Message From Tero International (2)

A message regarding Covid-19 and Tero International from Tero's President, Rowena Crosbie.

Click here to read Tero's Covid-19 Update

Resource from CIRAS regarding PPE sources in Iowa

CIRAS (and Iowa State University Extension) has provided a Summary of Emergency COVID-19 PPE (personal protection equipment) Sources in Iowa. Click here to read the resources list.

CIRAS has received a variety of requests from public and private organizations throughout the state requesting assistance in identifying alternate sources for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Based on these requests, we have performed an outreach effort over the last several days to identify the most likely sources of product. If you have any hospitals, long term care facilities, or other medical providers in your community that are looking for PPE, please share with them if you think it will help. They can contact the providers directly.

In addition, they have provided a Supplier Scouting form. Click here fore the Supplier Scouting form. If any organization needs assistance identifying sources of supply (for PPE or any other industrial needs related to COVID disruptions), please have them fill it out and submit it to


Scroll down to find free professional development resources to gain Confidence in Crisis. 


What to do next?

Tero International Learning Specialist Liz Cooney, is available to help you reschedule or answer your questions. Feel free to reach out to her to do so. You can email her at or by phone (515) 221-2318 (ext. 205)

Contact Liz Cooney, Tero International Learning Specialist

Tero blog (2)

What if My Boss Saw What I was Doing?

Watch this episode of Your Invisible Toolbox to learn from local professionals. Working from home is different, but when at the office are you using your time the way you should be?

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Tips and Techniques to Deal with Verbal Criticism

Verbal criticism is a ubiquitous fact of our daily lives. Hardly a day goes by when we do not hear cynical remarks, sarcastic comments, or just plain negative feedback about our actions and behavior from colleagues, superiors or from family members.  Continue Reading...

Fostering Accountability in the Workplace

Sit down with Tero President Rowena Crosbie, while she discusses fostering accountability in the workplace, and making sure your employees and yourself are holding yourself to your company's standards.

Tero blog

Discovering Strengths in Uncertain Times

by Liz Cooney, Learning Specialist, Tero 

Does your personality type influence how you work from home? The situation we currently find ourselves in is anything but expected. And yet, you are probably reacting in a predictable way.

The research behind Myers-Briggs Personality Type claims that each of us have innate preferences that influence our response to any situation. Given how many of us are now thrust into so much change, knowing exactly what we need personally will both preserve our well-being and help us to be more supportive for our colleagues, direct reports, and teams. CONTINUE READING... 


Chapter 72


Insight on Business Podcast


Covid-19 Took Her Job But Opened New Opportunities

Tero Training Coordinator Kim Greth spoke with podcast host Michael Libbie on how her role at Tero has changed due to the current crisis. Kim was able to step into new roles and discover skills she hadn't tapped into before. Listen to this great podcast and hear what she has to say for yourself! LISTEN HERE.

Enjoy chapter 72 of Your Invisible Toolbox.

I hope you enjoy this chapter, and please share with us your thoughts or a small act of kindness you've recently done. 

Rowena Crosbie Tero International, President


Silver Lining Feel Good Moments


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Support Local While at Home

Catch Des Moines and the DSM Partnership launch the DSM Challenge to support your local businesses during this time. Join Tero as we take the challenge to support our favorite local spots while working from home at this time.

Make sure you share with us and on your social channels how you're supporting local and use the hashtag #DSMlocalchallenge and #DSMstrong.


Learn more by visiting the Catch Des Moines website here.


Tero Kidz Zone


Parents and Guardians,

We understand that with schools being closed and many of you having to work from home. Kids shouldn't be missing the opportunity to learn and grow, just like you as parents shouldn't miss the opportunity to learn and grow as professionals. Much of what Tero teaches is also critical for young kids and teenagers to learn as well. We've developed an area on our website full of resources for kids to learn and grow from while at home the next few weeks. 

Visit Kidz Zone

Ask Tero

Life and work are little crazy right now. And Tero is trying to put together resources for you during this time. Please share what you would like to  know more about to help you as professional while you're working from home, social distancing in the office and having to find new ways to run your business.


What issues are you dealing with as an individual or leader while managing covid-19? Are there professional resources you are needing at this time to continue your professional development? What tips would you like to know about working from home? Let us know!

Ask Your Questions



Want to Look Like a News Anchor in Your Next Zoom Meeting?

Des Moines Business Record has shared some helpful tips from former local news anchor Kevin Cooney. Read some of the tips, you might find them helpful in your next video chat meeting!


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