Last fall, St. Aloysius, an organization and school that provides psychiatric services to Cincinnati youth, faced a big problem; the “no-show” rate for their programs was almost as high as 30%. In this blog, Lauren McDonald explains how a group of SEI-Cincinnati consultants and the dedicated staff members of St. Aloysius partnered together to solve this problem during a “data-hack-a-thon.”
Consultant Andrea Metz has been serving others through mission work in communities across the United States and internationally in Mexico, Africa, and along the Amazon River of Brazil. Each mission trip is unique and offers many impactful opportunities to serve others. In this blog, Andrea discusses her passion for serving others and why that makes all the difference in her career at SEI.
Think you know what it means to have integrity? When asked to define integrity, many people immediately search for synonyms: honest, ethical, or a person of high moral fiber. While these definitions are certainly true, there is a second definition of integrity that completes the picture of who an SEI consultant is. In this blog, Joe Combs discusses what true integrity looks like and why it’s part of our “collective soul.”
Every group has certain norms and behaviors that guide its actions and help define that group. For many organizations, norms are developed over time and are largely unspoken. There is, however, real value in putting forth a concerted effort to identify, validate, and celebrate the norms of a successful organization. In this week’s blog, Jane DiMartino and Karen Mancini share the norms that inspire SEI and contribute to our success.
“We have rallied to support each other in times of tragedy, great need, and often to celebrate one another’s accomplishments. And we will continue to do so – that’s what keeps me here and keeps us who we are.” This week’s blog by Stephanie Freihofer shares the story of how compassion from her colleagues made a significant impact on her and her family.
This summer, SEI celebrated our 25th anniversary and in a few short weeks, I will celebrate my 10th anniversary as an SEI consultant. As I look back on my last decade and SEI’s first quarter century as a company, I’m struck by how things have changed and, more importantly, how much they have stayed the same.
When I joined SEI almost 10 years ago, I immediately found a home and became part of a family. SEI was founded in Cincinnati by Dan Pierce nearly 25 years ago and each new hire has grown the SEI family. Like myself, there are numerous others with 10+ years of tenure. Today, our Cincinnati office boasts 65 team members and is still growing.
Home. To many people, home is a place where you feel accepted, comfortable, and safe. This may be the house you grew up in as a child, and where your parents still live filled with familiar sights and scents. Or the dream house you and your spouse have painstakingly saved for over the years and were finally able to build or buy. And yet to others, home is simply anywhere your family and friends are. Home can mean many things to different people, but everyone shares the desire to find a home, be at home, or come home.