Fielding Graduate University News

Richard Leider to present "The Power of Purpose"

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

7-9 pm

Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort – San Rafael Conference Room

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA

Free and open to the public

Richard Leider is a respected life/work planning specialist and author of The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work. The book serves as a jumping-off point for those who’d truly like to combine their “own unique gifts” with “the needs of the world” to carve out a vocational niche that’s both individualized and highly rewarding. According to Fielding founding president, Frederic M. Hudson, “The Power of Purpose teaches you to embrace the complex questions life is asking you. Find your ‘why’ and your ‘how’ will become clear.”

Leider is founder and chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. He works with national organizations such as Ameriprise, Ericsson, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and is ranked by Forbes as one of the top five most respected executive coaches in the country. He teaches executive education at Duke Corporate Education and is a guest lecturer in the Harvard Business School’s general management program.

Two of Leider’s books, Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal development field. Two other books have been referred to as breakthrough books on positive aging.

Tags: creativity, Transformational learning, Advising and Student Development, development, adult learning, aging

Fielding Alumni Among Winners of HASTAC MacArthur Stage One Competition

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Wed, Dec 14, 2011

Diana Graber and Cynthia Lieberman, 2010 graduates of Fielding Graduate University’s Media Psychology and Social Change master’s program, recently received the Stage One HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation grant for their proposal in the Badges of Lifelong Learning Competition.  Their proposal, “CyberWise - Digital Literacy for Grownups,” was one of the 60 winners posted at www.dmlcompetition.net.

Adapted from the Digital Media Learning Competition website:

The competition is held in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation and is part of the 4th Digital Media and Learning Competition funded by the MacArthur Foundation and administered by HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). The Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition is designed to encourage the creation of digital badges and badge systems that support, identify, recognize, measure, and account for new skills, competencies, knowledge, and achievements for 21st century learners wherever and whenever learning takes place.

Stage One applicants were asked to submit ideas for compelling learning content, activities, or programs for which a badge or set of badges would be useful for recognizing learning that takes place in a particular area or topic. Winning applications represent a wide array of public and private institutions and organizations from around the world, including museums, nonprofits, after-school programs, research institutions, and for-profit companies.

Stage Two opens on December 12 and seeks badge system design and tech proposals that respond to Stage One winning content or content from one of the Competition’s official Collaborators—including the Department of Education, the Department of Veteran Affairs, Microsoft, Intel, NASA, the American Library Association and more. Full information can be found at www.dmlcompetition.net.

The entire Fielding community extends our congratulations and admiration for this significant accomplishment to our alumni colleagues Diana and Cynthia.

 

Tags: Media psychology, creativity, educational leadership, Transformational learning, MacArthur Foundation, Advising and Student Development, digital learning, adult learning

Positive Aging Conference Makes Major Contribution to the Field

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Tue, Dec 13, 2011
  

Fielding Graduate University delivered on its promise to bring together leading scholars and practitioners to look at new research and practice concerning how to bring meaning, value, and appreciation to the aging process. describe the image

On December 6-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, 170 participants at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging gathered to learn and to be inspired by experts and colleagues. 

Among the media with interest in the conference outcomes was Lance Orozco of the NPR station KCLU. He chose to report on what experts say about why so many people are unprepared for the post-retirement period of their lives despite America’s population living longer and seniors being healthier than ever.               

 http://www.kclu.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/120811.agingconference.mp3

Tags: conference, gerontology, development, adult learning, aging

Bateson Receives Fielding Award in Social Change & Positive Aging

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Thu, Dec 01, 2011

 

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Bateson has taught at Harvard, Northeastern, and George Mason Universities, and since 2006 has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College. She travels extensively to lecture on her model of Active Wisdom, which covers community dialogue, the contributions and improvisations of engaged older adults, and the consciousness of the life cycle through which she explores intergenerational communication and ways of experiencing time. In her memoir With a Daughter’s Eye, Bateson discusses life with famous parents, Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

The conference theme, “Innovation in Positive Aging,” invites an exploration of the ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the question What does it mean to age well? During dynamic, interactive sessions, presenters and participants will consider issues of community, wellness, creativity, and life transitions as they relate to the aging population – both those in the midst of the experience and professionals working in the field.

Tags: creativity, social justice, Transformational learning, conference, leadership, development, adult learning, healthcare, graduate education, aging