The Maine State Employees Association — SEIU Local 1989 — is a member-run labor union representing more than 15,000 public and private sector workers throughout Maine. For the fourth year in a row, we were hired to plan and facilitate a two-day board retreat focused on establishing strategic direction.
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How to Change the Culture of Congress
July 12th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
A couple weeks ago there was a hearing on Capitol Hill on How to Build a Move Civil and Collaborative Culture in Congress. I listened to it live and wrote to the staff afterwards, hoping to get involved. It was pretty inspiring. Chaired by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Representative William Timmons (R-SC), …read more
How Our Communities Responded to COVID
June 29th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Great job Greater Portland, Maine! You might call it community fabric or community infrastructure. There’s a lot of talk about community resilience. I’m trying to talk about a community’s ability to weather a storm or adapt to new imperatives. I think that’s how communities last; by weathering and adapting. Humans are especially good at responding …read more