Category Archives: Human Performance Improvement

Guest post: How women can become even better leaders

Although Women’s History month ended in March, I’m extending the conversation with ways for women can be better leaders in the workplace. A recent T&D magazine article, ‘Women, Seize Your Leadership Role’ by Lynda McDermott, stressed the importance for women to … Continue reading

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Add Value to your MATD or MAOD with Professional Credentials

As a follow up to my previous article on professional certifications, “Do you need more letters after your name?” I want to make you aware of an easy way to enhance your Roosevelt University MATD or MAOD without added expense … Continue reading

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Alumnus profile: 2010 grad begins management position, talks training trends, praises distance learning

Meet Doug Sellers, a 2010 graduate of Roosevelt’s Training and Development program. He lives and works in Texas, and completed all of his coursework online — a setup that also allowed him to work and, most importantly, be near his … Continue reading

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What do you know about knowledge management?

In 1997, Elliott Masie included Knowledge Management, or KM, in his annual top ten trends list. He wrote, “In 1998, there will be at least a dozen new buzzwords. One phrase that WILL impact training and learning professionals is Knowledge … Continue reading

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Trends in 2014

Welcome back students! We are looking forward to a great spring semester with you. At this point in the year I happy to use the word spring because I reminded at some point during the semester things will warm up … Continue reading

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Instructional designers … some tips on how to land a job (or hire for one)

So, you have the interview, but what now? Do you have a strategy for selling yourself and showing your capabilities? Staffing firm Proedit has some useful articles about what hiring managers are — and should be — looking for in … Continue reading

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Looking for a first job in the field? Sunny skies and greener pastures could be the answer

Looking for a position in training and development under the drab skies of a Chicago winter can be oppressive. Luckily, there are plenty of jobs in Chicagoland. But even the most resilient and wintered job-seekers might find their best fit … Continue reading

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Birds or Fish? Internal and External Consultants

By Kathleen Iverson Sky and Water, by M.C. Escher is a tessellated image of birds changing to fish when they sink below the water line.  Depending on whether you see the background or foreground as dominant, you see either fish … Continue reading

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Guest post: Discomfort is the Key to Learning

By Mike Quinlan   I believe in making groups or teams I am working with uncomfortable.  I’m not a big proponent of the “Facilitator’s Guide to Group Hugs”.  I know, sounds weird, as if I thrive on the misery of … Continue reading

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