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Event Management – Master – Milano – IED Istituto Europeo di Design #masters #event

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Event Management

A chi è rivolto – Il Master in Event Management si rivolge a laureati e laureandi in discipline umanistiche o sociali, economiche e scientifiche; a diplomati in discipline creative presso scuole di progetto italiane o straniere; a professionisti con almeno due anni di esperienza nel settore della comunicazione e del marketing.

Metodologia e struttura – Il Master in Event Management fornisce, attraverso numerose case history, un’accurata analisi del mercato degli eventi nonché le conoscenze culturali di base per svolgere una professione dove passione e aggiornamento sono indispensabili: il mercato degli eventi, le professionalità coinvolte, le tipologie di evento, la storia e i perché. Il percorso affronta poi tutte le fasi, i processi, i ruoli e i tempi legati alla realizzazione di un evento: il processo creativo e produttivo, i ruoli coinvolti, la gestione degli acquisti, la regia dell’evento, la gestione dell’operatività, normative e sicurezza, sponsorizzazioni. Tutte le problematiche saranno spiegate attraverso l’analisi di case history ed eventi riconducibili alle seguenti categorie: sfilata, musical, evento corporate, concerto, fiera, evento sportivo.

In aggiunta alla didattica di specializzazione svolta all’interno delle singole aree, durante l’anno sono previsti percorsi trasversali a tutti gli indirizzi legati a creatività. innovazione. professionalizzazione emondo del lavoro. Queste attività si configurano come vere e proprie esperienze e possono essere svolte sia all’interno del proprio corso, sia insieme a studenti e docenti degli altri master della scuola.

On Field – Nelle passate edizioni sono state organizzate esperienze sul campo per la cerimonia di Inaugurazione EXPO; Cerimonia finale Champions League; Milano City Marathon; IF Festival.

Visiting – Nelle scorse edizioni sono state organizzate uscite didattiche in merito ad allestimento e organizzazione di sfilate e concerti.

Aree di approfondimento

L’Evento e il Mercato della Comunicazione

La storia e il perché del suo utilizzo / Le varie tipologie di evento: business, consumer, ticket / Il mercato degli eventi / Quando il mezzo fa la differenza / Il web per coinvolgere, comunicare e supportare/ L’ufficio stampa dedicato / Il media partner/ Le riviste di settore e i concorsi.

Il Project Management

Le fasi produttive / Sviluppare un progetto completo / Il team creativo: percorsi e ruoli / Il processo produttivo: strumenti e gestione / I parametri di selezione di un’agenzia / La scrittura del brief / La contrattualistica e la formalizzazione / Il budget, il cost-controller e il fee / Time management / Il contratto d’agenzia e la lettera d’incarico.

Professionisti del campo

Il Project Manager (l’organizzazione) / Il Direttore Creativo (l’idea) / Il Direttore di Produzione (la messa in opera) / Il Regista (teatro – show – convention) / Lo Scenografo (l’ambiente) / Il Light Designer e il Sound Engineer (i sensi) / Il Flower Designer / Il Video Maker (i contenuti) / Il Buyer (i numeri) / L’Architetto (la dimensione) / Il Location Manager (il posto) / Il Travel Manager (il viaggio) / L’Ingegnere (la sicurezza)

La Scelta dei Fornitori

La luce prima di tutto / Il catering fa la differenza / Dal disegno alla realtà: l’allestitore / Il suono e la sua tecnologia / Schermi e contenuti video / La gestione degli artisti

Production – Gestire coordinare e produrre

Il piano di produzione / La pre-produzione e gli strumenti / Normative e sicurezza / Gestione fornitori / Pagamenti e piano finanziario / Contratti di lavoro

The Entertainment – SKY

Il broadcaster, la creatività e l’audience / Il regista TV / Il direttore artistico / Diritti TV / Format / Distribuzione

