Measures of Your Program’s Effectiveness and Success (Critical!)

The fact that less than 50% of the worksite wellness programs today conduct any type of program analysis or evaluation is a huge problematic issue. You can better manage and improve what More »

How to Start a High-Impact Mentoring

Looking to start a mentoring program? That’s great. Mentoring is a proven approach to drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. Mentoring also benefits the sponsoring organization. For employers, More »

From Activities To Results

Many worksite wellness programs today are focused only on activities. And you do want to deliver more value, especially results, right? If you doubt my assertion that too many programs today are More »

Apply Amazon’s Leadership Principles In Your Worksite Wellness Program Today

A principle is a comprehensive and fundamental doctrine, assumption, law or fact of nature. You do want to be a principle centered leader right? Amazon states that its Leadership Principles are used More »

Never Fail a Diet and Exercise Program Again

Why do so many diets and fitness program send up in failure? What causes such an alarming rate? Is the program at fault? Obesity is growing at an alarming rate. Thousands of More »

Can’t Think of Something to Program?

Reinvent the Wheel

A lot of times, you’ll hear programmers say, “Do not reinvent the wheel”. What they are usually referring to is when an algorithm or application exists for a common problem and there is no need to replicate this. However, when you are first starting to program this can be an insanely helpful task. Programs like “Hello World”, a simple calculator, a timer, and a clock are all relatively easy to complete and plenty of people have made these types of programs, so there are definitely resources online to help you if you get stuck.

Ask Professors

If you are taking a programming course you are most likely being assigned programming problems as part of your course work. However, sometimes this is just is not quite enough. When I was learning how to program in Java, we only had six problems assigned all semester. Granted, these six were big projects, but there were no smaller assignments in between to help consolidate the knowledge we learned in class.

If you are not enrolled in any programming courses and are just learning how to program for

The ‘God’ Program

By, or just explaining Life, the Universe and Everything with “God done it” is just substituting one mystery by appealing to an even bigger mystery. Just saying “God done it” has no actual explanatory power. On the other hand, explaining Life, the Universe and Everything as a computer software program, a ‘God’ Program as it were, can account for any and all anomalies. With software all things are possible – even explaining God.

According to one theist of my online acquaintance, if God knows every possible outcome and what He will do in each case, then there are no surprises… since a being who knows the entire flowchart doesn’t need to think or contemplate.

That raised an interesting scenario for me.

“If God knows every possible outcome and what He will do in each case… “

The phrase “what He will do” requires His actual thought, contemplation and decision-making. Otherwise one is just suggesting that God is a pre-programmed robot who will automatically respond and do A if B and C if not-B and so on and so on. Every possibility is in God’s ‘brain’ not

Black Belt Marketing Success Secrets

If you search the internet you’ll find millions of free and also paid online affiliate programs.

Most people have signed up in these online affiliate programs and tried to make money from them but failed miserably.

They don’t know why.

Are you one of them?

If yes, read on to find out how to locate the right top affiliate program and how to promote it to start making money.

All affiliate programs are not created equal.

Some will make you money if properly promoted and others will not, no matter what you do.

Why?

Below are some reasons why.

(1) The Right Affiliate Programs To Promote

Most people are under the mistaken notion that just because an affiliate program is free that they can promote it and get rich.

Nothing can be farther away from the truth.

The bitter reality is that if an affiliate program is free, then most likely thousands of people will want to sign up to promote it.

Since thousands of people are promoting it, competition will be stiff and so the likelihood

Measures of Your Program’s Effectiveness and Success (Critical!)

The fact that less than 50% of the worksite wellness programs today conduct any type of program analysis or evaluation is a huge problematic issue. You can better manage and improve what you measure. And you do want to better manage and improve your program as needed, right?

Essentially, there are three broad areas within your wellness program that you can evaluate. They are: program structure, how the program is being delivered and the program’s expected outcomes.

Program Structure

Research has found that effective, successful worksite wellness programs are well-designed and comprehensive in their approach. Therefore, an assessment of a program’s structure focuses on whether key structural components are in place. To assess your program, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

1. How committed is your organization’s leadership to the program?

2. Are your programming and interventions based on the needs identified by your comprehensive, organization-wide needs assessment?

3. Are your programming and interventions aligned to the demographic and health status characteristics of your target audience?

4. Are the topics covered relevant to your target audience?

5. Are your programming and interventions evidence-based?

6. Do coherence, consistency,

How to Start a High-Impact Mentoring

Looking to start a mentoring program? That’s great. Mentoring is a proven approach to drive rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. Mentoring also benefits the sponsoring organization.

For employers, mentoring increases retention, promotion rates, and employee satisfaction. At universities, student mentoring is proven to improve student retention, boost job placement rates, and increase alumni engagement when tapping alumni as mentors.

