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New Updated Curriculum Mapped to the ATD Competency Model

I am pleased to announce updates to our curriculum were approved and will go into effect starting with the Fall 2019 semester. The updates resulted from the remapping of our curriculum to the current ATD competency model to ensure that our students develop essential skills required for success in the industry. Rationale for Curriculum Revision The purpose of this revision

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TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Learn Faster, Remember More, and Develop Automatic Responses Utilizing Cognitive Theory

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: Learn Faster, Remember More, and Develop Automatic Responses Utilizing Cognitive Theory By: Gina Gilmore Are you able to you teach yourself? Can you train your brain to learn more effectively and most importantly to recall those items that you have learned? You are the machine that develops learning patterns and teaches yourself the best way to learn

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Situated Cognition: “Busy Hands, Busy Minds”

Situated Cognition: “Busy Hands, Busy Minds” By: Nicole M. Hardy, Guest Student Author Does hands-on learning increase student understanding? Research has proven that students who are taught using hands-on teaching methods outperform those who do not. Hands-on learning is an instructive method that allows the learner to vigorously engage in activities in order to learn about them. In essence, it

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If ‘All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script.

If “All the world’s a stage,” Don’t Leave Home Without Your Script Vince Cyboran, Ed.D. Imagine that you are meeting a friend for lunch at a restaurant that you have not eaten at before. You arrive first, five minutes before the agreed-upon time. You stand near the entrance, next to a sign reading:  “Please wait to be seated.” Soon, a

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Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups

Avoiding Post-Graduation Inertia with LinkedIn Groups Vincent L. Cyboran, Ed.D.   Finally finishing your master’s degree brings with it several emotions, including much-deserved pride and a sense of relief. You can finally enjoy your weekends again. You can devote more time to long-neglected hobbies and interests, or just do nothing; at least for a while. Your resume is updated to

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Your Words Matter

Your Words Matter Dr. Rayford Barner & Dr. Reginald Jackson If the recently published book Fire and Fury by author Michael Wolfe isn’t enough to convince you that your words matter, then we are not certain what will. As you listen to the conflicting accounts of what is written in Wolfe’s book between President Trump’s administration and the author, there

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Trump, Tax Reform, and Training

Dr. Rayford Barner & Dr. Reginald C. Jackson If jobs are purported to be one the main benefits to America from the Trump administration’s reformed tax plan, then employment prospects for training and development professionals should be plentiful. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act focuses on improving the lives of all Americans, primarily the middle class, by delivering more jobs,

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