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The Joy of Cancelling Things

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Travis Hellstrom , Chair, MBA and MSM Programs

An adventurous Peace Corps friend of mine named Matt loves to say “Livin’ the dream man!” Sometimes he’s talking about himself and sometimes he’s talking about me. I love that he says it. It reminds me that we all have that opportunity: to live the dream.More specifically, we all get to live our dream. There is no “dream” that we all share, it’s a very personal thing. My dream involves having a...

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Five Passions for Success in Today’s World

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Scot Barker, Marlboro Graduate Faculty and President and Co-Founder of Holt Barker Management Consulting

I was asked the other day “What are your passions?” It caught me off guard, but in a good way. I realized right then and there that I’m not necessarily following my passions right now. There is a lot of literature out there today about this topic. Some supportive of and some against following one’s passion. Like a lot of topics, taking a very black and white view (following your passions is the...

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Great Conversations Part 3: Ending Your Conversation

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

In this final post of the Great Coversations series I offer a few exercises for ending great meetings. Meetings often end with a rush of communication that leaves everyone confused. This isn't what you want for your meetings! These simple tools will help you end on a high note and encourage people to look forward to your next meeting. First of all, here are five things not to forget at the end of...

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TESOL Fellowship Awardees Discuss Their Work with Refugees

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Marlboro's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) masters program finished its summer intensive last week. Faculty member Suzan Kobashigawa sat down with two fellowship recipients to discuss their experience working with refugees and how it connects to their studies at Marlboro. Kate Harris is an English for Refugees Fellow with experience working with refugees in Lebanon. ...

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Alum Profile: Sarah Pidgeon

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Willow Ross, MBA Student and Director of Communications at the United Arc

Sarah is the director of education for Solar One, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Solar One's mission is to provide education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments. She has created a beautiful space with plenty of sunshine and artwork throughout her home.Sarah believes her experience at Marlboro exceeded her expectations in many ways. She...

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Word play in motion

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Joshua Wyman, MA-TESOL Program Assistant

It’s summer time here on the Marlboro College campus and in the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts students from MA-TESOL are hard at work. Learners in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) have been busy during their 8-week summer session this year with classes, guest speakers, and some light-hearted fun throughout. With a focus on learning in community...

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What You Can Learn By Training Trainers

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

In 2017 the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership, in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, launched a brand new Training, Facilitation, and Consulting certificate program (TFC). The program was highly successful and drew participants from all over the country. Program leader Andy Robinson, reflected on the first year of the program, offering some immediately applicable...

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Strong Marlboro Presence at New England B Corps Retreat

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies showed up in a big way at the annual New England B Corp Leadership Development Conference (BLD) in June. Management program co-chairs Travis Hellstrom and Lori Hanau attended the conference representing their respective companies - Advance Humanity and Global Round Table Leadership. Advance Humanity is a long time B Corp, having passed the...

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Student Profile: Alden Woodcock

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Willow Ross, MBA Student and Director of Communications at the United Arc

Alden Woodcock takes great pride in his town, New Haven, Connecticut. Known for the Cherry Blossom Festival and pizza shops with the “best pizza in the world,” New Haven is a small city where Alden feels like his non-profit organization, Emerge, has a big impact. Emerge Connecticut, Inc., is a self-sufficient social enterprise with a dual commitment to helping formerly incarcerated persons and at...

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Great Conversations Part 2: Getting to the Heart of the Conversation

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

If you haven't seen it already, have a look at my post on beginning great conversations. Once you've begun your conversation, you may be looking for tools to help you get to the core of it and make it a success. These tools below are for just this purpose. The tips offered here help will help you succeed in with the meat of a great conversation. These tools comes from Great Conversations, the...

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