PAF Program Updates
At Spring Training we discussed how to effectively manage up. Following the 70/20/10 model, which posits that professional development takes place through 70% personal experiences, 20% learning from others, and 10% direct education, the training included a brief presentation, simulations, and small group discussions.
The PAF Program is excited to welcome Mae Cooper as our new Professional Development Advisor, joining Toby Davidow and the rest of the PAF Advising Team in guiding the career and professional development activities for fellows. Although we are excited welcome Mae, it is a bittersweet moment, as we bid “farewell” to Sara Melita who served as the founding Professional Development Advisor for the PAF program.
This spring, the current PAF cohorts are striving to once again reach 100% participation for philanthropic giving to GW by the annual PAF Commencement Reception on May 19th and they have upped the ante by challenging the PAF alumni community to match their efforts, cohort-by-cohort.
In December second-year PAF Katie Wynne and first-year PAF Dor Hirsh Bar Gai volunteered at EdFest, DC’s citywide school fair where thousands of District residents have the opportunity to explore over 200 public and public charter school options.