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Northcentral University Deans, Faculty, and Leadership discuss a wide range of topics with a focus on the higher education community. Tune in to hear from our experts, alumni, students, and faculty: Emerging Trends in Higher Ed (ETHE), our series, Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO),Center for Transformational Healthcare Leadership (CTHL), and our newly-added series, Virtual Education Support Center (VESC).
 
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Remote communication skills have been important to many entrepreneurs and business leaders for some time, but now they are more important than ever. Even if you feel comfortable with virtual meeting platforms and remote communication, it's likely that many people you work with are not. Having a strong understanding of how virtual platforms change o…
 
Leaders of virtual teams must build relationships with team members through casual conversations rather than micromanaging. This idea challenges the perception of creating accountability control rather than though building trust. Listen as Dr. Jessica Lowery, School of Business at Northcentral University, chats with Anand Madhavan, Digital Strategy…
 
How does a manager hold virtual team members accountable without micromanaging them? In this episode, Dr. Aaron Brown from the School of Business at Northcentral University is joined by Carl Manello, a senior leader for process improvement and program management, who enables virtual teams by ensuring they have clearly established roles, responsibil…
 
It’s no secret that we’re living in disruptive and uncertain times that can leave us feeling distanced from the comfort of things most familiar to us. Emotional intelligence skills are exactly what we need to help us better navigate and thrive in our virtual and physical spaces. Listen as Sylvia Baffour, emotional intelligence expert and author of …
 
The Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is a public school in Massachusetts that any K-12 student can choose to attend. In this school's model, a student's at-home learning coach (e.g., parent, grandparent) is an integral partner in the education process. Director of Special Education, Darlene Thorpe, describes the school's approach to online le…
 
Is successful online teaching determined by which technology tools you're using? Three award-winning educators, Cindy Green, Jason Wells, and Paula McDougald from Virtual Arkansas, talk about effective strategies for teaching online. Drawing from their experience before and during the pandemic, these expert educators offer recommendations for using…
 
Leaders of remote teams need both hard and soft skills but demonstrating those soft skills must be very intentional given the absence of body cues and language we rely in the physical workplace. In this episode, Dr. Kathy Ritchie in the School of Business at Northcentral University is joined by Kim Shepherd, former CEO of Decision Toolbox, and boar…
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, shifting operations to the virtual workplace was paramount to organizational survival. Organizations that were new to virtual operations focused their efforts on scaling technological connectively, but relationships matter more than tech. Relationships are about connection. In this podcast, Sylvia Melena joins Dr.…
 
In this episode hosted by Dr. Eugene Wilkerson, Dean of the School of Business, we hear from alumnus Dr. Timothy Brandon on his doctoral journey at NCU. They are joined by Dr. Brian Allen, professor in the School of Business, and Dr. Stephanie Menefee, Associate Dean of Students, to discuss the collaboration on Dr. Brandon’s post-doctoral research …
 
This episode features NCU alumna Dr. Charlotte Immenshuh, and NCU faculty member Dr. Maggie Broderick discussing their book chapter from the Handbook on Research for Transforming Teachers' Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K-12 Students in Virtual Learning. Crystalizing moments are those remarkable times when students make significant conne…
 
More than a year post pandemic, many organizations are bringing employees back to the office in some type of hybrid format. As the virtual workplace evolves, there are myths and challenges that must be addressed and overcome to achieve a climate that supports virtual work success. Iwo Szapar, Remote Work Advocate & Co-founder of Remote-how, the wor…
 
Climb up mountains that impede life plans. - Dr. Alethea Henry. In this episode, Dr. Barnhart interviews alumna Dr. Alethea Henry, founder of Motivate to Climb Up. Dr. Henry talks about healing from trauma through positive relationships and pursuing education. She describes her powerful life story as a woman of Color and how she earned her doctorat…
 
Cynthia Hamblin, Director of the Virtual Learning and Leadership Alliance (VLLA) and John Ashworth, Executive Director of Virtual Arkansas share about the history and continual improvement of the National Standards for Quality Online Learning. Released in 2019, these revised standards for quality have been downloaded over 20K times during the COVID…
 