Tipologie e Processi Produttivi a Confronto

Organizzare e gestire una sfilata / Organizzare e gestire un concerto / Organizzare e gestire una fiera / Organizzare e gestire un musical / Organizzare e gestire un evento sportivo / Organizzare e gestire una convention / Quando l’evento è in tour / Gli eventi di formazione aziendale / Le sponsorizzazioni

Storytelling – Testimonial a tutto campo

Il producer dell’impossibile / Il regista del futuro / Il creatore di show / L’autore di emozioni / Il mago della musica

The Lab

Le tecniche, le esercitazioni e le esperienze / il brainstorming singolo e di gruppo / Saper presentare: il public speaking / Guardare un concetto con occhi diversi / Guardare e capire la difficioltà del teatro

Percorsi trasversali

​Design Thinking Days

Workshop creativi per conoscere e sperimentare il metodo formativo basato sul design thinking, approccio innovativo alla risoluzione di problemi e all’ideazione di nuove soluzioni centrate sui bisogni dell’utente (human-centered design). Questo metodo è ritenuto a livello internazionale uno dei processi più importanti e utili a supporto dell’innovazione.

Creative Thinking Days

Incontri e dibattiti out of the box con personaggi illustri del mondo della creatività, dell’innovazione e della comunicazione per imparare a pensare fuori dagli schemi e sviluppare capacita di visione e pensiero laterale.

​Design Week

Una full immersion nella Design Week milanese per vivere un’importante esperienza a contatto diretto col mondo del design: un tour guidato da giovani designer per approfondire la storia del design, conoscere le nuove tendenze e partecipare agli eventi più interessanti della settimana. Un’ottima occasione per osservare e toccare con mano le strategie comunicative di alcuni tra i più importanti brand, nazionali e internazionali, e per sviluppare un progetto di ricerca e analisi legato al proprio percorso formativo.

Job Tools

Un confronto diretto con esperti di coaching, counseling e personal branding dedicato all’universo lavoro – nuovi scenari, tendenze e skill richieste dal mercato professionale – con l’obiettivo di fornire ad ogni partecipante gli strumenti per creare il proprio visual cv e portfolio creativo e migliorare il proprio profilo professionale, online e offline.

È lodato quel maestro che fa egli stesso ciò che insegna agli altri (proverbio italiano)

Allo IED insegnano professionisti che quotidianamente si confrontano con il mercato. Qui puoi approfondire i loro profili professionali.

Laureata in Scienze Politiche all’Università degli Studi di Milano con una specializzazione in lingua inglese alla Columbia University di New York, ha da sempre coltivato la passione per il design che oggi insegna in corsi di storia e in laboratori di ricerca sulle tendenze contemporanee. Vanta un’intensa attività giornalistica collaborando con Box International Trade, Domus, Bravacasa, Arketipo, il Mattino, Corriere della Sera, Sky Alice, 24 Ore Television, Radio 24. È curatrice di mostre ed eventi.

Responsabile Area Eventi a Partecipazione di Massa di RCS Sport e Direttore Milano City Marathon.

Milano_Sala di Consultazione

IED dispone di due biblioteche: una, in via Sciesa 3 e l’altra, specializzata in Moda, in via Pietrasanta 14. Ciascuna biblioteca offre supporti utili all’insegnamento, all’apprendimento e alla ricerca (libri, giornali, riviste, materiale audiovisivo), disponibili alla consultazione e al prestito, secondo le procedure affisse nei locali delle suddette.

Milano_Laboratori Informatici

Le attività svolte nei Laboratori Informatici consentono l’acquisizione, sia teorica sia pratica, delle nozioni necessarie al completamento del percorso di studio. I Laboratori Informatici sono dotati di computer con sistema operativo OSX e Windows, videoproiettore, stampante, scanner e penne grafiche. Sono inoltre installati tutti i software necessari per poter sviluppare progetti e preparare esami. Gli spazi comuni situati all’interno delle sedi sono provvisti di collegamento WIFI.





