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Fall 2016 Kick Off

We want to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all TRDV students! We’re so excited to have you join us as we get back to class this week. Whether you spent your summer cheering on your favorite baseball team, chasing Pokémon, … Continue reading

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On Summer Break Until Classes Resume on 8/29

See you back here on 8/29.

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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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