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What does Caitlyn Jenner have to do with training?

Recently, I was a guest observing a law enforcement training class that was lecture, facilitation, and scenario-based. During a scenario involving physical contact in a pat-down of outer garments, a trainer, role-playing, said, “I’m not on that Caitlyn Jenner stuff.” You can take … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Graduates and Award Winners

On April 21 the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies hosted the 2016 Student Awards ceremony. Jennifer Lewellen (pictured above) and Margaret O’Donnell  (not pictured) were both awarded the Best Master’s Portfolio, Master of Arts in Organization Development. Micah … Continue reading

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Commencement Goes Hollywood!

The trend to have celebrity commencement speakers, often Hollywood A-listers, is going strong. Roosevelt University was an early adopter when Oprah spoke at our graduation 16 years ago. As we look back at last year’s commencement speakers, here are two … Continue reading

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Don’t Fall into the Capability Trap: Does your organization work harder or smarter?

When organizations fall on hard times, as many do in our volatile market, the way they deal with the performance gap typically involves either working harder or working smarter. When organizations take the “work harder” path, they cut staff, increase … Continue reading

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Go Ask Alice: Checking our own Beliefs

You’ve probably seen—or heard—this meme about learning. It is a text-based version of Edgar Dale’s “Cone of Learning,” sometimes referred to as his “Cone of Instruction.” The question for you, dear reader, is:  Do you believe it?  In total?  Sort … Continue reading

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Careers in Training and Organization Development- Alumni Panel Discussion

Join the Graduate Program in Training and Development for a panel discussion with alumni about their paths from graduation to a successful career. They’ll share career advice, thoughts on setting professional goals, industry trends, best practices in networking, and how … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Success: Formal education leads to better results

When I began my studies at RU, it was with many years of experience working in the training and development field under my belt.  I was a competent training manager—serving as the liaison between the SMEs and developers, offering input … Continue reading

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