Author Archives: Vince Cyboran

Reconsidering the American Dream

On this most auspicious day, we not only remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but we also begin the American Dream Reconsidered Conference here at Roosevelt University. There are many sessions focusing on this topic and social justice. Click here for more information; in addition, many sessions will be simulcast online. Our country—along with the rest of the

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Time to check your Global Mindset: A rose is a rose is a rosé?

by Vincent L. Cyboran, Ed.D. Back in the day, a receptionist handed me an old-timey, pink ‘missed-call note’ addressed to a “Vic Clybourn.” Pretty funny. Pretty harmless. Clearly a message from someone who did not know me well, and possibly, had questionable work habits. As someone whose last name is almost always mispronounced and often misspelled, I am particularly sensitive

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Hillbilly is the New Black: Why T&D Professionals Need to Read J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”

by Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. 1963:   Q. What do you call a rich hillbilly? A. A Mount William. 2016: Q. What do you call a rich hillbilly? A. J.D. Vance. Whatever the outcome of the upcoming US presidential race, we are now faced with a peoples who have once again hitched their hopes onto a set of fatuously flawed candidates. The

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LinkedIn Groups: Are you in?

LinkedIn Groups: Are you In? by Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. There are a variety of reasons to join LinkedIn, such as networking, job hunting, or keeping up with colleagues from former jobs. But some people also use it for learning, and by that I mean informal and incidental learning. Much like subscribing to trade publications—think Chief Learning Officer—you can browse the

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My Generation: My Learning?

by Vince Cyboran Much ado has been made about the differences among generations:  Veterans, Boomer’s, Gen X, and Gen Y (Millenials). Certainly, a cottage industry has grown around capitalizing on what to do with these generations in the workplace, including how to address their training needs. While some authors focus on how to cater to the learning needs across the

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Content Curation: A mostly curated blog post

  Back in the day—and by that, I mean 2012—there were rumblings about “curation” or “content curation” within the T&D world. For example, David Kelly wrote a brilliant blog post about it for ATD (then, ASTD). Some T&D practitioners may have dismissed this topic as simply e-Knowledge Management (KM); that is, more stuff with better tools. After all, even backer

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