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Stand Out with a Professional Portfolio

Stand Out with a Professional Portfolio By: Kathleen Iverson Imagine you apply for a job or promotion and the interviewer asks, “What did you learn during your graduate studies at Roosevelt University?” While other applicants struggle to recall theories, projects, and coursework, you rely on your professional portfolio, a collection of your most important work from graduate school, to demonstrate

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Connecting Employee Engagement to Organizational Health and Sustainability

Connecting Employee Engagement to Organizational Health and Sustainability Guest Student Post By: R. Whitehouse   What do successful companies like Google, Facebook, or Apple all have in common? Each one of them has consistently received high employee reviews and ratings, making them desirable and sought-after places to work at. But what exactly makes them so desirable, and sought after by

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Positive Psychology – Healthier Mind and Higher Productivity

Positive Psychology – Healthier Mind and Higher Productivity Guest Student Post By: Elizabeth Price Positive psychology isn’t just the idea that being positive leads to a happier person. It has application merits, especially when applied to train and development as well as adult education. Often, I’ve been asked, “What do you want your career to look like?” I’ll be the

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Evolving eLearning with Experiential Learning Theory

Evolving eLearning with Experiential Learning Theory Guest Student Post By Kiara Elam There is no doubt that eLearning has become a popular mode of education across many fields.  Many organizations utilize eLearning to provide training to new hires and existing employees.  Also, more universities are offering continuing education programs solely online, which incorporate eLearning faculties into the different courses.  The use

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Self-Efficacy Theory: Sometimes it really is all in your head

Self-Efficacy Theory: Sometimes it really is all in your head Guest Student Post by: Kaelyn Schulz When you’re up late, grinding out an impossible task, convinced you’re in over your head, cliches like “mind over matter,” “believe it and you’ll achieve it,” “you can accomplish anything you put your mind to” aren’t generally helpful. Well, those phrases may seem trite,

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You, Inc.: Part 2 in the Training Entrepreneurs Series

Starting a training related business is appealing because it is much less complicated than other business ventures. Startup costs are relatively low; there is no building to buy, inventory to stock or staff to hire, at least not initially. Because you provide the knowledge and talent, its success is dependent solely on you and what you bring to the table.

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Are you ready to freelance? Part I in the Training Entrepreneurs Series

We are fortunate in the field of training and development to have the option of working either within an organization or for ourselves as either internal or external consultants. Many enter the field with the notion of one day transitioning to an independent practice, while others prefer the security of working for someone else. How do you know if you

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Bridging the E-Learning Skill Gap

A new research report by ATD titled: Next Generation E-Learning: Skills and Strategies, reveals a significant gap in the expansion of E-Learning and the cause of the gap is surprising. Although a whopping 9 out of 10 of the 526 organizations surveyed said they offer some E-Learning to their workers, with organizations categorized as “high-performance” delivering the largest portion of

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