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6 Things to Know Before Attending a Conference

Conferences are wonderful opportunities to expand your existing knowledge, learn new trends, discover best practices, and network with...

Get to Know Our 2023 Keynote Speaker: Nick “Sunshine” Tokman

Nick's success on "Deadliest Catch" has made him a popular figure in the world of commercial fishing and...

Quiet Quitting Is Never Quiet

Over winter break, I attended a beautiful holiday brunch that included professional women from various industries, educational backgrounds,...

You Don’t Want to Miss This: 2023 GCEA Annual Conference Details

We are so excited to gather again for our upcoming GCEA Annual Conference! For those of you that...

A 2023 New Year’s Resolution You Will K.E.E.P. 

Some people create end-of-year “to do” lists, while others make New Year’s resolutions. Over the years, I’ve become...

4 Tips to Attract More Students for Spring and Summer 2023 Courses!

2023 is almost here, which means that the spring and summer semesters will be upon us before we...

Tips for Creating a Memorable Introduction

Last month, while speaking at the National Communication Association conference in New Orleans, I noticed an anomaly about...

Creating Professional Development Sessions That POP

Have you ever examined an un-popped kernel of corn? Pick it up. Feel of it. Taste it. What...

“Embrace the Change and Empower the Future”: GCEA’s 2022 Conference Highlights

Our annual conferences serve as a reminder that you are not in this alone and provide you with...

The Importance of Peer to Peer Networking

Making connections with others in your industry can prove to be a highly valuable opportunity for any professional....

Tips for Choosing and Evaluating Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education programs focus on helping professionals extend their formal education. While not every field requires CE, a...

The Mark of the Potter

Have you ever taken time to watch a potter as he sits patiently at the potter’s wheel and...

The Spinning Plates

As a young girl, I enjoyed watching The Art Linkletter Show, a television variety show which aired once...

3 Things You May Not Doing as a Continuing Educator (but should be!)

Some students, and even educators, may think that the journey of education ends when you have a diploma...

What To Avoid When Offering Virtual Programs

Between the COVID-19 pandemic shaking up in-person learning, increasingly busy schedules, and even adults eager to pursue continuing...

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