A thriving, impactful mentoring program is within your reach. But great mentoring programs don’t just happen. They are built through thoughtful planning and sustained commitment to guiding participants through the mentoring process while continually improving the program.

Sound like a lot of work? It can be, but the right tools will make the effort much easier. Mentoring software provides a complete program environment that helps organizations start, manage, and measure all types of mentoring programs.

There are 5 key steps to take when designing and implementing your program:

1. Design your mentoring program.

Successful mentoring programs offer both structure and flexibility. Structure provides participants a mentoring workflow to follow and is critical to help participants achieve productive learning that reaches defined goals. Similarly, flexibility is essential to support varying

From Activities To Results

Many worksite wellness programs today are focused only on activities. And you do want to deliver more value, especially results, right?

If you doubt my assertion that too many programs today are focused only on activities, then just look over the postings to the worksite wellness groups on LinkedIn and you will frequently see questions posted from group members looking for ideas as to the next type of programming or intervention they should offer. This certainly suggests to me that their efforts are not based on the identified needs arising from any sort of organizational assessment, but more just a series of activities.

So what are the differences between activities based and results based programs? The following should help you differentiate the differences.

Activity Based

Activity based programs can be identified by:

There is no identified business need for the program.

There is no assessment of the program’s performance.

There are no specific measurable goals and objectives.

No specific participant results are shared with the participants nor are they expected to achieve any specific results.

No effort is made to prepare the work environment to support any type of

Apply Amazon’s Leadership Principles In Your Worksite Wellness Program Today

A principle is a comprehensive and fundamental doctrine, assumption, law or fact of nature. You do want to be a principle centered leader right? Amazon states that its Leadership Principles are used every day when discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on customer solutions or when interviewing job applicants. But how might these same 14 leadership principles apply to your leadership of your worksite wellness program? Let’s examine each individual principle.

Principle #1: Customer Obsession

As a worksite wellness program coordinator, you serve customers as well. Your customers are the organization as a distinct entity and the organization’s employees. Like Amazon, you too should obsess over your customers.

Principle #2: Ownership

You are the owner of your worksite wellness program. Organizational and employee health and wellbeing are your job. You need to think both short and long-term and establish program value from both perspectives.

Principle #3: Invent and Simplify

The cookie cutter approach does not work in worksite wellness. Each program must be unique to the employer and the needs and wants of its leaders and employees. While being based on an organization-wide assessment, your programming and interventions also need to be

Never Fail a Diet and Exercise Program Again

Why do so many diets and fitness program send up in failure? What causes such an alarming rate? Is the program at fault?

Obesity is growing at an alarming rate. Thousands of people are making big plans to change their lifestyle. Diet plans are purchased Gym memberships paid for and yet within a couple of weeks they have given up on both the diet and exercise program! Yes they may not have cancelled the gym membership yet, as they mean to start exercising again soon, maybe!

So What Exactly Goes Wrong?

Why do so many people quit early on? It makes people believe that it is just not worthwhile dieting as they are doomed not to succeed. One of the main reasons for diets failing is because people expect to see results, ‘Fast’. They almost expect to miss a couple of meals and ‘Hey Presto’ as if by magic all of the weight will have miraculously gone.

People have come to expect instant results, a magic pill maybe. The problem is that there are no magic pills available as yet. Not seeing a diet through to its conclusion will result in the diet failing,

How to Know When It’s Time to Add a Program or Service

We met in our satellite location, at 7:00 p.m., to prepare for our first class meeting. The class leader had cleaned, decorated, made beautiful snacks, set out chairs and prepared an array of resources for participants. The room was set up and the instructor was ready to start a new program/service for the organization. It was exciting to think of all the people we could help, and accomplish our goal of starting a support group.

Around 7:30 it was clear that no one was going to show up. We sat there in silence wondering why no one would come. Is it because the issue we were dealing with was too personal or that our community just didn’t want to deal with it? That was some of the initial thinking as to why this program didn’t get off the ground.

This happened during my first year of being an Executive Director. I was happy to support volunteers and their dreams of providing a service they had always wanted. We made a flyer, mailed it out, purchased materials, got our room ready, and waited in anticipation for eager participants to arrive.

I learned, later, that there is

The Need for Quality Childcare Programs

Quality childcare programs are in high demand these days. And because the demand is so high, the childcare industry has become big business. So big that its annual revenue is close to $20 billion, and there are about 21,000 childcare centers nationally that are run by nonprofit organizations with combined annual revenue around $13 billion. Oftentimes, when there is a lot of money to be made, corners tend to get cut and quality products and service suffers because of it. Let’s look at what makes a quality childcare program and the importance of keeping our children safe when parents are working.

