Just in Time
The MSLD Newsletter
We are bringing back Just in Time! Just in Time is a newsletter for the MSLD community. We plan to publish an edition every semester. Would you like to contribute? Please write Shari Turner to share:
SHRM Alignment: We have once again submitted the MSLD curriculum to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and received our letter of alignment (this has to happen every 3 years). Our program is in full compliance with the guidelines and curriculum recommendations offered by SHRM.
Advisory Board Meeting: The MSLD Advisory Board met on March 31, 2015 at the house of Dr. Cris Wildermuth. Those who attended enjoyed pizza, special chocolate treats made by the Wildermuth girls and enjoyed cuddling the new Wildermuth puppy (Buffy), while discussing the agenda.
Ideas were shared on how to make the MSLD program more visible in the Des Moines area as well as state-wide. Additional input was given on how to enhance the quality of the current program, including creating an environment for continued educational opportunities and enhancing networking opportunities (for alumni as well as current and prospective students). This meeting was very productive and the board is excited to fine-tune some of these ideas and begin rolling them out.
If you would like to be a part of the advisory board, please contact Dr. Cris Wildermuth at email@example.com.
We would like to congratulate the following individuals who will be graduating next month:
New Professional Challenges
The following alumni have recently made professional moves:
Cheri Estes has taken a new position at her employer, GuideOne, as Development Consultant.
Liz Reneker recently made the move back to Nationwide. Liz will be working in their Centralized Claims division, developing and facilitating new hire and existing associate training. As if that wouldn't keep a person busy enough,, Liz has had several other changes in the last year. Liz became a first-time mother, to son, Oscar, and she and her husband, Tom recently purchased a new home.
Shari Turner recently took a new position with Lifespace Communities, Inc., here in Des Moines as Corporate Paralegal. Shari will be working with the General Counsel on compliance and claims matters. Shari will also be teaching MSLD 242 in the Fall of 2015.
Sarah Noll Wilson began officially teaching in the MSLD program this year. Many of you know Sarah through leading activities in many of the MSLD classes throughout the past few years.
Please let us know about your life changes, opportunities, and life celebrations! We would love to include you in future issues of our newsletters.
http://www.leadershipeducators.org/Resources/Documents/jole/2015_spring/v14i2_wildermuth.pdfSeveral of our alumni have had articles published in the past year. Please join us in congratulating the following people:
Donna Malone and Cristina Wildermuth co-authored an article published by the HR Certification Institute Magazine, Volume 1/2015. The article, entitled: Losing the Light in Your Eyes: Pinpointing the Moment of Disengagement, explores roots of disengagement and offers several ideas on how to foster employee engagement. Access the article at https://www.hrci.org/flipbook (and turn to Page 8).
Sarah Noll-Wilson, Cristina Wildermuth, Elaine Smith-Bright, and Alex Fink were published in an article in the Spring, 2015 issue of the Journal of Leadership Education. The title of their article Walking the Razor's Edge: Risks & Rewards for Students and Faculty Adopting Case in Point Teaching & Learning Approaches. The authors examined the Case in Point (CIP) interactive leadership development method of teaching crafted by Ronald Heifetz. The same method was explored by Sarah in her capstone project for the MSLD program. It is a great article and I encourage you to check it out HERE.
Tim Kozitza, Cris Wildermuth, and Carlos de Mello e Souza have just had their article on proximity and ethics accepted by the Journal of Business Ethics. Their study- for which data were collected in Tim's capstone project - investigated the impact of proximity and other variables such as gender, age, professional background, and national origin on moral reasoning. The title of the article is Circles of Ethics: The Impact of Psychological Proximity on Moral Reasoning. We will let you know when the article is available on Cris Wildermuth's website (it is published HERE, but there's a cost to download; if you have access to EBSCO please request the article there - or write Cris Wildermuth, she'll send you a copy!).
Finally, we would like to make available to you the following resources you might be interested in:
Have you visited the MSLD wiki? This page features lots of great "freebie" technologies, the kind that Cris Wildermuth enjoys so much. Visit the site at http://tinyurl.com/MSLDwiki and ask permission to join. A fun bonus: You'll be able to contribute, adding your own favorite resources and ideas.
Are you interested in global leadership? Current MSLD students Josh Hall, Linda Lauver and Jason Peterson, created a website called Living and Leading in Israel, as part of the global leadership class this term. Check it out: http//:itusatoisraeltraining.webly.com
Ready for Jeopardy? Use this handy dandy template (courtesy of Cris Wildermuth) to create jeopardy games for training activities. Download at http://www.professorwildermuth.com/resources.html
Would you like to contribute?
Do you have an article; a book, tool, or webpage recommendation; or some interesting news? Please send your information to the editor of Just in Time, Shari Turner, Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter in the subject line: "contribution to Just in time" - that will help us organize the entries for the next issue that will come out in the summer of 2015.