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June 1st, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Capella University at National SHRM Conference, June 26-29

Visit Capella University at the National SHRM Conference in Las Vegas June 26-29.   In our booth, we will be offering two free classes, each worth 3 recertification credits.

Sign up and participation are quick and easy.

Space is limited so sign up today by commenting on the blog with your desired day/time.

At SHRM, attend one of our 15-minute kick off presentations.  Complete the rest of the course in our online classroom (at your own pace) by Dec. 31, 2011.

The two classes Capella will be offer this year.

Two and a half men: Employee Behavioral Issues

This e-course will explore how to effectively address employee performance issues in a manner that will improve the situation, working relationship, and working environment as well as improve the employee skill set. (3 credits)

Course times:

  • June 26 – offered 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 27 – offered 10:15 a.m. and again at 12:45 p.m.
  • June 28 – offered at 12:15 p.m.

Tank your career in 140 characters or less: Your employer does look at twitter

This e-course will explore how the evolution of social media has created many hard to control outlets for disgruntled employees to complain and fuel the fire of negativity. It explores best practices on how to maintain control on what could be explosive content and distribution. (3 credits)

Course times:

  • June 26 – offered 5:45 p.m.
  • June 27 – offered 12:15 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.
  • June 28 – offered at 10:15 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m.

When you attend one of our 15-minute kick off presentation, you will receive a complimentary copy of No More Regrets! 30 Ways to Greater Happiness and Meaning in Your Life written by Capella instructor Marc Muchnick.

 

May 25th, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Managing Without Regrets: An HR Perspective by Marc Muchnick, Ph.D.

By Marc Muchnick, Ph.D.

When it comes to regrets, the managerial ranks are a breeding ground.  Managers in every organization at one time or another will do things they wish they hadn’t done or fail to do things they wish they had done. 

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May 23rd, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

HR Professionals the Swiss Army Knife of the Organization by Al Gorriaran

By Al Gorriaran

Human resources professionals work hard to serve their internal clients, but we don’t often discuss the difference that varying organizational roles create for us. In the typical organization we have front line employees, first line supervisors, managers and executives.  Each of these groups has a very unique set of needs.  Employees have individual professional goals, benefits concerns, and expectations of service that are narrowly defined but often come with some really big expectations from their HR office.

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May 20th, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Social Media and HR Transformation

How can talent management best leverage social platforms to advance people practices at their organizations? A free webcast will explore How Social Media Is Transforming HR. Become a free member of the Human Capital Institute and you can attend this event on July 12 at 11 am CDT. With a paid (student) membership you can access archived webcasts and other research.

For more on the topic, read white paper: “Finding the Silver Lining: Using Social Media to Attract and Retain Talent in a Tough Economy.” Discuss interaction between HRM and social networks.

 

May 11th, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Capella University at National SHRM Conference, June 26-29

Visit Capella University at the National SHRM Conference in Las Vegas June 26-29.   In our booth, we will be offering two free classes, each worth 3 recertification credits.

Sign up and participation are quick and easy.

Space is limited so sign up today by commenting on the blog with your desired day/time.

At SHRM, attend one of our 15-minute kick off presentations.  Complete the rest of the course in our online classroom (at your own pace) by Dec. 31, 2011.

The two classes Capella will be offer this year.

Two and a half men: Employee Behavioral Issues

This e-course will explore how to effectively address employee performance issues in a manner that will improve the situation, working relationship, and working environment as well as improve the employee skill set. (3 credits)

Course times:

  • June 26 – offered 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 27 – offered 10:15 a.m. and again at 12:45 p.m.
  • June 28 – offered at 12:15 p.m.

Tank your career in 140 characters or less: Your employer does look at twitter

This e-course will explore how the evolution of social media has created many hard to control outlets for disgruntled employees to complain and fuel the fire of negativity. It explores best practices on how to maintain control on what could be explosive content and distribution. (3 credits)

Course times:

  • June 26 – offered 5:45 p.m.
  • June 27 – offered 12:15 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.
  • June 28 – offered at 10:15 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m.

When you attend one of our 15-minute kick off presentation, you will receive a complimentary copy of No More Regrets! 30 Ways to Greater Happiness and Meaning in Your Life written by Capella instructor Marc Muchnick.

 

 

 

April 13th, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Capella PhD graduate authors second book on managing global business teams

Dr. Margery Mayer, a 2008 PhD graduate of Capella University recently authored the second edition of a book on managing global business teams.”The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success” was first published in 2000; the second edition of the book published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) has been significantly updated with a global leadership emphasis.

Mayer, who owns and operates the consulting firm Global Operations Experts that works with global business teams, says she wrote the book specifically for global business leaders who manage resources around the world. The book explores the varied aspects of global teams and how effective leadership truly makes a difference. It includes case study research from such notable companies as Autodesk, Johnson & Johnson, J.P. Morgan, eBay, and Adobe Systems Incorporated.

The book is available through www.globaloperationsexperts.com as well as through the Project Management Institute website.

 

January 13th, 2011    Subscribe to comments on this post

Career webinars keep you advancing

Capella University’s Career Center offers free, live-time webinars to provide professionals with strategies for advancing their careers. Upcoming topics include:

• Effectively Navigating a Career Change
• Job Application Documents
• Online Social Networking
• Teaching in Higher Education
• Interviewing for Success
• Job Search Strategies in a Touch Economy

Sign up today or view the schedule to determine what sessions are most convenient.

These virtual webinars are available for no charge! All start times are in Central time. A confirmation email message will explain how to participate; a telephone and access to the internet are necessary. A confirmation email message sent after registration will include instructions about logging and calling in.

 

October 14th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

International Journal of Leadership Studies — New Issue Online

Volume 6, Issue 1 / 2010 Download entire issue

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October 13th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Social Media and E-Business Transformation

Edited by Prof. Eldon Y. Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan and

Dr. Cain Evans, Birmingham City University, UK

A book to be published by IGI Global in December 2011

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 9, 2010 (Extended)

Full Chapter Due: January 15, 2011

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October 7th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Free Webinars: Learning Communities & Organizations

Developing A High-Performing Learning Organization: Framework And Architecture
Oct 07, 2010, [Thu] 01:00 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US)
Info and Registration
Handouts and discussion group at Training Magazine Network

5 Tips For Succession Planning: Engage, Retain And Develop Your Best Talent
Oct 19, 2010, [Tue] 01:00 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US)
Info and registration.
Handouts and discussion group at Training Magazine Network:

A New Workforce Perspective: Insights from over 700 Global HR Leaders
Oct. 19, 2010, [Tue] noon  (EDT, North America/US)
Info and registration.

Flies On The Wall: Conversations In Learning’s Communities Of Practice
Oct 22, 2010, [Fri] 01:00 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US)
Info and registration.
Handouts and discussion group at Training Magazine Network

 

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