The Need for Quality Childcare Programs: Quality Staff

One of the most important factors in the success and quality of care in any program is the relationship between the children left in the care of the program and the staff members who work with these children. Every program whether it is a home based program, independently owned or ran by a nonprofit organization should have a process in place that screens and selects staff and volunteers who are best suited for their program and safe for your children.

Every organization/agency that serves children needs

The What and Why of Program Evaluation

You can better manage what you measure. You do want to maximize the management of your wellness program, correct?

The What of Evaluation

Program evaluation is a systematic examination using research methods to collect and analyze data to assess how well what you are doing is working and why. Evaluations answer specific questions about program performance and can also focus on assessing program operations or results. Evaluation results can be used to assess a program’s effectiveness, identify how to improve its performance, or guide future resource allocation.

For evaluation purposes, a program can be defined in various ways such as an activity, project, intervention or initiative. In order to be able to be evaluated though, a program must have an identifiable purpose or set of objectives, as these will be used by an evaluator to assess how well the purpose or objectives were met. Evaluations may also assess whether your efforts had unintended and perhaps undesirable outcomes. An evaluation can assess an entire program or focus on just one activity or intervention. This is important as you may want to evaluate individual activities or interventions to assess how well they are being received or if

The A+ Programming Language

The programming world, is very vast, and you have to do a lot of research, in order for you to be able to grasp, any programming language in its entirety.

You will also find out very early, in your journey to becoming a great programmer, that there are many programming languages out here, which are necessary for you to learn; if of course you would like to be a great programmer and create that great application that you’ve always wanted to create.

In today’s article we are going to talk about the A+ programming language and all its important features.

A+ is said to be a descended of the A programming language, so if you know about the A programming language, you will have some type of idea of what A+ programming language, is really all about.

I don’t want us to get confused here, so I should mention that A+ is also a name used for an IT certification, which many individuals who would like to become a computer technician, pursue to further their careers.

The knowledge of the A+ certification, will definitely help you with your job, if you are a

Mistakes Coaches Make When Designing Their Signature Coaching Programs

Having a signature program doesn’t mean you’ll build a successful coaching business. But not having one means you don’t have something to sell and when you don’t have something to sell, you don’t have a business.

If you’re ready to have a coaching business that is fulfilling and satisfying, you’d probably want to have a signature program that’s a reflection of who you are, encompassing your value, conviction and superpowers.

You want a program you can call your own, and can be proud of.

You want a program that allows you to put all your experience, knowledge and talent under one roof – without cutting off an arm and a leg to fit into a box, or looking like a jack-of-all-trades.

Taking some 3- or 6-months “off the shelf” generic program designed by someone else and jamming yourself into it no longer works.

It no longer brings satisfaction. It doesn’t resonate. It feels like going through the motion without fully living their message.

If you’ve been struggling to create your signature program – not a flash in the pan offering, but something that sticks and makes you excited about selling (!) every single day – you may be making these mistakes:

1. Using Generic,

Don’t Start Your Worksite Wellness Program

Employee health and wellbeing programs are all the rage today. New programs are being launched all the time. If you are thinking about launching a program, you do want to optimize your effort and maximize the benefits, right?

The workplace is often seen as a venue through which to reach adults for the purpose of health education and promotion. While employee health and wellbeing programs are often seen as offering many potential benefits, far too many organizations do not understand the intricacies and challenges associated with launching or implementing an effective and successful program.

The five mistakes listed below are the most commonly made mistakes when launching or implementing a worksite wellness program.

Mistake #1: No Initial Assessment

Far too many worksite wellness programs are launched or implemented without the benefit of a comprehensive, organization-wide needs assessment and subsequent data analysis having been conducted. How do you know what needs to be addressed by the programming and interventions if you have not done any type of assessment?

What You Should Do Differently

Build an appropriate foundation for your program by examining existing, available employee health, wellness and wellbeing data. Find out from

Effective Tips To Help You Evaluate Your Eye

Eye exercises are a somewhat controversial subject on the internet nowadays. Everyone seems to have a different opinion as to whether or not eye exercises work. Some people swear by eye exercises. Others are convinced that these techniques that are designed to improve your vision are not eye related quackery, but real effective natural remedies that correct eyesight problems naturally. As a consumer it is very easy to get very frustrated over the confusing information that you continue to see on the web regarding this issue. You may be wondering who can you really trust on this particular issue. When it comes to the subject regarding evaluating eye exercise programs on the web it is often difficult to determine which eye exercise program is right for you. For instance, there are literally numerous eye exercise programs out there promising that you will achieve 20/20 eyesight without glasses. Have you ever wondered to yourself is there some kind of criteria that I can use in order to evaluate an eye exercise program to make sure that I choose the program that is right for me? Additionally, you are probably wondering if there is a guideline that would help making

Popular and Famous Highly Paying Affiliate Programs

Affiliation is an automated and robotized marketing program where an online website advertiser, merchant or entrepreneur engage webmasters (the person who keeps a specific website) to place their banners ads or buttons on their blog or websites. Webmasters will receive a referral fee or commission from sales when the customer has clicked the affiliate link to get to the merchant’s website to perform the desired action.

