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Are you interested in any of these new initiatives.

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  • Charities working on extending L D to the developing/disadvantated world .
  • Government entities working on extending L D to young people. especially unemployed/disadvantaged.
  • Employers interested in piloting new L D management solutions – do you want your own branded in-house platform, hosting the best content and tools on leadership and management development, with sophisticated tracking, badges, and internationally recognised qualifications and accreditation.

If your organization – anywhere in the world – is interested in any of the above please contact us. These initiatives are in partnership with Accipio.com (see next note) – with whom we already partner to offer online leadership learning qualifications. Please forward this item to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you.

Businessballs/Accipio elearning partnership – The Accipio organization, an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre, offers free audio-visual interactive eLearning modules, aligned with internationally recognised qualifications (ILM or CMI). You can attain learning points for each leadership and management eModule, and gain a Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma. Register with the awarding body (via Accipio), then secure enough learning points, and pass the assignments. Accreditation fees apply. Click here to access the eLeadership Academy.

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Questioning is a powerful alternative to making statements.

A good question is often much better than a defensive remark, or a counter-accusation, for all sorts of situations. Using an open question (What. How. especially) is a simple and effective technique for resisting forceful or bullying pressure. Using questions, rather than statements and guesses, is also very effective for building trust, diffusing conflict, understanding situations, managing other people, teaching, training, and parenting. Traditionally, questioning is regarded as mainly a selling skill, but it’s powerful and productive in virtually every circumstance involving human cooperation.

Anyone can be a leader – inspiring others, helping others, making a positive difference to someone or something. Leadership is most effective and easiest when it is adaptable. Explore different theories of leadership – they each offer adaptable methods, styles, etc.

What’s the most powerful rule of negotiating.

Have an alternative.

Be able to walk away.

This simple principle is often ignored, particularly because as buyers or sellers we all tend to focus and fixate on a single option, which quickly creates a dependence on it, which produces pressure (including time/deadline) to agree a deal, which weakens our position, and strengthens the position of the other side.

Nudge theory helps us understand why we fixate on a single option, and why the apparent desirability of a single option increases.

The Psychological Contract are additionally very useful models and tools in planning and assisting others through change.

Pareto’s 80-20 Theory is very useful for problem-solving, decision-making, downsizing, optimization, streamlining, and all sorts of evaluation and change, in business, organizations, and personal life too.

  • Understanding yourself, and how your priorities change through life.
  • Understanding this in others.
  • Teaching and exploring this with others.
  • Understanding how to motivate and relate to people of different ages.

Acronyms are brilliant and entertaining devices which offer all sorts of opportunities to add interest and amusement – and crucially impact and memorability – to training. writing and presentations .

And the acronym is just one of scores of fascinating language curiosities and effects. which help bring spoken and written words to life.

Businessballs offers other useful glossaries too:

For example see the business dictionary and the glossary of common Latin terms – again these are super resources and inspiration for training and communicating in most situations.

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“I am very excited that I have completed my MBA and am optimistic about my professional future. I was very pleased with SHSU’s MBA program, and SHSU will always be near and dear to my heart. I plan to maintain the professional relationships and personal friendships I developed while working and going to school at SHSU”

– Laurie Black, MBA Graduate, Class of Spring 2013

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Graduate Distance Programs #educational #leadership #doctoral #programs

