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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.


October 7th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Web Conference from The Aspen Institute–Work-Life Integration

  • Event: What can business schools do to promote work-life integration and flexibility in the global workplace?
  • Date: October 14, 2010
  • Time: noon Eastern Time

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October 6th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

HRM: Special Issues Call for papers

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September 24th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Challenges Facing Organizations and HR over Next 10 Years

What challenges will organizations and HR be facing over the next 10 years?  Read the new SHRM research: Challenges Facing Organizations and HR in the Next 10 Years to learn more.

Share your thoughts.


September 22nd, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Leadership Webinars

Barbara Kellerman on “Shooting an Elephant” or, “Why Be Leadership Literate?”
September 29, 2010, noon-1:00 PM ET

Join us for this webinar as Kellerman, ranked by Forbes.com to be among the “Top 50 Business Thinkers” and by Leadership Excellence to be among the top 15 of 100 best minds on leadership,” argues that there is a canon of literature essential to leadership education. Four lucky participants will win a copy of her latest book.  Learn more.
Katherine Tyler Scott on “The Challenge of Change: Overcoming Resistance and Obtaining Results”
October 13, 2010, noon-1:00 PM ET

Join us for this webinar as Tyler-Scott, managing partner of Ki ThoughtBridge, provides participants with resources to better understand change and its impact on individuals and systems. Learn more.
Sheila Ramsey & Barbara Schaetti on “Leading Through Change: Being the ‘I’ of the Storm”
November 11, 2010, noon-1:00 PM ET

Join this webinar and develop an understanding of personal leadership as one very distinct method for filling the gaps in the field of leadership development, and, for helping leaders lead from the inside-out in the midst of change and the unfamiliar. Four lucky participants will win a copy of their latest book. Learn more.
Chris Ernst & Donna Chrobot-Mason on “Boundary Spanning Leadership”
January 26, 2011, noon-1:00 PM ET

Join this webinar to learn more about this a leadership model, forthcoming from McGraw-Hill Professional and the Center for Creative Leadership (November 2010). Learn how to transform today’s limiting borders into tomorrow’s limitless frontiers to solve problems, create innovative solutions, and to transform your organization to thrive in a flat world. Learn more.
All webinars are free to members of the International Leadership Association and $24.95 to non-members.


September 10th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Train for Success in Second Life

Join in a new season of Train for Success meetings. Marquee speakers from IBM, Chevron, CSC, U.S. Army, and Stanford University will share experiences from the frontiers of 3-D, virtual-world learning projects, and lead virtual field trips every Thursday at noon ET (9:00 am PT/18:00 CET).

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September 3rd, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Webinars for Trainers

Wednesday, September 08
How to Make an Effective Presentation in 99 Seconds
Speakers: Thiagi (Sivasailam Thiagarajan, Ph.D.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Social Media for Trainers:
Enhancing and Extending Learning

Speaker: Jane Bozarth

Thursday, September 16
Communicate Effectively Using Persuasive PowerPoint Visuals
Speaker: Dave Paradi

Thursday, September 30
Leadership EQ: Improving Strategic Choices
Speaker: Lou Russell

Register for these and other free webinars on the Training Magazine Network.


August 30th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Archived recording: Virtual Conferencesl

Long-time online conference producers iCohere recently offered an online discussion about how to plan, organize successfully manage them. The archive for “Virtual Conferences: How To Produce Extraordinary Online Events” is now online.


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