Attending conferences is a crucial part of career development for higher education professionals. In the current pandemic environment, virtually all conferences and workshops have gone virtual and just aren't the same as in-person events. That doesn't mean they aren't valuable, though. Consider these tips for getting the most out of a virtual conference experience
When colleges and universities face existential problems -- like many are today with funding, enrollment, or COVID-19 -- the tendency is to look outward for ideas and solutions. Russell Thacker, PhD, discusses how leaders can unlock the innovation of their people first rather than pivoting to external sources for help and why doing so is important.
Today, there are still ways that we penalize parents, particularly mothers, forcing them to choose between career and family by putting them in untenable positions forcing us to ask, are parents the next protected class? As the pandemic continues to disrupt work and life patterns, Dr. Shai Butler calls for better structural solutions to support working parents and caregivers.
It's easy to dismiss self-talk as psychotherapy for people who feel inadequate. The phrase may even conjure up images of the "Saturday Night Live" sketch with Stuart Smalley saying into a mirror, "I'm good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." However, there's more utility for self-talk than simply boosting self-esteem. It can also help you work more effectively and find career success.