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Graduate Distance Programs

Master Programs

  • Agronomy. M.S.
  • Applied Science. M.A.S.
  • Business Administration. M.B.A. Note: M.B.A. students select MBA specializations with an advisor after their initial enrollment, rather than during the application process.
  • Community Development. M.A.S. in Applied Science specialization (Ag*IDEA )
  • Interior Design. M.S. in Architecture specialization
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (Pre-12). M.A. and M.Ed. in Special Education specialization
  • Dietetics. M.S. in Nutrition and Health Sciences specialization (GP IDEA )
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to age 5). M.A. and M.Ed. in Special Education specialization
  • Engineering Management. M.E.M.
  • Entomology. M.S. in Entomology all areas of focus
  • Family and Community Services. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization (GP IDEA )
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization
  • Family Financial Planning. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization (GP IDEA )
  • Higher Education Administration. M.A. in Educational Administration area of study
  • Human and Family Services Administration. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization
  • Integrated Media Communications. M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications specialization
  • International Family Studies. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization
  • Mathematics. Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
  • Merchandising. M.S. in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design specialization (GP IDEA )
  • Media Studies. M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications specialization
  • P-12 School Leadership. M.Ed. in Educational Administration area of study Note: Starting Summer 2017 requires the completion of a 6 hour block of on-campus courses during the first summer
  • Professional Journalism. M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications specialization
  • Science for Educators. M.A.S. in Applied Science specialization
  • Visual Impairments (Pre-12). M.A. and M.Ed. in Special Education specialization Note: Summer on-site participation is required at various locations.
  • World Language Teaching: GOLDEN. M.A. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education specialization Note: concentrations are available in German Language Teaching and Spanish Language Teaching
  • Youth Development. M.S. in Child, Youth and Family Studies specialization (GP IDEA )

Doctoral Programs

  • Educational Leadership and Higher Education. Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Educational Studies specialization Note: Ph.D. requires 6 hours of on-campus research seminars
  • P-12 School Leadership. Ed.D. in Educational Administration area of study Note: Requires on-campus seminars during the summer sessions in the first three years.

Certificates

Blended and Hybrid Programs

A small number of programs feature a short residency designed to help you explore concepts that are best demonstrated face-to-face, while networking with others and with faculty. Most, but not all, residencies are a few days to two weeks in duration, and occur with advance notice. Programs that include a residency requirement are:

  • Ph.D. in Educational Studies with specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education
  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration with area of study in P-12 School Leadership (Superintendent endorsement)
  • M.Ed. with area of study in P-12 School Leadership (Principal Endorsement)
  • M.Ed. or M.A. in Special Education with specialization in Visual Impairment

Hybrid Distance Education Program (M.A.)

The M.A. in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, Textile History specialization with an emphasis in Quilt Studies distance delivery program is offered through a combination of distance technology and on-campus instruction. This program requires a spring semester of traditional on-campus courses totaling 9 credit hours. Most students complete a non-thesis option with a professional internship; a thesis option (with permission) is occasionally pursued.

Endorsements

To pursue a supplemental endorsement, students must either hold a valid teaching certificate or be pursuing a teacher education program. All of the following endorsements are aligned with Nebraska Department of Education requirements. Please contact an academic advisor or the specified contact person for information.

  • Curriculum Supervisor (Grades PK-12)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Subject (Grades P-12)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth thru K)
  • Early Intervention Specialist (Birth to K) (Supplemental)
  • Special Education (K-6) (7012)
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist (Supplemental)
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Principal, Elementary (Grades PK-8)
  • Principal, Secondary (Grades 7-12
  • Superintendent (Grades PK-12)
  • Visual Impairment (Grades Birth-12)

Students must apply to the Graduate College for admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln at: http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies .


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Program for Leadership Development

Focused on leadership, change, and innovation, PLD empowers you to take on the cross-functional responsibilities of corporate leadership. Its highly integrated approach broadens your understanding of core operations and best practices, and deepens your confidence to lead high-performing global teams and cross-functional initiatives. With a broader grasp of management, you will return to your organization ready to identify problems, formulate solutions, and adapt to global market shifts.

Focused on leadership, change, and innovation, PLD empowers you to take on the cross-functional responsibilities of corporate leadership. Its highly integrated approach broadens your understanding of core operations and best practices, and deepens your confidence to lead high-performing global teams and cross-functional initiatives. With a broader grasp of management, you will return to your organization ready to identify problems, formulate solutions, and adapt to global market shifts.

