Argument in an off key: Understanding the variety and dynamics of argument as a decision making process.
A summary of research on how attitudes are formed and change over time, with implications for prevention programs.
Review of the elements for developing a found financial plan and carrying on a fruitful discussion among family members about financial planning topics.
Session addresses skills needed by managers and employees in the 21st Century.
Healthy business communication involves balancing the very different aspects of written and oral communication.
Differing ideas about politeness and communication can cause misunderstanding between members of different cultures. Presentation also includes ideas for more successful communication.
Presenter can talk on various aspects of this topic, for example, types of dissenters, stages in a decision to dissent, characteristics of whistle blowers, importance of dissent for organizations and society, principled and unprincipled dissent.
DrGrammar.org is a free service to the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Northern
Iowa. It also serves diverse communities beyond the UNI campus; just as Iowa is our campus,
so, too, is the United States and the world. DrGrammar.org provides the opportunity for users to
find answers to their writing ills through the Frequently Asked Questions section; the Grammar
and Writing Resources section; and various specialty sections such as English as a Second
Language, Plagiarism, and Business Communication. If a user can’t find the information
needed, or doesn’t know what to look for, the Ask a Question feature enables the user to contact
Dr. Grammar directly for assistance. From governmental officials in various states to military
personnel stationed here and abroad to everyday people wanting to ensure their writing is
correct, DrGrammar.org helps diverse communities.
A humorous look at the ultimate in better living - achieving balance in a topsy turvy world by focusing on what is really important. Finding the right mix of mind, body, and spirit; home, work, family, friends, career and relationships is challenging at best. Whatever your challenge, balance can sometimes seem like an unattainable goal. The good news is while it may seem impossible it's not. Learn how your age plays a link into balance and how to look at life in its entirety.
Large numbers of people immigrate every year to the U.S. The diversity of languages that these immigrants speak has an impact on local communities and schools, and contrary to popular opinion, immigrants are actually learning English at faster and faster rates. What are the implications for all the members of these communities, including monolingual English speakers?
The social and cultural conditions under which children and adults learn languages.
Improve listening skills in everyday life, through a series of activities and exercises.
Presentation discusses the human tendency towards both apathy and obedience, the necessity of dissent for a healthy organization orr society, types of dissenters, and steps in a decision to dissent (including ethical issues involved). The session also discusses the question of whether or not dissent is unpatriotic or patriotic, and how one's concept of patriotism may lead one to dissent or to keep quiet.
A summary of social psychological research on factors that cause people to be initially attracted to potential romantic partners.
Debates and Democracy: Understanding the function of political debates.
Teaches skills in public communication, organization, stage fright and use of visuals.
Communication, conflict resolution, dealing with difficult people, humor and goal setting.
Topics range from state legislative & regulatory issues to federal & international issues regarding telecommunication legislation & regulation.
Discussion on the technical, operational and managerial aspects of a telecommunications environment within corporations, universities and other businesses and organizations.
Presentation covers the reasons why the Golden Rule as commonly interpreted sometimes limits our ability to behave as ethical people and proposes strategies for the Golden Rule to "work" as it was intended.
- basic argument is that it doesn't work in diverse organizations and a diverse world if taken literally
- speaker uses examples from other traditions as well
Educating people on forgiveness, what it is, what it is not, how to go about forgiving and how it could be healing for people.
Discussion on language policy and attitudes toward languages in the United States and worldwide.
The UNI Career Services works directly with hiring employers and reviews thousands of resumes each year. Most resume writers emphasize the tasks they have completed - employers want to see the skills you gained. Join Career Services as we explore what it takes to make the "Write Impression".
Session discusses the types of symbols (stories, rituals, etc.) that may be used to more effectively manage organizations and/or facilitate change.
Using real-life cases such as the Challenger Disaster, analyzes the factors at the individual/psychological, social psychological, organizational, and societal levels that lead "good" people to participate in unethical actions.