Brandman University students and alumni and Visalia campus staff were among those participating in the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) kickoff event of the Region XI student charter. [Read more…]
Brandman University not only helped sponsor the Whidbey Island Marathon on April 23 but also saw adjunct faculty, alumni and current students participate in the races, including the marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs. There was also a kids’ run.
Michael Goodnow, the manager of Corporate and Community Relations for the Bangor campus, and academic advisor Carlos Alamo made sure the Brandman University booth was staffed and Brandman backpacks and pens were available to participants. Brandman also offers classes at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.
Nicole Farnum, the manager of Corporate and Community Relations for the Menifee site, talked about marathon running, her work with a variety of organizations in the Temecula Valley and Brandman University with “A Bit of Advice On Air,” an online radio program.
Marathon running and going back to school for higher education share the same motivation, she said. It’s important to remember “you’re in it for the long haul.”
Brandman University’s Walnut Creek campus hosted an education hiring event April 22. The campus teamed up with districts in Contra Costa, Alameda and San Francisco counties to provide the opportunity.
“There are a number of open positions the school districts need to fill,” Jody Morgan, Walnut Creek manager of Corporate and Community Relations, told the East Bay Times before the event.
“The Cannabis Conversation Every HR Professional Needs to Hear,” a webinar on how new recreational and medicinal cannabis use laws affect workplaces and the roles of human resources professionals, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at noon. The program includes information about Brandman University’s Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) program. [Read more…]
Brandman University is a recipient of a LEAD2017 Award. The awards recognize the top practices in leadership development globally.
Brandman’s award was in the Ph.D. with Emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Development, Top 10, category. Brandman was ranked fourth after Benedictine University, Pepperdine University and North Carolina State University, but ahead of Indiana Wesleyan, Cardinal Stritch, Northcentral, University of San Diego, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Capella University.
Brandman’s School of Education offers a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Organizational Leadership. The program emphasizes creating transformational leaders in all fields, not just education.
The award was made earlier this year at the annual 2-day leadership forum in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards salute the world’s top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset – their people.
The April 29 Walk for Wishes in Irvine will include a team from Brandman University thanks to organizer Massiel Perez-Calhoon. The event benefits Make-A-Wish programs in Orange County and the Inland Empire.
TeamBU can use both volunteers to walk on the day of the event and people to sponsor other walkers financially.
“By supporting each other, we accomplish more than what is possible individually. Let’s walk and make wishes come true,” said Perez-Calhoon, manager of Community and Corporate Relations at the Irvine campus and a member of the university’s Wellness Committee, which promotes health activities for Brandman employees.
To join the team or get more information, go to http://site.wish.org/goto/TeamBU
Brandman University is piloting a CBEST workshop to support future teachers.
As the demand for credentialed teachers grows, school districts say the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a stumbling block for some individuals trying to enter the education field. Brandman partnered with Princeton Review to create a hands-on resource to help students master the CBEST. The result is the Crack the CBEST workshop presented by the Princeton Review, creators of the test preparation guide of the same name.
The $99 course gives participants three hours of expert instruction, test-taking tips, practice tests and the “Cracking the CBEST” test preparation book. The first workshop will be held April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Irvine campus and linked virtually via Telepresence to the Roseville and San Diego campuses. Heidi Torres, a master tutor with Princeton Review, will lead the class. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential and has been a Princeton Review teacher and tutor since 2009. She co-wrote the third edition of “Cracking the CBEST.”
Update: The Santa Maria campus had planned to host a workshop on April 22. It has been canceled.
The Modesto campus was scheduled to host a workshop on April 24. It has also been canceled.
For more information and to RSVP for any of the campus locations, go to http://www.princetonreview.com/brandman
Immigration law is a hot topic in the media and among many business organizations. To help human resource professionals Brandman’s SHRM student chapter is hosting a discussion and Q&A with guest speaker Sean Olender, an immigration and employment lawyer. At 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, Olender will discuss “From Chaos to Calm in HR: Today’s immigration policies and the impact on organizations” at Brandman’s San Diego campus and virtually via Adobe Connect.
Associate professor, Kath Bates, Ph.D. will also give participants a glimpse into Brandman’s newly designed Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) program. More information is available at the registration links: RSVP for virtual attendance or RSVP for in-person attendance in San Diego.