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Art Therapy Courses #art #education #online #masters

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Studying with CECAT has given me the skills and confidence to get out there and start my own practice. I knew the moment I began the art therapy course that it would be life changing. The skills I gained have given me the confidence to quit my job as a teacher and become an art therapist full-time!
Julie Nicholson
Teacher

The course was exciting and engaging throughout. It would be great to see Art Therapy in every day practice.
Cynthia Parker
Psychiatrist

Rob is dynamic and passionate about Art Therapy and he teaches in this manner. I have loved every minute of this course.
Jo Yates
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Eye opening, challenging, hopeful Re-united me with my creative self in a very safe way.
Ruth Kreamer
Social Worker

This course has reminded me of the joy in my life. It has touched me on a very deep level. I did not expect this outcome. I feel more in tune with the real me.
Allison Pennings
Registered Nurse (Acute Mental Health)

At the time of starting this art therapy course, I had for a long time found it difficult to paint, draw or do any creative endeavour. By the end of the training, I was painting and planning to give painting more space in my life.
Sheila Smith
Aboriginal Artist

This course has enabled me to much more fully understand the profound impact that art therapy can offer in the therapeutic process, particularly how the visual image can assist children to tell their story, and how exploration of the picture can reflect inner meaning.
Jane Mosco
School Counsellor

Art therapy is an amazing journey of discovery, creativity and growth. As an occupational therapist I am energized by a therapeutic tool that is fun, versatile and meaningful, that can be used in a variety of settings with clients of all ages, life experiences and needs.
Jess Westcott
Occupational Therapist

Most enjoyable, empowering, confronting and challenging at times; professionally organised and delivered.
Lynn Banna
Paediatrician

Rob has designed an amazing course that provides opportunity for students to experience art therapy whilst they learn the skills and tools required to practice as an Art Therapist. Thank you for being one of my best teachers.
Jillian De Souza
Buddhist Psychologist

I enjoyed this course very much and was delighted to discover your talent, intuition and expertise as an art therapist.
Elise Wynyard
Artist

We offer you a world of possibilities:

Study Art Therapy on Campus Face-to-face art therapy courses in Adelaide, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney (Australia)

Only three universities offer an extensive Art Therapy program in Australia: Sydney NSW; Melbourne VIC; and Brisbane QLD.

In many other countries the program isn t offered at all. For those further abroad, CECAT now offers International Art Therapy Courses to countries across the world.

The College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT) is committed to the training and development of art therapy around Australia and worldwide. Our Newcastle and Distance Education Art Therapy Courses presents a solid foundation for those people who may not be able to study at a University.

With a flexible and engaging style, CECAT s art therapy training courses and workshops provide explanations of theory; demonstrations of techniques; and practical experiences. The use of experiential methods support an in depth learning process.

We offer you a world of possibilities!

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Acknowledgement of Country

The College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy (CECAT) respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which CECAT is situated, and pays respect to elders both past and present of the Worimi Peoples .

As we share our own knowledge, teaching, learning and research practices within CECAT may we also pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.

What Is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is an evidence-based intervention developed in the mid 1940 s for the management of mental health disorders in both adults and children. It is widely used in Europe and the United States, but in Australia the practice of art therapy is still in its early stages.

Art therapy encourages self-discovery and emotional growth. Evolving from Freud and Jung s theories of the unconscious, art therapy is based on the belief that visual symbols and images (as in dreams), are the most accessible and natural form of communicating to the human experience. Clients are encouraged to visualise, and create, a representation of thoughts and emotions that they may not otherwise be able to articulate.

Art therapists assist people to access their own image-making abilities. They do this by jointly exploring the meaning of their images in light of the relationships and personal experiences they have encountered which may be distressing or nurturing. The art therapist s great advantage is being able to facilitate the client s expression of their inner world that they may find difficult to verbalise.

The art therapist supports the processes of emotional integration and growth by providing a safe, reliable and therapeutic environment within which the client can create and use images to develop insight and achieve personal change.

