Henley Business School Has Launched Its New Programme Of Executive Development Courses Aimed At Helping Organisations To Develop Effective Leadership And The Right Calibre Of Managers To Survive And Thrive In Today’s Turbulent Economic Times

Henley Business School launches new programme of executive development courses. Henley’s executive development courses are focused on building and enhancing leadership quality and management capability.

Evidence suggests that organisations which invest in management training and leadership development are able to operate more effectively both in the current difficult economic times as well as being better placed to take advantage when the economy returns to a period of growth.

Informed by the latest business research and ongoing feedback from clients, Henley’s programmes have been strengthened and extended to provide even more relevance and applicability to those charged with delivering effective leadership. New programmes being offered include ‘Profiting with Sustainability’ and ‘The Advanced HR Business Partner Programme’.

As part of an extensive executive education offering, which also includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes, these management courses and leadership courses are designed to create immediate impact back in the working environment and make a real difference to an organisation.

As well as a comprehensive range of leadership programmes, Henley is able to offer an innovative and cost-effective way for organisations to share ideas on business leadership through its Thought Leadership Groups. These forums allow clients to explore their key issues in a confidential and pragmatic manner to develop and understand good practices with real business benefits. Linda Irwin, Executive Director, Corporate Development at Henley Business School, said: “Our agenda is driven bottom-up from clients who tell us what’s keeping them awake at night. In today’s environment this client intimacy allows us to provide a unique offering with significant tangible benefits to them.”

In addition to their executive education and leadership development courses, Henley Business School also holds a series of invitation-only keynote addresses by top business leaders throughout the year.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed on 01 August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education, delivering business management training to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide with in excess of 5,400 people studying at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management programmes from undergraduate to board level. Encompassing the world-ranked Henley MBA, executive and distance learning MBAs, DBAs, PhDs, MScs, BScs, BAs and its internationally renowned open and tailored executive education, it provides learning and development opportunities from the start of a career through to senior executive levels, from developing strategy to managing change and achieving sustainable, responsible success. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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Four Deadly Intimate-Communication Mistakes Identified by Psychologist

Why is it that you can be sailing along in a conversation with your spouse or lover and seemingly everything is going great, and then all of a sudden it seems like you hit a complete dead-end beyond which you cannot move… and like everything freezes in the relationship?

Psychologist and marriage counselor Dr. Max Vogt has suggested an answer. One or both of you has committed what he calls one of the “Four Deadliest Communication Mistakes.”

Dr. Vogt claims that any one of these four “communication mistakes” can stop intimacy dead in its tracks like a train wreck.

The “Four Mistakes” most often happen when people are trying to solve difficult or confusing parts of their relationship. Vogt says that the greatest opportunities for intimacy — and the greatest chance at blowing the intimacy — happen exactly at these moments. Which is why he suggests you need to understand when you are making those mistakes.

1. Explaining yourself. You try to explain your position, and dig yourself in the more you try.

2. What he calls the “You Too,” or turning the tables right back on your partner, showing them that they “are no angel either.”

3. Asking “well, what do you want me to do different?” Although this seems like a generous offer, Vogt says more often than not it’s just a way of “turning off the heat” from your partner and attempting to get them to become your “probation officer.” Not a good idea in intimacy, says Vogt! We agree.

4. “Going away.” By this, Vogt refers to both literally walking out with the attitude “I just can’t take this right now,” but also going away by spacing out, changing the topic or other (many other) creative tactics to turn down the heat.

Vogt claims that once a couple is in the “vicious cycle” of these deadly communication mistakes, it’s often very difficult to get out of it. So his recommendation is to recognize the power of them and avoid them as much as possible.

For more information on the Four Deadly Intimate-Communication Mistakes, including other videos and helpful suggestions about how to communicate better in intimate relationships, visit EasyMarriageCounseling.com

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Climate Cops Programme In Worcester Hosted By Npower

npower, one of the UKs largest energy providers, has been hosting the ‘Climate Cops’ programme, which visited Worcester’s Powick C.E Primary School in an effort to help the school become greener and more sustainable.

Over 52 pupils in years 4 and 5 were involved in the Climate Cops Academy which helps children learn how to become greener at home and in school in a fun and engaging way. The highly interactive day was filled with activities, including generating electricity with body movement, working with miniature examples of renewable energy sources and using thermal imaging cameras to see how much heat is emitted from human body and the effects of insulation.

