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May 15 Graduate Open House Can Help Advance Your Career in Education and Leadership and Organizational Development—Here’s How!

Posted by Amy Hanson on 5/2/19 8:34 AM

In our hyper-connected world, there are fewer and fewer life moments that still need to take place in person. We can get our groceries and packages delivered, we can work remotely, we can Skype with a doctor if we need medical care, and all of our social networks help us feel connected to people who are far away.

When it comes to exploring and choosing a graduate program, the personal experience remains incredibly valuable. Spending time with faculty and current students, or simply walking around the campus, can offer valuable insights about the College and our programs. No amount of time conducting online research can deliver this same experience.

That’s why we’re encouraging you to attend Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s Graduate Open House on Wednesday, May 15! Keep reading for a closer look at this event and the importance of an open house as you consider your graduate school options.

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Topics: Graduate Education Events, Business & Leadership, Graduate School

How to Get Your Master's in Education While Working Full-Time

Posted by Nancy Sim on 4/26/19 10:38 AM

  
It’s basically impossible to go back to school for a graduate degree when you have a full-time job and family responsibilities, right?

If this is what you’ve thought in the past, it’s time for us all to revisit this assumption. Some programs may make it hard to keep working while you’re taking classes, but that’s not the way it should be, particularly in a specialized, hands-on field like education.

Keep reading as we explore how the education master’s programs at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family are specifically designed for full-time educators and why getting your degree while working can enrich your time in both educational environments.

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Topics: graduate degree in education

Integrating Work and Learning — Jordan's Experience Working in HR and Excelling in the LOD Master's Program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 4/18/19 9:02 AM

Jordan Lindstrom was drawn to Leadership and Organizational Development because of his background in human resources and training and development. 

We had the opportunity to ask him several questions regarding his experience at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family's Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Meeting the I-43 Corridor Demand: Advance Your Career with This Graduate Degree

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 3/7/19 11:47 AM

 

It’s no secret that the I-43 corridor in Wisconsin is seeing growth as major companies move into the area.

Have you considered what this job growth means for you and your career? With job growth trends looking strong and new employers entering the state, there will be new demand for qualified leaders to take on managerial and leadership-level positions.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to advance your career, this could be the perfect opportunity to pursue a graduate degree in Leadership and Organizational Development. Keep reading as we explore how this program can help you meet the growing workforce demand.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Tips for Millennials in a 21st Century Age of Leadership

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/28/19 9:50 AM

On Monday, February 18, 2019 a group of individuals from the Young Professionals program coordinated by the Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce met at the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family main campus to hear more about leadership, specifically related to the Millennial generation.

The discussion was facilitated by Jim Begotka, Ed.D, assistant professor and program director for the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development offered by Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. 

Our aim in this blog is to connect to event participants and expand beyond to those who find this conversation relevant to their own development as a leader. As an effort to continue the conversation and wrestle with some of the questions Jim posed during the event, we pose overarching questions provided below. 

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Topics: Business & Leadership

Interested in Career Growth? Here’s a Complete Guide to Getting Your Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 2/14/19 8:35 AM

“This process [of creating good leaders] by its very nature cannot be revolutionary, but must be evolutionary; gradual development changes, a result of planned growth, and the creation of mutual trust and respect.” - Paul Hersey

Many professionals thriving in a variety of fields have begun to see key differences between managers and leaders: managers manage resources and processes, and leaders lead people.

Keep reading for a full explanation of the key differences between managers and leaders and for access to a new, complete guide that explores the degree possibility you should consider if you're interested in career growth!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 Key Reasons Why Music Teachers Need to Learn the Kodály Method

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 2/7/19 8:38 AM

If you are a music educator, then you have probably heard of the major methods of teaching music: Orff, Kodály, Suzuki and Dalcroze.

But, have you ever really considered learning to use the Kodály method of music education? If you haven’t, you should. Keep reading to learn why!

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Topics: Music Education

Thinking about Getting a Master’s in Education? 3 Key Reasons Why Wisconsinites Should Choose a Small Graduate Environment

Posted by Nancy Sim on 1/24/19 8:58 AM

Many Wisconsinites are rightfully proud to work in and support the state’s school system.

Wisconsin has been recognized as one of the top-ranked state school systems in the country, for metrics related to both quality and safety, and Wisconsin’s high-quality educators and administrators are a huge part of the state’s success.

How can we ensure that education in Wisconsin continues to improve? By supporting professional development and graduate education for our dedicated teachers and administrators.

If you are an education professional looking to grow as an individual and to improve your ability to serve your students and your school, here’s a look at three key reasons why you should consider a small Wisconsin-focused graduate program for your master’s degree in education.

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Topics: masters in education, graduate degree in education

Music Education Designed for the Child: Introducing the Orff Schulwerk Certification Program - Level I

Posted by Rachel Ware Carlton on 1/10/19 8:51 AM

Love of music and the ability to engage with music is a lifelong gift.

This is why focusing on music education for the young is so important. Introducing children to music at a young age and allowing them to explore their innate gifts for play, movement, rhythm and creativity are top priorities for any excellent music education program.

There are many methods of music education, and each method emphasizes a different combination of techniques to unlock the child’s natural affinity for music.

In this blog post, we explore one of the major approaches to music education, the Orff Schulwerk Approach, explain why this type of music education could be transformative for your music classroom and introduce you to Silver Lake College of the Holy Family’s new Orff Schulwerk Certification Program.

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Topics: Music Education, orff

4 Reasons You Should Pursue a BSN to Launch Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 7/26/18 9:46 AM

It’s no secret -- there is currently a major nursing shortage and any certified registered nurse (RN) should not have trouble finding employment. But that does not mean that all nursing degrees are created equal. When it comes to your nursing education, you have a choice: you can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Topics: Nursing

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