Author Archives: Kathleen Iverson

About Kathleen Iverson

Chair Graduate Program in Training & Development Roosevelt University

Key Take Aways from Roosevelt University’s Training and Development Program

By the time you reach your last week of your last class, if you’re like me, you may find that many of the facts you’ve learned are only vague memories overshadowed by the focus of graduation and the changes it brings. While … Continue reading

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Check Out Our New and Updated Social Justice Page

To highlight the importance of our commitment to social justice as both an essential mission of Roosevelt University and the Graduate Program in Training and Development, I’d like to direct you to our new and updated page detailing the social … Continue reading

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O, this learning, what a thing it is!

The training and education provided in the MATD program focused on adult learning in the workplace and in the academic environment. As this semester and my MATD studies draws to an end, I pondered the question: What is adult learning?   … Continue reading

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Energizing Your Team For Success

Every organization has that person; the one who is always first to make a negative comment or point out flaws when new ideas are presented. They suck the life out of every committee or team they are on. In my … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Digital Badge: A new tool for higher education?

There’s a new badge in town and it’s digital, portable, and displayed in a multitude of locations including your resume, social network sites, and perhaps someday, even your diploma. A grown up version of merit badges earned by scouts and video … Continue reading

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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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