Worcestershire County Council has been working closely with npower for over 12 months on the Climate Cops programme, helping schools throughout the local area. The scheme follows the Government’s National Framework for Sustainable Schools and forms a key part of npower’s Brighter Futures Programme which aims to inspire young people from the first day of school to the first day of work and brings npower’s education programmes under one umbrella.

The Climate Cops programme can also provide schools with ‘green makeovers’, including free energy audits, helping to implement tailor-made energy efficiency measures to reduce a school’s carbon footprint.

Head teacher at Powick C.E Primary School, Mr Richard Drewett, said: “The Climate Cops Academy has taught the children about climate change and saving energy in a really fun way. They’ve learnt some simple ways to conserve energy that will make a big difference to the school, their homes and the environment.”

Rupert Brakspear, Learning for Sustainability Officer at Worcestershire County Council added: “It’s great to see a class of children so excited, exploring ideas around energy and climate change. I’m certain the experiences they have had during the Climate Cops Academy day will give them plenty to think about over the coming weeks ahead. It is the small things we can all do that add up to making a big difference and we hope this programme will work with other schools in the city to help reduce the overall amount of energy used.”

This year, six other schools and over 375 children in Worcester will experience Climate Cop Academies, including; Cherry Orchard Primary, Turves Green Primary, Fairfield Community Primary, Upton upon Severn Primary and Great Witley Primary School. Lyppard Grange Primary School has already benefitted from the initiative at the start of the year.

Teachers and children can go to the Climate Cops website at www.climatecops.com for interactive games and downloadable activities. Teachers can also visit www.npowerbrighterfutures.com to order their copy of the Climate Cops teaching resources that bring education for sustainable development, science, geography and citizenship to life.

About npower:
npower is one of the UKs largest electricity supplier and draws on 50 years experience in supplying electricity and gas. npower offers a range of essential home and business services to 6.6 million customers across the UK.

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The 2009 TAP Award, A Scholarship Program And One-Time Grant Opportunity For Outstanding Professionals And Philanthropists, Has Now Been Announced

The 2009 TAP Award, a scholarship program and one-time grant opportunity for outstanding professionals and philanthropists, has now been announced. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2009 award.

From the scholarship information page:

The TAP Award is a scholarship program and one-time award granted to one or more individuals based on academic excellence, community service, demonstrated professionalism, and dedication to post-secondary education and philanthropy.

The goal of this program is to assist future professionals and philanthropists in obtaining an undergraduate or graduate degree that will allow the winners to continue in pursuing these ideals.

Professionalism, as we will define it for the purpose of this award, is independent of career field. It is a mind-set, a way of thinking and behaving both in and out of the public eye that defines a person. A restaurant cook may be every bit as “professional” as a doctor or lawyer. Applicants must demonstrate, in their own words, why they consider themselves to be professionals.

Philanthropy, as we will define it, is not about writing a check to a charity. As considered for this award, philanthropy embodies a true spirit of giving and giving back. No money needs to have changed hands for the successful applicant. Rather, applicants must demonstrate how, through 100 hours or more of community or volunteer service, they have helped to enrich the lives of others. Again, applicants must prove to us how they have themselves lived as philanthropists and will continue to do so.

Undergraduate members of The Aspiring Professional may begin completing their 2009 Application immediately. Applications must be finalized by June 15, 2009.

More information about the 2009 TAP Award may be found at:
http://www.aspiringpro.com/award/scholarship.php

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Successful Behavioral Clinical Trials reveals Powerful Life Changes within 30 Days

In today’s economic times most people are thinking can I pay my bills, will I lose my job this week? will I find a job this week? Or why can’t I lose this weight and is there really such a thing as true love?

In just 30 days of powerful processing – you can develop your mind’s latent abilities to focus with great intention on manifesting wealth, vibrant health, and real love and influence the world around you. This is accomplished through a series of relaxing mind processing exercises under the guidance of your certified Dr.Imaginethat workbook and CD series. Dr. Usman Asif author has developed a process known as “Activation Reconditioning Stimulus® process”. The secret is learning to function at the Alpha Level, understanding the Laws the Govern your Mind, and Learning Dr. Imaginethat’s specific clinically proven techniques for focusing your mind’s ability. This process uses your most powerful resources within us to focus our greater intention on having exactly what we truly desire. Over the three years we have gathered successful clinically proven results and Dr Asif would like to invite 100 candidates to participate in this ongoing free Behavioral clinical study for 30 days our focus is on Love Activation just in time for Valentines 2009. You will gain even during these tough economic times:

1) Closer relationships
2) Greater self-confidence
3) Attracting love in all the right places

If you answer “Yes” to the following questions, you may qualify to participate in our free clinical study:

1) Do you want to find your true love?
2) Do you want to have better loving relationships
3) Do you want to attract good working relationships with employers or colleagues

Please go to dr.imaginethat click on contact us and fill out the form a Virtual Coach representative will contact you immediately.

