Project Management

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Project Management

Remote Solutions has a plethora of experience in project management.

From Oversight Services and training to scope development our team will help you be more efficient and economically stable with the highest level of professionalism.

Take a look at our experience with companies in Northwest Alaska. 

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Workforce Development

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Workforce Development

Our team can work with you to develop a training strategy to achieve your goals by working as a team.

 

Remote Solutions assists with:

  • Organizational Learning Strategies
  • Recruitment, Development, and retaining your employees
  • Training, Coaching and mentoring your team
  • Career Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Workplace onboarding and orientation
  • Project management services and training

 

Our experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Renewable Energy Program Curriculum Development - UAA Mat-Su Campus

  • Staff Leadership and Project Management Training - Skiku/NANANordic

  • Professional Development - Northwest Arctic Borough, North Slope Borough,

    Bristol Bay and Aleutians East School Districts

  • Program and Curriculum Development - Alaska Technical Center and Industry

    Partners

  • Joint Training Program Coordination - Red Dog Mine and Alaska Technical Center

  • Aviation Training Program Development - Lee’s Sea Air

  • Customer Service Training and On-the-Job Coaching - Corporate Clients

  • Work Ready Soft Skills Certification Program - Corporate Clients

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Corporate Learning & Professional Development

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Corporate Learning & Professional Development

The Remote Solutions team is ready to help you meet your challenges and strengthen your organization. We are dedicated to help build capacity in individuals and communities across Alaska. We have a proven record of program conceptualization, design, implementation, and refinement of learning programs for adults.

Our experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Professional Development for Career and Technical Education Curriculum Team – Anchorage School District

  • Founding Partner, Development Team and Program Manager - Alaskans Changing Together – State of Alaska

  • Program Development and Implementation - ACT on the Iditarod Trail

  • Project Management and Organizational Development Services through our Project Management Office – Multiple Clients

  • Work Ready Soft Skills Certification Program - Corporate Clients

  • Customer Service Training and On-the-Job Coaching - Corporate Clients

  • Leadership and Teacher Mentoring - University of Alaska, Western Governor’s University and Michigan State University

  • Planning, Program, and Materials Development for Youth Leaders, Youth Councils, and Wellness Coalitions – Multiple Clients

  • Staff Leadership, Project Management and Board Training - Skiku and Nordic Journeys

  • Professional Development - Northwest Arctic Borough, North Slope Borough, Bristol Bay and Aleutians East School Districts

  • Curriculum and Program Development and implementation - University of Alaska, Alaska Technical Center and Industry Partners

  • Joint Training Program Coordination - Red Dog Mine, Tuuq Drilling, University of Alaska and Alaska Technical Center

  • Aviation Training Program Development - Baker Aviation, Lee’s Sea Air

You can contact us at katherine@akremotesolutions.com or call us at 907-442-4492.

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Alaska Superintendents & Boards

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Alaska Superintendents & Boards

Attention Alaska Superintendents and School Boards. Are you focusing on organizational development, conserving resources, strategy planning, or trying to build a new program from the ground up? Than Remote Solutions can help you!

Are you at a dead end and don't know what to do? Our team can help you solve complex problems by creating an action plan through a series of attainable goals. Once we create an action plan we can help you implement that plan and meet your goals.

Our Remote Solutions team has experience with Pre K-12 education, Adult learning, Cultural Integration, Project Management, and communication between companies.

You can contact us at katherine@akremotesolutions.com or call us at 907-412-2882

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Marine Debris Polluting the Shores of Alaska

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Marine Debris Polluting the Shores of Alaska

A barge docked in Seattle carries nearly 3,400 super-sacks of marine debris from remote beaches in Alaska and British Columbia, on August 6 2015.

A barge docked in Seattle carries nearly 3,400 super-sacks of marine debris from remote beaches in Alaska and British Columbia, on August 6 2015.

