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Learning Options Part One: In-Person Options

Choosing the type of learning option you need is like ordering from a menu at a restaurant.  You usually find one or two items you want and maybe ones you want to try in the future. Often, there are so many items on the menu that you are not quite prepared when the ser.....
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What is Your Learning Style?

Are there certain learning opportunities that make you more excited than others?  Does the term webinar cause you to shut down your computer because you cannot be involved in another one-sided topic discussion?  Or does the term podcast immediately conjure up the need.....
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Letter to Younger Learning Self

With graduation season almost here, the commencement speeches will begin to flow and words of wisdom about future selves will be shared.  Here is my reflection to my younger self on how learning experiences starts to fit together. Dear Younger Self, You know you need t.....
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Your Personal Learning Investment

As a country on the whole, we are not good savers.  According to a recent Time magazine article, only 59% of Americans feel they can retire somewhat or very comfortable, the other 41% are unsure of their retirement future.  Even though we know we should be saving for .....
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Continuous Learning: Skill and Sport

An executive manager told me that he does not hire anyone who does not display the desire to continue to learn new things and stay up-to-date on what’s current.  He was head of the IT Department and said neither his employees nor the business could survive in the rap.....
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How Do You Want to Learn Today?

Professionals who want to add new learning experiences have more options than ever that do not necessarily mean going back to college. In the past, learning something new often meant following the formal education process of an undergraduate degree and for some, a gradu.....
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How a Rock Star Made Me Think About To-Do Lists Differently

To-do lists, whether professional, personal, or some combination are often the guides of our day. During our busy work days, we often have long to-do lists that may take us in a direction that is the right one at the moment, but end up disappointing us because something.....
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Roll Call for Learning: Be Present

I hold two professional certifications that require me to earn credits by attending or participating in events to keep my certifications current. For years, I attended events with a primary thought of “I am earning my credits,” a secondary thought of “I might lear.....
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The Newspaper Resonates Deeper

I enjoy reading the newspaper every day. I was asked by someone recently why I do this. I responded with this answer, “I learn something each time I read the newspaper.” For me, the newspaper is different than the online and social media information available at a l.....
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What is your this, lifelong learning

What is Your “THIS”? – Lifelong Learning

I was listening to a song by Darius Rucker (aka “Hootie” from Hootie and the Blowfish) called “This”. The basic premise of the song is that everything that happens in life happens for a reason, taking you to where you are today or “this”. As I thought about .....
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