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Henley Business School welcomes talented scholarship winner onto its world-class Full Time MBA course

Henley Business School has welcomed a scholarship winner on to this year’s Full Time Henley MBA, a world-ranked business management course for experienced professionals.

Mia Carbon won the 2008 Evening Standard/Henley Business School MBA Scholarship. She joined her fellow participants on the fully booked MBA course on 19 January and can look forward to an intensive MBA course that will significantly enhance and develop her leadership skills.

Mia, currently acting head veterinarian at Beaumont Animal Hospital, the busy teaching hospital attached to the Royal Veterinary College in Camden, said: “Winning this scholarship is so fantastic. With my MBA, in the longer term I’d like to work with the World Health Organisation (WHO), particularly around their public health agenda. My clinical training gives me an understanding of this, but an MBA will help me input into the strategies to tackle these issues. I’d like to be involved in policy development and response.”

Mia joins PC Dan Stork Banks as a successful Henley MBA scholarship winner. PC Stork Banks won The Times/Henley Business School Executive MBA Scholarship in 2008 and started on the Henley Executive MBA course in September 2008. The part time Executive MBA course is for experienced professionals looking to complete their MBA alongside full time employment, and significantly enhance their leadership and management skills.

Dan said: “I realised that an MBA would be a catalyst for my career and give me the ability to achieve the kind of influence I wanted… (since starting in September) it has helped me to align my management priorities and vision of neighbourhood policing in Hampshire.”

There is only one Henley MBA but it can be achieved through a number of modes – the Distance Learning MBA, the Executive MBA, and theFull Time MBA. The Henley MBA is a leading business management course that is ranked number one in the world based on student quality, faculty quality and potential to network.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed on 1 August 2008 following a merger between Henley Management College and the Business School at the University of Reading. It is one of the longest established European business schools and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA courses. Henley Business School delivers business management courses, designed to develop leadership capability and enhance business performance, to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide, with over 5,400 people studying for a Henley MBA at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full-service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management courses, from undergraduate business degrees to executive education. Its portfolio also encompasses the world-ranked Henley MBA, Executive MBA and Distance Learning MBA, The Henley Doctor of Business Administration, PhD opportunities, and postgraduate Masters courses in business. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the evolving management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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Everblue Training Institute has announced that it will begin offering its highly sought after Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Exam Preparation courses in Hartford, CT.

Everblue Training Institute, a leading green education provider, has announced that it will begin offering its highly sought after Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Exam Preparation courses in Hartford, CT. The US Green Building Council’s LEED certification for buildings is the gold standard for green buildings in the United States and around the world. As of January 1, 2009, all commercial building construction in the state of Connecticut worth $5 million or more must meet LEED-Silver standards. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) are recognized experts in LEED that can navigate the green building process and help buildings attain LEED Certification.

As green building goes mainstream, professionals from all backgrounds are seeking the coveted LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) title by taking the US Green Building Council’s LEEP AP Exam. The exam, however, has a notoriously low pass rate and is scheduled to double in length after March 31, 2009 from two to four hours. With a staff experienced in both green building and test-preparation, Everblue Training Institute has developed exam preparation classes designed both to inform students about the basics of LEED and to help them pass the exam.

This is Everblue’s first LEED course offering in Connecticut. “This is the next logical step after having so much success in New York and Boston,” said Chris Boggiano, co-founder of Everblue. After an overwhelming initial response, Everblue’s LEED Exam courses are now available in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Irvine, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The company plans to continue expanding its offerings into other major US markets in throughout 2009 and will begin offering LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED O&M) Exam Prep courses in the spring of 2009 as the new exam becomes available.

About Everblue Training Institute
Everblue Training Institute, a subsidiary of Everblue Energy, is a sustainable consulting, training, and certification company operating in Boston, California, the Carolinas, Texas, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC. Contact Everblue Training Institute at 888-204-8735 or visit their website at www.EverblueTI.com or www.EverblueEnergy.com.

