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Hazel Owen's Blog – October 2017 Archive (9)

Free, short, online courses available for you

Are you looking for a short, online course to study...and that is, even better, free? Open2Study has an interesting variety of courses from which to choose, including subjects as diverse as:

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 30, 2017 at 11:49 — No Comments

Thinking in new ways, and developing new understandings

In the places I work, there is a requirement for innovation, responsiveness, and a comfort with change that often calls for “a culture shift: a new environment in which the majority … think in new ways, develop new skills and have new understandings of themselves as professionals” (Bolstad, & Gilbert, 2012, p. 43). As such, there is sometimes an uneasy…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 30, 2017 at 11:26 — No Comments

ShEO venture applications are open: Do you have a business idea?

You may have seen the recent post What does business look like when driven and funded by women? SheEO is now active in Aotearoa New Zealand, and if you have a business idea you now have the opportunity to apply for one of the low-interest loans, while being supported…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 17, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook

You may be familiar with the amazing work done by Adam Fletcher and his work around student voice, and his keen interest in personal engagement in education for K-12 students, as well as adult learners.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 13, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

5 traits of leadership that will set you apart

By Ellie Walburg on July 20, 2017 (original post; crossposted in full with permission from John Hawthorne 08/08/17).…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 11, 2017 at 10:09 — No Comments

Meeting the needs of culturally diverse clients by enhancing employee cultural understandings

Coaching, with its focus on listening, questioning, and exploration of self, especially values and beliefs, can be a highly effective way to develop understanding of a range of cultures. Such understandings have a positive impact on a person’s own - and where coaching is used throughout a business - all employees’ ability, to comprehend differences in communication and how…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 5, 2017 at 22:32 — No Comments

A resource that brings together freelancers, business owners, and agencies...for free!

As Lucy Adams wrote in her blog post, "with the increasing attractiveness of working from home gigs, the internet has become one of the primary resources of jobs for freelancers" - and I would…

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Added by Hazel Owen on October 4, 2017 at 22:48 — No Comments

Top 10 tips for online course design - making your courses 'sticky'

With online courses how do you make them 'sticky'? How do you help participants, after they have started your course, remain engaged and motivated?
Good questions, and ones I was asked a short while ago by some clients. So, I thought I would post some of the ideas I shared with them.
With all of the following ideas, I have either worked with clients to add…
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Added by Hazel Owen on October 3, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

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