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DeJaeghere conducts presentations on new book “Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens: Neoliberalism and Youth Livelihoods”

Joan DeJaeghere,  professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), recently presented her new book, Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens: Neoliberalism and Youth Livelihoods, a publication resulting from the MasterCard Foundation project on youth livelihoods, to several audiences in South Africa. She presented at an author meets critic session at the Human Development and … Continue reading DeJaeghere conducts presentations on new book “Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens: Neoliberalism and Youth Livelihoods”

Weerts quoted in Star Tribune article about University of the People’s free tuition

David Weerts, associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was quoted in the Star Tribune article “Free tuition draws Minnesota students to University of the People.” “What remains to be seen is how the marketplace will respond in hiring University of the People graduates,” he said. He also wonders how … Continue reading Weerts quoted in Star Tribune article about University of the People’s free tuition

ICI receives $10 million grant from US Department of Education

Congratulations to the Institute on Community Integration and David Johnson, Director, for receiving a $10M grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. This five-year cooperative agreement aims to establish the National Technical Assistance Center on Inclusive Practices and Policies. Sheryl Lazarus, Principal Investigator and Kristi Liu, Co-Principal Investigator.

Demerath elected president of Council on Anthropology and Education

Peter Demerath, associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has been elected president of the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE). A section of the American Anthropological Association, CAE was founded in 1968 to support scholarship on “schooling in social and cultural contexts, and on human learning both inside and … Continue reading Demerath elected president of Council on Anthropology and Education

Peter wins award for his collection of short fiction

Gary Peter, lecturer in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has written a collection of short fiction, Oranges, which has been named the winner of the 2016 Many Voices Project Competition in Prose sponsored by New Rivers Press. The national competition promotes the work of new and emerging writers, with one prize … Continue reading Peter wins award for his collection of short fiction

Two OLPD graduate students awarded Spencer Dissertation Fellowship from National Academy of Education

Elisheva Cohen and Anna Kaiper, graduate students in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), have been awarded 2017 Spencer Dissertation Fellowships from the National Academy of Education. This fellowship “seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the … Continue reading Two OLPD graduate students awarded Spencer Dissertation Fellowship from National Academy of Education

DeJaeghere presents on new book “Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens” in Tanzania

Joan DeJaeghere, associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), recently presented on her new book to faculty and graduate students of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. Morogoro is one of the sites for the study discussed in her book, Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens: … Continue reading DeJaeghere presents on new book “Educating Entrepreneurial Citizens” in Tanzania

Ardichvili receives AHRD’s Best International Paper Award

Alexandre Ardichvili,  professor in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), received the Best International Paper Award at the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development held by the Academy of Human Resource Development in Lisbon, Portugal. The paper, titled “Focus on Demi-Gods or We’re All One Team: Talent Management in a Collectivist Culture,” was … Continue reading Ardichvili receives AHRD’s Best International Paper Award

Bartlett receives Meritorious Service Award from UCWHRE

Ken Bartlett, associate dean in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was awarded the Meritorious Service Award at the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE) annual conference. This UCWHRE award “recognizes a faculty member from a member institution … Continue reading Bartlett receives Meritorious Service Award from UCWHRE

Mitchell article about service learning posted on Vision 2020 blog

Tania Mitchell,  assistant professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), has an article entitled How Service Learning Programs Benefit Students and Build Civic Identity posted on the improving Lives – CEHD Vision 2020 blog. “I’m particularly interested in student outcomes as they relate to community engagement, service learning and building civic … Continue reading Mitchell article about service learning posted on Vision 2020 blog

Events

CEHD Homecoming Pre-Parade Tailgate Gathering

October 20, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Please Join CEHD alumni and friends for great food, music, and more at our annual pre-parade party. Bring your whole family and guests! Receive a homecoming shirt when you march in the parade.

Please RSVP by October 17, 2016

CEHD Business & Human Resources Career Fair

October 25, 2017
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Students:  Join us for for this free career fair specifically for BME & HRD Students looking for on internships and full time positions! Visit GoldPASS to see all the employers who will be attending. 

Employers: Login to your GoldPASS account or contact Jackie Corral at jcorral@umn.edu to register!

Women Executive Leadership Series: Dr. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman

October 27, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Dr. Ropers-Huilman is the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic affairs at University of Minnesota. She was also the past Department Chair of OLPD. Given that her scholarly inquiry involves women and gender studies, it would be an absolute privilege to listen and learn from her.