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Henley Business School Has Retained Its Top World Rankings For Both Its Executive MBA And Full-Time MBA Courses

Henley Business School, in separate MBA ranking reports by the Financial Times on executive MBAs and by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on full-time MBAs, has remained at the top of several categories vital to successful students.

In the Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings, Henley was rated overall in the top 5 in the UK, top 15 in Europe and top 50 globally. For career progression it was rated number 1 in the UK and 5 in the world, with salary increase and attracting women onto the courses also significant results.

In the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Full-Time MBA Rankings, Henley was rated as number 1 in the world for faculty and student quality, personal development and educational experience, potential to network and in the breadth of its alumni network.

Professor Christopher Bones, Dean, said: “This provides external testimony to many of those aspects of our MBA programmes of which we are most proud… we retain some great ranking positions in an increasingly competitive business school market. The team are working hard already to ensure we get even further up the rankings for 2009. The benefits that come from our merger with The University of Reading will help to strengthen our position.”

Earlier this year, Henley – then Henley Management College – also received the top score for student rating of programme content in the EIU’s first ranking of distance learning MBA courses.

About Henley Business School
Henley Business School was formed in the August 2008 from the merger of Henley Management College, itself founded in 1945, and the Business School at the University of Reading. Henley is one of the longest established business schools and the world’s third largest supplier of MBA education, delivering business education to managers in more than 112 countries worldwide with in excess of 5,400 people studying for a Henley MBA at any one time.

Henley Business School is one of Europe’s largest full service business schools and offers a comprehensive range of management programmes from undergraduate to board level. Encompassing the world-ranked Henley MBA, executive and distance learning MBAs, DBAs, PhDs, MScs, BScs, BAs and its internationally renowned open and tailored executive education, it provides learning and development opportunities from the start of a career through to senior executive levels, from developing strategy to managing change and achieving sustainable, responsible success. With expertise in the development and delivery of solutions to the management and leadership challenges of our times, it is also one of the very few international business schools to hold triple accredited status (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).

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College Football Players Awarded With Tuition Scholarship And A Rolex Watch

The BCS College football rankings are quickly gaining mainstream media attention, so much so that the NCAA now allows Rolex watches to be awarded to Heisman Trophy contenders such as Tim Tebow of the University of Florida,Chase Daniel at the University of Missouri, and Dennis Dixon at the University of Oregon.

The prestigious Davey O’Brien award, named after the famed TCU (Texas Christian University) football player, includes a $10,000 tuition scholarship and a Rolex watch. Tim Tebow was the winner in 2007 and former winners include Troy Smith of Ohio State University, Vince Young of the University of Texas, and Jason White of Oklahoma University. This year’s contenders will likely include Graham Harrell of undefeated Texas Tech University (TTU), Colt McCoy of the University of Texas (UT), and Mark Sanchez of the University of Southern California (USC).

This article can be viewed in its entirety at the MJ Rolex Watch Blog:http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/rolex-college-football-bcs-university-of-florida-university-of-southern-california-university-of-missouri-tim-tebow-graham-harrell/

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback award, in its own words, “recognizes champions on the field..and encourages promising athletes’ academic and career success through scholarships and support.” So what exactly is this “support”? In Tim Tebow’s case the scholarship was $10,000 and the “support” was an engraved trophy and a Rolexwatch! In a time where both Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo were accused of accepting gifts while playing college sports should we really be giving college football players Rolexwatches?

The NCAA and BCS have been under a lot of heat for using the BCS bowl series (Rose Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Sugar Bowl, etc.) as a way to generate more tv advertising revenue and ticket sales versus using a traditional playoff system like in the NFL. Pete Carroll, head coach of USC, is furious about this as his USC Trojans went undefeated several years back, only to not make it to the BCS Championship college football game. Joe Paterno, head coach of Penn State University, and Charlie Weis, head coach of Notre Dame University have also spoken out about this. So does giving out Rolex watches as gifts to players only fuel the fire?

Ultimately, it may just be that a Rolex watch, in particular, is really the only appropriate gift in this instance. The Davey O’brien award, for example, is designed to commend a player for his leadership, accuracy, and enduring character. No other watch brand butRolex is so devoted towards it accuracy and quality of its product. In fact, almost all other watch brands have resorted to using generic watch movements, over the years, whereas Rolex still uses hand-made movements after nearly 100 years of manufacturing. Rolex even donated a significant amount of money to Oklahoma State University, another BCS Championship contender, to help develop out a watch-making school at OSU and Rolex is the only watch brand that gives away 100% of its annual profits to charity every year, essentially operating the company like a non-profit. These ideals fit hand in hand with those of the BCS and NCAA and the Davey O’Brien award.

