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Resources - Philadelphia - NACD

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Gender diversity in leadership is key to business success

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg jolted the gender debate when she invited more men to talk about gender, arguing that's what it will take to make change at the top.<p>In an attempt to discuss the issue as a male and as global chairman of an organisation that employs about a hundred thousand women, I …

A Path to Success for Diverse Businesses

Addressing economic inequity isn’t easy. It takes a lot of heavy lifting, a full load of gumption, and perfect timing – not to mention patience and …

Insurance Industry

Why Hire Diversity?

In an increasingly competitive marketplace businesses cannot afford to carry any additional weight that doesn't help them to succeed. So how does …

Diversity

Why Most Corporate Diversity Programs Are Wrong-headed

The goal of most corporate diversity programs is simple: to increase the percentages of certain minorities in the overall employee pool to mirror the country as a whole. It’s a misguided approach, even when it comes with programs designed to help retain minorities that have been hired.<p>It’s …

Is there a payoff from top-team diversity?

Between 2008 and 2010, companies with more diverse top teams were also top financial performers. That’s probably no coincidence.<p><b>There are many</b> …

EU to go for 40% gender quota on company boards

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding will propose decisive legislative action on gender quotas for corporate boards next month, after her calls to …

How Europe Would Benefit From Enforcing Gender Quotas For Corporate Boards

On Monday, the Christian Science Monitor ran a report on growing calls among European leadership for gender quotas on corporate boards. It all began …

Coalition Talks Yield Plan for Gender Quota

Negotiators working to form a new German goverment coalition agreed this weekend to introduce a gender quota of 30 percent on the supervisory boards …

PwC’s Robert E. Moritz: ‘Diverse Teams Give You the Best Thinking’

Robert E. Moritz, chairman and senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, discusses the experiences that have shaped him as a leader and the …

Wharton School

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Source: Stephen Downes<p>Look what they’ve done to my Mooc: ‘as deployed by commercial providers they resemble television shows or digital textbooks …

Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education

By Paul Glader<p>BERLIN — In the camp of free online learning, Irishman Mike Feerick believes his Alison.com has more to offer than the buzz-heavy Khan …

Laptop U

Has the future of college moved online?<p>Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past. At seventy, he has owlish eyes, a flared Hungarian nose, and a …

Survey Reveals Students' Motivations for Choosing MOOCs

<i>By guest blogger Kevin Connors</i><p>Students' attraction to specific academic topics is the primary factor for why they enroll in massive, open online …

How MOOCs Will Revolutionize Corporate Learning And Development

Before Intel giant McAfee revamped its new-hire orientation, it was over 80 hours long and consisted of roughly 40 hours of pre-work, 5 days of on-site training, and a “robust” syllabus of post-work, meant to be completed at home. But as McAfee’s Senior Director of learning Lori Aberle says, “Once …

New Study Sheds Light on Free Online Courses

Students of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are not your typical college kids. These are older people, many with advanced degrees. They participate in online courses because they are curious about the subject matter, and they are motivated, in part, by the courses’ being free of charge.<p>Those …

2012 - Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States - OLC

The complete survey report, "<b>Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States</b>", is based on responses from over 2,800 …

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype

Dave Chidley for The Chronicle<p>Paul Gries, of the U. of Toronto, has taught MOOCs on computer science.<p>By Steve Kolowich<p>What is it like to teach 10,000 …

Online Education

Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs

It would be easy to think that the leaders of American higher education are all in when it comes to MOOCs. Dozens of colleges and universities -- …

The Turn in Online Education

During the summer break on campuses nationwide, providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) were evidently hard at work developing their …

Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey]

<i>"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."</i> - William Butler Yeats<p>Is higher education widening the gap between the rich and the poor? A 2011 survey indicated that 35 percent college admission directors are increasing their efforts to find "full pay" students instead of …