A highly immersive learning experience, PLD accelerates your personal and professional transformation by combining two on-campus and two distance-learning modules. A fifth optional two-week session provides the opportunity to achieve HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to a wealth of resources and a powerful global network. Through a personal case study and professional one-on-one coaching, you will develop a personal action plan for tapping new sources of revenue and navigating global market shifts.

A highly immersive learning experience, PLD accelerates your personal and professional transformation by combining two on-campus and two distance-learning modules. A fifth optional two-week session provides the opportunity to achieve HBS alumni status and gain exclusive access to a wealth of resources and a powerful global network. Through a personal case study and professional one-on-one coaching, you will develop a personal action plan for tapping new sources of revenue and navigating global market shifts.

This leadership development program is ideal for specialists and star contributors who have at least 10 to 15 years of work experience and are considered to be outstanding prospects for increased leadership responsibilities within their organizations. Your PLD peers will represent diverse business functions, companies, industries, and countries, further broadening your perspective and expanding your knowledge.

This leadership development program is ideal for specialists and star contributors who have at least 10 to 15 years of work experience and are considered to be outstanding prospects for increased leadership responsibilities within their organizations. Your PLD peers will represent diverse business functions, companies, industries, and countries, further broadening your perspective and expanding your knowledge.

Completing PLD’s four core modules puts you on the path to achieving HBS alumni status. By completing PLD Module 5 or additional coursework, you will gain exclusive access to our global alumni network and a vast array of resources that facilitate lifelong learning, growth, and success.

Across countries and industries, forward-thinking companies are fueling a pipeline of next-generation executives who can position the organization for future success. PLD provides emerging leaders with an end-to-end view of business and a broader understanding of the global marketplace. You will return to your organization with the leadership mindset, confidence, and skills to take on new challenges and move on promising opportunities.

HBS Executive Education programs are taught by full-time faculty from Harvard Business School whose business expertise and field-based research create the enduring concepts that reshape global best practices and reinvent the practice of management.

At PLD, you will meet recognized thought leaders, skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, active corporate board members, and award-winning authors. They will empower you to become the visionary leader your career, your organization, and the global economy demand.

Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; and faculty chair of “Program for Leadership Development” and “PLD Module 5”; and faculty cochair of “Leading Change and Organizational Renewal.”

Compare the key features of Harvard Business School’s four comprehensive leadership programs—the Owner/President Management program, the Advanced Management Program, the General Management Program, and the Program for Leadership Development.

A limited amount of partial scholarship funding may be available for qualified applicants from not-for-profit organizations. To be considered, you must complete and submit your application and include a request for funding. For more information, please contact Ms. Lisa Hughes. Portfolio Director.

The Admissions Committee meets monthly and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

The Admissions Committee meets monthly and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.


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Master of Education in Educational Leadership Online

Complete Coursework: as little as 15 months Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $451 per credit hour*

This program expands on your classroom teaching experience to develop the skills needed to build and nurture continuous school improvement through high-achieving learning communities that respect all school community members. Taught by the distinguished and nationally recognized faculty of the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership courses teach you advanced management and leadership skills. This CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly NCATE and TEAC) approved program is aligned with ISLLC and ELCC standards and prepares students for Educational Leader Certification.

Graduates of the online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership have a 100% pass rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment.

You will also gain hands-on experience through part-time internships and authentic activities in vital aspects of the administrative role.

The program consists of 13 courses. Each course is 7 weeks long.

*The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.

Online Courses

Understanding and Applying Research in Education Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

For the specialist or nonthesis master’s degree student. Instructing teachers and administrators to become intelligent consumers of research.

Internship in Educational Administration Duration: 8 weeks over 1 Module | Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to expand knowledge of functional units in student affairs through in-depth analysis. Through analysis, students are able to develop a broader sense of potential career paths and understanding of practice. Additionally, the course will provide an overview of the relevant issues in higher education and student affairs. By course completion, students will possess an expanded knowledge base to be better professionals by understanding additional functional areas. This course must be taken twice to fulfill the 6 hour requirement. Pass-fail grading. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. For advanced graduate students qualified for internship in educational administration.

