The Silver Lake Blog

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

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

Why Business Executives Need Leadership (Not Management) Skills

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 7/13/18 9:25 AM

In our ever-changing and competitive job market, the need for business professionals with practical and strategic leadership skills becomes more and more valuable — if not more and more necessary.

If pursuing a career in a competitive business landscape is your calling, “business as usual” will no longer suffice. As an aspiring business leader, you must consider pursuing an advanced business degree that focuses on the practical implementation of leadership skills rather than management knowledge.

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Topics: Business & Leadership, Graduate School

Looking for a Versatile Degree? A B.S. in Business Management Could Be Right For You

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/25/18 10:36 AM


The workforce is highly competitive right now. With undergraduate degrees becoming more indispensable and higher education growing in popularity, we know you need

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Topics: Business & Leadership

The Importance of Human Resource Management in Today's Professional World

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/21/18 2:30 PM

Human Resource professionals are needed now more than ever before to help navigate and lead companies through evolving social, cultural and technological landscapes. Because of constant changes in most areas of life, the stability, creativity and relational support that a talented HR team can offer a company is invaluable.

The HR profession has evolved and improved in order to tackle the bigger challenges in today’s workforce.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

4 Reasons to Consider a Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Development

Posted by Alonzo Kelly on 3/10/16 10:30 AM

The best bread has yeast. I’m not talking about banana bread, which is just cake, if we’re being honest. Nor do I mean flatbread, which makes excellent pizza, but can’t we just call it “crust”? I’m thinking about good, old-fashioned, dinner bread. Without yeast, bread is dense, flat, and crumbly. Yeast, however, allows bread to rise to its full, fluffy, cohesive potential.

Now if we think of businesses as bread, then Organizational Development (OD) is the yeast. If you’ve never heard of OD, here’s a summary: it’s a field directed at interventions in the processes of human systems in order to increase their effectiveness.

OD experts expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to accomplish more successful organizational change and performance. They continuously evaluate and diagnose areas of inefficiency and then plan and implement solutions.

Here are a few reasons to think about becoming “yeast” by getting a Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Development:

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Topics: Business & Leadership

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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