After all, can we really be that upset with Tim Tebow receiving a Rolex? Tim Tebowcould have joined the NFL last year but stayed with the Florida Gators to try and take them to a SEC and BCS championship. In addition, he has made missionary trips to the Philippines, visiting schools, churches, and hospitals to help the poor and disabled find hope in their lives. Religious beliefs aside, it seems like he is indeed a selfless person and, if anyone deserves a Rolex because of his character, it is none other than Tim Tebow of the BCS Championship-contending University of Florida Gators.

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Bigmouthmedia reveal that the majority of recent Scottish university graduates feel that higher education is failing to adequately prepare leavers for life in the real world and opportunities in emerging industries

Bigmouthmedia has revealed that the majority of recent Scottish university graduates feel that higher education should do more to connect students to opportunities in emerging industries and that universities are failing to adequately prepare leavers for life in the real world.

According to a wrap up of 2008 graduate intelligence, harvested by bigmouthmedia from a series of recruitment events, the majority of Scotland’s class of 2008 believed that the education system is not properly aiding the transition from student life. Some 56% of the recent graduates polled believed that university had not sufficiently prepared them for life in the business world.

The research revealed a worrying lack of awareness about opportunities in 21st Century industries. Over 46.3% of those surveyed said they knew little about opportunities in digital marketing and felt that universities should help increase awareness of such emerging industries.

Some 39% also believed they should have been told more about the search marketing sector during their time in higher education.

Respondents revealed a tendency to use online media to supplement gaps in the curriculum. Some 89% said that they had learned more about search engine optimisation and online marketing reading a range of industry blogs such as Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch.

The research also revealed that a career in search marketing is beginning to appeal to university leavers from disciplines not typically attracted to the sector. While 24.4% of the recent graduates enquiring about a career in the industry had marketing/advertising degrees and 29.3% had been studying ICT/Computing, the clear majority – 46.3% – had studied unrelated subjects.

The results indicated that this broadening attraction could in part be due to the perception of the digital marketing as a ‘hot’ industry, with an overwhelming 80% stating that they believed the sector offered a more glamorous career than television marketing.

The graduate groups questioned also revealed a preference for remaining North of the border after leaving university. Some 95% of the graduates questioned said they would prefer to pursue a high-tech or marketing career in Scotland if possible.

See the results at: www.bigmouthmedia.com/live/articles/graduate-survey-2008.asp

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency. With a team of over 200 staff located across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: Search engine optimisation, PPC, Online Media Planning, Affiliate marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics. Bigmouthmedia also provides up to date daily digital marketing news to ensure clients are fully informed and aware of all industry developments.

 

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UIC Offers Online Health Informatics Master’s Degree For Health Care Technology Professionals UIC Offers Online Health Informatics Masters Degree For Health Care Technology Professionals

The Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began offering a fully online Master of Science in Health Informatics degree in fall 2007, and in just one year enrollment has grown 107 percent, from 32 students to 86 students.

The 45-credit hour program prepares students to shape the cutting-edge technology and processes that are revolutionizing the health care industry. It is one of only three online master’s degree programs to be approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

“This is a program that has great value for health care industry professionals,” said Charlotte (Toby) Tate, dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences. “As the industry continues to move forward to paperless medical, financial and insurance records, it will take well-trained and knowledgeable professionals to develop, implement, and maintain systems to store and manage the information.”

Designed for working professionals who wish to excel in the rapidly-evolving health care industry, this Master’s degree can be completed in as little as 18 months without interrupting the student’s work schedule.

Students receive instruction from permanent, industry-experienced UIC professors rather than instructors who are contracted for short-term assignments, common in some online educational forums. Notably, the program meets the terms of all existing policies, procedures, deadlines and regulations of the University of Illinois at Chicago, giving students a prestigious graduate degree supported by a world-class, research-intensive university.

Blending a technical foundation with coursework covering current clinical trends, government regulations, and health care-specific best management practices, UIC’s curriculum equips students with the analytical and managerial expertise sought after in this dynamic field. The UIC health informatics program was the first in the country to focus not just on technology, but also on the social and organizational factors that often determine whether a technology implementation will be successful in a health care institution.

