Webinars for the Workplace: Leadership

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In our “Webinars for the Workplace” series, I will be sharing three helpful webinars on a specific topic related to career and the workplace. I encourage you to watch the webinars by clicking on the links I attached to them below. However, if you can’t find the time but still want to gain valuable information, read an overview of the webinars below! Today, I’ll be sharing three webinars on

Instructor Spotlight: Todd Dockery

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on our SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course instructor, Mr. Todd Dockery, SHRM-CP. Currently, Todd is a full-time faculty member for UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. He is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Group Benefits Associate (GBA), Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), and has an MBA degree.   Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to

In Review: APSI 2020

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This year, UTC’s Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) looked different from any other year, but that didn’t stop the program from having a record-breaking number of registrations. For three weeks, over 390 participants came together via Zoom to collaborate with one another and learn teaching strategies from AP consultants. The 4-day workshops prepared teachers, both new and experienced, for the upcoming school year; they gained fresh insight into best

How Can the Pomodoro Technique Help Me?: Finding Power Through Productivity

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We live in a world full of options: Do I want Chick-Fil-A or Zaxby’s for dinner? Should we take the kids bowling or to play mini-golf? When trying to be more productive at work, should I use the Eat That Frog! method or The Flowtime Technique? In my new blog series, “Finding Power Through Productivity,” I’ll play the role of “productivity method critic.” Throughout the next few months, I’ll

Seven Attributes of Successful Online Students

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Many online students are working professionals who have incredible demands outside the classroom. The luxury of only focusing on coursework is a pipe dream. With so many competing priorities, what makes online students successful? While there are various strategies you can implement into your online experience, you can also mold your study and work habits to fit with characteristics that make an online student successful. While you currently may

Sharing a Smile: My Favorite Good News Stories, Part 2

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After writing my first “Sharing a Smile” article, I realized I wanted to continue deliberately taking time to seek out good news! Between a rocket launch, Disney singalongs, and everything in-between, these eight stories remind me of the positivity that surrounds us in a chaotic world.   A Rocket to Remember: On May 30, Americans gathered around their TVs to watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule

Five Essential Apps Every Online Student Needs

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No matter what online course you’re taking, study apps can be useful. They help you organize notes, plan your study schedule, and grasp concepts you’re learning with ease. Be on top of your game with these apps that make studying simple and even fun! TABLE OF CONTENTS SimpleMind Quizlet MyStudyLife EverNote Forest Bonus: Citation Machine SIMPLEMIND SimpleMind is a cross-platform Mind Mapping tool that simplifies the process of organizing

Instructor Spotlight: Debby Craven

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  UTC Center for Professional Education’s instructors are the cream of the crop, and we are excited to feature them in our monthly “Instructor Spotlight” series. Our June Instructor Spotlight is our Medical Billing & Coding Instructor, Mrs. Debby Craven, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CRC. She is currently employed with Floyd Healthcare as their Documentation Compliance Auditor.   Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you

Seven Strategies for Success as an Online Student

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There are several benefits to taking an online course: flexibility, accessibility, and the ability to take a break and refill your coffee cup anytime! However, many students question if they will be able to succeed in such a different learning environment. With the right toolbelt, you can not only complete an online course─but THRIVE in doing so. Take a look at seven strategies you can implement to have an

How Can I Use My Enneagram to Be Effective in the Workplace? Part 3

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I never knew Socrates, but I think he was a wise guy. Thousands of years ago, he pinned the quote, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” I feel like Socrates would approve of the Enneagram—a test that is used to learn about your personality and help you become more self-aware, so you can self-improve. The Enneagram can be used to improve your relationships, how you handle emotions…and