Presented by Women Executive Leadership Series (WELS) in Collaboration with The Human Resource Development (HRD) Graduate program in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD).

ULA Workshop: Race, Immigration, and Being Known in School: Teaching to Engage Identities

December 6, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

This presentation and workshop emphasizes schools as important sites for supporting the social and academic identities of adolescent youth. The session will examine the significance of being known, particularly for youth of color and immigrant students, and what it means for teaching and learning in classrooms. As well, participants will engage in discussions and projects that consider the ways in which teaching is inherently a relational and political activity, with implications for teacher-student relationships and identity-affirming pedagogy.

Speakers:

Dr. Vichet Chhuon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Interim Chair in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, and Faculty in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. His scholarship is focused on critical issues in education including the schooling of immigrant youth and students of color and his work has appeared in leading publications including American Educational Research Journal, The Urban Review, and Journal of College Student Development. Dr. Chhuon has received Early Career Awards from the American Educational Research Association and the Association of Asian American Studies, and the Presidential Research Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education. He is currently involved in immigration justice work and efforts to increase the racial diversity in Minnesota.

Dr. Nimo Abdi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research and teaching engages the intersections of race, class, gender and religion, to understand Somali youth’s experiences in schools.

Ezekiel Joubert III is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Culture and Teaching Program at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on how Black rural youth make sense of schooling and opportunity.

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For the past 22 years, the Urban Leadership Academy has provided programming and sustained dialogue focused on the continuous professional development of school leaders. Each workshop provides educational leaders the opportunity to explore the complexity of leading learning organizations in order to better serve students.

ULA Workshop: Culturally Grounded Academic Interventions That Build on the Strengths of Indigenous Students

February 22, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Stephanie Fryberg, examines indigenous children’s approach to learning and how educators can create a more supportive academic environment. She addresses the “Struggling Native Student” Narrative and how we can reframe a redirect stories to free children to reach their full potential. This session will discuss the Culture Cycle that is used to promote student identity. Dr. Fryberg will also share her examination of academic self-view and Growth Mindsets and their impact on students and their motivation and learning.

Speaker: Stephanie Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, is jointly appointed as Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and Psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Fryberg previously served as Associate Professor of Psychology and affiliate faculty member in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, and as the Director of Cultural Competency, Learning Improvement and Tulalip Community Development for the Marysville School District in Marysville, Washington. Her primary research interests focus on how social representation of race, culture, and social class influence the development of self, psychological well-being, and educational attainment. In 2011, she testified before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the topic of “Stole Identities: The impact of racist stereotypes on Indigenous people.” Dr. Fryberg translated Carol Dweck and colleagues’ individual-oriented growth mindset intervention into a communal-oriented version, which was given to students on her tribe’s reservation and led to significant improvement in students’ educational outcomes compared to the individualistic version of the intervention. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Social Psychology from Stanford University, where in 2011 she was inducted into its Multicultural Hall of Fame.

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For the past 22 years, the Urban Leadership Academy has provided programming and sustained dialogue focused on the continuous professional development of school leaders. Each workshop provides educational leaders the opportunity to explore the complexity of leading learning organizations in order to better serve students.

OLPD Chautauqua

February 24, 2018

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U of M Job & Internship Fair 2018

February 26, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Students: For all undergraduate and graduate U of M students. It's the largest career fair in MN with 300+ employers. Great for students who would like to explore a variety of industries. Register on GoldPASS

Employers: Visit jobfair.umn.edu to register.

ULA Workshop: Instructional Leadership to Support Teacher Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom

April 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Most schools are experiencing growing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students. That means school leaders must insure that all teachers regardless of their racial or ethnic background are able to support diverse students so that they reach their maximum potential in the classroom. In this workshop, we will explore the areas of leadership school principals and teacher-leaders need to develop in order to get teachers to become more culturally and linguistically responsive. The expectation isn't that principals need to become professional developers but instead stronger instructional leaders.

Ms. Hammond will share the most high leverage components of culturally responsive teaching that get struggling students to become more independent learners. She will show leaders how to leverage staff meetings and other structures to build teacher capacity in these areas.

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For the past 22 years, the Urban Leadership Academy has provided programming and sustained dialogue focused on the continuous professional development of school leaders. Each workshop provides educational leaders the opportunity to explore the complexity of leading learning organizations in order to better serve students.