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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2013/01/07 - Wiley Learning Institute™, in collaboration with Jossey-Bass™, is offering faculty, campus leaders, and business professionals the opportunity to participate in interactive professional development workshops in January - WileyLearningInstitute.com. NYSE: JWa, JWb
These workshops will be led by internationally recognized speakers, thought leaders and authors and will address topics such as mentoring, scholarship and research, and student engagement.
These new, January workshops provide a great opportunity for faculty and campus leaders to focus on their professional development before the Spring semester starts and before students return to campus. Attendees can integrate and apply what they have learned throughout the rest of the school year.
Also, in honor of National Mentoring Month, the President of Leadership Development Services and author Dr. Lois J. Zachary will be leading a special 3-part online course on the difference that excellent mentoring can make. It will be offered in a short-course format, which will provide more time for interactivity and application, creating a more in-depth learning experience for higher education and business professionals alike. The sessions will take place Friday, 1/18; Tuesday, 1/22; and Tuesday, 1/29; and will also include an asynchronous portion.
Other highlights include:
• “Scholarship Made Easier: Best Practices for Writing and Publishing” by presenter Linda Nilson, Clemson University on Tuesday, 1/15
• “Engaging Online Learners: Activities and Tools to Create Collaborative Learning” by presenter Rita-Marie Conrad, Learning Resources Network on Thursday, 1/17
All offerings are guaranteed to be instructionally sound, highly interactive, and immediately applicable—giving faculty, department chairs, and campus leaders the knowledge, tools, and resources to take what they have learned and apply it to their courses the next day.
Similar to the Fall, Flex Passes, which are prepaid registrations that faculty and department chairs can redeem for relevant workshops that fit into their schedules, are again available to faculty developers and other campus leaders. Flex Passes can be purchased now and used for January workshops or saved for spring and summer. Site Licenses are also available to support facilitated group participation in specific workshops.
"We are excited to launch a Winter program for WILEY LEARNING INSTITUTE. Faculty working on their research during the Winter break can prepare to publish their results, and online instructors still have time to modify their Spring courses after our Intensive. Even better, anyone in a leadership position at any level--whether they are on a campus or in the private sector--can gain critical skills with our Mentoring short course," said Kevin Kelly, Ed.D., Director of WILEY LEARNING INSTITUTE.
For information regarding sales, products, and registration, contact the Wiley Learning Institute at 1-800-245-6217 or learn[.]wileylearninginstitute.com.
About Wiley Learning Institute
Wiley Learning Institute (wileylearninginstitute.com) advances and supports online professional development for higher education faculty and campus leaders. Wiley Learning Institute employs the latest technologies to provide participants with interactive workshops, applied learning labs, one-on-one coaching programs, and an online, collaborative community experience. Through partnerships with college and university systems, campuses, and faculty development centers, Wiley Learning Institute enables faculty to excel in their work, fulfill the education mission of their institutions, and provide additional opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.