“Students enter the program to either enhance their current careers or transition into new, more challenging fields,” said associate dean and program director Larry Pawola. “Depending on their work experience, graduates are prepared for a wide range of roles in mid- to high-level management in the health care information setting. Our graduates become chief security officers, systems or application analysts, project managers and IT department directors, just to name a few.”

Alumni of UIC’s health informatics programs (online and classroom) are at the forefront of the industry with employers that include KPMG International, the American Hospital Association, Cerner Corporation, UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and numerous hospital and health provider organizations.

With 25,000 students, 15 colleges and research funded at over $332 million, the University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest university in the Chicago area. Located in the Illinois Medical District, just west of Chicago’s Loop, UIC is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the city. According to U.S. News & World Report, UIC is one of the most diverse and affordable universities in the nation. UIC is a “Best Buy,” accordingly to Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.

For more information, visit online at healthinformatics.uic.edu; or call toll-free: 1-866-674-4843 or 1-866-MSHI-UIC.

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The Kid Whisperers Are Helping Kids Discover Their True Potential And Gift Within

The Kid Whisperers Ask The Obama Family To Give a TV Address This Holiday Season That Empowers Kids to Rise Above the Failing Educational System

Entrepreneurs, Sue Woodward and daughter, Wendy Garrido, BA Psychology and Economics, University of Chicago are The Kid Whisperers, helping kids discover their true potential.

In 2007, they founded North Star Family Matters Magazine, the only magazine dedicated to the emotional health of kids and families. Now they have written a television presentation using their trademark system, Engage Aloud™ Questions, and are asking the Obamas to deliver this message to the children of the world.

Woodward says, “Now is the time in history for every child to hear that their success and well-being are the most important item on the national agenda. We help kids discover their innate potential and their right to ask for their needs to be met. The Obama family could be the most empowering messengers to remind kids what they’re capable of.”

The plan includes a script for a TV address and a network of volunteers to follow-up and work with children via Skype. Garrido states, “Rather than waiting for the educational system to change, we empower children to rise above the system and recognize their potential and gift within. The fact is that within every child is an enthusiastic learner. The problem is that most kids don’t believe they’re smart.”

Kids come into the world motivated to learn. It’s our job to keep that love of learning alive because no kid wants to be a failure. In just a short amount of time The Kid Whisperers get to the root of the problem, consulting and working with kids to let them figure out their own answers.

As the following demonstrates, The fcat is wee cn reed no mttaer waht the wrods lok lik or in waht oredr the ltteres are in. So raednig is aoubt mroe tahn jsut phnoics.

“Learning is about the brain figuring things out, in reading and in life, and it happens in its own unique way. We can’t tell a kid how to ride a bike. We can offer support, but ultimately they have to be motivated to get on the bike and figure it out. When it comes to school, our job is to give them the belief that they can and will figure it out.”

The latest brain research shows that how we feel about ourselves in the world might be the biggest factor in addictive behavior. The future of treating drug and alcohol addiction is to empower kids at a young age with the truth that they have a gift to bring to the world.

Parents, relatives, and kids can write a letter of support to The Kid Whisperers, which will be forwarded on to the Obamas, asking them to give the gift of empowerment to all children this holiday season.

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Corporate Training That Pays Off

Picture this. The corporate culture is “Do more with less.” You are overwhelmed due to the additional workload. Morale is down. You receive an invitation to yet another team building program, and you think, “I know how to collaborate. I have too much work to attend another team building event.” Your boss notes in the invitation, “We need to work better together. Synergy drives results.” You arrive at the team building event, known as “bicycle building.” Everyone breaks into groups and collaborates to build 10 bicycles. You realize the advantage of interacting with your colleagues in a relaxed environment, a much needed break from the daily grind. Then just as the program is wrapping up, 10 less fortunate children from the community come running in, to receive their first bicycles ever. At first you could hear a pin drop. Then everyone cheered. Some even had a tear in their eye. All of a sudden, the whole meaning of team building changed from “Yeah, I know how to collaborate” to “WOW… We really made a difference in these children’s lives.” At the same time, the Executives collaborated for a more productive work environment.

Feeling part of a bigger purpose is one of the secrets to Employee engagement. Participants were pleased to see the “fruits of their labor” and see the big picture as a whole. If Employees are continually shown the big picture/purpose of their workload, they feel appreciated, engaged, and loyal. The 2007 Global Workforce Study found that 1 in 5 workers today is engaged, so how do we educate tomorrow’s leaders to increase these engagement levels? Most Leaders’ #1 priority is results. Have they tried implementing a balanced approach of results and people? Now more than ever, having “People Smarts” is critical for the success of our future Leaders.

