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From the Hockey Rink to the Conference Room: Do Professional Coaches Need Relevant Field Experience?
I know most of America is focused on football and baseball this time of year, but hockey season just started! As we try to predict who will win the Stanley Cup, the National Hockey League's (NHL) top prize, knowing who is behind the bench may offer a valuable clue. Since 2004, 12 of the 13 NHL Stanley Cup Champion head coaches were former professional ice hockey players.
I recently attended the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Government Workforce conference in Washington, DC. It was a great conference, and I recommend it to federal employees and those in federal government contracting. One of the conference panels was on effective coaching and how an organization can support it. Much of the session emphasized developing "soft skills," with little mention of technical knowledge and experience in the field being coached. Part of this may be due to...
Have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Improved Gender Disparity and Women's Experiences in the Workplace?
The Women's Conference of Florida took place last month in Tampa, and I had the pleasure of attending. The last time I attended in 2019, I met and heard inspiring life stories from Abby Wambach, Monica Lewinsky, and Reshma Saujani. A lot has changed in the last four years, and I was curious to hear how the landscape had changed for women and the conversations around them. This year, I was excited to hear from Lauren Simmons, the wolfette of Wallstreet, Diane Obrist on leveraging our strengths, Mckinsey on the 9th annual report on Women at Work, and Katty Kay, US Special Correspondent for BBC.
Last month QIC welcomed Dariel Tenf to the the team! Dariel is supporting QIC as a Data Scientist - Intern where he works with Research Psychologists and Human Factors Engineers to incorporate machine learning techniques into data processing, analysis, and visualization. Dariel holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida with a specialization in Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning. Dariel’s work uses Natural Language Processing models in combination with more traditional machine learning models to gauge the success of a team-based effort based on communication and individual performance. Prior to joining QIC, Dariel designed a Toxic Comment Classifier, which was a machine learning system designed to read comments from social media and return whether the comment would be deemed as “toxic” based on the likelihood that the comment would cause someone to want to disengage from the conversation.
Catch up with Part 1: Morning Routine, Part 2: Daytime, Part 3: Evening Routine, and Part 4: Dating first!
After meeting three more people and multiple algorithm adjustments from SEAA, I finally found the person who I have been with for a year, and we are planning our first vacation together. However, we can’t agree on what we want to do. Do we go to a VR hotel and visit multiple time periods and locations while we’re there? We could even go to a fantasy world and ride dragons if we wanted to. Do we take a trip on the space elevator? Maybe even...
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