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Bruce Carmel Consulting (

Consultant in New York City Supporting Nonprofits and Government
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
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I've given many presentations and trainings on Adolescent Brain Development over the past few years. Annie E. Casey and NASW Foundation have a great train the trainer program and materials. New York Association for Continuing and Community Education's 2023 conference was the first opportunity to ...

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Post- and Pre-Covid professional pictures. Will I ever wear a tie again?
(Photo credit for both: Mike Rubio)

Bad News for NYC Children
The articles above capture the recent distain for "balanced literacy" and the rush to return to phonics. What is this based in? Most folks know how to read and many think they know how to teach reading. They think phonics is how they learned to read. That was a part of ...

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Who am I? After a few advanced degrees and decades in leadership roles in major NYC nonprofits, I launched Bruce Carmel Consulting. So many people in nonprofits and government know me so that seemed like a good name. Since 2018, I've been sharing my experience and skills with professionals at all...

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The Adolescent Brain and Workforce Development

Jun 2, 2022 – Jun 2, 2022

Meaningful application is the goal of this training. Participants gain a better understanding of adolescent brain development through a trauma lens; and gain tools, resources, and best practices. Opportunities to plan for implementation are stressed. In addition to the knowledge and skill acquire...

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So many friends have contracted COVID over the past few weeks. I am sure it's more than ever. Luckily, no one has been hospitalized or seriously ill. I follow the COVID stats very closely. Cases in NYC, especially Manhattan are quickly rising, but the hospitalization and death rates are low. Last...

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These are very challenging times for all of us, of course. Many nonprofits are working so hard to continue to provide services that are so badly needed. It's very rewarding to see how a few targeted coaching sessions can sharpen goals and vision, solve problems, and improve morale.

This isn't a great picture, but it's our world right now. I'm among the 140+ Child Welfare leaders across New York State who attended the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Annual Meeting. The meeting was held virtually this year, of course. Judge Edwina Mendelson offered a wonderful key...

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Subject Matter Expertise 

Coaching Growth leadership coaching is a powerful technique that transforms the way we think of ourselves, our work, and our world.  

Facilitation Skills/Training the Trainer Developing the presentation and facilitation skills of staff in order to improve the quality and impact of workshops, training, meetings, and instruction.  
Curriculum Design Creating instructional materials, improving existing curricula, teaching staff how to develop curriculum, lesson plans and agendas.    

Organizational Development Designing programs, assessing needs, gathering input, action planning and implementation to improve operations and outcomes.  
Workforce Development Building skills to provide improved job readiness, career pathways and career awareness services, building employer partnerships and using labor market information to improve job place and retention outcomes.  
Leadership Training and coaching in management essentials, building teams, running effective meetings, increasing staff and leadership diversity, giving feedback, building relationships, boundaries, and conflict resolution.   

Improving Outcomes Defining success, setting goals, and measuring key indicators of impact; creating data and feedback loops for continuing improvement.      

Youth Development Strategies to partner with young people and build on their strengths. 

Adult Learning Support for education, training, and staff development to improvement engagement and learning outcomes. 

Special Populations Strengthening competencies in working with foster care youth, court-involved individuals, LGBTQ+ populations, and those with learning disabilities and low literacy levels.

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3 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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