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“Jim’s of Wisdom”

looking-through2What do you dream? What does your dream look like? My dream is to give every individual the opportunity to be a student. My passion is to provide students the skills to become learners. Where do we start? Does every learner learn the same as you? Some years ago I was asked, “Did you see Aristotle today”? I was taught by Artistotle, not in my primary years but in those years that followed. I experienced a series of lectures, required readings and assessments based what I had learned. In most cases we still expect learners to follow Aristotle. “Learners vote with their feet”. The students of today are no different than ones of yesterday. The only difference is they have the opportunity of choice.

In our K-12 schools the choices range from private, public, charter, home schooled or online. Today is yesterday with tomorrow presenting a different beginning. Today’s learner has the opportunity to choose where they go to learn and how they learn. A professional acquaintance asked, “How do we identify or locate the polished stones”? His definition of a polished stone is a learner that academically excels in content and subject matter in a specific discipline. The question is not, how do we find the “polished stones” but how do we create them? What is your dream today? My dream is taking a kaleidoscope, holding it to my eye and “Imagining more than I can see”.

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About the Author:

Jim Pulliam retired after thirty-four years of public service in the California community college system and four years in the K-12 system in California. Jim’s professional experience includes serving as a faculty member, dean, provost and founding Superintendent/President of a California Community College District. Jim has been certified by Company of Experts.net as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator. Read More>

Intro to Ai

Ai PhotoTitle: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

Location: Canyons Center in Summerlin, NV

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Description: Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) us ab approach to positive change that has been used successfully in communities and organizations all around the world. It is based on the simple idea that people and organizations move in the direction of what they ask questions about. Ai is a whole human systems approach to relationship and community building.

Learn a new approach to creating positive change in your professional and personal relationships. This short introduction to Appreciative Inquiry will show you the power you gain by asking unconditionally positive questions.

If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, email Kathy at Kathy@companyofexperts.net

Date: October 13, 2009

Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Intro to Ai

Ai PhotoTitle: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

Location: Canyons Center in Summerlin, NV

Website: Click here

Download Brochure: Intro To Ai Brochure

Description: Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) us ab approach to positive change that has been used successfully in communities and organizations all around the world. It is based on the simple idea that people and organizations move in the direction of what they ask questions about. Ai is a whole human systems approach to relationship and community building.

Learn a new approach to creating positive change in your professional and personal relationships. This short introduction to Appreciative Inquiry will show you the power you gain by asking unconditionally positive questions.

If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, email Kathy at Kathy@companyofexperts.net

Date: November 10, 2009

Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

Intro to Ai

Ai PhotoTitle: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry (Ai)

Location: Canyons Center in Summerlin, NV

Website: Click here

Download Brochure: Intro To Ai Brochure

Description: Appreciative Inquiry (Ai) us ab approach to positive change that has been used successfully in communities and organizations all around the world. It is based on the simple idea that people and organizations move in the direction of what they ask questions about. Ai is a whole human systems approach to relationship and community building.

Learn a new approach to creating positive change in your professional and personal relationships. This short introduction to Appreciative Inquiry will show you the power you gain by asking unconditionally positive questions.

If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, email Kathy at Kathy@companyofexperts.net

Date: September 15, 2009

Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM

AIFT – Baltimore, MD

Baltimore SkylineTitle: Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training©

Location: Baltimore, MD

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Description: Registration is now open for this powerful four day training. At the end of AIFT© intensive four day training, participants will have the skills and foundation to facilitate Appreciative Inquiry sessions. Learn to guide organizations, groups and communities consciously and deliberately shift their collective ways of being and seeing to an appreciative approach, that will help them focus on what’s right in their organization, group or community, rather than on what’s wrong, so that they can deeply inquire into what’s right and why, and then find ways of intentionally creating more of what’s right in their organization, group or community.

This program has been developed and is presented by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry to provide a cost effective way for communities, people and organizations to dialogue and action for creating positive change.

If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, click here.

Start Date: 2010-04-12
End Date: 2010-04-15

DCI – Las Vegas

Las Vegas StripTitle: Department Chair Institute (DCI)

Location: Las Vegas

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Description: Get the skills and insider information today’s Department Chairs need to better manage the services they provide and are accountable for. You’ll quickly see the benefits offered by a positive and supportive learning environment that affords you the opportunity to network with experts and peers.

The three-day Department Chair Institute® (DCI) includes a morning and afternoon session each day; a morning and afternoon break; and one hour for lunch. Workshop format includes case studies, opportunities for practice (real and role plays) mini-lectures, assessment instruments, individual reflection and individual action planning. You also will have Post-Institute access by email, for continued dialogue with other first-line academic leaders.

If you would like more information about this workshop or would like to register, click here.

Start Date: 2010-01-11
End Date: 2010-01-13

For Leaders: Sixteen Ways of Developing Empathy

collaborate1Empathy, one of the competencies of emotional intelligence, is defined as the ability to be aware of, to understand and to appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others. We expect family and friends to empathize as they listen to us. We pay therapists to skillfully listen with empathy. What should we expect of our leaders?

As a quality of leadership, empathy is critical to success. Empathy may, indeed, prove to be the most significant skill of leadership. Try this experiment:

Think about the leader you most admire. Describe what you admire about him or her. Does the following description fit that individual?

People for whom empathy is a strength will generally interact well with others one-on-one, and they also work effectively in cooperative efforts. They will probably avoid hurting others’ feelings.

And does the following describe those leaders whom you do not so much admire?

People who are low in empathy often have difficulty understanding what others are feeling and thinking, and in giving due consideration to those feelings and thoughts. As a result, these leaders are often involved in misunderstandings and strained relationships.

