Author Archives: Vince Cyboran

Congratulations Fall 2017 Graduates!

The following students earned their Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) degrees: Jarvis Cook Thomas Ford Carrie Holder-Humphrey Maureen Kelly Jennifer Lau-Bon Lori Lum Michelle Martin Olga Polyakova My Linh Tran Sonia Villalpando Kim Waldvogel Melissa Wold We know they are going to do extremely well. Here’s a shot of some of the happy graduates just before the ceremony:

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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 peoples who have once again hitched their hopes onto a set of fatuously flawed candidates. The long

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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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