Current and Future Leaders

Talent Development That Preps Your Leaders To Transform

You work relentlessly to cultivate a team that drives results. One of the most important parts of a high performing team are the leaders that lift the team and carry it forward. Innovative, vision-driven and transformative leaders can be hard to come by, so when you recognize those qualities in your people it’s important to support their development.   

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5 Reasons Recognition Matters & 1 Powerful, Yet Underutilized Lever for Recognition

By Jenna McCoy

Research shows that when workers are recognized they're 82% happier. While recognizing workers might seem like a simple task – there's a misperception that exists. Eighty-nine percent of executive-level leaders believe recognition is doled out fairly at their company. The reality—only 62% of people in intermediate positions agree with them.

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The Importance of Tuition Reimbursement

By Veronica Calderon and Jenna McCoy

Tuition reimbursement can be a powerful tool for recruiting and retaining top team members in today’s competitive job market. In this series of videos, Veronica Calderon sits down with Jenna McCoy to discuss a variety of topics, including Calderon’s own educational journey and experiences taking advantage of tuition reimbursement to help her advance her career.

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How Technology Advancements Aid Student Progress in Critical Subjects

By DeVry University

DeVry was aware of the challenges many students face when required to take math classes, especially those who are required to take a transitional or foundational math class before enrolling in their core classes. Building off DeVry’s dedication to tech-powered education and student care, Lenore Goldberg and her team researched and tested various technologies and programs that would provide a customized learning experience to support student success.

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Charting a Talent Strategy for Turbulent Economic Times

By Tom Monahan

 The only economic reality that matters is yours. During periods of economic uncertainty, reports on the overall economy or stock market dominate the news, but unless you run an index fund, each company will see very different outcomes and challenges in every economic cycle. 

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The Power of Using Tuition Reimbursement to Lift Teams from Within

By Clark Barber

With 4.5 million Americans quitting their jobs in March 2022 and employers posting 11.5 million job openings, it’s time we accept that The Great Resignation is real. Manu leaders immediately think they’ll need to offer higher compensation or enhanced benefits to retain talent. But we’re unpacking an innovative and cost-effective approach a client recently took to retaining talent and bolstering critical skills.  

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Avoid Post-Holiday Turnover: 5 Steps You and Your Leaders Need to Take Now

By Clark Barber

Having time to self-reflect can often cause people to reevaluate their employment situation and question whether they have a future with their current company — However, the good news is there’s still time as a leader to be proactive before the end of the year.

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3 Ways to Boost Student Persistence Beyond the Classroom

By Elise Awwad

Higher education institutions can be challenged when it comes to helping students persist and graduate, even under normal circumstances. However, the past two years have not been normal circumstances for anyone.  Student care goes beyond one class; it extends across a student’s complete academic journey.

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Set Yourself Apart: Use Learning Pathways as a Recruiting Strategy

By Jenna McCoy

In the wake of the Great Resignation, people are reassessing what their career means to them and how they want to grow professionally. Even more importantly, they are asking themselves how this growth aligns with their personal goals.

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8 HR Trends You’ll Likely See in 2023

By DeVry University

The HR industry is constantly evolving, and you need to be at the forefront of these changes. Check out 8 HR trends you should be aware of as we approach 2023.

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3 Key Trends for Cyber Leaders for the Rest of 2022 

By Fred Kwong

As cyber leaders continue to grapple with the speed at which the cyber landscape continues to evolve, they should take stock of 3 key trends: 1 - threats, 2 - best practices and 3 - pressures. I was fortunate to be joined by some of my peers at our State of Cyber: Today’s Threats to Watch virtual event to talk about just those things and how cyber teams should prepare for the remainder of 2022.  

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A Watershed Moment for the Future of Tech Talent  

By Tom Monahan

For more than a decade, the United States has struggled to find enough skilled workers to fill the technology jobs that power all sectors of the economy. Now, we’re on the verge of a crisis.

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Internal Career Fairs Help Close Skills Gaps

By Jenna McCoy

In the midst of “The Great Resignation” and the high costs associated with turnover, organizations simply cannot afford precious talent to walk out the door. While there is a myriad of ideas when it comes to retention and career pathing, one often overlooked idea is an internal career fair.

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Leadership Skills to Help Grow Iconic Companies

By Tom Monahan

Watch what venture capitalist Carl Eschenbach says about leadership and how it can make a company iconic in this Digital Dialogue with DeVry CEO Tom Monahan..

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Q&A: What happens now? Planning for the future of supply chain management

By Clark Barber

Supply-chain leaders reacted in real-time to the unprecedented challenges over the past 2 years, and they must leverage what they have learned to stay competitive as they continue navigating uncertainty.

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Onboarding Should be an Experience, Now More Than Ever

By Jenna McCoy

In the current flexible work environment, radical evolution of onboarding has yet to occur. Organizations need to orchestrate the people and resources to cultivate deliberate and meaningful moments for new hires in order to drive timely assimilation within the organization.

