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In Defense of Energizers: Incorporate physical activity into your work, training

It’s no surprise that obesity and sedentary lifestyles are negative by-products of our plugged-in society, but did you know that working and learning at your computer for long periods of time can lead to an early demise? A large body of research links physical inactivity to higher rates of morbidity and mortality (McCrady & Levine, 2013). Compounding this finding are new

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Adjust your expectations and rethink the rubric

Rubrics show great promise as both a way to communicate expectations and to assess performance. In just a few short years, rubrics have become an essential resource in the race to make higher education more accountable. Can it be long before this unpretentious tool, once confined to k-12 classrooms, finds its way to the workplace? How can we best employ

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Add Value to your MATD or MAOD with Professional Credentials

As a follow up to my previous article on professional certifications, “Do you need more letters after your name?” I want to make you aware of an easy way to enhance your Roosevelt University MATD or MAOD without added expense or time. As you work toward your degree with us, you may also choose to complete one or more professional

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Professional Designations: Do you need more letters after your name?

By Kathleen Iverson, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D. * Once you complete your M.A. in Training & Development (or our new M.A. in Organization Development) it’s time to decide whether to pursue additional training or education. Most agree that it is important to continue learning after graduation to stay current with developments in research and technology. Many graduates seek professional certification

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Alumnus profile: 2010 grad begins management position, talks training trends, praises distance learning

Meet Doug Sellers, a 2010 graduate of Roosevelt’s Training and Development program. He lives and works in Texas, and completed all of his coursework online — a setup that also allowed him to work and, most importantly, be near his wife and young children. Congratulations to Doug, who began as Training & Leadership Development Manager for Waste Connections, Inc., in

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Birds or Fish? Internal and External Consultants

Sky and Water is a 1939 woodcut by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

By Kathleen Iverson Sky and Water, by M.C. Escher is a tessellated image of birds changing to fish when they sink below the water line.  Depending on whether you see the background or foreground as dominant, you see either fish or birds at the water line. To me, this image represents the relationship between internal and external learning consultants.  Like

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What is executive coaching? A four-part definition to a growing field

The field of coaching has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. One reason is the high cost of attrition. Research indicates that 35 to 40 percent of new managers fail within the first 18 months (Fisher, 2005). The cost of replacement is estimated at $150,000 for a manager and as much as $750,000 for an executive (McCune, 1999). WHAT

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