We are now entering the next big organizational experiment – hybrid working combined with working from home/anywhere. Employees want to keep the flexibility they enjoyed during the pandemic and companies realize that employees can be productive outside of the offices. As hybrid working is one of the most challenging remote configurations, in this e…
 
NCU School of Education doctoral student, Janelly Garza, is a teacher and advocate for students with Dyslexia and English language learners. In this episode, she shares about her journey at NCU and her research interest in online learning for young students who are English language learners.By Janelly Garza
 
In this interview, NCU's Associate of Director of Faculty Support and Development, Dr. Bloomberg, describes key ideas in her new book, Designing and Delivering Online Instruction: Engaging Adult Learners. Dr. Bloomberg's book was nominated for the 2021 Distance Learning Division Book Award by the Association of Educational Communications and Techno…
 
The major shift to virtual work caused by the pandemic created traumatic disruption and challenges for many organizations around the globe. Employees at every level have had to adapt to the virtual environment and often without proper training, tools, and know-how. In this episode, Melody Rawlings, Director of CAVO is joined by Karin Reed, coauthor…
 
Join Dr. Barnhart as he interviews Dr. Mickey Fitch-Collins about her experiences as an online doctoral student and career in higher education. Dr. Fitch-Collins is the Interim Executive Director of Student Success at the University of Wisconsin Superior. Her research looks at how higher education institutions can impact and support the self-effica…
 
Dr. Barnhart interviews 2021 NCU graduate Dr. Pascale Koayess. Dr. Koayess is the Academic Specialist for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). She discusses her research on self-efficacy and its impact on burn-out and teacher retention. Dr. Pascale also shares insights into educator evaluations, cognitive load, and exper…
 
NCU Alumna, Dr. Allison Moore is a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant and an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University. In this episode, she discusses the importance of presence and offers strategies for supporting online students in higher education and in K-12 virtual settings.By Dr. Allison Moore
 
Crissy Flake, student in the School of Health Sciences, shares about her experience in the Doctor of Health Administration program at Northcentral University. Crissy shares her background and what inspired her to pursue furthering her education as well her goals of changing the architecture of health administration.…
 
In this special podcast, Melody Rawlings, Director of CAVO, is joined by Dr. George Manning, esteemed Professor of Psychology and Business at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Manning is an internationally known speaker, consultant to business, industry, and government, and author of eleven books including highly acclaimed text, The Art of Leadersh…
 
Navigating day-to-day challenges in the remote workplace can be overwhelming. Listen as John Wengel, PhD student in the School of Business at NCU, chats with Pete Winiarski, author of Virtual Teams that Thrive and learn proven strategies and tips to help you build an effective virtual team.By Pete Winiarski
 
Effective virtual teamwork begins with having the right tools. Listen as Dr. Khatina Brunson, IT professional and adjunct faculty in the School of Business at NCU talks with Clinton Keith, coauthor of Remote Teamwork Tools, about tools and techniques to help virtual teams overcome challenges and improve team communication and collaboration. Learn m…
 
Join Dr. Broderick, Dr. Gillenwater, and Dr. Kamm as we discuss their research about the experiences of online students completing their dissertations at Northcentral University during COVID-19. Through their interviews and surveys with Dissertation Chairs, this research team found relationships, social emotional support, and adapting research meth…
 
Northcentral University's Dr. Kimberley Fatata-Hall discusses sharing and learning from people's lived experiences during COVID-19. Her website, Want, Wish, Need is a unique online opportunity to share your story and read the stories of others. Check it out at https://www.wantwishneed.com/By Dr. Kimberley Fatata-Hall
 
Dr. Judith V. Boettcher is a nationally known consultant and author on online and distance learning. She's published five books and developed numerous blogs and resources you can find on her website, Designing for Learning Her third edition of The Online Teaching Survival Guide:Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips with co-author Dr. Rita-Marie Con…
 