Generally, make a purchase or fill out a contact form, desired action varies from merchant to merchant and according to their offers or promotions. In other words, we can say that, it’s an online business center for thousands of affiliate programs on the web. Now a days, affiliate marketing has become a multi-billion dollar industry and it’s the best way to monetize your blog or website. All the affiliate networks system have their own tracking, reporting, and payment system.

Affiliate programs or associate programs is an agreement between an advertiser and a webmasters, if a company or organization has generated, produced or designed a product and they are promoting and trading it via your website then you can also generate extra income by inviting your website visitors to promote it

How to Remove Any Unwanted Program

What is an uninstaller program and why do you sometimes need to use it?

Well, if you’re reading this article, you may know the answer already? Yes, to remove those pesky little programs, that does not appear in windows’ ADD/REMOVE utility. Or those sneaky spy ware programs, that, having installed itself on your computer, without your permission, proves almost impossible to remove via the conventional uninstall methods. As well as those programs, where the program manufacturer, after you got to uninstall the unwanted programs, intentionally left behind myriads of scattered files, which may either act as hidden spy ware, collecting data unobtrusively, or frequently causing pop-up messages, which warns you of virus infections, every 60 seconds and prompting you to download additional software, from a particular site. Aside from driving you crazy, these files can cause all sorts of problems, such as error messages popping up constantly i.e. runtime errors, rundll32 errors etc.

Now this is one of the reasons, that Stand Alone Third Party Uninstaller Programs exists. In a Perfect world, there shouldn’t be any reason for such programs to be around. However, there are those manufacturers, that creates great products ,with excellent features and

The Formula for Successful Market Programs

Awhile back, we wrote an Industry White Paper titled “Market Technology: The Missing Link.” In its simplest form, Market Technology outlined a methodology, which advocated that a company’s market program (effectiveness) was, as critical as, the product and services that a company engineered.

Possibly, more important – especially for small-to-medium, sized companies that had to get it right out-of-the gate and did not have the margin for error that larger firms have. Market Programs can make or break a firm. This article discusses a process orientation to define/develop effective, Market Programs, which can impact several areas:

  • Vertical Industry/New Market Development
  • Product Launch Introductions/Roll-Outs
  • Competitive Attack Campaigns
  • Target Account and Opportunity Base Development
  • Distribution Channel & Strategic Alliance Development/Stimulation

As we overview this process, it is necessary to insert a critical role in the organization – the Market Programs Designer. No matter what your firm calls this role, it is essential to have a defined “owner” and skilled individual on staff that can translate critical business insights into effective Market Programs. Without this, your organization will be driven by bold ideas that stumble along or go nowhere.

This is the primary reason that many CEOs are reluctant to put

Biased Review Of The Truth About Abs Program

Now with this review I’m going to break it down into three different sections.

First, I’m going to start off with what the product is, some behind-the-scenes looks at the product, and the background of the creator behind the whole scheme of things. Generally this will be where I give you quality information so you don’t have to go through all the muggy research yourself.

Second, I’ll talk about how this product helps you, the negative things behind it (if any), and if there’s anything comparable to it in existence.

Thirdly, I’d like to give you my complete honest opinion behind this product, and just pour out my honest thoughts about it, so you have a strong opinion behind this to base your decision off. I never want to give false information about a product, but rather I want to be completely open to you guys and help you out any way I can by either recommending it or not.

I want you succeeding with your Fitness Program and truly obtaining your goals, so if that means telling you that a product really isn’t worth your time, I’ll do that.

So, in case you don’t like

First Programming Language

Introduction

Programming is a very useful and rewarding hobby. There are few better feelings than when someone sees you using a program you lashed together to make your life easier and says that it looks really useful. Most people have, at some point in their lives, really wanted to be able to do something on their computer or phone and been unable to. If you know a programming language, then there is often a fair chance that you can write a program to accomplish that task yourself. While there are a huge number of programming languages, many of them have a lot of similarities; this means that once you learn one language quite well, in most cases you will be able to pick up a new one far quicker.

Limits

One thing that all new programmers must come to term with is the amount of time learning a programming language takes. Although when you have become an expert you will be able to write many programs quickly, you must remember that many programs have taken whole teams of expert developers years to create. So it is important to understand that knowing a programming language or