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August 2009
in this issue
:: Emotional Intelligence
:: Dowling College - DCI
:: Bullying in the Workplace
:: Case Studies
Some things are just so great, you feel like shouting from the highest rooftop. That's how I feel about the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This new GI Bill provides tuition and other financial assistance to those who serve on our behalf. What a way to honor our veterans' by providing them the opportunity to learn a job skill or get a degree. And it couldn't have happened at a better time. When the economy is down, people return to school. This GI Bill will make education a possibility for so many.  Veterans' need support and mentoring and a college campus can be just that as they transition to civilian life as well as give them the foundation to be successful as we build toward our new economy.
Jim Pulliam, a former college president for a college serving a large military base, had the opportunity to work with men and women making a difference everyday. He has taught me so much about our men and women in uniform and for that I am so appreciative. Whenever he sees someone in uniform, or even if they have that "haircut" he will walk over to them, shake their hand and thank them for all that they do. A small way to pay tribute one person at a time - and something we can all do.  Try it -making someone happy by recognizing them will boost your happiness. 
As a country we are doing the right thing, and I for one am filled to the brim with happiness.
What better place to be than Hawaii in the Fall? Join us for the the AIFT in Hilo and visit the Big Island and all of it's splendor. This is a special place and offers the oportunity to attend this terrific program all at the same time and we have a great price. For all of the details on this AIFT and the other AIFT's this fall , we have lowered our rates if you register early and in some locations that have been hit hardest by the economic issues, we have special locals rate. 
Emotional Intelligence
Online Workshop
This workshop provides an opportunity to begin a journey toward your vision of success by developing and enhancing your Emotional and Social Intelligence.  This workshop will provide a depth of theory, assessment and experiential learning in a supportive instructor-led online workshop.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Barbara A. Kerr, who is certified to administer and interpret the EQ-i, and has developed a computerized experiential game for teams that will soon be available.  

Department Chair Institute
Dowling College

We have teamed up with Dowling College for the DCI.  Keeping the profit margin razor thin and triming costs where possible - yet still maintaining our high standards we are offering this program for $650.00 at Dowling. To learn more about registering for this program  The DCI is a perfect opportunity to network in a safe learning environment. The DCI is suited for educational leaders including deans, administrators and faculty.
Bullying in the Workplace 
Bullies aren't just found on the playground. As a society, we would like to think that when bullies grow up they have learned right from wrong, changed their behavior, and treat others with dignity and respect. Many do; however, some bullies never revert from their mean, aggressive behavior. As our society evolves, with its reliance on technology, many bullies are finding different means and different environments to continue their tyrant-like behavior, read more

Case Studies
Appreciative Inquiry
Congratulations to newly certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators Tom Quinn, Kirkland Community College, Dawna Vance, Contra Costa Health Services, Jeanne Walker-Johnson, Contra Costa Health Services, and Frances Trant, Contra Costa Health Services. Their work using Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and for building a postive team environment in a large public agency To read about their work
What makes you happy? Take note throughout the day of those happy moments, a laugh, something you did that made you feel good. Cherish the happiness and share as much as you can to make others happy as well.

Kathy Becker
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