Category Archives: Careers

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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“We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.” Or, do we?

by Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Training and Development Roosevelt University Much like the enigmatic emblems on Scout uniforms, “digital badges” are among the latest efforts for documenting skill competencies in individuals.  Mixed with an updateable–and up-to-date–portfolio, … 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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“Don’t Clap, Throw Money”: Misadventures in Employee Engagement

Is your glass half empty or half full? Having been asked this seemingly innocuous — but heavily coded — question several times over the years at employee workshops, I’ve developed a standard response: “You have a glass?” This generally stops … 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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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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