topic and a different industry presenter. To find out more or to register for any or all of the Frontline Fundamentals sessions, click here.

And don’t worry: If some of your team can’t join us live, we’re happy to offer the sessions on-demand to members for the rest of the year. We hope this new educational offering makes life just a little easier for you. (That’s the goal!)

Cindy Campbell is IPMI’s senior training and development specialist.