Author Archives: Karen

Team Ni: Not even Mother Nature can slow us down!

The initial plan for today’s meeting was to visit FareStart (http://www.farestart.org/) to research techniques for staffing a restaurant with a diverse workforce that does not necessarily come from a traditional background. Kim and the crew at FareStart were gracious enough … Continue reading

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Karen’s Korner: Vacation is Necessary

Vacation is necessary.  This is one of the many peripheral things I’ve learned from participating in this project.  I expected to learn a lot about India and consulting, however I’ve learned so much more and we are barely even half … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Stacie’s Studio – Henna Happenings

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Stacie. So all of the women in our India consulting trip were super excited to get henna and we had been talking about it for days. Finally the weekend came and … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Jon’s Jacuzzi

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Jon. Hello from Jon’s part of this house, unfortunately referred to as Jon’s Jacuzzi, due to a lack of common household rooms starting with the letter “J.”  However, in keeping with … Continue reading

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Team Ni – D.J.’s Den – Indian Food and Sweating

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member D.J. I have the unfortunate body makeup that makes me sweat when I eat spicy food. The food does not even have to be very spicy for me to start getting … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Thursday 15 Dec – Surel Village Visit – Community Radio

Our team spent a day in Surel Village hosting a focus group.  Alpa opened up with discussing community radio.  We then asked questions such as what sort of radio programs do you currently listen to, what would you be interested … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Karen’s Korner

This is a personal perspective from Team Ni member Karen. I’ve worked on team consulting projects in my Market Research and Applied Strategy courses. Those projects were okay but even though I’m only a few days into the India Consulting … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13 December – Team Ni – Visavdi Village Visit

Today we visited the Visavdi Community Learning Center. The Visavdi CLC is 1 of 4 Community Learning Centers of one of the SEWA Districts.  This district has approximately 36,000 SEWA members.  SEWA is considering turning the Visavdi CLC into a … Continue reading

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Team Ni – Monday 12 Dec – Alpa, SMS, etc

The Manager Ni School is located on the 2nd floor of SEWA headquarters.  After the SEWA orientation, Alpa Dave, our contact for our project brought us down to the 2nd floor. There we were escorted into their study room* to … Continue reading

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Namaste from Team Ni!

        Team Ni in the office that the Leadership Ni School provided for us to work on our project.        

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