Category Archives: Guest Student Post

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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Healthy Confrontation Helps Everyone Grow

By: Tom Ford We have all been there: sitting in a meeting silently disagreeing with the organizer.  You know from your experience that the proposal on the table will not work, but you choose not to speak up because you are a professional.  However, the meeting ends and your boss tasks you with doing something that will fail.  Worst yet

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Why aren’t adult learners actively engaged in training?

Have you ever trained adult learners and noticed that after several minutes that they are looking at you with a blank stare? It is likely that such disengagement is due to overuse of lecturing. While I am not against the technique of lecturing, if used inappropriately, it can impact your audience’s interest, but to facilitate effective training, you need to

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Hey Alumni! Mentor, Serve and Give

If you have thought of being a mentor or have considered coaching someone in the training and development field to enrich their core understanding of a particular practice, right now is the time to start. As a Roosevelt University alumnus, I participate in the school’s peer mentoring program, volunteer on the board for the graduate program in training and development

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Perfectionism: The Soul Eater

Okay, so the title might be just a bit dramatic. But bear with me. This is my last semester in the MATD program here at Roosevelt. I can’t even list everything I’ve learned about instructional design, learning and most of all myself. One of my biggest lessons gained during this program was about the not so pretty side of perfectionism.

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The “Red Pill” of Cultural Change: Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI)

Are you seeking to understand why workers and management are not on the same page? Does your manager demand that you produce more work than you can reasonably complete? Do you work for a micromanager who is quick to point out your errors and/or lack of efficiency? Are you the quiet member of a rowdy, boisterous team? Are your unique

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