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Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

By Wallace K Pond, Ph.D., Executive Search Education Practice Partner, Top Gun Ventures
We know intuitively that the COVID-19 crisis has posed challenges to our mental health and overall well-being, but most of us are not aware of the extent of the problem. Fortunately, as overwhelming as the challenges are, there are best practices for supporting well-being and wellness within organizations.

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Keiser: Career Schools Should be Proud of Their History

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview with Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO, Keiser University
Dr. Arthur Keiser, a history major and career college owner, looks back at the five cycles in the post-World War II world and how they impacted the sector. He remains optimistic about the future of career colleges, believing that more students will be looking for educational opportunities and that career schools are ideally poised to train people and erase the skills gap.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

Bellus Academy President Changing Students’ Lives and Perceptions of Career Education

Interview with Lynelle Lynch, President and Owner, Bellus Academy and President, Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
Bellus Academy has reimagined beauty and wellness education, and now it’s trying to change the perception of career and technical jobs. President and owner Lynelle Lynch says she is trying to alter public opinion and make cosmetology school careers first-choice careers through scholarships awarded by the non-profit Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and a national public relations campaign.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

Palmieri: We Need to get our Elected Representatives into our Schools

Interview with Tony Palmieri, President/CEO, Valley College
Tony Palmieri, president/CEO of Valley College, has a hands-on management style and believes communication and caring make him a successful leader. To meet the challenges the sector is facing, Palmieri believes it is imperative for schools to build and maintain relationships with their elected representatives and get them into our schools.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

Keeping the Legacy Alive: How a Grandmother’s Dream and a Mother’s Mission Became a Son’s Fulfilling Career

Interview with Mitchell Fuerst, President, Success Education Colleges
Mitchell Fuerst, president of Success Education Colleges, talks candidly about how the schools began with his grandmother’s vision, was fulfilled by his mother’s hard work and continued through his commitment to family-oriented ideals and the core value of students first.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

Soderberg on Hiring and Cultivating Strong Teams: Be Humble, Hungry and Smart

Interview with Melissa J. Soderberg, President, Quest Education and Career Quest Learning Centers
Melissa Soderberg, President of Quest Education and Career Quest Learning Centers, describes her unique journey to her current position, the talent and culture that is cultivated at Career Quest and how Career Quest is a stellar choice for a higher education school in the Michigan area.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations

Leaders Assemble at CECU Annual CEO Summit to Discuss the Future of Career Education

By Stephen B. and Jan V. Friedheim, Strategic Coaches, Education Systems & Solutions, LLC
Approximately 65 CEOs from career education institutions around the country convened with association leaders and well-known political figures. Discussions focused on the results of the recent national election and what it means for the future of the sector. All participants seemed to agree that 2017 represented an opportunity to reset the agenda, to reintroduce ourselves.

Well-Being During Crisis: Taking Care of People in Organizations