Of course most leaders probably fall somewhere in the middle of the curve in their ability to empathize. But what is it that makes some more willing than others to “walk in another’s moccasins” and allow the feelings and thoughts of others to affect them and the decisions they make? Why do some leaders tend toward empathy, toward understanding others’ feelings and acting in a way that takes those feelings into account? Why do other leaders tend to be oblivious to what others are feeling and thinking? The answers to these questions are not simple, and both nature and nurture surely play a role. In developing as a leader, it is more important for you to know that empathy, like other emotional intelligence competencies, can be learned.

Typically, if you are a generally emotionally stable person, your empathy has been increasing as you have grown older. If you reflect on your life, you will probably realize that your experiences, whether in “real life” or in reading about others, of new situations and of people who are different than you-in age, in gender, in skin color, in ability, in sexual orientation, in religious beliefs, in nationality-have increased your store of empathy. Once you can put an individual human face on one of these “differences,” your empathy expands.

But there is more you can actually choose to do, actions you can take to increase your empathy and your ability to connect with colleagues, with bosses, and with those you supervise. Working with a coach, attending workshops, or doing some reading on your own are all ways to increase your own empathy. Here is a brief list of possibilities:

  • Make a habit of expressing your appreciation of others every day
  • Ask yourself, “What is this person feeling?” especially in those sticky situations
  • Be true to your promises to others
  • Become aware of the impact you have on others (keep a log!)
  • Identify and support a project that provides service to others who are in need
  • Learn to listen by reflecting thoughts and feelings back to others
  • Read widely to include perspectives of others who live or have lived lives very different from yours
  • Ask gentle questions: What can I do for you? What do you need?
  • Become an observer of how people express their feelings-including body language and other non-verbal communication
  • Build a work culture that is emotionally safe and friendly
  • Ask for feedback about your behavior, decisions, and words (perhaps through a 360 degree feedback instrument)
  • Attempt to see a tough situation from another’s perspective
  • Develop a sincere interest in other people by asking yourself what they have to teach you
  • Be willing to share your passions and interests with others
  • Don’t be afraid to express what you think, what you feel, what you need
  • Take an Emotional Intelligence assessment to learn more about your own ability to empathize

Article written by Dr. Barbara Kerr

For more information about Dr. Kerr’s Emotional Intelligence  Online Workshop, click here

Learning Styles

Designed For:

Learning StylesNew and Experienced Teachers (Pre-K to College Level) this workshop is designed for you.

Deans, Department Chairs  – anyone who oversees the budget, evaluation and oversight of instructional programs – understanding how learning occurs is fundamental to your success on the job.

Why:

Increase your methodologies and strategies to improve your students’ success.

Outcomes:

  • Assess and understand your preferred learning styles.
  • Aware of how your learning style(s) impacts your teaching.
  • Ability to challenge and support learners based on learning strengths.
  • Ability to create lessons based on Kolb’s theory.
  • Ability to create lessons using other learning styles.
  • Ability to receive and give feedback to support learning.

Materials Required:

This workshop may require books, materials, online assessments, or the use of proprietary software which typically will be included in the cost of the workshop.

Customize Your Training:

Company of Experts, Inc. delivers its workshops in a variety of ways: on-site, hybrid, or online; providing users with the option to decide which learning method works best for their organization and/or individual.

To learn more about the location, price, availability, or to register for this workshop, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!

Success Through Emotional & Social Intelligence

Designed For:

Emotional IntelligenceEveryone who works for a living-no matter what the organization or industry-education, law, banking, tech corporations, this workshop is ideal for everyone including managers and executives.

Why:

This workshop provides an opportunity to begin a journey toward becoming more aware of Emotional Intelligence in your everyday workplace, to discovering the link between Emotional Intelligence competencies and success, and to learning techniques for enhancing your own Emotional Intelligence and for achieving your vision of success.

Outcomes:

  • Identify your own Emotional Intelligence strengths and areas needing development in a confidential assessment
  • Align your values and vision to develop your own vision of success
  • Discover how Emotional Intelligence is connected to success in the workplace for enhanced decision making, critical analysis, collaboration, problem solving, and leadership
  • Understand the five dimensions of the Success Model of Emotional Intelligence
  • Explore the concepts and implications of Emotional Intelligence as you interact with others
  • Learn ways to enhance Emotional Intelligence, and begin your own development plan toward the successful achievement of your goals

Materials Required:

This workshop may require books, materials, online assessments, or the use of proprietary software which typically will be included in the cost of the workshop.

Customize Your Training:

Company of Experts, Inc. delivers its workshops in a variety of ways: on-site, hybrid, or online; providing users with the option to decide which learning method works best for their organization and/or individual.

If you would like to have this workshop on-site, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net to find out how easy and affordable this program is.

If you would like to register for an online workshop, please click here.

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!

Enhancing Organizational Climate & Culture

Designed For:

meetingEveryone who works for a living-no matter what the organization or industry-education, law, banking, tech corporations, this workshop is ideal for everyone including managers and executives

Why:

TBD

Outcomes:

  • Diagnose your college’s culture(s) and climate (Birnbaum)
  • Identify appropriate strategies for bringing about change within that culture and climate
  • Improve your ability to successfully lead change projects
  • Apply and teach others what you’ve learned

Materials Required:

This workshop may require books, materials, online assessments, or the use of proprietary software which typically will be included in the cost of the workshop.

Customize Your Training:

Company of Experts, Inc. delivers its workshops in a variety of ways: on-site, hybrid, or online; providing users with the option to decide which learning method works best for their organization and/or individual.

To learn more about the location, price, availability, or to register for this workshop, please email Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!