To sign up for a team building workshop, please call 1-866-923-4692, or peruse one of the 50 professional development course descriptions at www.corporatetrendsetters.com.

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Momentum Christian Church’s Lead Minister, Dan Smith, Will Be Preaching A Relevant Sermon Series On Sex In Today’s Culture October 19th And 26th, 2008

Lead Minister, Dan Smith, at Momentum Christian Church, will be speaking for two weeks on sex, and practical insights from the Bible on this subject, which churches often find taboo. The sermon series, titled “Bringin’ Sexy Back” will run October 19th and 26th.

“It’s no secret that America is saturated with sexuality, but most churches are pretty silent about the issue,” says Smith. “However, the Bible has a lot of really practical insights for people who live in a culture like ours.”

This sermon series won’t feature some lame, naive preacher yelling at people about their past mistakes because — to some degree — everyone has messed up in this area. It will be a lot of relevant, heart-to-heart teaching that will help us better understand why God created such a powerful magic.

The church and its staff have rated the sermons PG-12, but they encourage parents to bring middle school and high school students.

Momentum Christian Church meets at the Cinemark Theatre in Valley View at 10am on Sunday mornings. The service is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Momentum designates itself as “a church for people who hate going to church.” They use rock music, funny videos, and relevant sermons to attract people who have previously thought church was boring and irrelevant.

Smith is a self-proclaimed “storyteller-preacher, comedy-writer, and lead minister of Momentum.” His comedy has been featured on CNN, VH-1, The New York Times, Glenn Beck, and Yahoo! In 2007, he was recognized by Cleveland Magazine as one of Cleveland’s “Most Interesting People.” Some say he’s mildly funny. His Mom thinks he’s very funny. At the very least, he cracks himself up.

Momentum is a non-denominational church located near Cleveland, OH. To learn more, please visit http://www.momentumchurch.com, or to schedule an interview with Dan Smith, please call Angie Dyer at 440-759-0663 or email angiedyer@yahoo.com.

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Austin Self Defense (ASD), a premier martial arts and fitness school located in Cedar Park, Texas

Going the extra mile to assist Austin residents, military, police and other service personnel in self defense training and defensive tactics. ASD announces a 2 FOR 1 special for $99. ASD is known for its realistic and no nonsense approach to street survival and conditioning. Classes are offered and structured for persons of all athletic abilities, from ages 7 and up. Conditioning drills are incorporated to build speed, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular system which results in a complete and well rounded athlete. Additionally, ASD concentrates on the mental conditioning and respect that builds discipline and focus.

Austin Self Defense unique class structure and training methods allows for persons with little to no training as well as those with advanced backgrounds to train together yet advance on individual levels accordingly.

Programs include: Haganah Adults, Haganah Kids, Krav Maga, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Fitness Kick-Box Bag Classes.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children report, 797,500 children are reported missing each year. In addition to the possibility of abduction, kids are continually faced with school yard bullies who can have a traumatic effect not only on the child’s education and motivation in their studies but also long term effects concerning personality and emotional trauma. ASD offers ‘Haganah Kid’s’, a mixed martial arts (MMA) program for preteens. The program comprises the best practical self defense techniques that suit child learners. Just as importantly, kids will learn life skills such as Respect, Courtesy, Self-Control, Perseverance, Confidence, Self-Esteem and much more.

Emphasizing the importance of self defense and fitness training as a combined discipline, Dan Kiser, President of Austin Self Defense says, “Students will learn techniques relating to the defensive as well as offensive side of an engagement/attack. Just as important, students benefit from improved confidence, peace of mind, less stress, and increased energy and endurance,” he adds.

ASD offers structured classes and private training with fully equipped modern self defense training amenities, certified instructors & unique conditioning with focus on creating self confidence and a balanced mental attitude for survival.

“Instructors are amazing – both knowledgeable and passionate about their work. There is a very welcoming feeling of companionship and high energy in the classroom. The classes have helped increase my assertiveness and confidence, as well as my physical fitness. I would highly recommend Austin Self Defense” – – Shannon

I was an assistant Combatives Instructor for my unit, in the military, and the Haganah course has allowed me to pick up, right where I left off. ASD is keeping me Army Strong! Hooah! – – Ryan

About Austin Self Defense:
Austin Self Defense is a self defense and fitness training facility which was established in 2002. The Texas Self Defense company is known for its unique and precise approach in providing superior martial arts and conditioning. The programs are designed for all ages and physical capacities incorporating real life military survival skills and mindset to eliminate the danger quickly and without hesitation.