Art Therapy in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Middle East, Canada and US.





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MSc in Business Analytics – University of Bath – School of ManagementMSc courses in

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MSc in Business Analytics

We are no longer accepting applications from international students. This is due to high demand. Places are still available for UK and EU students.

If you would like to apply to study in 2018/19, you will be able to from September 2017. We recommend that you apply early because of the high level of competition for places.

This course is for

Graduates who want to start their career in the applications of business analytics.

Overview

Become a business leader of the future. Develop your skills in information technology, quantitative methods for data analysis and making optimised decisions.

You will learn how to get, clean, process and visualise data. Become an expert in the handling and analysis of big data. Develop understanding, insight and transferable tools and skills.

You ll have access to the latest business analytics software thanks to our partnership with IBM and SAS.

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Key Benefits

  • An MSc in Business Analytics opens up a range of career opportunities. You’ll be able to take your skills into sectors like finance, healthcare, logistics and marketing
  • You’ll enjoy our special relationships with analytics giants IBM and SAS. Immerse yourself in advanced business analytics software
  • Benefit from our small, carefully-selected class sizes. You’ll get a lot of contact with academics, and more individual coaching
  • Graduate equipped with the skills global employers want. Big data’s importance to businesses is growing, and experts are in demand
  • Get valuable experience with the opportunity to do a practice-based dissertation. You’ll work with a partner company on a real business problem
  • Work on projects with international organisations. You’ll be able to take these experiences with you into the global job market

MSc in Business Analytics 2016 class





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Clinical Social Work vs #clinical #social #work #masters #programs

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Clinical Social Work vs. Direct Services Social Work

Clinical social workers often sit down one on one with patients and offer mental health therapy to help them improve the quality of their lives. That may sound like providing direct services — it could hardly be called indirect – yet it’s not what people generally mean when they talk about direct service social work. That’s because there are three types of social work: macro (or indirect), direct, and clinical. Macro social workers work at the level of programs, institutions, and government policy — their services help individuals, but in an indirect way.

There are three types of social work: macro (or indirect), direct, and clinical.

Both direct service and clinical social workers are at the front lines, working with needy individuals and families. However, clinical social workers have some expertise that direct service workers do not. They have a broader scope of duty.

Earn a Master of Social Work degree online from the top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. This is a CSWE-accredited program. The GRE is not required to apply. It is possible to complete this degree in two years or less. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Request information !

The Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University’s online Master of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation and is designed for working adults with or without a social work bachelor’s degree. Click here to request information about The Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University Online Master of Social Work program.

Scope of Practice Comparison

Direct service social workers connect people and services. They often do intake and initial screening. They may determine program eligibility and refer individuals and families for other services that they need. They can have a variety of duties, depending on the setting and population served. They sometimes do mediation. They frequently do case management, at least with children and families. Some types of case management, though, are generally reserved for professionals with higher levels of education and licensing. (This can include individuals who need health services long term but at different levels, and tend to transition back and forth between hospitalization and community-based care.)

A direct care social worker may be allowed to do some counseling, but will not be allowed to do psychotherapy. Again, the words sound the same, but aren’t. One difference is that counseling isn’t necessarily related to a diagnosable mental condition. Nonclinical social workers generally counsel individuals who are basically healthy mentally. The counseling is limited in scope; it may be designed to educate the client and help them examine options and make decisions. While direct service workers may have contact with people who have serious illnesses, they will not actually be treatment providers.

Clinical social workers often work with people who have psychiatric conditions or emotional disturbances. They may perform psychotherapy and even make diagnoses. They are often part of a large team, with colleagues in various disciplines: psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Others are in private practice, providing services similar to those of mental health counselors.

What about working with patients who have illnesses that are not primarily psychological? This typically falls to the clinical social worker as well – or, at the least, to the social worker with master’s level education. Social workers in hospital settings wear a number of hats. They are typically in discharge planning; in some instances, this involves locating many community resources. Hospital-based social workers may assess patients’ psychological health and even diagnose secondary mental conditions. They may offer counseling related to loss.