Ethics and Educational Leadership Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Study of ethical theory, judgement and practice in educational contexts.

Administration of School Personnel Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Role of the school administrator in personnel planning, staff development and employee relationships.

Introduction to School Improvement/Action Research Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

School effectiveness research; teacher effectiveness research; school improvement; action research; based on the knowledge of these literatures, students will be required to develop a research proposal whose objective is to improve school and/or faculty performance.

Advanced School Improvement/Action Research Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Students refine and administer an action research project at a selected school site. Students will assess the success of their interventions through multiple measures and write a research report that reflects their experiences throughout the semester. In class discussions focusing on methodological difficulties that students encounter and how to overcome them. Prerequisite: ELRC 7422.

Best Practices of Principal Leadership I Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility.

Best Practices of Principal Leadership II Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility. Prerequisite: credit or registration in ELRC 7432.

Best Practices of Principal Leadership III Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Builds upon students’ knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of while school responsibility. Prerequisite: ELRC 7433.

Best Practices of Principal Leadership IV Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Extends the knowledge and experiential base to support decision-making and action at a level of whole school responsibility. Prerequisite: credit or registration in ELRC 7434.

Supervision of Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Theories, principles, and practices concerning the role of the supervisor in today’s multicultural school settings.

Independent Study Duration: 7 weeks | Credit Hours: 3

Directed individual study under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be taken for a max. of 12 sem. hrs. of credit. Open to advanced graduate students.


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Continuing & Professional Development #professional #leadership #development

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Moving workers up and into jobs

KEEP YOUR LIFE MOVING FORWARD

Everyone can benefit and make life improvements through Continuing and Professional Development (CPD). From customized corporate training to personal enrichment to workforce development, San Jacinto College has affordable solutions to help both individuals and businesses reach new heights. We make continuing education easy with open enrollment, customized program development, flexible course schedules, multiple campus locations or the ability to take courses online. And, with authorized, industry-recognized instructors, everything is geared toward your success. Get started today!

Enhance Your Job Skills

The workforce area of the division offers courses that keep workers up to date on the latest technologies in industries such as petrochemical, manufacturing, health care, aerospace and maritime. These courses are available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding.

  • Contract training programs are designed in partnership with companies to address specific needs to keep workers competitive within their industries.
  • Open enrollment is for individuals who are looking to change career paths. It provides fast-track curriculum options that give you the necessary credentials to obtain a job in your desired field.
  • Based on availability and specific criteria, grant-funded courses are available to businesses and individuals to address a specific training need within an industry.

Learn for Fun

Not only does the division provide vital training for workers, many participants find enjoyment by picking up new skills they’ve been eager to learn. CPD also offers lifelong learning courses that offer people a variety of affordable lessons in areas such as dance, martial arts, scrapbooking, retirement and motorcycle riding. More than 40 course options have been developed for the purpose of leisure learning and to help people expand their horizons.


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Educational Leadership and School Improvement: Faculty of Education #teacher #training, #academic #programs, #english #literature, #theatre,

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Educational Leadership and School Improvement

This route provides a broad-based view of educational leadership and school improvement, both through the explicit and focused study of specific concepts and issues, and through their application in the conduct of individual research projects. The teaching team draw on their research to illustrate ideas, and occasionally welcome visiting academics to enrich the route still further. Students are encouraged to share their experiences and perceptions, and to learn from each other while relating knowledge, principles and insights to their own contexts. Participants come with varied backgrounds, from the UK and overseas and as such the course has an international perspective.

We aim to offer participants the opportunity to develop:

  • an advanced knowledge and understanding of educational leadership and school improvement, including the ‘Leadership for Learning’ framework;
  • a familiarity with a range of frameworks for understanding pupil, professional and organisational learning;
  • a set of skills for analysing educational leadership and school improvement issues and practices;
  • the ability to understand and contribute to the leadership of educational initiatives and contribute to informed development of policy and practice in educational contexts.