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Cybershala.com is a new educational website that brings, via easy to access virtual classrooms, advanced international curriculums like Singapore Math to children all across the United States

You see it on the news time and time again – American students are falling behind the rest of the world in Mathematics, Science, and other subjects. In fact, a recent study published Nov 14, 2007 by the American Institutes for Research puts American children far behind their foreign peers in regards to math and science.

It was this very notion that led to the birth of a new virtual learning website dedicated to bringing US students the best educational curriculums the world has to offer.

Launching earlier this month, Cybershala.com is the brainchild of Ripujeet Sharma, an engineer who found his own children were having trouble with math. Being a world traveler, he did some research, and found a few interesting notions. “In my research and studying other curriculums, I found out there was a huge ‘learning gap’ in what was being taught, and what could be learned” says Sharma “In essence, we’re doing it backwards, and that’s why we are ranking so low.”

Sharma took the next logical step and created a substantial website that acts as an online learning portal. His website offers an international curriculum via online virtual classes, and is aimed primarily at home schooled children and public school students who need extra help. The first offering is what his own children had trouble with – math.

“The website is starting out by offering what is called ‘Singapore Math’” commented an excited Sharma “and Singapore Math is simply a name for the Math Curriculum they teach to students in Singapore, whom have consistently ranked amongst the highest in the world.”

Indeed, Singapore Math has gained worldwide respect, and differs from other math curriculums because it utilizes a visual approach to problem-solving instead of solely a memory-based one.

Sharma also built the educational and online learning website to be, in his words, “effective, accessible, and affordable. We have the best instructors, an affordable price of $10 per hour, and the benefit of teaching the best curriculum around.”

The classes themselves are also different, exclaims Sharma: “The classes differ from traditional online classes in that there is real interaction. We have textbooks and workbooks that we provide, and small 6-person virtual classes with face-to-face live video. The child is in their home, but they can see and hear the teacher, and vice-versa, in real time.”

“In other words, it’s a real class” adds Sharma.

While the website has launched with the focus on k-12 math, Sharma also plans to add science and technology based curriculums in the near future, making cybershala.com a well-rounded answer to some of America’s most troubling academic questions.

About Cybershala.com
Cybershala.com inc. is an online educational portal dedicated to bringing the best of international curriculum to the US, and to close the “education gap” between what is taught, and what can be learned. Their first curriculum is the highly successful “Singapore Math”, which they offer via virtual classrooms.

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Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool in New York City has announced a ban on the phrase Terrible Twos

Smarter Toddler Nursery and Preschool in New York City has announced a ban on the phrase Terrible Two’s insisting that the term encourages and excuses bad behavior in Toddlers. “A two year old who people refer to as a Terrible Two may need either more physical activity, more stimulating academic challenges or simply more 1-on-1 attention,” said Jessica Collins, spokesperson for the school, “At Smarter Toddler we don’t believe in the phrase Terrible Two’s. What we do believe in is giving a child a combination of attention and special activities that help to keep their minds off of the need to begin what some would describe as bad behavior. Smarter Toddler does that by providing children with a warm, loving, fun environment that focuses on the artistic, cultural and social development of each child”.

The teachers and management of Smarter Toddler would like the support of not onlyparents with children at their center but also parents, guardians and teachers everywhere to not use the term Terrible Two’s.

Educators and psychologists have proved that negative statements are more likely to encourage negative behavior in not only children but adults also,” said Ms. Collins. “Call Johnny a bad boy and your likely to get a bad boy. Instead of saying Terrible Two, using the term Terrific Two is much more positive and likely to encourage and expect good behavior in a child”.

About Smarter Toddler:
Smarter Toddler is a Daycare Center and Preschool on Manhattan’s Upper West Side founded by parents of gifted toddlers who wanted a progressive preschool with an advanced arts-based curriculum that their own children could benefit from, hence the name. It has long been proven that a child’s brain is like a dry sponge capable of absorbing knowledge at a much faster rate than an adult’s. As a result, at Smarter Toddler you’re never too young to begin learning. Since the firstSmarter Toddler location at 89th street became popular a new location at 55th street and 9th avenue near Lincoln Center is planned for September 2007.

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