With New Name, Beyond OCD Gets a Website Facelift to Improve Functionality and Footprint

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 18, 2012

Beyond OCD, the worlds leading repository of consumer-friendly resources to help sufferers and families cope with and conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), has rebranded its website at http://www.beyondocd.org, deploying its new and improved web architecture to provide visitors with faster page loads, increasingly significant content, easier navigation, and a more vibrant visual experience.

The vastly improved website comes on the heels of the early May announcement that the 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1994, changed its name from OCD Chicago to Beyond OCD in response to the groups increasing global reach. Beyond OCD also maintains a second website, http://www.ocdeducation.org, which is an OCD educational resource for school personnel.

Beyond OCD is dedicated to being the leading platform for individuals, families, mental health professionals, educators, clergy and the media across the country seeking information and aid to improving the lives of people who suffer with OCD. The website, originally launched in 2005, has grown exponentially over the years as more information and resources have become available to the OCD interest community. Rebuilding and re-launching the web portal was deemed to be the best way to stay on the cutting edge of Internet protocols amid the OCD knowledge expansion.

BeyondOCD.com is a highly dynamic website that provides a wealth of OCD data, reading recommendations and other resources, as well as personal stories from OCD sufferers, OCD facts and myths, resources from professionals and experts in the field, treatments and therapies, news, resource links, and even valuable information on a host other and often related mental health disorders.

When originally launched on the web over seven years ago, Beyond OCDs website employed an earlier version of ExpressionEngine, the webs Number 1 content management system softwarethe best of its kind at the time. The Beyond OCD web design and development firm, Unleaded Group of Denver, recently completely rebuilt and restructured the website in the very latest ExpressionEngine version, and also improved the site architecture to the most modern incarnations of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and HTML (HyperText Markup Language), both critical backbones defining the styles and code language that drive the highest-performing sites on the Internet.

While repeat visitors to beyondocd.org will not immediately detect changes to the site other than the organizations name change, the improved user experience is sure to please. Moreover, the new website architecture makes it much easier and quicker for Beyond OCD staff to post fresh content, expanding the organizations mission to be the most comprehensive resource on the topic anywhere on earth.

Beyond OCD reaches visitors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

OCD: The Facts

There is no cure for OCD, but armed with information, as well as appropriate treatments and therapies, most OCD sufferers can attain significant relief from their symptoms to help them get Beyond OCD.

OCD is a neurobiological anxiety disorder that causes people to endure unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and ritualistic behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that they are driven to perform over and over. As the average age of diagnosis goes down, OCD is increasing viewed as a disorder that first strikes in childhood. While most people who have this disorder know their obsessions and compulsions are irrational and excessive, they cannot control them.

OCD is characterized by obsessions and compulsions that take up an excessive amount of time and cause significant distress. Consider that:

Accelerate launched – major internal communication training initiative to improve comms practitioner strategy skills

(PRWEB UK) 5 July 2012

The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and communication training specialist Gatehouse Academy have joined forces to launch Accelerate a fast-track masterclass that puts communicators on the path to success when tackling strategic internal communication.

As internal communicators move on in their career, what makes them stand out from the crowd is their ability to translate organisational objectives into meaningful communication strategy and implement this smoothly, taking senior managers and colleagues with them.

The Accelerate masterclass has been designed to help practitioners achieve just that, providing a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of strategic internal communication within a short time frame two blocks of two days.

Subjects covered include: the fundamentals of planning; hardwiring communication to organisational objectives; choosing and using the right channels; driving engagement through leaders; becoming a trusted advisor; leading organisations through transition; managing projects effectively; creativity for communicators; and research and evaluation.

This internal communication course is fast-paced, interactive and pragmatic with a focus on equipping delegates to deliver practical solutions while also covering the vital theory. It includes techniques and insights to fine-tune those vital people skills.

Going forward, the programme offers ongoing benefits and networking opportunities for course alumni.

In addition to the training expertise of the two organisations, Accelerate is able to draw on the detailed competency framework developed by the Institute in its capacity as the professional body for IC practitioners and Gatehouses extensive experience as a leading full-service agency of advising major clients in the UK and overseas.

Institute chief executive Steve Doswell said: Internal communication has a higher status than ever before but, for the function and individual practitioners to reach their full potential, they must make a genuine contribution to achieving organisational objectives and add real value whatever the challenges. Accelerate provides key knowledge and confidence required to make this happen.

We are delighted to be working with Gatehouse on this programme which is fully integrated with our other training and development offerings and further contributes to the Institutes objective of providing learning solutions for a spectrum of career stages and circumstances.

Gatehouse director Lee Smith commented: This is an exciting collaboration focused on providing delegates with practical tools and techniques, alongside robust theory, that they can use from day one back in the workplace.

Considerable emphasis is placed on people skills as the ability to persuade, influence and ultimately become a trusted advisor is something that really makes a successful communicator stand out.

The first Accelerate course will run in central London in October.

In addition to being available as an open course, the programme can also be offered on an exclusive basis for in-house teams.

Further information is available at http://www.gatehousegroup.co.uk/accelerate or email sue(at)ioic.org(dot)uk

The Institute of Internal Communication is the only UK professional body solely dedicated to supporting internal communication practitioners throughout their career, and promoting best practice in the function, through training and development, events, awards, networking and the development of knowledge and research.


Gatehouse Academy is the dedicated training arm of fast-growing communication consultancy Gatehouse. Launched in 2009, it provides training, coaching and professional development support for professional communicators, line managers and aspiring leaders across a wide range of sectors, including central government, financial and professional services, FMCG and oil and gas.


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Cherry Logistics Adds Landscape Manager to Improve Client Services

North Aurora, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Cherry Logistics, which bundles and consolidates exterior and interior facility maintenance services, today announced the addition of landscape manager Laurin Czyzyk. Czyzyk will be responsible for developing and organizing the burgeoning landscaping division of Cherry Logistics, and brings with her a horticultural background in sustainable design and maintenance.

Prior to joining the Cherry team, Czyzyk served as an educator and horticulturist, and spent the last 3 years as Account Manager at Western DuPage Landscaping, where she was responsible for managing commercial landscape maintenance, organizing seasonal events and applications for each site, designing and managing the installation of four-season color displays, and monitoring the health of plant material to ensure ongoing insect and disease controls. Laurin Czyzyk attended Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. During her career, Czyzyk has also given lectures on sustainable landscape design/installation and site grading/drainage. With her former company, Czyzyk received awards for Excellence in Landscaping from the ILCA (Illinois Landscape Contractors Association) and from the City of Schaumburg for Most Improved Landscaping in the retail division.

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