What does this course offer?

The opportunities for learning on the ELSI route are designed to reflect our conceptions of learning and leadership and the principles and values of ‘Leadership for Learning’. This means that whilst the Faculty lecturers take responsibility for the organisation of the route and for supporting you, there is an expectation that you take responsibility for your own learning, and both contribute to and learn from other members of the group. Students come from different backgrounds and with a variety of experiences, which adds a real richness to the group: we aim to draw upon your own knowledge and experiences and encourage you to share these sensitively with others. As a community of learners we are interdependent.

How is the course organised?

Students on the MPhil course complete the course in one year and have teaching sessions throughout the week. Students on the MEd course complete the course part time over two years and have one teaching session per week on a Wednesday afternoon into early evening.

During sessions you will experience a variety of face-to-face activities offering opportunities for learning. For example, there may be a lecture to the whole group, discussions, small group activities, and student presentations. You will also be expected to engage in self-directed work and study, sometimes with other students in small groups, and sometimes on your own. You will be encouraged to develop critical friendship groups with fellow students, and to both give and gain support through these groups. These will complement your one-to-one supervisions with a lecturer that focus upon your assessed assignments.

The content is covered through eight interrelated themes (described below). In 2016-17, full time students will follow all 8 themes. Part time students will study themes 5-8 in 2016-17, and those continuing to their second year in 2017-18 will study themes 1-4.

Module 1: Leadership for Learning
Module 2: Policy, Structures and Change
Module 3: School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Module 4: Issues and Dilemmas
Module 5: Perspectives on Leadership
Module 6: Perspectives on Learning
Module 7: Schools, Cultures and Communities
Module 8: Educational Evaluation

Research Method Strand

All of our Masters degrees are designated research degrees in education. This means that a key part of the degree involves developing a good understanding of a wide range of empirical and non-empirical research methods (including techniques for collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data) and then applying these research methods to practical issues in education. Students develop an understanding of different research strategies, foster skills in appraising and synthesising published research studies and acquire the understanding and skills necessary for designing, conducting, analysing, interpreting and reporting a small-scale research study. Discussion of educational research methodology is integral to the ELSI sessions, and the second essay and thesis explicitly assess knowledge and understanding of research methods.

All students on the ELSI route also attend a generic research methods strand, accounting for approximately one-third of the whole programme. Methods sessions are essential for a research-based Masters degree and constitute about one-third of the whole programme. The research methods strand covers a broad range of social science research methods and is essential for Masters level understanding and critical engagement with the research literature. It offers opportunities and encouragement to apply the knowledge gained to your thematic area, and vice versa, as well as introducing research methods beyond those commonly used in ELSI.

Who are the course team?

The course is staffed by a team of established faculty members who provide teaching and supervision. Other colleagues also contribute one-off lectures:


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free work and life learning

Free career help, business training, organizational development – inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates – ethical, free and fun.

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Quizballs 434 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (4 Oct 2016)

Quizballs 433 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (27 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 432 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (23 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 431 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (14 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 430 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (7 Sep 2016)

Are you interested in any of these new initiatives.

We are seeking collaborations with progressive ethical organizations to advance some exciting new developments:

  • Charities working on extending L D to the developing/disadvantated world .
  • Government entities working on extending L D to young people. especially unemployed/disadvantaged.
  • Employers interested in piloting new L D management solutions – do you want your own branded in-house platform, hosting the best content and tools on leadership and management development, with sophisticated tracking, badges, and internationally recognised qualifications and accreditation.

If your organization – anywhere in the world – is interested in any of the above please contact us. These initiatives are in partnership with Accipio.com (see next note) – with whom we already partner to offer online leadership learning qualifications. Please forward this item to anyone you know who might be interested. Thank you.

Businessballs/Accipio elearning partnership – The Accipio organization, an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre, offers free audio-visual interactive eLearning modules, aligned with internationally recognised qualifications (ILM or CMI). You can attain learning points for each leadership and management eModule, and gain a Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma. Register with the awarding body (via Accipio), then secure enough learning points, and pass the assignments. Accreditation fees apply. Click here to access the eLeadership Academy.

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Questioning is a powerful alternative to making statements.

A good question is often much better than a defensive remark, or a counter-accusation, for all sorts of situations. Using an open question (What. How. especially) is a simple and effective technique for resisting forceful or bullying pressure. Using questions, rather than statements and guesses, is also very effective for building trust, diffusing conflict, understanding situations, managing other people, teaching, training, and parenting. Traditionally, questioning is regarded as mainly a selling skill, but it’s powerful and productive in virtually every circumstance involving human cooperation.

Anyone can be a leader – inspiring others, helping others, making a positive difference to someone or something. Leadership is most effective and easiest when it is adaptable. Explore different theories of leadership – they each offer adaptable methods, styles, etc.

What’s the most powerful rule of negotiating.

Have an alternative.

Be able to walk away.

This simple principle is often ignored, particularly because as buyers or sellers we all tend to focus and fixate on a single option, which quickly creates a dependence on it, which produces pressure (including time/deadline) to agree a deal, which weakens our position, and strengthens the position of the other side.

Nudge theory helps us understand why we fixate on a single option, and why the apparent desirability of a single option increases.

The Psychological Contract are additionally very useful models and tools in planning and assisting others through change.

Pareto’s 80-20 Theory is very useful for problem-solving, decision-making, downsizing, optimization, streamlining, and all sorts of evaluation and change, in business, organizations, and personal life too.

  • Understanding yourself, and how your priorities change through life.
  • Understanding this in others.
  • Teaching and exploring this with others.
  • Understanding how to motivate and relate to people of different ages.

Acronyms are brilliant and entertaining devices which offer all sorts of opportunities to add interest and amusement – and crucially impact and memorability – to training. writing and presentations .

And the acronym is just one of scores of fascinating language curiosities and effects. which help bring spoken and written words to life.

Businessballs offers other useful glossaries too:

For example see the business dictionary and the glossary of common Latin terms – again these are super resources and inspiration for training and communicating in most situations.

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See additions and updates archive for more materials and random browsing.

Quizballs 432 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (23 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 431 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (14 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 430 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (7 Sep 2016)

Quizballs 429 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (31 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 428 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (24 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 427 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (18 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 426 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (10 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 425 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (2 Aug 2016)

Quizballs 423 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (21 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 422 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (13 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 421 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (6 Jul 2016)

Quizballs 420 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (29 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 419 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (22 Jun 2016)

ARK – A Random act of Kindness – an acronym that changes lives and worlds – (16 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 418 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (16 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 417 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (9 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 416 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (3 Jun 2016)

Quizballs 415 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (24 May 2016)

Quizballs 414 – specialist subject quiz – Leicester Football and Leicestershire – (20 May 2016)

Quizballs 413 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (19 May 2016)

Quizballs 412 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (13 May 2016)

Quizballs 411 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (5 May 2016)

Quizballs 410 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (29 Apr 2016)

Litotes and Meiosis – ironic under-statement – fascinating additions to the grammar/language glossary – (26 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 408 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (21 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 407 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (11 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 406 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (4 Apr 2016)

Quizballs 405 – 21 general knowledge questions and answers – (31 Mar 2016)

Quizballs 404 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (23 Mar 2016)

Quizballs 403 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (17 Mar 2016)

Quizballs 402 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (8 Mar 2016)

Quizballs 401 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (4 Mar 2016)

Quizballs 399 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (24 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 398 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (16 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 397 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (11 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 396 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (4 Feb 2016)

