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Todd Bierman is Senior Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc, MI and an instructor in our Master’s of Education – Family Life program. Todd is a leading voice in the conversation about Christian marriage and family in a time of tremendous cultural upheaval. If you are interested in Family Life Education, sign up for a free email mini-course and see if this could be a calling on your life. (more…)

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A career in the sales industry can be a grueling one, but also full of potential. You build long-term relationships between yourself and the buyer, and between the buyer and the product you offer. There are certain skills that are crucial to have to be the best in your industry. We have a sneak peek here into what it takes to succeed and discover your potential. #1 Realize that “sales” is actually not about selling If you don’t realize this, you’ll hit a dead end every time. You won’t gain the buyer’s trust just by convincing them to buy something… more >

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Are you ready to take your sales skills to the next level? Discover new business development positions and increase your income by gaining new knowledge and strategies in any role you have? Our latest academy is the answer you’ve been looking for. At Concordia University, we are adding a new academy to our collection of useful learning engagements called the “Professional Sales Academy.” This academy is created to accommodate busy sales professionals and meet them where they are to help them grow. Courses are currently taught by Suzanne Siegle, Dean of the School of Business Administration for Concordia University Ann Arbor,… more >

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When thinking of intelligence, most individuals tend to picture something like IQ. While IQ can tell you a great deal about your ability to problem solve through learning, application, and logic, it does not paint a very accurate picture about your ability to succeed in complicated life circumstances. Simply put, emotional intelligence is your ability to understand and influence emotions, both in yourself and in others. It is a measurement of awareness. Numerous studies show that emotional intelligence is directly linked to strong performance. Thankfully, emotional intelligence can be learned (unlike IQ). Certain individuals may be more naturally predisposed to… more >

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Take a moment and think about where you are in your life right now. Do you have a life calling you want to pursue? Are you plateauing in your career? Do you wish for something more to help you succeed but not sure what it takes? We have some tips that can help you move up to the next level of your career. Tip 1: brand yourself If you have any desire for career success, the first step to get you there is to monetize your personal brand. Why is a personal brand so important? By building a brand, you… more >

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Have you heard about Digital Badges? Concordia University Online is offering students a new opportunity to grow, learn, and live out their personal calling. You’re first probably wondering what these badges are all about. A digital badge is a shareable micro-credential that validates your accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest in various learning environments. It includes meta-data such as the description of the badge, who issued it, and the criteria required to receive it. You can earn a collection of badges in a variety of fields to demonstrate your expertise across disciplines. Once you earn badges, they are stored together through… more >

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Are you at a point in life where you’re ready to take a leap forward? Do you want to create and execute a strategy around your personal brand? We have a new initiative to help you achieve this. Creating a personal brand leads to career success. You create an image of yourself and illustrate what makes you unique. Doing so makes you less mundane by standing at the front of the pack and one step closer to achieving your aspirations. Whether you dream of becoming a consultant or speaker, monetizing your reputation online and becoming a social media influencer, or simply opening… more >

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Do you strive to make a difference in the world of education with new, innovative ideas? It could be in any form of education, from K-12 to corporate training, churches to government agencies, startups to homeschool families. Concordia University Online has a new Continuing Education academy called the “Educational Innovators Academy.” This academy will create, inspire, and empower mission-minded innovation in all forms of education. In this academy, you will be informed about emerging possibilities for teaching, learning, and education. We will focus on educational innovation and tie it into each individual’s personal mission. Upon completion of the academy, you… more >

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Interested in participating in one of our Twitter chats but don’t have a Twitter account? Do not fear! We have the information you’ll need to get started. These are the basic tools you’ll need to understand to participate in a chat, for further Twitter advice feel free to explore Twitter’s Help Center. Signing Up On your desktop, go to https://twitter.com/signup and enter your information. Be sure to give your cell phone number because Twitter will send an SMS text message with a code to verify the account. From there you can then create your own username or choose one they… more >

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The latest online trend in connecting with like-minded peers is right on Twitter in a “Twitter Chat”! These chats are hosted by an individual or organization on a particular topic that uses a specific hashtag. We have the tips and tricks you’ll need to successfully attend your next Twitter chat! If you’re new to Twitter, be sure to check out our Twitter 101 post. Locate the Chat First things first, in order to participate you need to find the chat to follow along. The hashtag will usually be in the host’s Tweets since they’ll be promoting it (such as ours:… more >

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