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Val Keiper is the Director of the Graduate Family Life Education Program as well as a Professor in Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He pursued his Ph.D. in early childhood literacy and family studies after coming to CUW 30 years ago. Val helped start the early childhood program and has been revamping the Family Life education program for the last 10-15 years. We sat down with him to talk about the importance of Family Life education and why many should consider the degree. Good morning, Val. Thank you for taking the time to meet with us. Let’s start off by… more >

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Dr. Kenneth Harris wears many hats at Concordia University Wisconsin and beyond. He is the Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership Administration program, Department chair for Justice and Public Policy, and Chair on the JPP Advisory and OLA advisory councils. Outside of his work with Concordia, he serves at a Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Shift Commander. We caught up with Ken during his spare time to talk about his background, Concordia’s business school, and some student insight about the school’s offerings. Explain what you do for your role at CUW. With all of my Concordia University roles, I do… more >

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Erik Hollander is a Professor of Business and the Director of Strategic Growth and Business Development in the School of Business Administration. We sat down with Erik to learn about his interesting background, the wide arrange of tracks and concentrations Concordia University Wisconsin’s business school has to offer, and what prospective students can expect from Concordia’s unique programs. Explain what you do for your role at Concordia University Wisconsin. I am a Professor of Business in the School of Business Administration but am in a unique position because I have a dual role; I am also the Director of Strategic… more >

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Sarah Farley is one of Concordia’s Online Admissions Counselors. She has previous experience working with admissions at other universities and has traveled the world, briefly living in Vietnam for just short of a year. We sat down with Sarah to talk about what she does and loves as an admission counselor and what students can expect at Concordia University. Explain what you do for your role. As an online admissions counselor, it is my goal to recruit and advise prospective students through the admissions process from inquiry, acceptance, and orientation completion. I help students find which program is the best fit… 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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