Marine debris is becoming a major problem for the people of Alaska. As Chris Pallister, president of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, put it when he told the congressional panel that dealing with the issue will take funding, enforcement, education and international cooperation -- no simple lift. 

Cleaning just the most impacted shorelines in Alaska would cost at least $100 million. There is an ongoing Alaska cleanup effort in an area that holds 30 tons of plastic debris per mile, along shorelines with virtually no vehicle access.

Jenna Jambeck, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Georgia pointed to research that shows there are five main countries responsible for most of the marine debris problem, which is mostly a plastic problem: China, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia -- all rapidly developing nations.

In NW Alaska, the NWAB had received grant funding through the USFWS, CIAP Program (Coastal Impact Assistance Program), to assist villages in NW in cleaning up marine debris.  The funding, which is now closed, provided marine debris safety and logistics training to each village.  Plans were created on how to recycle, dump, or backhaul marine debris in a way that could be carried out for years ahead.  Much of the work was volunteer driven.   Buckland had an astounding 58 volunteers who cleaned up approximately 760 miles of river and coastal beaches and collected over 570 33-gallon bags of debris!   Keep up the great work.

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Solar Power Coming to Northwest Artic

Solar panels in the Northwest Arctic village of Shugnak. (Photo courtesy of Ingemar Mathiasson/NWAB)

Solar panels in the Northwest Arctic village of Shugnak. (Photo courtesy of Ingemar Mathiasson/NWAB)

The Department of Energy awarded $1 million in federal funding to install panels in Kotzebue, Buckland, and Deering. Construction on the new solar panels is set to begin in the spring of 2018.

Energy costs are notoriously high in rural Alaska, where diesel is often barged up to remote communities. The price of diesel has dropped in recent years, but climate change has made fuel deliveries more expensive. Solar energy will not completely replace diesel for some time, but at least we can start to be less dependent on it. 

The Northwest Arctic Borough has recently completed installing solar PV on the water/sewer systems in villages through the region.  Data is currently being collected to demonstrate the cost savings and environmental benefits that result in using this alternative energy.  

To read the whole article go to:

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/05/05/solar-to-help-power-northwest-arctic-still-diesel-dependent/

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Rural Alaska Grants Database

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Rural Alaska Grants Database

As the grant opportunities come and go-so often we are wondering what opportunities are being missed and what work we need to be gearing up for.  This frustration has led to the development of the rural Alaska Grants Database.  This is a searchable online container for grants coming up and grants past so we can forecast upcoming opportunities.  This is open to the public to add so please feel free to add to it as you come across grants or other funding opportunities that aren't listed currently.  Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.  

Any questions or comments please email me at katherine@akremotesolutions.com.

Check it out at www.akremotesolutions.com/grants

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"What we need is here"

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"What we need is here"

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. 

~Wendell Berry

As we continue planning for what we want for our personal lives, for our communities, and our planet it is easy to look outside of us as if all we want is out of reach and out of our control.  This gentle reminder bring us back home to look more closely at our own capacity to create change.  

 

Photo by iAnonymous.Black

 

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Institute of the North

The Institute of the North hosted an Alaska Dialogue on the topic of Community Dialogue in Kotzebue on May 30th, 2015.  The welcoming speeches were given my Mayor Majia Lukin, Mayor Reggie Joule, Dr. William Iggiagruk Hensley, and Elizabeth Qualluq Cravalho.   The lunch keynote speaker was Elizabeth Ferguson who discussed the Kotzebue 2015 Youth Leadership Summit.   Numerous wonderful questions were asked to explore the topic.  

  1. What collaborations take place at a local level that foster a stronger community?>
  2. How does Alaska develop and strengthen self-determination and self-governance in Alaska, for a stronger Alaska?
  3. How do we create a space for meaningful decision-making that is also inclusive?
  4. What strategies can we employ to shape our future?
  5. How do we facilitate intergenerational transfer of knowledge and leadership?

We look forward to the report summarizing the findings!  In the meantime, what are your thoughts?

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