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Professional Development

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

How to Plan Better Professional Development

Chris Lehmann | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Chris Lehmann

These are a few ideas and values to get you started -- there are many more that I encourage people to share in the comments. Simply, in all we do, be thoughtful, collaborative, and empowering when structuring professional learning.

Why Bother Writing?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Education
Deborah J. Levine

Why bother writing when technology does much of the work for us? Templates plan for us, spell-check edits for us, and there's enough information online to produce a ocean of plagiarized work.

A Liberal Arts Girl Living in a STEM World

Deborah Cronen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Deborah Cronen

A liberal arts route is not the most obvious or clear cut, but how wonderful is it that that a broad education can contribute to professional success.

Rethinking Professional Development: Using Mindfulness to Explore the Emotional Labor of Teaching

Elizabeth Frias, PhD | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Frias, PhD

Taking the time to practice mindfulness is an excellent opportunity for teachers to stop, sit quietly, and bring awareness to their emotions and how those emotions may be affecting them physiologically.

The Business of Faith - An Interview with Al Erisman

Romal Tune | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Romal Tune

For much of my career I've worked in the faith community but lately I've been asked by a few companies to conduct workshops on professional and person...

6 Ways to Boost Your Professional Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Social media, professional learning communities, and collaborative authoring environments have expanded learning opportunities. Developing productive personal learning habits can accelerate your career and extend your impact.

Happy 25th Birthday to the Chief Learning Officer (CLO)

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Organizational titles have changed over the years and new ones have emerged like that of Chief Learning Officer (CLO) in response to the challenges and opportunities within the global business environment.

Is ASL Interpreting the Right Career for You?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Lydia L. Callis

All deaf individuals deserve an qualified interpreter with the skills to get the job done right. Over the past 25 years, ASL interpreters have worked hard to create a high standard of quality within our field. This begins at the very foundation: education.

Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Danny Wong | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Unstructured working arrangements paralyze teams; distractions such as email encourage poor time management. Fortunately, schedules and routines breed efficiency and process creates predictable workflows.

Guidelines for the 30-Somethings

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrian Kamalii

For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.

5 Questions to Ask When Leaving a Secure Job for a Fresh Challenge: Thanks UMass, Hello Babson!

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 09.23.2015 | Education
Adam Sulkowski

Many thanks to all those at UMass for support and inspiration during the past decade, and looking forward with much excitement to a new chapter with those of you at Babson!

How to Align Your Values With Your Education

Lori Eggleston | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Lori Eggleston

Dara Carrillo went to college when she was 18 because "the world told me that's the box I needed to check," she says. "I didn't really think about what was right for me."

Feel Like Crying at Work? Here's Why That's Fine

Susan Bernstein | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Bernstein

You're not supposed to cry at work, right? But there's a particular situation that can make almost any smart, hard-working professional burst into te...

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

10 Ways Hiking Can Help Your Writing

Kate Klise | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Klise

I'm so convinced that hiking helps my writing that I recently decided to offer a series of hiking-writing workshops to see if others had the same experience. Here's what I've discovered so far:

Teach India! and the Importance of Integrating Historical Thinking Into Teaching

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Murali Balaji

In short, the three-day workshop proved to be one of the best examples of educational praxis -- a combination of content, historical thinking and critical inquiry, and cultural immersion. Teachers who participated said their perspectives had been transformed by the professional development training and cultural immersion.

5 Valuable Gifts of the Millennial Workforce

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Shinjini Das

Millennials have very fresh, unadulterated outlooks on projects, ideas, and on life, in general. This authentic judgment of a situation combined with the diehard optimism characteristic of anyone in their 20's or 30's is infectious and creates a pulsating and productive environment.

Hope and Higher Education -- The Role of Citizen Professionals

Harry Boyte | Posted 08.17.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

"Citizen professionals" are civic leaders with a large sense of public purpose who know how to work as equals in public problem solving, with their specialized knowledge "on tap not on top."

Nailed It: 5 Ways to Finish Your Internship Strong

Nick Bailey | Posted 08.11.2015 | College
Nick Bailey

Whether your experience was great, less than great or somewhere in between, you've got one last chance to nail it this summer.

Doing Something: Life Lessons From a Month of Improv

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
Jen Olenizcak

Risk on stage almost always causes something to happen. The reason people make a big choice is usually because they can feel the scene stalling and people losing interest. I'm known for saying 'drop a bomb!' to my students. Make a big choice, reveal something, discover something. Do something.

Baker or Lawyer?

Natalia Martinez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Natalia Martinez

First, the purpose of a personal brand is to position you mindfully in a context that is relevant for your vision, not just differentiate you and go on a lunch break. Differentiation can sometimes be easy, but marrying differentiation and positioning takes a lot of conscious and strategic effort over time.

What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?

TNTP | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education

We know that by consistently helping teachers reach their full potential in the classroom, we could put millions of students on the path to success. And as we shared previously, conventional wisdom is that we all already know how to help teachers improve. But do we really?

Getting Started in UX -- 5 NYC Pros Share Their Stories

Iva Turgut | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Iva Turgut

I have learned the most by collaborating and talking to other fellow UX professionals. So I invited some friends and great people I've met in the NYC UX community to share their story and a piece of advice that would help others get started and accelerate their careers.

A Little Music Theory for Your Management

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

Teams will be as versatile and adaptable as their leadership. In some cases, strong and specific direction is called for -- allowing each person to expertly play their part while following within narrow scope and under well-timed guidance might be the best course.