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Tips for Millennials in a 21st Century Age of Leadership

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/28/19 9:50 AM

Earlier this year, a group of individuals from the Young Professionals program coordinated by the Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce met at Holy Family College to hear more about leadership, specifically related to the millennial generation.

The discussion was facilitated by Jim Begotka, Ed.D, assistant professor and program director for the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development offered by Holy Family College. 

Our aim in this blog is to connect to event participants and expand beyond to those who find this conversation relevant to their own development as a leader. As an effort to continue the conversation and wrestle with some of the questions Jim posed during the event, we pose overarching questions provided below. 

 

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

Interested in Career Growth? Here’s a Complete Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/14/19 8:35 AM

“This process [of creating good leaders] by its very nature cannot be revolutionary, but must be evolutionary; gradual development changes, a result of planned growth, and the creation of mutual trust and respect.” - Paul Hersey

Many professionals thriving in a variety of fields have begun to see key differences between managers and leaders: managers manage resources and processes, and leaders lead people.

Keep reading for a full explanation of the key differences between managers and leaders and for access to a new, complete guide that explores the degree possibility you should consider if you're interested in career growth!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 Key Reasons Why Music Teachers Need to Learn the Kodály Method

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/7/19 8:38 AM

If you are a music educator, then you have probably heard of the major methods of teaching music: Orff, Kodály, Suzuki and Dalcroze.

But, have you ever really considered learning to use the Kodály method of music education? If you haven’t, you should. Keep reading to learn why!

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Topics: Music Education

Thinking about Getting a Master’s in Education? 3 Key Reasons Why Wisconsinites Should Choose a Small Graduate Environment

Posted by Nancy Sim on 1/24/19 8:58 AM

Many Wisconsinites are rightfully proud to work in and support the state’s school system.

Wisconsin has been recognized as one of the top-ranked state school systems in the country, for metrics related to both quality and safety, and Wisconsin’s high-quality educators and administrators are a huge part of the state’s success.

How can we ensure that education in Wisconsin continues to improve? By supporting professional development and graduate education for our dedicated teachers and administrators.

If you are an education professional looking to grow as an individual and to improve your ability to serve your students and your school, here’s a look at three key reasons why you should consider a small Wisconsin-focused graduate program for your master’s degree in education.

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Topics: masters in education, graduate degree in education

Music Education Designed for the Child: Introducing the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program - Level I

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/10/19 8:51 AM

Love of music and the ability to engage with music is a lifelong gift.

This is why focusing on music education for the young is so important. Introducing children to music at a young age and allowing them to explore their innate gifts for play, movement, rhythm and creativity are top priorities for any excellent music education program.

There are many methods of music education, and each method emphasizes a different combination of techniques to unlock the child’s natural affinity for music.

In this blog post, we explore one of the major approaches to music education, the Orff Schulwerk Approach, explain why this type of music education could be transformative for your music classroom and introduce you to Holy Family College’s new Orff Schulwerk Certification Program.

 

Interested in registering for this summer's Orff Schulwerk Certification Program? Registration closes June 15 and you still have time to submit an application! Find out more on our webpage

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Topics: Music Education, orff

4 Reasons You Should Pursue a BSN to Launch Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 7/26/18 9:46 AM

It’s no secret — there is currently a major nursing shortage and any licensed registered nurse (RN) should not have trouble finding employment. But that does not mean that all nursing degrees are created equal. When it comes to your nursing education, you have a choice: you can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Topics: Nursing

Why Business Executives Need Leadership (Not Management) Skills

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/13/18 9:25 AM

In our ever-changing and competitive job market, the need for business professionals with practical and strategic leadership skills becomes more and more valuable — if not more and more necessary.

If pursuing a career in a competitive business landscape is your calling, “business as usual” will no longer suffice. As an aspiring business leader, you must consider pursuing an advanced business degree that focuses on the practical implementation of leadership skills rather than management knowledge.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School

Looking for a Versatile Degree? A B.S. in Business Management Could Be Right For You

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/25/18 10:36 AM


The workforce is highly competitive right now. With undergraduate degrees becoming more indispensable and higher education growing in popularity, we know you need

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Topics: Business & Leadership

The Importance of Human Resource Management in Today's Professional World

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/21/18 2:30 PM

Human Resource professionals are needed now more than ever before to help navigate and lead companies through evolving social, cultural and technological landscapes. Because of constant changes in most areas of life, the stability, creativity and relational support that a talented HR team can offer a company is invaluable.

The HR profession has evolved and improved in order to tackle the bigger challenges in today’s workforce.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

10 Ways You Can Specialize As A Nurse

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/31/18 3:19 PM

It is well known that the demand for nurses is on the rise. With the baby-boomer population aging rapidly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Topics: Nursing

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