What is there to say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It was unexpected, challenging, and uncertain, at least. It forced us to regroup, review, and re-envision, often in record time. It’s pretty typically for us to do a year-in-review type of post at the end of December, but 2020 feels a little different. With a new year inching closer, it feels even more important to reflect on the remarkable things that happened.
Despite all that was going on, 2020 was a year with new clients, and a number of new projects with existing partners. Enable team members new and old
- helped industry professionals and associations to train remotely, even when hands-on learning was and collaboration were called for.
- assisted not-for-profit organizations in keeping stakeholders and community members engaged.
- supported post-secondary institutions in building their online curriculum.
- made it easier for community organizations to support their members.
- created free resources for working remotely, but also for onboarding and training new hires at a distance.
Taking a page from our own playbook, we grew our own skill set and toolkit. This included:
- building out our own proprietary technological tools
- developing ways to record video and audio remotely, when we couldn’t be on site
- expanding our repertoire of interactive assets
- finding new ways to use video conferencing
- launching a brand new website
- hosting our first ever online conference (with plans for a sequel in the spring)
Committed to using our skills and knowledge to help during a difficult time, we found new ways to impact our community.
- In partnership with our sister company, Red T Media, we produced a new book, a new app, and a new learning portal, all of which provided teaching and learning materials for young critical thinkers. See it all here.
- Along with Country Heritage Park (which happens to be our home), we created multimedia, interactive learning materials to maintain ties with teachers and learners who couldn’t visit for tours.
- We also assisted in projects involving new medical technology and public health.
Believe it or not, we also found new ways to come together and have fun as a team, such as:
- online meditation sessions
- weekly coffee time and happy hour
- our first ever online holiday party
While the past 10 months have been anything but easy for any of us, it’s been a time of learning and growth for Enable, our clients, and our partners, and we’ve relished the opportunities it has presented. It’s been about so much more than immediate responses to difficult circumstances. Everyone we’ve worked us has inspired us with their drive to build long-term solutions that will really help them achieve their goals and objectives.
We’d like to thank our innovative, hard-working Enable team, as well as the clients, partners, and community that helped us reach our own goals in 2020. We look forward to a new year of learning, creating and collaborating.
Happy holidays from the Enable team!