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Professional Development

Empowerment Is Great, But Where Are the Woman Engineers?

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

It's great that women's empowerment groups are flourishing. But the physical world is still built by men.

Here's What Happens When Teachers Are Spoken To Like School Kids

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

A bizarre video of Chicago public school teachers seemingly being addressed as though they were young children in a professional development training ...

Overcoming the Assessment Culture to Achieve Real Education Reform

Dr. Richard Elmore | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Dr. Richard Elmore

Professional development for educators is a fundamental key to large-scale improvement of learning for children.

The Surprising Upsides of Volunteering

Dr. David Jones | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Jones

Through my work with Citizen Schools, I've seen firsthand the dramatic impact that Citizen Teachers can have on young minds, but as a professor of management in the school of business at the University of Vermont, what I am really fascinated by is research findings showing that many employees respond positively when their employer provides opportunities to serve their communities. I've been conducting studies to understand why.

How to Take Charge of Your Career

Tom Fox | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Jesse Sostrin is the author of "Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job." He is also a consult...

Be Career Nimble Throughout Your Life

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

No matter where you are in your lifetime career journey, you need to remember that you always have options and you can design your career trajectory.

Equality Equals Qualified Interpreters

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

As the interpreting field continues to evolve, members of the Deaf community have struggled for solidarity on the subject of qualified interpreters.

Why Nonprofits Should Ditch Old-Fashioned Professional Development

Shayla R. Price | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Professional development is a critical tool to tackle challenges in your organization. However, it doesn't have to be boring! Boost the morale of your nonprofit team by pushing beyond the limits of cliché training. Your staff will be thankful.

How to Write a Professional Bio for Twitter, LinkedIn and More

Her Campus | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Her Campus

A great bio displays your personality and professionalism year-round, and it's also a quick and easy way for you to garner interest from potential employers, bringing you one step closer to the job of your dreams.

How To Stay Jolly At Work During The Holidays

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

The bottom line: Time off helps maximize the good stuff about this time of year. And in the battle to keep your cool this month, time with your loved ones may just be the best medicine of all.

The Surprising Way To Find Your Calling

Christine Hassler | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

A piece of advice we often hear when it comes to being successful and feeling a sense of fulfillment in life is to "follow our passion." But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? How do you really discover what you are deeply passionate about?

Real Education Reform Happens in the Classroom -- Unlocking the Gifts of Teacher Quality

Eric Cooper | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Eric Cooper

When guided by neuroscience and professional development, teachers learn to develop nurturing relationships with students and introduce complex material in a manner that helps them recognize they know more than they think they know.

The Case for Professional Development in the Nonprofit Sector

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

Let's keep the conversation going about nonprofit professional development, and raise the standard of offering for our sector.

Loving Millennials: A Message to Generation Y (and Those Who Know Them)

Leslie Tolf | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Leslie Tolf

I think things get lost in translation as other generations act to reach out to this particular generation. My message to the Millennials? Other generations want to help.

The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

360 Degree, 24/7 Professional Development... Done With Curation and Social Media

Rob Furman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

So what can we do to bridge the summer gap? How do you create an environment that has continual professional learning for teachers? How do you get the best research to them year-round? How do you find the best research?

The Care and Feeding of Your Network

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

You may not believe in networking, kid, but like gravity, it believes in you, so instead of shaming yourself, why don't you get good at it and start, you know, achieving your professional goals?

WHiP It! 'The Real Deal' Education

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Amy Elias, MS

As a woman who has dedicated her life to connection, to health, to the natural laws of the universe, to whole education, to integrity, to authenticity...

6 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms Can Keep the Pilot Light on Under Their Careers

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

Life affords few do overs, but were I to be granted one, here is how I would have nurtured my dormant career. Here is what any parent who wants/needs to stay home with their kids can do to keep a toe in the water, without drowning.

Pass the Turkey, and the Career Advice!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

If you dread the inevitability of well-meaning family members asking "How's your job search going?" consider tapping the wisdom and expertise of your friends and family and activate your warm network.

Navigate a Conference Wisely to Get The Most Out of Your Professional Development Dollars

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to help you navigate a conference and enjoy the experience without getting overwhelmed.

The 4 Keys To Learning From Failure

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

To be able to learn from our failures, we need a way to decode the "teachable moments" hidden within them. We need a method for deducing what exactly those lessons are and how they can improve our chances of future success.

Grace Under Pressure: Why Difficult Situations Speak the Most About You

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Marjorie Clifton

While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.

How to Manage Introverts

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to demystify how Introverts function at work. It can be a tutorial for extroverts whose personalities are on the other end of the spectrum.

What Happened to My Boss?

David Peck | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
David Peck

There are times when a leader can be temporarily absent or distant for good reason(s) -- yet when it's enduring, each of these issues can grow into serious roadblocks to an organization being at it's best, and stand in the way of your people doing their best work.