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Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?

By Tom Osiecki / December 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?

The Single Thought that Will Focus Your Marketing Forever Goals, tasks and vision to answer a single question, “Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?” This is the story of how a British men’s eight rowing team’s Olympic gold victory will help you achieve success with your marketing goals. No, really. This is good stuff.…

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2019 NNAHRA Annual Conference Recap

By Raving / September 27, 2019 /

More than 500 Native American HR professionals gathered this week for the 23rd National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) Annual Conference. This year’s event took place in Prior Lake, MN, at the stunning Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. With a 30% increase in attendance, the event enjoyed a diverse audience including HR team members from…

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Top Three Things that Sabotage Our Tribal Leadership Programs

By Christine Faria / September 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Top Three Things that Sabotage Our Tribal Leadership Programs

Next week, the Raving team will join over 500 NNAHRA members, speakers and sponsors at the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA). This annual conference is being held September 23-25, 2019, at the Mystic Lake Resort in Prior Lake, MI. The education focus is on Human Resources, Organizational Development, Employment Law and other issues…

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Sustainable Tribal Member Development - Paula Allen Training

Six Ways to Build a Sustainable Tribal Member Development and Leadership Program

By Paula Allen / April 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Six Ways to Build a Sustainable Tribal Member Development and Leadership Program

Recently we interviewed Paula Allen, Raving Partner, Leadership & Development and Enrolled Tribal Citizen of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and Dan Stromer, Raving Partner, Executive Tribal Development and Senior Operations, and asked them how they’ve helped organizations build a sustainable leadership program. Read the full interview here. This question came from conversations like this from…

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Raving NEXT: Tribal Leadership and Development Program 2019

Bright Lights in Tribal Gaming: Introducing Our 2019 Tribal Mentorship and Scholarship Team

By Christine Faria / April 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Bright Lights in Tribal Gaming: Introducing Our 2019 Tribal Mentorship and Scholarship Team

As a Native-owned business, we want to ensure there are opportunities for future leaders to have a seat at the table. It is critical that Tribal members are engaged in discussions about the future of this competitive and complex industry. One way of assisting in this process is inviting members participating in a formal Tribal…

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Decision Making - Dan Stromer on Casino Leadership - chess game analogy

Anatomy of a Decision

By Dan Stromer / March 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Anatomy of a Decision

Better results through better choices Before you have even gotten out of bed in the morning, you have decided several things. Should I hit the snooze button, what am I going to wear today, what do I want for breakfast, or am I even going to get out of bed? Whether consciously or subconsciously, these…

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Employer-Sponsored Biometric Screening - Tribal Entities

Employer-Sponsored Biometric Screening

By Tyler Moore / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Employer-Sponsored Biometric Screening

A very cost-effective way to create ROI within your health plan spend Several years ago, my firm received a call from a lab that we had contracted with on behalf of one of our Tribal casino clients. They had just completed the lab work for a biometric screening sponsored by the casino for its team…

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Tribal Leadership Development - Paula Allen & Dan Stromer

Giving Your Tribal Members What They Need to Succeed

By Paula Allen / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Giving Your Tribal Members What They Need to Succeed

Building a sustainable Leadership and Mentorship Program Interview by Christine Faria, Raving VP of Marketing with Paula Allen, Raving Partner, Leadership & Development and Enrolled Tribal Citizen of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and Dan Stromer, Raving Partner, Executive Tribal Development and Senior Operations Tribal casinos that have created a successful, enterprise-wide culture of leadership and…

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How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By ravingadmin18 / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on How to be More Proactive and Less Reactive: Lessons from a 5th Grader

By Doug Parker, Raving Partner and Back of House Systems Lead Auditor, Finley & Cook I am a proud parent of a 5th grader. This year in school, she and her classmates have a Social Studies teacher that kind of has that “old school” mentality about education. She is the kind of teacher that wants…

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Filling Open Positions at Your Casino

Help Wanted – Filling Open Positions at Your Casino

By Dan Stromer / February 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Help Wanted – Filling Open Positions at Your Casino

We scored big time. Several years ago, we had the privilege of first meeting and working with one of the most talented gaming executives in the industry. At the time, Dan Stromer was the long-time GM of Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa. Besides being a successful operator and damn smart, we noticed something else.…

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