Education and Licensing

Clinical social work is a master’s level profession. In fact, professionals must complete a period of supervised practice before they are allowed to go into private practice or otherwise exercise independent judgment with regard to treating and diagnosing mental illness.

Clinical social work is a master’s level profession.

People often get their start in direct services social work, though, at the baccalaureate level. Sometimes they continue on for more education and a higher credential. If someone chooses to go on for a master’s, it’s not always to get a clinical social work license, however. There are many specialties, and many possible goals, including working one on one with children and families in a public school setting.

Social workers at the highest level(s) are always licensed – this includes anyone who uses the title clinical social worker. Direct service social workers are often licensed, but it depends on the individual state.





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Masters biomedical science #masters #biomedical #science

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Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering

Message from the Chairs

Our academic Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering is a collaboration of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Memphis, and their partnering entities.

From its inception in 1996, the Joint Program has had annual enrollments of 60 or more fully supported graduate research assistants.

We offer three kinds of graduate degrees in biomedical engineering:

The research specialties of our faculty include:

  • biosensors and electrophysiology
  • biomechanics
  • biomaterials and regenerative technology
  • cellular biomechancial responses


Fall 2016 Class of the Joint UoM-UTHSC Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program First row (L to R): Bryan Simrak, Meredith Perkins, Allison Fetz, Leslie Pace, Masumeh Beydokhti Back row (L to R): Daniel Hoyer; William Benson, Logan Boles.

Former UM/UT Student/Mentor make Top 10 in The Scientist Innovations for 2013

An MS graduate of the UM/UT Joint Program in BME, Prabhakar Pandian, who worked with Mohammad Kiani were in a recent issue of The Scientist that listed the top 10 Innovations of 2013. They were listed #7 for their work in putting a microvascular network on a microfluidic chip.

Recent Newsletters

  • Spring 2014
  • Fall 2013

BME Quick Links

Contact Us

UTHSC Campus

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5880
Fax: (901) 448-7387

U of M Campus

Department of
Biomedical Engineering

The University of Memphis
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3733
Fax: (901) 678-5281





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Master of Arts in Communication Management at the University of Denver #alternative #dispute #resolution

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Communication
Management

Overview

Cultivate and enhance your communication skills in the MA in Communication Management program, designed and delivered for early to mid-career communication professionals looking to advance in their field. Learn to navigate internal and external communication challenges by blending traditional and digital communication methods. You’ll be prepared to influence constituents through persuasive communication, implement organizational change, manage crises, and cultivate a reputation for creative leadership.

This program prepares students to:

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings using analysis and evaluation techniques
  • Employ appropriate communication strategies to craft plans, programs, and assessments
  • Utilize theoretical constructs, empirical data, and critical thinking to create plans and solve communication challenges
  • Compare and apply inclusive communication practices

Master’s Degree Concentration: A career-relevant master’s degree at University College requires 48 credit hours and is designed, delivered, and priced exclusively for working adults. Classes are offered online, on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.

“>Master’s Degree Concentrations

Six courses are required to complete a graduate certificate, which is designed to help students sharpen their abilities or add to their skillset through a shorter, focused program. Credits earned through a graduate certificate program may be applied toward a master’s degree in the same area.

Director’s Message

How many times a day do you hear someone say, “I wish they would just communicate better/more/with our team” and so on? Communication is at the core of everything we do in our professional and personal lives. Communication Management professionals are poised and necessary in our global economy to take action and make a difference in a variety of fields such as public relations, marketing, social media, dispute resolution, organizational development, and training, all while using current and emerging media tools. The curriculum is designed with the professional in mind offering classes that are immediately applicable to a variety of communication settings and needs, and using a variety of tactics. Join our experienced faculty and share in a learning experience based on academic challenge, quality learning experiences, and engaging interaction.