Quizballs 395 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (27 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 394 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (19 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 393 – 21 general knowledge questions and answers – (12 Jan 2016)

Quizballs 392 – 20 general knowledge questions and answers – (6 Jan 2016)

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General Management Executive MBA #master, #master-studium, #aufbaustudium, #akkreditierung, #akkreditiert, #praxis, #praxisorientiert, #executive, #anwendungsorientiert, #anwendungsbezogen, #wirtschaftsnah,

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General Management Executive MBA

General Management Executive MBA

The establishment of the MCI brought a wind of change to the university world. Entrepreneurial thinking, decisionmaking and action in the context of international competition and the creation of added value and competitive advantages for stakeholders are now key elements of the academic self-image, and they have payed a significant role in the design of this General Management Executive MBA.

At the MCI, the degree of a Master s in Business Administration (MBA) stands for an entrepreneurial orientation, motivation, decisiveness, a sense of responsibility, the ability to work under pressure, an international mindset, intercultural competence, robust networks and a credible brand with a high level of acceptance in the business world and society.

Admission requirements of an international standard, a unique modular design offering scope for flexible combinations with quality-oriented courses at the MCI, consistently outstanding results in polls and rankings, the award of the Premium Seal by the international accreditation agency FIBAA. the MCI s special position as the Entrepreneurial School in the framework of the Innsbruck Open University concept and a network of prestigious partner universities are powerful arguments for the motivated in a key decision for their professional and personal development.

It is recommended to combine the academic degree with the abbreviation “MCI” to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly intransparent international education market. Example: Master of Business Administration (MCI) / MBA (MCI)

Contact
Claudia Haidacher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +43 512 2070-2122

MCI offers students a unique opportunity to develop world class management skills, working in partnership with an impressive team of international academics and institutions from many countries. It is always a pleasure to teach there and to be challenged by such enthusiastic students! MCI is a special place!

Prof. Joseph G. Nellis, BSc (Econ) MA PhD ILTM AcSS, Cranfield University School of Management, Professor of International Management Economics, Director of Policy Strategy Performance Community, Bedford / GB

MCI is one of the most respected, entrepreneurial, and responsive providers of management education in the world. Its offerings are unparalleled in their excellence and in meeting the constantly evolving needs of business leaders. At MCI, one thing is clear: excellence and innovation are paramount and are never compromised.

Prof. Dr. Todd A. Mooradian, MBA, BA, The College of William Mary School of Business, Associate Professor of Marketing, Williamsburg / USA

Intensive. Individual. Intercultural. The program combines up-to-the-minute academic teaching with global practice-oriented management, with a constant focus on strategic thinking and content networking. The modular program structure and outstanding personal mentoring put the challenge within the reach of all students.

Mag. Dagmar Tsch p, MBA, Pfizer Corporation Austria Ges.m.b.H, Business Unit Manager Vaccines Austria Switzerland, Vienna / A, Zurich / CH

The program combines training in strategic management with a high level of practical relevance. Highly motivated teachers communicate a wealth of knowledge, which with individual adaptations can be directly applied in your own company. The integrated modules abroad add intercultural exchange as the finishing touch. For me, the program was an excellent investment in terms of career development!

Dr. Michael Urban, MBA, VIBRANT MED-EL Hearing Technology GmbH, Health Technology Assessment Project Coordinator, Innsbruck / Tyrol / A


Benefits of cloud computing in Education are huge #courses, #teachers, #summer, #education, #schools, #management, #leadership,

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Benefits of cloud computing in Education are huge.

There was a time when, to use files (word processing files, spreadsheets, etc.) on different computers, you needed to save your files on a thumb drive or CD-ROM disk. The drive or disk then travelled around with you so that you could load your information onto other computers while holding your breath until the document or PowerPoint slide was actually retrieved! Not any longer. The safety, stability, and ease-of-use of cloud computing in education is resulting in widespread adoption in educational institutions of all sizes and types.

Why Store in the Cloud?

