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Don't Be Like Herbie. (Guest blog)

Posted by Sue Hicks on Dec 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

I need to tell you a story about Herbie.*

I’m an account executive in Corporate & Professional Education at WPI. My main job is working with companies and their employees to figure out the kind of advanced education and training they need to succeed. I meet with business leaders, WPI creates custom programs, and then I host information sessions for employees who are interested in enrolling.

At one of these info sessions three years ago, I met Herbie.

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Professional Development, Corporate Programs

Instructor Spotlight: Kanan Alhassani

Posted by Kate Gorton on Aug 5, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Kanan Alhassani is an international industry expert in Program and Project Management and an executive management consultant offering program management consulting, education, and training services to a variety of industries. His work enables companies to improve their organizational effectiveness by integrating proven Program and Project Management methodologies within their strategic product / system development life cycle processes to achieve an accelerated time to market.

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Topics: Professional Development, Our Faculty, Project Management

Change Your Mind with Systems Thinking

Posted by Kate Gorton on Jun 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Systems thinking is an effective, holistic way to view any problem you may have in business and personal relations. But don’t take our word for it!

Our online and corporate graduate students are raving about WPI's Intro to Systems Thinking course, and how it has positively affected different aspects of their lives.

 

 

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Professional Development, Our Students

Work/Life Balance Advice for Real People

Posted by Lori Kendall-Taylor on May 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM


 Time in our day doesn't expand, so how can we fit more things into our already busy lives?

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Topics: Professional Development

The Time for Going Back to School is Now

Posted by Ryan Brennan on Apr 20, 2016 12:30:00 PM


Have you been putting off a degree because you're scared you won't find the time? You can do it! Here is one former students' strategy...

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Topics: Professional Development

Sean Paige: The Gift That Keeps on Giving...

Posted by Katie Perry on Apr 1, 2016 11:30:00 AM




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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Professional Development, Our Students

What motivates us to change?

Posted by Lori Kendall-Taylor on Mar 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Why does it seem so much easier for some people to make changes than others? 

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Topics: Professional Development

Automating Communication Through Building Information Modeling

Posted by Jim Girouard on Mar 2, 2016 9:51:00 AM

My old boss had a favorite saying for occasions when our team failed to keep each other informed. In exasperation, he’d bellow: “All communication… is a miracle!" He’d deliver the last three words with a dramatic flourish. It stuck with me as a simple truth; that we, as engineers and managers, struggle to keep our stakeholders (owners, financiers, managers, engineers, craftspeople, etc.), fully updated with the latest project detail and status.  

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Topics: Why Graduate School?, Professional Development, An engineer's insight...

Employee Training: A Best Practice in Cyber Threat Prevention

Posted by Kerry Quinlan on Feb 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

One of the best practices an organization, large or small, can do is train its employees against threats. We live in a highly connected world. At this point, everyone has heard over and over again to create a strong password. Many websites now require logins that have strict guidelines for passwords. And organizations will have employees reset their passwords after a certain time frame. Your company might even have a protocol for sensitive document storage and sharing. All of this is great practice in preventing hackers; however, cybersecurity policy can fall short if employees are not trained to look for outside threats beyond the computer screen.

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Topics: Leadership In Today's World, Professional Development

Centralia, Pennsylvania: A Lesson in Project Management

Posted by Kerry Quinlan on Feb 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Project management techniques, processes, and best practices can be implemented in a variety of situations, whether they are planned and executed from start to finish or they are addressing problems. The Project Management Institute defines a project as something that has a beginning and end time, with a defined scope and resources that work towards reaching a single goal. As well, often projects worked on by individuals working together from different groups in the interest of achieving the same goal, the project goal. [1]

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Topics: Professional Development, An engineer's insight...