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Accelerated Nursing Degrees – Fast-Track Your Way to a Nursing Degree #accelerated #online #masters

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Find a School of Nursing that Serves A-BSN and A-MSN Programs

Accelerated BSN and MSN degree programs are quickly being developed and added to many nursing school programs. Why? To deliver relevant and essential nursing degrees to students with bachelors or masters degrees in another discipline, often called second-degree nursing students. Here’s the rationale:

If you already have earned a Bachelors degree in XYZ discipline, you’ve already satisfied many of your undergraduate requirements AND proven your mettle to manage a college education, undergraduate or graduate. With the expansion of the nursing shortage and no end in sight, the goal then must be to streamline entry into the field for as many qualified candidates as possible.

Fact: the Nursing industry appeals to many professionals in other first careers. It stands to reason that armed with pre-existing degrees many nursing candidates could successfully and safely be trained more quickly and conferred “accelerated” Bachelors of Science in Nursing or Masters of Science in Nursing degrees than if they were required to start from scratch.

Most accelerated degree programs promise to turn out new grads within one or two years for a BSN and 2 to 3 years for MSN under full-time programs of study.

Accelerated BSN

The accelerated BSN, often abbreviated A-BSN or ABSN, allows a baccalaureate degreed career-changer the opportunity to fast-track his or her nursing Bachelors. Most nursing schools offering this degree option can turn out second-degree BSN nurses within two years. The emphasis on the ABSN degree track is clinical practice and the core nursing courses—Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, Basic Pharmacology, Nursing Theory, etc. Otherwise, required coursework for a traditional BSN can often be carved away.

Accelerated MSN

The accelerated MSN, or A-MSN, allows Masters degreed professionals in most other disciplines to fast-track a nursing Masters degree. Still an accelerated MSN takes up to 3 years with full-time study. Like the BSN candidates to one of these programs focus on nursing theory, clinical practice and advanced nursing topics.

Limitations and Issues

According to the AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) you can study an accelerated course in 43 states which when broken down includes nearly 220 BSN and 60 MSN programs, with a few dozen more in development. *

Explore Your Nursing Degree Options Today!





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Counseling Psychology #counseling, #psychology, #school #counseling, #mental #health, #clinical #psychology, #masters #of #education, #private

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Counseling Psychology | Counseling & Clinical Psychology

The Program in Psychological Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of psychological counselors who facilitate the normal and optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments.

Degree Programs

Master of Education

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) Program in Psychological Education prepares students to practice mental health counseling or school counseling, and provides students with the necessary coursework and training to obtain mental health licensure or school counseling certification in New York State.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology is dedicated to the preparation of counseling psychologists who facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan.

Bilingual Latina/o Mental Health Concentration

This concentration prepares bilingual students to be bicultural/bilingual mental health counselors and counseling psychologist with the necessary competencies needed to understand and provide culturally responsive care to Spanish-dominant and bilingual multi-racial Latina/o clients.





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Alliance for Nonprofit Management #masters #in #nonprofit #management #online

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People of Color

Formed in 2001, the POC group offers a forum for capacity builders of color to share experiences and work to expand the presence of people of color in the Alliance and in the field, as well as catalyzing change in the field, the nonprofit sector, and ultimately the larger society. The POC group is currently in the process of defining and advancing “cultural competency” in nonprofit capacity building— this effort has resulted in a book entitled Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Capacity Builders, professional development activities, and peer exchanges. The POC accelerates peer learning, challenges business-as-usual, and generates ways and means to honor the journey of these groups in the Americas through capacity building practice. To learn more about this Member Affinity Group, please contact Jose Dominguez .

Executive Transition and Leadership Continuity

The Executive Transition Leadership Continuity Affinity Group, with more than 100 members, is a professional community of capacity-builders who focus on strengthening nonprofits by creating human resource solutions and developing human capital to lead the sector. Members include: executive search/transition consultants, interim executives, nonprofit turnaround consultants, executive coaches, researchers, succession planning specialists, talent pipeline and leadership development consultants, human resource professionals and others who specialize in the nonprofit sector and see value in the network.

