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IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
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Associate Professor in Marketing and Dean at ESADE Business School (Barcelona, CA)
Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
Technology and Communication at Work: Online Messages
Companies use many forms of communication to conduct routine business. However, email and digital communication has largely become the primary method of contact. The distinction for organizations in using such technology effectively, is the ability to develop messages with impact, to share messages appropriate to the audience in addition to the occasion, and establish professional excellence. This session will focus on developing quality emails, press releases, proposals, digital cover letters, resumes, and collaborating with colleagues in an online format.
Sustainability and Social Justice Teaching
Attendees will learn foundational frameworks of sustainability, including how the concept of sustainability aligns with Social Justice Teaching.
Toolkits, podcasts, worksheets, and other resources for the classroom will be provided.
Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics
Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics are at the forefront of modern business management and have become key components in accomplishing strategic and operational goals. This course explores the fundamental sources of BI and surveys the new frontiers of data management and analytics, while introducing techniques and tools used to transform data into actionable information.
Supporting Non-native English Speakers in the Classroom
This workshop will help teachers design course materials and teaching strategies that engage non-native English speakers’ prior knowledge in all academic areas.
Emphasis will be placed on practical tools to help maximize learning and increase classroom interaction and academic success.
Strengthening Your Well-being and Resiliency
Research shows that people who have high well-being and strong resiliency are often happier and more productive, both at work and at home. This interactive workshop focuses on strategies for improving or maintaining a high-quality level of well-being, as well as developing skills for stronger resiliency. Participants will develop a plan for focusing on their well-being and identify strategies for improving resiliency.
Strategic Planning & Implementation
This Creighton Leadership U seminar focuses on how to develop and implement a strategic plan. Participants will gain understanding of strategic fit and how to use communication strategy in developing a plan.
In this hands-on course, participants will learn to stabilize their current condition and use it as a springboard to evaluate all changes. Discussion will be on the history of standardized work compared to work standards and will address the challenges of moving work standards organization to standard work. You will learn standard work is not the same as work standards.
Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing
In this course, participants will learn the definitions of Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing, and learn to leverage visual tools for rapid team collaboration and quick consensus building for sustaining improvements through interactive teamwork. The concept is simple: identify the reason for the problem, and eliminate the reason to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Learn these techniques to prevent recurring issues within an organization. This course is designed to provide participants information and practice in applying generally accepted Root Cause Tools and Mistake Proofing skills.
The workshop is based upon the basic scientific method and tools and techniques that have a foundation in TQM, Lean (Toyota Production Systems- TPS) and Six Sigma. This basic scientific method has its foundation in the idea of experimentation and the use of data. The teaching methodology uses a series of exercises and hypothetical problems to highlight the foundational techniques and allows experimentation with a variety of tools. You will have the opportunity to try various tools to see where each addresses different work groups and types of situations. You will have the opportunity to discuss the differing contexts of mistake proofing, including the human behaviors; as well as experiment with ideas and methods for mistake proofing. The workshop will help you refine your skills and prepare you to achieve top results to improve work performance in operations.
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict in the workplace happens all the time. Effective leaders have the ability to identify sources of conflict and diffuse the situation with haste and effectiveness. This course teaches basic techniques on identifying sources of conflict and effective management techniques to resolve them.
This course covers the basic tools and a systematic process for applying an objective and measurable reduction in losses to critical resources due to changing from one product to another.
In Lean, quick changeover or setup reduction is the process of reducing lost time. This course will review the benefits of setup reduction to maximize quality and capacity. With the market increasingly demanding more customized products & services, leaders are finding that mastering quick changeover is essential to an organization’s survival. Similar to other lean tools, the concept started as single-minute exchange of dies (SMED). Its purpose was to maximize existing capital investment by understanding a key loss of capacity occurred when changing from one product to another. SMED, also known as quick changeover, requires a commitment from the entire organization. Key requirements for SMED success are planning and preparation, including value-stream mapping, an organization-wide implementation team, and extensive employee training. This course integrates a team approach, visuals and focuses on implementing low cost and no cost solutions first. From manufacturing to health care, all operations with heavy capital investment will realize significant additional capacity and reduced costs.