Month: March 2020

CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP: GET WITH THE 21ST CENTURY

Recent graduates can’t land jobs, while employers complain that they can’t find people to hire. The facts just don’t add up, yet the troublesome gap is widening. Educators, entrepreneurs and political pundits alike are weighing in on the so-called skills gap — the widening split between what educators are delivering and what today’s modern […]

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Medical Assisting Grant Now Available to New Students

UPDATE: The Medical Assisting Grant offered for the September 2016 semester is no longer being offered. To determine if you’re eligible to receive grant, scholarship or loan funding to help pay for your education, please contact the financial aid department at Bryant & Stratton College. Bryant & Stratton College has […]

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International Influence

The recipe for success in college athletics varies by team and sport. At the “junior college” level that recipe can be even more challenging when it comes to recruiting and retaining players. Nick Dimitrievski and Alex Grigorita seem to have found one way to stay ahead in the ever competitive […]

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UVM Student on a Mission to Eradicate Malaria

After four years with the Peace Corps, Matt McLaughlin became program manager of Stomping Out Malaria, a Peace Corps program that aims to eradicate the mosquito-born disease in Africa. He recently began the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the University of Vermont. Because the program is offered online, he’s able to […]

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DID YOU KNOW THAT SKILLS ARE NOT BEHAVIORS?

As Learning and Development professionals, one of the big distinctions we need to make when developing training is that behaviors and skills are two different yet related constructs. It is teaching a skill that ensures that the future behavior modification will last longer than just trying to modify a behavior.  Bandura’s […]

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CHANGING IS NOT TRANSFORMING!

So let’s say you are helping a child with their science homework and so you reach for Google.  The assignment is simple, to talk about how a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.  One website says, “The caterpillar starts to change”, and then you go to another website and it says, “The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is one […]

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WHY DOES IT APPEAR THAT BAD TRAINING WORKS?

Does this sound like you? You are a manager. You’re looking for new and innovative ways to build your organization to perform at higher standards. You just came off an average, mediocre or even less than stellar year and the associated pressure to perform in the next fiscal year falls […]

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HOW TO ASK A PURPOSEFUL QUESTION

At an early age in your professional career, many were taught to seek ‘why’ people do things.  Whether you are a sales person, a project manager, or an implementer, we were taught to ask ‘why’.  Even in your personal life, we continue to ask why someone would do something like that to us, or why did someone make […]

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ARE LEADERS BORN OR MADE? (WHO CARES!)

Okay, this post is really not about whether or not leaders are born or made.  The particular title of this post is one that’s been debated for a long time and continues to be debated in various circles. This is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart since […]

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THREE STEPS TO MAKE LEARNING LAST

I think it’s fair to say we all want our learning to last.   I think we call it ‘sticky’.  We spend many hours reading, watching videos or in training classes, we want to see our efforts (and our expense) pay off. From a corporate perspective, CEB, a research firm, reports that sales representatives are forgetting […]

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DOES YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL PERSONALITY MATTER?

What does that even mean, organizational personality, and why should we care? If you are concerned about high attrition/low retention in your organization, then this is a “must-read” blog post. See how your organizational personality affects employee engagement. I was talking with my friend; we will call him Phil, well, […]

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BUILDING A SELF-DIRECTED ORGANIZATION

There are two critical challenges the modern Chief Learning Officer (CLO) faces. The first is that our educational system continues to manufacture dependent learners or learners that require direction, an authority figure and continuous specific feedback. The second challenge is that most private and public sectors take much of their […]

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UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

For the last several years, I have presented numerous times on the topic of employee engagement because it continues to be a topic of interest. Like anything else that you immerse yourself in, I have learned much and continue to notice specific patterns emerging in the industry. Engagement continues to […]

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CHANGE IS COMING TO YOUR COMPANY—HERE’S HOW TO PREPARE

Every company, across industries, of all sizes, is exposed to disruption. According to research from NextGen Personal Finance, the accelerating pace of change is decreasing the average lifespan of most companies. Some predict 50% of the S&P 500 will be replaced in the next decade. This disruption can come from a variety of places, […]

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Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Visiting a college is the most effective way to learn about campus culture and student life. Want to make the most out of your college visits? Take the time to meet as many people as possible, and check out everything from the dorms to the dining halls. Here is our […]

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List of Hot Jobs You Can Land with a Finance Degree

The financial services field is a great option for individuals who have a passion for numbers and helping people. Having the right career information about possible professional paths can help you determine if the industry is right for you and which job you should consider. Below is some key information […]

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3 WAYS TO MAKE EXIT INTERVIEWS MORE EFFECTIVE

Exit interviews are a double-edged sword: Your company desperately wants information from departing employees about how to improve, but employees have little motivation to provide complete, honest reasons for their departure. You can promise up one side and down the other that you’ll keep individual answers confidential, but the person […]

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DIGITAL HR: THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE, BEYOND THE CLOUD

“Digital technologies are transforming every aspect of HR, this requires HR to engage employees using the same techniques that their company has used to engages their customers. With this shift a fundamentally different HR strategy is required. It stands to reason that no element of work is immune to digital […]

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