Education/Teaching

Different Styles of Leadership

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

Leadership comes in all different types of forms. During this presentation, we will discuss the different types of leadership and how to be an effective leader based on your style.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Power of Visualization for Long-Term Goal-Setting

Posted: January 9, 2020 at 1:16 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

Science has proven that visualization will increase the likelihood of achieving your long term goals. During this presentation, we will explore your long-term goals and the micro-steps necessary to complete them.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers, TV and VCR

Philip Wilkerson

Leadership Skills through Volunteering and Internships

Posted: May 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:55 pm

There are intangible skills that can be learned through experiences such as internships and volunteering. This presentation will discuss those skills and how citizens should seek out opportunities to serve to enhance professional skills.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, White Board and Markers

Philip Wilkerson

Implementing Policy/Practice Reform in U.S. Corrections Agencies

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

As organizations move scientific, scholarly research into work environments, our knowledge of implementation processes grows. However, scholars still know little about how managers and staff acquire knowledge about evidence-based or evidence-informed practices (EBPs/EIPs), how much they understand them and how they are used. This study examines how organizational actors understand, negotiate and implement reforms including […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector

Danielle S. Rudes

Management in Health Care

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:44 pm

The evolving management requirements in today’s health care.

A/V requirements: Flip Chart, Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, TV and VCR, White Board and Markers

Ana Stoehr

Ana Stoehr

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:44 pm

Full time faculty member who specializes in nursing and management; certified in Perioperative nursing and Critical Care; a retired Navy nurse with a vast array of experiences around the world.

Mindful Leadership for Innovation

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm

If you were to analyze the top 50 of the over 1,000 leadership books published during the last five years you will find that there isn’t a single approach to leadership that will work in every situation. Ironically, many of them contradict one another. But, is there a mindset or attitude about being a leader […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Change and Development

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm

Most approaches to understanding organizations are embedded in a “problem solving” paradigm. This deficiency model of organizations calls for the development of techniques and tools to accurately identify and diagnose problems. In contrast to this clinical focus, appreciative inquiry focuses on what works in an organization. By exploring events when people are at their best, […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Appreciative Intelligence®: Develop Leadership, Transform Difficult Conversations, and Discover Common Ground

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Appreciative Intelligence is the ability to see the generative potential in any situation and to actualize it. It is a leadership skillset that will enable you to step into conflict mindfully, and to transform difficult conversations into positive outcomes. As a leader by improving your Appreciative Intelligence you will have expanded abilities to reframe conflict […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Writing and Meditation

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Meditation has long been considered an allied activity with writing. Both include focusing of the mind and a watching of inner speech. This talk also includes the use of secularized koans or word puzzles to tap the writer’s intuition to solve the more perplexing problems facing the writer.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Why College?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm

Discusses how the total experience of college helps students learn how to learn, balance knowledge of the good life and good society, and develop a sense of right, wrong, truth, and beauty.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Teaching Writing and Using Writing to Learn

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

As director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project from 1978 to 2011, I’ve been involved with improving the teaching of writing in area schools, public and private K-University. This talk is intended for teachers, parents and educators interested in improving writing in their institutions.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Teacher Professional Development

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm, Last Updated: March 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm

A discussion of ways teachers can develop the skills to enhance their relationships with students, become more effective reflective practitioners, and create vibrant professional learning communities in their schools.

A/V requirements: Screen

Betsy DeMulder

So What is Intercultural Communication?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm

In the current globalization people frequently meet other people from different cultures. This presentation covers some of the basic principles and vocabulary to help us understand why what we said is not what is heard by a person from the other culture.

A/V requirements: PowerPoint

Don Boileau

Impact Performance in a Media World

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:51 pm

Whether announcing on the radio, delivering television news, or acting in a film or documentary, the human voice and body are your tools to inform and persuade in broadcast performance. Techniques are introduced and skills practiced regarding how to improve vocal (paralanguage) and physical (nonverbal) delivery elements to more effectively communicate messages in a performance […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in Our Schools: Toward a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm, Last Updated: July 14, 2021 at 3:27 pm

This talk will present an overview of our rapidly changing demographics and provide information about the salient research supporting second language acquisition, and the importance of the intersection of critical social justice with second language acquisition. By understanding some major points about second language acquisition, parents and policy makers will be equipped to make the […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Rebecca Fox, Ph.D.

Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm, Last Updated: February 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

Managing tacit knowledge is a core competency as well as a challenge for high intellectual capital-oriented organizations. Professionals in such organizations are mindful of the turbulence in the environment and are constantly dealing with knowledge saturation and complexity. Over the years they must have developed a refined tacit understanding of what works and what does […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

How to Run an Effective Meeting

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Can cover a variety of needed areas within the topic area: a) how to plan an agenda, b) how to stick to the agenda, c) how to use parliamentary procedure to focus on issues, and when NOT to use parliamentary procedure, and d) how to evaluate a meeting.

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Gender-Fair Education

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Gender bias in education and ways to practice gender-fair teaching.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, TV/VCR

Anita Taylor

Developing Your Appreciative Intelligence® for Innovation and Leadership

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:49 pm

Describe the new concept of Appreciative Intelligence developed by author Tojo Thatchenkery and is featured in the popular book, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn.  It is a unique competitive advantage possessed by exceptional leaders and innovators. Adding to the model of multiple intelligences developed by Howard Gardner, Appreciative Intelligence provides a […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen, Lavalier Microphone, Two Speakers

Tojo Thatchenkery

Creationism

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm, Last Updated: March 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Why do so many people embrace creationism and reject evolution? What are their arguments and how does creationism promote community, address concerns about education and the rearing of good children, and the perceived dangerous consequences of evolutionary thinking?

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Mary McCutcheon

Communicating Evolution

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 7:11 pm

It does no good to argue with people who don’t believe evolution. But since it is the foundation of modern biology and represents constructive critical thought in science, it is useful to know how to teach evolution without confrontation. This is not so much a lecture as a discussion.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Mary McCutcheon

College Access

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm, Last Updated: March 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Topics: Well-Being, student transition, retention, and engagement.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Lewis E. Forrest, II

Classroom Communication

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm, Last Updated: July 8, 2021 at 2:48 pm

Features the concept of defining the teacher as a manager of a communication environment and the resulting consequences. (Good for school workshops, in-service training, and teacher groups.)

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness through Performance

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:51 pm

Given the challenges facing public education today, using enhanced performance skills in the classroom may produce students who exhibit better attention, interest, and response. Teacher enthusiasm is a pedagogical necessity, and the communicative style of a teacher can have an affect on the degree to which students learn.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic