Category Archives: Human Performance Improvement

Person-Organization Fit

By Kathleen Iverson A family friend developed a software program that helps people buy shoes online that fit  properly the first time. Based on shoes brands and styles that have been comfortable in the past, it can predict how a new … 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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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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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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“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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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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