Category Archives: Continuing Education & Workforce Development

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Why Is Contract Management Training Necessary?

Today’s increasingly competitive business market drives competition for limited government resources to incredible lengths.  This creates new scrutiny for both buyers and sellers as they work to leverage limited resources to accomplish mission specific goals and outcomes. Contract Management, and the individuals who find themselves

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Is Your Degree Worthless?

Okay now that I have your attention let me first apologize for such a misleading title. What I really meant to ask was, ‘Can your degree be worth a lot more to potential employers when coupled with an industry accepted certification in the same field

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VIDEO: Meet Our Team with Jeff Beeson

We recently sat down with the Director of TU’s Center for Professional Studies, Jeff Beeson, to hear his perspective on the future of workforce and continuing education at TU.  Anyone who knows Jeff, knows that he’s a ball of energy and ideas.  However in my

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Video: Meet the team — Bernie Reynolds

The Center for Professional Studies (CPS) has seen a lot of change over the past year including a new name, the addition of several new programs, and new leadership.  In addition to bringing Jeff Beeson on as the new CPS Director we have also recently

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Cisco Academies: The World’s Largest 21st Century Classroom

Imagine teaching over one million students in over 160 countries how to design, build, troubleshoot and secure computer networks.  The Cisco Networking Academy program operates over ten thousand academies worldwide in secondary, post-secondary, and alternate environments ranging from workforce development programs to prisons.  Towson’s IT

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My Experience Teaching at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Towson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is one our most dynamic community engagement initiatives.  I published a blog post back in August on their upcoming Fall semester. About a year ago, Jackie Gratz, Osher Director, attended a workshop Sharyn Kuczka and I facilitated at the Pikesville

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Meet our Team: Jackie Gratz

Jackie Gratz is the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute providing oversight, curriculum planning and implementation of the Institute’s on-campus academic program as well as programs at local retirement communities and the Towson public library. Jackie holds a M.A. in History from Harvard University

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 15 Seconds

Towson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute ) has been serving the 50 and older population of the greater Baltimore Metropolitan region since 1999.  The Institute was originally founded as the Auburn Society, and was renamed in 2006 when Towson University received the first in a

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Get into step with the Maryland National Guard Forums

I’m planning to attend the Maryland National Guard Forum on Veterans Reintegration on January 12, 2010. I thought it would be interesting to hear first hand from Cheryl Mannon, from Towson University’s Academic Affairs division, about her experience planning the event and what attendees can