School of Education alumni Dr. Gary Walker-Roberts discusses his doctoral journey, indicating the NCU supports and resources helping him to complete his doctorate. From doctoral student to alumni to now Alumni Navigator for NCU, Dr. Walker also shares this progression as well as his latest role to assist other NCU students realize their goal of ear…
 
Northcentral University’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Andy Riggle, discusses the new Doctor of Education grant opportunity. Listen in to Dr. Riggle as he provides information on how new students can apply for this new grant opportunity to help reduce the tuition cost of the School of Education’s most popular doctorate program, the EdD. NCU…
 
Research shows that working from home and feelings of being “always on” and available through technology distorts the boundary between work and being off the clock resulting in stress and burnout. In this episode, Janice Litvin, author of Banish Burnout Toolkit, joins Dr. Carissa Smock from the School of Business at NCU to discuss ways to change yo…
 
In this episode, listen as Catherine Mattiske, CEO and Founder of The Performance Company (TPC) and id9 Intelligent Design, chats with Dr. Samantha Hedgspeth about ways to utilize collaborative tools to connect with others by appealing to important preferences, developing a balanced presentation with clear messages, and using simple techniques that…
 
Recent NCU School of Education graduate Dr. Danny Chavez discusses his doctoral journey, providing supportive advice for current as well as potential NCU students to realize their dream of earning a doctorate. Dr. Chavez provides many helpful tips, from receiving support from the writing coaches in the Academic Support Center to utilizing the onlin…
 
Miranda Regnitz, MS, PMP is the Curriculum Project Manager for NCU's School of Education. She draws on her insights completing an online degree, experience working at an online university, and exceptional project management skills to provide you with tips for finding success and getting the most out of your virtual education. If you're in an online…
 
Are you an emotionally intelligent communicator? Listen as Scott Warwick, author of Solve Employee Problems Before They Start: Resolving Conflict in the Real World, joins Dr. Stephanie Menefee from the School of Business at NCU as they discuss managing conflict in the virtual environment using emotional intelligence through empathic listening, parr…
 
Just over a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. The world of sports was not immune to the virus once normal life started to shut down. As we begin to reclaim our normal lives, many athletes of all ages have struggled to cope with the ripple effects of the pandemic. This podcast delves into the issues of COVID-19 and i…
 
Cybersecurity dangers for virtual organizations and workers are often overlooked or unaddressed. Listen as Drs. Allen, Smiley, and Jackson discuss some of the critical skills and best practices most often ignored or not addressed by virtual organizations. Learn how ethical hacking and network penetration testing are viable practices for organizatio…
 
Sandra Fonseca-Lind, Information Technology expert, focuses on the evolving contribution women have made to IT. Sandra walks us through the importance of having more hands-on experienced IT professionals capable of managing complex network infrastructures to support the new work landscape of remote, cloud, and mobile-based.…
 
In this special edition episode, we're celebrating Women's History Month with a lively discussion on what it means to 'Take Up Space.' We're joined by panelists Dr. Shavonne Ekeledo, Dr. Samantha Hedgspeth, and Veronica Hill, who not only exemplify what it means to take up space but share how others can do the same - personally and professionally.…
 
Esteemed author and scholar Dr. Barry Posner joins Dr. Gary White from the School or Business at NCU to discuss how any of us can make difference no matter what position, title, or authority we hold. Their discussion is centered around the newest book by Drs. Kouzes and Posner: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership: How to Make a Difference Reg…
 
This is the first episode of a new series produced by VESC called Voices from NCU Students and Alumni: Driving Research and Practice. The Voices series shines a light on the contributions NCU students and alumni are making to virtual teaching and learning. In this episode, NCU alumnus Dr. Samantha Hedgspeth describes her experience as an online doc…
 
Northcentral University & Rio Salado Community College interview the first President’s Scholarship recipient, Trechaun Gonzalez, who is pursuing a Master of Social Work. This unique initiative has provided an alum of Rio Salado the chance to continue their education at Northcentral University. Join Heather Millward from NCU and Dr. Floyd Hardin III…
 
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