Author Archives: Kathleen Iverson

About Kathleen Iverson

Chair Graduate Program in Training & Development Roosevelt University

Advantages of Working for Free

Recently I listened to a podcast about a young man who had graduated from college just about the time of the market collapse in 2008. http://www.npr.org/2013/09/06/211725689/is-there-a-better-way-to-find-work He and his classmates could not find jobs. He was told that the best … Continue reading

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The Virtual Trainer: From the classroom to the virtual world

At a recent networking event, I introduced myself to another student as a Virtual Instructor. “Now that’s what I want to do,” she smiled “train from home!” The biggest misconception about Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is that we simply … Continue reading

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Major League Executive Coaches

We all know the most famous major league coaches past and present–Phil Jackson, George Halas, and Vince Lombardi to name a few, but how do we identify top Executive Coaches? Here are several on my personal “Who’s Who in Executive … Continue reading

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Beyond Corporate America: Non-traditional career paths for training and development graduates

Kathleen Iverson, Roosevelt University Training and Development Department Chair If you visit the RU Training job board, you’ll find many opportunities for instructional designers and e learning specialists. In fact, instructional design was listed as No. 38 in 2012 in … Continue reading

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Remembering Deb Colky

Deb Colky was one of my best friends. She was intelligent, personable, hardworking, and down right funny. Those who had the great fortune of first hand experience with Deb know exactly what I mean.  Most of all, Deb loved the … Continue reading

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Faculty and Alumni Collaboration: Designing Medical Meetings that Get Results

On September 26th Vince Cyboran, Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Training & Development collaborated with 2010 graduate, Mallory Gott-Ortiz to deliver a scenario-based learning strategy to members of the Association Forum of Chicagoland. The learning event, “Medical Meetings: … Continue reading

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New Eight-Week Sessions begin on October 27th!

All classes in the Graduate Programs in Training & Organization Development are offered in consecutive eight-week segments allowing students to complete two sessions in one semester. Our first session has ended and our second eight-week session begins on October 27th. … Continue reading

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