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Registration opens Monday, Dec. 15, for the School of Extended Education’s yearlong 2015 NOW Seminars, Symposia and Forums at the Irvine campus. The interactive events are designed to provide information and best practices in leadership, education and technology that can be taken back to the workplace and applied immediately.  The 2015 NOW Event Series will culminate in a keynote event in December 2015, which will be free to attend.

Leadership NOW Seminars will be held bimonthly, beginning with “Building Accountability” on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Each 2 ½-hour Leadership NOW Seminar begins at 6 p.m. and includes a light dinner, instruction, and interactive exercises that allow participants to acquire and practice relevant tools, tips, and techniques. Attendance is worth .25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and participants can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending four or more seminars.

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Brandman Extended Ed Launches New Social Recruiting Certificate Program

Social media recruiting is becoming an essential skill in business today. According to the 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey, 78 percent of recruiters have successfully hired through a social network, up from 58 percent in 2010. Getting the right information and professional training can provide an edge on the competition, that's why the Brandman University School of Extended Education has launched its new Social Media Recruitment certificate program. In partnership with The Sourcing Institute, Brandman now offers ten professional online course modules that teach participants how to use social media to attract top talent and build professional brand credibility.

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Online Communication Etiquette: Are You Leaving the Impression You Intend?

This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.

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Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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5 Ways To Continue Your Back To School Focus

By Vicki Brannock on Sep 5, 2014

We all have goals we want to achieve – finally getting that degree, getting in shape, eating healthy, raising healthy, happy, well-educated children. For most of us we do this by setting goals. If you have headed back to school you may already be feeling the pressure of homework, family, and other obligations. The dream of doing it all is nice but the reality is that life gets in the way. So how can you continue your back to school focus and still meet your other obligations?

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Topics: Front Page, School of Extended Education

Survey Says? Top 3 Things Teachers Need To Start The School Year

By Vicki Brannock on Aug 21, 2014

Mid August is still summer but as the month progresses our thoughts begin to turn back to the new school year. Parents and students are shopping for back to school supplies, including computers, books, planners, organizers and clothes. But how do teachers prepare for the first day back?

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education, School of Education

How To Get Your Employer To Pay For College

By Vicki Brannock on Aug 13, 2014

For most working adults it is not just the time it takes to go back to school it is the money too. The good news is that you may be able to get your employer to pay for college or at the very least some of your educational expenses.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Extended Education

How A Caring Leader Can Create A Culture Of Support

By Scott Pickard on Jul 24, 2014

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT.
OPEN DOOR POLICY.
EMPOWERMENT.

We've all heard these "buzz words" and phrases for years - popular ideas that we hope are panaceas to make our work environment more pleasant and productive. Employee turnover, discontent and squandered talent are issues all organizations face

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Topics: Career, Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Top Ten Technology Tools For Educators

By Vicki Brannock on Jul 9, 2014

It may be summer vacation but educators are always looking for ways to enhance the student experience. There are so many sites competing for your attention it is hard to sift through them all. We have put together a list of some of the best websites and apps for teachers today. This is not exhaustive by any means but it certainly gets you started.

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Topics: Schools, School of Extended Education, School of Education

Work Life Balance Assessment: Evaluate And Take Action

By Greg Chansler on Jun 19, 2014

In order to analyze our own work life balance we have to first define what it means. There are some great definitions out there that can get us started but what it really comes down to is evaluating what our personal values and experiences are. The process involves understanding ourselves and the forces that are at play in our daily schedules. Based on a few basic questions and work life balance assessment tools you can discover what it means in your life. 

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Stress Management Tactics That Can Help You Live Longer

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 3, 2014

With all of the commitments that we have in our day-to-day schedules it is often easy to become stressed out. Of course no one likes to be hit with the anxiety and pressure that ensues, but what many people don’t realize is just how important stress management can be to living a long and healthy life.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Top Continuing Education Programs For Professional Development

By Lindsay Amanda on May 9, 2014

Many organizations that practice corporate wellness strategies encourage their employees to pursue certificate courses, workshops or seminars with the goal of fostering individual and overall success. This past week we’ve kicked off graduation season by highlighting the top career paths in a variety of fields including business, psychology and liberal arts, nursing and education.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, School of Extended Education