All posts tagged with "David Ratliff"

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How do you go from good to great in a non-permissive environment when your budget has been zeroed and staff morale has tanked?  In the case of USAID/Azerbaijan, the key was energizing Mission staff with a Collaborative Learning approach. Years of political uncertainty and... read more
Library Resource | Aug 14, 2019 | Case Study
Formerly a member of the CLA Team in USAID/PPL/LER, David Ratliff is now Program Officer in the USAID/Azerbaijan mission. He submitted this blog to share the mission's CLA Challenge Week experience with the USAID Learning Lab community. This blog is intended to be an honest... read more
Blog | Feb 6, 2018 | David Ratliff
A genuine fictional interview conducted by David Ratliff with Don Draper on May 24th, 2017. Don Draper is the Creative Director at Sterling Cooper, a fictional advertising agency from the Mad Men television show. David Ratliff is a member of USAID’s Collaborating, Learning... read more
Blog | Jun 8, 2017 | David Ratliff | Working Smarter
This blog was originally posted by BEAM Exchange on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016. David Ratliff is a Foreign Service Officer currently serving on USAID's Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Team. How can we change a broken recruitment system to get more effective... read more
Blog | Dec 21, 2016 | David Ratliff | Working Smarter
For some of us it’s really hard to say no. We often hear USAID mission staff and implementing partners say they can’t do CLA because they don’t have the time. I would argue that it’s because they don’t say no enough! We have an innate desire to want to please people and... read more
Blog | Nov 16, 2016 | Learning Lab | Working Smarter
This is the first post in a new series called Working Smarter: Everyday CLA techniques to help you be more productive. The goal of the series is to share practical ways to integrate collaborating, learning, and adapting into your work. Do you ever imagine going back in... read more
Blog | Oct 12, 2016 | David Ratliff | Working Smarter
USAID/Mozambique embarked on a journey to reflect and learn about progress during the first two and a half years of their country strategy. Following an intense planning and preparation period to collect and analyze data, the Mission conducted a two-week stocktaking... read more
Blog | Sep 26, 2016 | Learning Lab
Disclaimer: I’m a Foreign Service Officer working for USAID. So when I say “going to the field”, what I really mean is sitting in an Embassy for a couple years and heading out occasionally to remote villages in an air conditioned armored Suburban. Also, this article... read more
Blog | Jun 6, 2016 | David Ratliff
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