Are there really any true advantages for storing information off-site on a server that could be located anywhere? The answer is yes! A recent conversation about cloud computing with several colleagues in the education field, including a high school chemistry teacher, revealed significant advantages:

No more carrying around devices, such as thumb drives or CDs.
You don’t need to worry about losing the device, breaking the CD, or not having your information load properly.
Easy access!
Lesson plans, labs, grades, notes, PowerPoint slides – just about anything digital that you use in teaching is easily uploaded and accessed anytime.
Stability:
Cloud computing is now to the point of being a very stable technology that you can rely on.
Security:
Your data, content, information, images – anything you store in the cloud usually requires authentication (ID and password, for example) – so it is not easily accessible by anyone. In addition, should something happen to the technology at school, your content will still be available to you and your students if it is stored elsewhere.
Shareability:
Working on an instructional assignment with other teachers? You can share some or all of your files that you have stored in the cloud. No more obtaining an extra thumb drive or burning another CD or DVD. You just need to send a link to the file(s) destination.
Trackability:
Make changes to a lesson and want to change it back? No problem. Cloud computing will save multiple revisions and versions of a document so that you can chronologically trace back the evolution of an item.
Collaboration:
You can set-up various student groups to work on projects and assignments in the cloud.
Good-bye copier!
That’s right! With cloud computing, the amount of photocopying is reduced significantly – even more so if each student has their own smart device (computer, laptop, tablet, etc.). Quizzes, tests, assignments all can be taken, scored, shared with student and parents, and stored.
Good-bye file cabinets!
With cloud computing redundancy, there is no longer the need to both save files digitally as well as in paper format. Cloud computing systems are regularly backed-up, so the chances of losing content are quite small. And, no more file cabinets means more classroom space for you and your students!

In the early 1980s, F.W. Lancaster predicted a paperless society. We are not quite there yet and many not be for many years to come. There are some instances where paper is still the preferred format. Even though we have e-books, people still prefer to hold an actual paper book in their hand. There are situations, however, that going digital makes sense. Classroom and school administrative management is a perfect example. If your school has information technology infrastructure (wired and/or wireless), it is easy to implement cloud computing. And, the advantages of cloud computing far outweigh any disadvantages. From the administrative perspective:

Staff and teacher time spent printing, filing, and distributing can be better used on more educationally-directed activities that impact student learning.
Cost savings in terms of buying, leasing, and maintaining photocopiers and printers, ink cartridges, and paper.
Return-on-investment by not needing to invest in purchasing, housing, and maintaining servers, software, and related IT items, such as thumb drives, and CD-ROMs.
Greater efficiencies as teachers and staff can easily access documentation anytime, anywhere without needing to rely on someone being at their desk to sign-out a paper file.
Streamlined workflow: Workflow can be tracked using various analytical tools to see how often files are accessed, busiest times of the day and days of the week, etc.
Short learning curve: It does not take long – a few hours (if that) – to learn how to manage digital documents in the cloud.

Going from paper to digital requires a big leap of faith. We want to hold onto that paper item because we can feel, see, and touch it – something not available with a digital object. However, think of it this way. Let’s say you store your documents in the cloud and back it up in paper format. Along comes a major hurricane and wipes out the paper, yet the digital items are safe and sound and easily accessible because they are stored in a secure environment. No need to worry about having to try and replicate all those paper documents – a task that would literally be impossible to accomplish.

I share these insights with you not to promulgate a 100% digital environment. Like thousands of others, I still enjoy reading hard and soft cover books. During another part of my career I was able to let go of that venerable library card catalog – but not until the technology proved to be stable and reliable. We are at the time, now, where cloud computing is stable and reliable – providing us with opportunities to implement new ways of collaboration and learning – while letting go of our educational paper archives.

– See more at: http://blogs.aspect.com/2013/06/27/the-benefits-of-cloud-computing-in-education-are-huge/#sthash.wRImDjdj.dpuf