We want to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all TRDV students! We’re so excited to have you join us as we get back to class this week. Whether you spent your summer cheering on your favorite baseball team, chasing Pokémon, enjoying music festivals or laying by the pool- we hope you enjoyed it!
As we kick off the semester there are a few things to share with you…
We have a change in the TRDV Program Chair position. We want to let you know that Dr. Vince Cyboran is replacing Dr. Kathy Iverson as Chair of the Graduate Program in Training and Development (TRDV). Our department rotates the Chair position biennially and Kathy’s term is up. Kathy will continue teaching and return to the chair position in 2018.
Are you looking for a way to get more involved and expand your academic/professional network? The student group is going in to its second year and looking for new members. The goal of the group is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for TRDV students. Please contact Tara if you are interested in joining the group email@example.com.
Speaking of professional development and networking we have two outstanding events happening this fall. The American Dream Reconsidered conference begins in Chicago on Monday, September 12 and closes with a campus-wide service day on Thursday, September 15. On September 12 the TRDV program will have panel of alumni sharing diverse perspectives as they debate the current status of the American Dream. For more details please visit http://blogs.roosevelt.edu/americandream/.
In November we are partnering with the Chicago International Society for Performance Improvement (CISPI) for their annual Cracker Barrel event. What is a Cracker Barrel, besides a roadside restaurant you visit while on a road trip? It’s a series of small table discussions running simultaneously over one hour. Each table will have an expert sharing his or her knowledge and experience on a particular topic. In the past topics have included creative performance improvement, starting your own e-learning business, steps to effective leadership and the soft side of project management. Plan to join us on November 2 on the Schaumburg campus.
We’ll have more details about both events in upcoming posts but please be sure to mark your calendar with these dates.
Finally, we hope you have a wonderful semester!