Monthly Archives: November 2010
|November 29, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Education, Management, Research||
Are you considering a doctoral degree? Have you considered narrowing your area of interest prior to entering a program to facilitate dissertation-related research? If you have your PhD, how did you arrive at your dissertation topic? Did you have it in mind from the moment you bought your first set of graduate-level textbooks, or were there 2 or 3 or 14 iterations before you found one that “worked”?
At her blog Nonprofit Leadership 601, Heather Carpenter, offers thoughtful guidance on selecting a dissertation topic (Ms. Carpenter is pursuing her PhD in Leadership at the University of San Diego) – a crucial decision point that sets the stage (and often the tone) for the rest of your research. Arming yourself with knowledge from those who have been through similar situations is an excellent method of coping with the intense pressure of planning and delivering your dissertation.
Heather Carpenter offers writings and resources on a variety of nonprofit topics at her website.
|November 25, 2010||Posted by M. P. under NRM|
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year?
|November 24, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Behavorial Health, Health, News, Research||
This week the FBI released their report on 2009 hate crime statistics in the United States. Of the 6,604 crimes reported as a result of personal bias, approximately 100 people were targets due to a mental or physical disability. While that number accounts for just 1.2% percent of these criminal incidents, it does well to remind us of the abject senselessness of anger, hatred and bias toward any collective group of people, for any reason.
|November 23, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Youth Development||
Youth development and workforce development programs should be interested in a recent online survey of youth and young adults that shows a strong level of interest in entrepreneurship, even in the current poor economy.
The Kauffman Foundation commissioned this poll that indicates 40 percent of the 8 to 24 year old participants have started a business or would like to in the future. Over half of the respondents knew someone who had started a business and approximately 75 percent felt that hard work was the main factor in entrepreneurial success. Additional findings from the survey can be found at The Kauffman Foundation website.