This Affinity Group sees its work as a pioneering and trail-blazing effort to develop methodologies, reinforce good practices and identify research needs that promote leadership continuity within nonprofit organizations by planning for positive leadership transitions, attracting and retaining outstanding professionals for the sector, developing future generations of leaders within the sector, and advocating for and teaching succession planning as fundamental to an organization’s capacity to benefit society. To Learn more about the ETL Member Affinity Group, please contact Mary Vradelis or Catherine Bradshaw .

Coaching Affinity Group

The Coaching Affinity Group of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management brings together experienced practitioners and capacity builders who provide executive, leadership, or organizational coaching to nonprofits in order to strengthen organizational and leadership capacity. The Coaching Affinity Group was proposed because of a desire to create a community of experienced practitioners who can delve deeply into coaching best practices and advance our collective knowledge to support the needs of nonprofit leadership development and organizational effectiveness. The Coaching Affinity group (or learning cluster) is designed as an intact group, intentionally kept to a small number in order to create a climate of safety and authenticity, where participants can share their learning edge with each other and feel comfortable in a non-judging environment. To that end, members are called upon to occupy the role of both learner and contributor in this group. To learn more about this Affinity Group, please contact Justin Pollack .

Terry McAdam Book Award

Terry W. McAdam devoted his professional life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged those of us in the capacity building field to write about our experiences because he considered our voices insightful and important to improving the sector. Terry died in 1986 at the age of 44. The first Terry McAdam Book Award was given in 1989 to Michael Seltzer for his book Securing Your Organization’s Future: A Complete Guide to Fundraising Strategies. At that time he was the executive vice president and program director of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Los Angeles. Before joining the foundation in 1983, Terry was vice president of the New York Community Trust where he helped to develop a variety of innovative grant programs for the trust. He was also an author himself –Careers in the Nonprofit Sector (1986). With Judith Scherer, he wrote Technical Assistance in New York City: a Preliminary Examination of the Nonprofit Technical Assistance Process in New York City in 1977. To Learn more about this Affinity Group, please contact Victoria Thurlow.

Capacity Building Organizations

The purpose of the Capacity Building Organization Member Affinity Group is to advance the knowledge and practices of capacity building among those nonprofit organizations whose missions aim to build the strength of the nonprofit sector. We work to identify strategies and business models that are sustainable and have impact. We exchange best and next practices that advance the effectiveness of our work. We advocate for capacity building and related funding with philanthropy and government. And, we share breakthroughs in research or practice that advance the field. Our target membership is organizations that identify themselves as contributing to the capacity of the nonprofit sector. This includes national organizations that have capacity building funding for their association or federations, stand-alone nonprofits now known as management support organizations, intermediary organizations and foundations and United Ways with capacity building programs for community nonprofits. The group meets three times per year via conference call and meets during the annual Alliance conference. To learn more about the CBO Member Affinity Group, please contact Keith Timko.

Resources and Links

A hub of information, including recent studies, articles and member created materials

Voices of Nonprofit Board Chairs:

A National Study on the Perspectives of Nonprofit Board Chairs: How they prepare for and perceive their role in relation to the board, community and chief executive officer.

Voices of Nonprofit Board Chairs reflects the voices of 635 nonprofit board chairs across the United States. The study was conducted by the Alliance’s Governance Affinity Group and is intended as a first step in hearing directly from board chairs about their experiences and perceptions, acknowledging the importance of the leadership role of board chairs and the significant dearth of research in this area. As one of the few studies on board chairs, this study sought to answer two research questions: How do individuals prepare for their role as chair of a nonprofit board? and, what do board chairs perceive their leadership roles to be in relationship to the board, the community, and the CEO?





