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How and why Holy Family College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 8/5/19 8:03 AM

Holy Family College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Holy Family College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Top 5 Leadership skills — Myth or Reality?

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/18/19 9:10 AM

According to Google analytics, users search for terms around leadership more often than management.

More specifically, today, search queries like the "dichotomy of leadership" and "leadership in turbulent times" are very common.

Since the industrial age with its studies focused on the first generations of great leaders, incomprehensible dollars have been spent researching leadership. Many quests have been made to find the elusive and illusive set or combinations of traits and skills that contribute most to a person developing into a successful and effective leader.

And yet, to this day, human kind has not come up with a definitive response to the question, "What are the essentials skills of the most successful and effective leaders?"

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 Reasons to File Your FAFSA Applications Early

Posted by Jamie Grant on 7/3/19 7:28 AM

Scanning the cafeteria menu in the crowded line, Sarah overheard two fellow students talking about filling out financial aid forms for college. She wondered why the students were relieved to have the FAFSA application process completed so early. Wasn’t there plenty of time for filling out the college FAFSA forms? Sarah pulled out her phone and Googled Free Application For Federal Student Aid, in order to research the FAFSA application process with more scrutiny. Surprisingly, she discovered that there is not an unlimited supply of money for students seeking financial aid, the directives on the FAFSA website noted that there may be limited funds for a few Federal Student Aid programs. The key is to apply as soon as possible when trying to secure the best possible funding sources. Grateful for the time-sensitive discovery, Sarah filled out her FAFSA application with the help of her parents later that evening.

Now, Sarah’s story is only based on a true story, but what is entirely accurate is that often students (and their parents!) don't realize -- until it's too late -- the importance of submitting their FAFSA forms earlier than normal.

Note: Holy Family College knows that considering a higher education can be stressful and overwhelming. That’s why HFC has put together a College Admissions Resource Library to help answer some of your questions and concerns.

Here are three reasons to get ahead and file your FAFSA applications early:

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Topics: FInancial Aid

Deadline Extended: There's Still Time to Apply for Our Orff-Schulwerk Certification Program

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 6/18/19 8:45 AM

We have some exciting news for all those who are passionate about music education.

Registration for our new Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program has been extended by one week! The new deadline for application is Monday, June 24th.

This summer's Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification Program is prepared to make history as we bring Orff-Schulwerk Certification training back to the state of WI. This program will offer its students an informative, joyful and life changing experience of music education at its finest.

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Topics: Music Education

Coming Soon to Wausau: We’re Expanding Our Graduate Programs to New Areas of Wisconsin

Posted by Amy Hanson on 5/30/19 11:33 AM

Have you considered getting a graduate degree from Holy Family College?

This could be your moment. Our excellent, student-centric and values-based graduate programs are now available in more locations across the state of Wisconsin.

Holy Family College’s Leadership and Organizational Development program and graduate education degree programs are expanding to include cohorts in Wausau, Wisconsin in addition to existing cohort groups in Chippewa Falls and Pulaski.

Keep reading to learn more about this exciting expansion and how this new cohort location could open up the door to your future graduate education and career.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School, masters in education, graduate degree in education

3 Reasons Why Businesses Need Leaders Instead of Managers

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 5/24/19 10:05 AM

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, companies don’t just need managers who are strictly concerned with what’s happening right now — they need leaders who can think critically and look towards the future. Effective leaders have the will and ability to serve - the mission and the people who make it happen.

 

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." -Max DePree

 

Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) are fields that train the business leaders and organizational development professionals of tomorrow by focusing on contemporary theories in business leadership, organizational development and dynamics at a personal, interpersonal and organizational level.

We talked to Dr. Jim Begotka, Director of the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development Program and Assistant Professor at Holy Family College in order to learn more about this developing idea in the business landscape.

Here are three ideas he explored that explain why businesses today need leaders, not managers.

 

Curious about the Leadership and Organizational Development master's degree program? Request more information today and one of our faculty will reach out to answer any of your questions. 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

May 15 Graduate Open House Can Help Advance Your Career in Education and Leadership and Organizational Development—Here’s How!

Posted by Amy Hanson on 5/2/19 8:34 AM

In our hyper-connected world, there are fewer and fewer life moments that still need to take place in person. We can get our groceries and packages delivered, we can work remotely, we can Skype with a doctor if we need medical care, and all of our social networks help us feel connected to people who are far away.

When it comes to exploring and choosing a graduate program, the personal experience remains incredibly valuable. Spending time with faculty and current students, or simply walking around the campus, can offer valuable insights about the College and our programs. No amount of time conducting online research can deliver this same experience.

That’s why we’re encouraging you to attend Holy Family College’s Graduate Open House on Wednesday, May 15! Keep reading for a closer look at this event and the importance of an open house as you consider your graduate school options.

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Topics: Graduate Education Events, Business & Leadership, Graduate School

How to Get Your Master's in Education While Working Full-Time

Posted by Nancy Sim on 4/26/19 10:38 AM

  
It’s basically impossible to go back to school for a graduate degree when you have a full-time job and family responsibilities, right?

If this is what you’ve thought in the past, it’s time for us all to revisit this assumption. Some programs may make it hard to keep working while you’re taking classes, but that’s not the way it should be, particularly in a specialized, hands-on field like education.

Keep reading as we explore how the education master’s programs at Holy Family College are specifically designed for full-time educators and why getting your degree while working can enrich your time in both educational environments.

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Topics: graduate degree in education

Integrating Work and Learning — Jordan's Experience Working in HR and Excelling in the LOD Master's Program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 4/18/19 9:02 AM

Jordan Lindstrom was drawn to Leadership and Organizational Development because of his background in human resources and training and development. 

We had the opportunity to ask him several questions regarding his experience at Holy Family College's Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Meeting the I-43 Corridor Demand: Advance Your Career with This Graduate Degree

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 3/7/19 11:47 AM

 

It’s no secret that the I-43 corridor in Wisconsin is seeing growth as major companies move into the area.

Have you considered what this job growth means for you and your career? With job growth trends looking strong and new employers entering the state, there will be new demand for qualified leaders to take on managerial and leadership-level positions.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to advance your career, this could be the perfect opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in Leadership and Organizational Development. Keep reading as we explore how this program can help you meet the growing workforce demand.

 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Holy Family College Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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