by Ellen Davis – Temple College – Temple, TX
The 2019 NCMPR national conference in San Antonio was packed full of great presentations, but one I found particularly interesting was the closing keynote given by Erika Prosper Nirenberg.
by Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, and M. Pamilla Saylor – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College – Harrisburg, PA
Preparation is the key to confidence, even in the midst of fast-breaking events. If you do your job right, your college executives will instinctively know how to handle the media.
by Jeff Ebbing – Southeastern Community College – West Burlington, Iowa
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty darn busy getting ready for a visit from the Jolly Old Elf in a few weeks, and the last one on my gift-giving list is you.
by Erica Meza – Palo Alto College – San Antonio, TX
Changing your perspective to approach problems from a position of “yes,” can allow you to be more collaborative with colleagues and deliver results that can make all the difference.
by Lynn Whalen – Lincoln Land Community College – Springfield, IL
As the school year gets underway, you may be planning to hire student workers. Hiring student employees can provide the extra hands our busy offices crave and so much more.
by Jeff Ebbing – Southeastern Community College – West Burlington, IA
I don’t know about you, but I packed a LOT into my summer. We put 8,492 miles on my wife’s tiny Ford Fiesta (and I likely rounded down) as we traversed no less than eight states over a two-month period.
by Anne Krueger – Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District – El Cajon, CA
This summer, like every summer, my big project at work is putting together the district’s annual report. But my work on the report doesn’t begin in June. It’s something I think about every day of the year.
by Linnie S. Carter, PH.D, APR and Megan Hoose – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College – Harrisburg, PA
Colleges’ marketing and communication departments cannot be the keeper of all knowledge – or know every single detail about all of the college’s programs. We need content experts to help us by laying the foundation.
by Christine Payton – South Louisiana Community College – Lafayette, LA
Branding isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you make a trip to the emergency room. One recent trip to the ER with my dad, however, had me thinking all about branding – after I knew he’d be OK, of course!
Gallup (which runs CliftonStrengths) dives deep into how to maximize each of your strengths and how to work around it if particular strengths are a “lesser theme” for you (Gallup never talks about weakness or being bad at anything). Not seeing “Maximizer” as a top five strength doesn’t mean someone doesn’t strive for excellence – it just means that they may not be as selective about how they direct their energy.READ MORE