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Online Programs in Nursing, Accounting, Teaching – Masters and PhD Degrees #programs, #degree #programs,

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Online Programs in Nursing, Accounting, Teaching Masters and PhD Degrees

The competition for jobs has never been fiercer than it is today. There seems to always be far more qualified applicants than there are jobs available. It has never been more important to set yourself apart from other candidates. The single most effective way to make you more marketable in today’s workforce is to have an advanced degree in a pertinent field. Even those individuals who feel that their careers and positions are safe from downsizing still need to consider obtaining further education. Employers universally agree that advanced degrees are a deciding factor when it comes to hiring and advancement.

Many adults who are saddled with work or family obligations have found it difficult to continue their education. Now, thanks to a number of outstanding online programs, advanced degrees are obtainable for almost everyone with the determination to achieve them. Through online programs students can choose to earn their degrees in a number of fields. Some of the more popular options include:

Within many of these careers are specialty areas in which students can complete coursework leading to an advanced degree. A number of online programs lead to degrees in these fields at both the master’s level and the PhD level. Online programs offer students the opportunity to achieve advanced degrees while receiving a comprehensive education.

Undoubtedly, the greatest advantage of online programs is the convenience factor. Add in the accommodating schedule offered by most online colleges, and it is easy to see why these programs are becoming so popular. The fact that these classes are delivered to students via the Internet allows course work to be completed whenever and wherever is most convenient for students. For many, that means that assignments can be completed at night or on weekends. This allows students to maintain their current jobs and adhere to other obligations and responsibilities. The online delivery format makes the education completely portable. Since everything is delivered electronically, the physical location of the college is unimportant. This allows students to enroll in online programs at the college of their choice. Students living in remote areas find this particularly beneficial.

Without a structured schedule, some online programs allow students the opportunity to earn their degrees on a self-paced schedule. There may be no prescribed commencement and end dates for classes. This may allow students to complete their programs more rapidly than conventional college programs. It may also work well for the student who requires a little more time to complete the program. This, of course, may vary by college and program.

Let us disquiet any fears that may exist regarding the quality and accessibility of online professors. Online teachers possess identical qualifications as do professors teaching in standard college classrooms. As a matter of fact, many online professors teach in both formats simultaneously. The biggest advantage of having an online professor is that instead of competing with perhaps hundreds of other students for attention, online professors have your undivided attention. They are accessible through a variety of electronic messaging systems including email, chat rooms, and discussion boards.

In most traditional college classrooms, students are required to take extensive notes through the program. How do they know which points are most important and which ones they can just give a cursory nod? Online programs answer that question for you. Class notes are posted online.

Financing an advanced degree has never been easier or more affordable. Online programs generally have a lower tuition than traditional college programs. These colleges pass those savings along to students. Secondary costs like room and board, textbooks, travel, and parking are not incurred when students are enrolled in online programs. That being said, any advanced degree does come at a cost. Grants, loans, and scholarships are available to help defray the cost of an online education. Every online and traditional college has an office dedicated to assisting students obtain financial aid. These offices are staffed by professionals who can answer all of your financial aid questions.

It may seem strange at first, but online programs often provide students with a better opportunity to interact with their classmates. Students usually post discussions on the classroom message board. This invites classmates to comment and share their thoughts. Students attending college classrooms frequently have to vie for the opportunity to be heard.

Prospective students will be hard pressed to find reasons not to enroll in online programs leading to advanced degrees. These programs offer convenience, flexibility, and cost savings while providing students with a quality education from qualified professors. Online programs have been designed to make the educational process meet the needs of students. Obtaining advanced degrees has been simplified through online programs. However, students enrolled in these programs must be able to work independently and be committed to meet their educational goals.

Being able to include an advanced degree on your resume will make you more attractive to prospective employers and more valuable to current employers. Consider the advantages of online education and enroll today. Your advanced degree has never been more attainable. Invest the time and effort now to earn your PhD or Master’s degree. You will reap the benefits for years to come.





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