Author Archives: Kathleen Iverson

About Kathleen Iverson

Chair Graduate Program in Training & Development Roosevelt University

What do you know for sure?

Looking back fifteen years to Oprah’s 2000 commencement address at Roosevelt University in a standing room only Auditorium Theater, she told 675 graduates that “change will only come about in our lives when we welcome it.” As students, or former … Continue reading

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Coaching vs. Therapy

Coaching is a relatively new field and is undergoing an identity crisis as it seeks to define itself within the broad field of workplace learning, consulting, human resource management, career development and in many cases, psychotherapy. One essential question that … Continue reading

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E-Learning Course Design and Development: A New Design for TRDV439 and TRDV453, Part 1

In the Training and Development department at Roosevelt University, we faced the dilemma of the “chicken or the egg?” when it came to sequencing two courses, E-Learning Course Design and E-Learning Course Authoring.  No matter which course we placed first, … Continue reading

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Coaching Theory: Don’t put the cart before the horse

Coaching is all about doing –having conversations, using tools, assessments, making plans, following up and evaluating performance.  It’s not about theory and models and research, right?  Unfortunately, this belief is all too common in coaching and has led many experts to … Continue reading

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Use Storytelling to Increase Your Participants’ Retention Ratios

When was the last time you remembered exactly where the numerical tables were located in your textbook? If you are like me, you may struggle to recall previously learned data. That’s because our brains do not easily recall data–especially in … Continue reading

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Linking Leadership Education in Higher Education to TRDV and HPI: A Conversation that Introduces Theory and Raises Practical Questions

Hello Roosevelt’s TRDV/HPI(T) students and alums. Today, I write to you about Leadership, a topic that is rather messy and often misunderstood. Specifically, I am writing this blog post from a leadership education in higher education perspective. Leadership education is … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Accelerate Trust in the Online Classroom

By Guest Author: Jenn Patrick Recently, an interviewer asked how I build trust within my workgroup. While answering, I had one of those realizations that tend to surface at the apex of interview mania, copious research and over caffeination: I … Continue reading

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