Category Archives: Human Performance Improvement

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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Career-changer finds prospects to be even better than expected in the field of training and development

Being a “career-change” student in the Training and Development program, I’m often asked, “So, what kind of job do you want when you graduate?” After managing the job board for the TRDV blog for a few months, I’ve discovered 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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In Defense of Energizers: Incorporate physical activity into your work, training

It’s no surprise that obesity and sedentary lifestyles are negative by-products of our plugged-in society, but did you know that working and learning at your computer for long periods of time can lead to an early demise? A large body of … Continue reading

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Adjust your expectations and rethink the rubric

Rubrics show great promise as both a way to communicate expectations and to assess performance. In just a few short years, rubrics have become an essential resource in the race to make higher education more accountable. Can it be long … Continue reading

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Perfect Performance Objectives

By: Kathleen Iverson At first glance the premise of the perfect performance objective is deceptively simple. Dick and Carey (2009) define performance objectives as statements of what the learners will be expected to do when they have completed a specified … Continue reading

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Beyond the Myers-Briggs: Assessment tools for Organization Development Practitioners

Each year millions of copies of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) are administered by counselors, coaches, and consultants yet some experts in the field of psychometrics are not impressed by the reliability and validity of the instrument.  Still others feel … Continue reading

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