In May, the cast of Friends reunited after 17 years since filming their last episode. The reunion episode brought colleagues back together and created a space for those colleagues to reflect on the time they spent together and the time they were apart. In many ways, getting to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year has felt like 17 years. Almost all of our … Continue reading Preparing for the Fall – Considerations for Returning to Campus
It is not uncommon for colleges and universities to require students to complete an alcohol education program prior to the start of their first year or when they sign up for a student organization. Based on amendments passed in 1989 to the Higher Education Act, providing alcohol and substance prevention education is a federal requirement of all institutions of higher education. The federal and institutional … Continue reading Integrating Online Risk Prevention Education with College Programs: A Conversation with The College of New Jersey
There has been a lot of talk about online or remote learning over the past year. Many people were forced to experience it firsthand. Whether it’s been a positive experience or a frustrating one, a lot more goes into effective online learning than putting up some slides with content or holding a Zoom presentation. Effective online learning takes considerable planning and ongoing management. Before diving … Continue reading LMS 101: What is a Learning Management System?
by Ruth Dibble Seth Godin, a writer, thinker, and former business executive, explains marketing best. Godin writes, “If you need to persuade someone to take action, you’re doing marketing.” A common misconception is that marketing is a department within a company where the artists, writers, and trend-setters get together and promote anything and everything for the company, but that the entire company is not involved … Continue reading The Power of Story in Marketing
Online learning is a value add for organizations that want to meet membership and stakeholders where they’re at. It puts the agency into the hands of the learner by allowing them to review content as many times as they want, and within their own busy schedule. Whether out of necessity or desire, implementing online education creates flexibility for the learner, and ensures important information is … Continue reading Using Online Education to Meet Learners Where They’re At: A Conversation with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
“I feel like we should have more structure,” a young professional who works for a Board shared with me recently. While working in a nonprofit “start-up” (yes, start-ups aren’t always for-profit companies), I was asked, “What advice would you give me, knowing what you know and doing what you do?” She’d been working with a consultant on a strategic plan for the past year and, … Continue reading Board Fundamentals
Many organizations and nonprofits seek to make a positive impact on the people they serve by providing programs and services. Significant resources, including time, staffing, and money, are invested in providing programs and services intended to bring upon certain outcomes. While observation can be an effective tool in assessing the successful fulfillment of outcomes related to a program or service, other methods of research and … Continue reading Using Research for Program Efficacy and Improvement: A Conversation with Kappa Alpha Order