Month: February 2020

Developing Your Business Plan

Covers the elements of a business plan and its purpose. Participants would come out with a basic outline for their business plan. Date: Thursday, May 18Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pmLocation: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown SalemCost: $59Registration and Information: 503.399.5088 About Chemeketa SBDC We provide […]

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5 Leadership Styles for Effective Management

By Tracey Maurer What kind of leader are you? Do you follow the classic definition of a leader: someone who aims to influence and motivate employees to meet organizational goals and effectiveness? If you’re doing your job, then this definition might sound familiar. But let’s get more specific. Do you […]

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The Digital Native Problem

By Lauren Parren In a recent Twitter chat (#vted), we were discussing digital citizenship and the confounded label “digital native” came up. Labels typically get in the way of fully understanding people, and these terms “digital native” and “digital immigrant” smack of ageism and false assumptions. Coined by Marc Prensky […]

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When Queer = Diversity = Complicated

By Dot Brauer When I presented on issues facing LGBTQ college students at UVM’s Mental Health Matters conference this spring, I knew I had my work cut out for me. When the feedback was mixed, I wasn’t overly surprised. My job as director of UVM’s LGBTQA Center requires me to […]

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Inspirations for Black Faces, White Spaces

The Rubenstein School of Environment A Bit of Background Despite the fact I wrote a book about the relationship between African Americans and the environment—and have studied the subject in depth—I don’t refer to myself an “environmentalist.” Most of my years have been dedicated to the arts since I dropped […]

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