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Mid-Year 2022 Outlook: Aligning Your Talent Strategy to Market Realities

By Tom Monahan

As organizations across the United States enter Summer 2022, they confront a market for skills and talent that is unlike anything that business executives and leaders have experienced. Through thousands of corporate client relationships, we gather feedback and direction to help us align our programs and offerings. The following five key areas of focus is what we’re currently hearing.

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Do Predictive Analytics Have a Future in Supply Chain Management?

By Issam Abu-Ghallou & Sid Ahmed Sahnoune

In the initial shock of the “black swan” event that was (and is) COVID, it should come as no surprise that many people questioned the validity and effectiveness of predictive analytics in the supply chain. However, those in the logistics and supply chain field know, “If not predictive analytics, then what?”

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How Building a Culture that Elevates Women Can Support All

By Elise Awwad

There's been some progress in helping women in the workplace advance to management positions, but women remain underrepresented. It's essential to first lay the groundwork that will make your organization’s culture a place where women can grow.

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The Trifecta Leader: Manager, Coach and Leader

By Jenna McCoy

In the midst of the great resignation, employees have their pick of the litter when it comes to where and how they want to work. Are the managers we have in place today capable of performing under this pressure? If we’re asking managers to do more, we’ve got to give future and current managers the tools they need to be more than just a manager.

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What Can Higher Ed Learn from Airbnb?

By Tom Monahan

Many of the most innovative companies launched in the past two decades have been two-sided marketplaces. Higher education needs to realize that it’s one too.

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The Implications of High Inflation on Business

By Issam Abu-Ghallous, PhD and Luan Eshtrefi, PhD

One of the most challenging economic dilemmas today, which effects business leaders and consumers, is high inflation. Watch these short videos to hear more about the implications and how to prepare.

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Generational Preferences are Causing a Seismic Shift to the Supply Chain

By Issam Abu-Ghallous

The supply chain disruption that has been dominating the headlines is a complex and multi-faceted issue to be sure. Much has been said and written about what is snarling the global supply chain: too few truck drivers, dormant factories due to COVID, backlogged ports, you name it.

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Upskilling: How You Can Replicate What Large-Orgs Are Doing

By Clark Barber

It’s unlikely you haven’t had internal discussions about how your department must evolve to support your clients’ new set of needs. For most companies, the answer is undoubtedly accelerating digitalization efforts agreed upon before the pandemic, and perhaps new ones that have arisen. Aside from making the right technology choices, the question your peers are asking is, “How do I ensure my team has the skills to keep pace?”

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How Leaders Can Help Empower Women in the Workplace

By Elise Awwad

Women now surpass men making up 50.2% of the college-educated labor force, up from 45.1% in 2000. While this number is positive to be sure, what’s troubling is women’s advancement in the workplace is stagnant or simply stalling at every step along the way. Read this article for six ways leaders can step up to support women on their teams, and help them achieve the career they deserve.

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Digital Transformation: 3 Key Areas Where Supply Chain Leaders Should Focus

By Doug Ackley and Alex Hosch

Supply chain digital transformation is no doubt an imperative to help supply chains run more smoothly while providing actionable intel. Ambitious, yes, but that belief isn’t necessarily overstated. The digitization of the supply chain is critically important and long overdue in many sectors, particularly given the vast changes we’ve experienced over the past couple of years.

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If You Build It, They Will Stay: Learning Pathways Over Lateral Attrition

By Jenna McCoy

You have a great team. They work well together, get things done on time, and know how to keep you competitive in the market. The last thing you want is for your people to leave your department because they don’t feel challenged or feel as though they don’t have opportunities to advance under your leadership. But top talent will inherently seek more... and that’s a good thing.

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Tis the Season for Triggers. Do You Know the Flight Risks on Your Team?

By Clark Barber

November through January is a critical time for your team, and resignations might be hitting hardest after the New Year. While they likely have been doing it for some time, this time of year triggers individuals to take stock of their career goals and analyze whether their work is fulfilling.

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Digital Fluency: Your Team’s Edge

By Elise Awwad

Regardless of your industry, you provide a product or service that without technology you likely wouldn’t be able to maintain or grow your market share in.

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What Upskilling and Reskilling Can Do for Your Team

By Jenna McCoy

There is potential for nearly 97 million new jobs to arise, based on the changing integration between humans and technology. In order to take advantage of these new positions, workers will need upskilling and reskilling to close any gaps between their current skills base and the skills that will be necessary for new positions.

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5 Things to Consider to Build Diverse Leadership

By Elise Awwad

Creating meaningful change in your team’s diversity in the leadership ranks is an issue we hear from our clients we work with every day. Unfortunately, even when these clients find the right talent for the job it can be difficult to build a plan to elevate that talent.

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3 Skills Your Technology Team Is Missing Today

By William Phillips

In today’s world, if you’re in business, you’re likely in the technology business. No matter what your industry or specific product or service might be, odds are technology is an important part of how you drive revenue and maintain your competitive edge.

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Are Organizations Truly Embracing DEI?

By Scarlett Howery

DeVry University's Scarlett Howery explains how organizations can better embrace diversity, equity and inclusion to create a shared sense of belonging.

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3 Steps to Help Your Accounting and Finance Team Focus on Strategy

By Lenore Goldberg

These three steps can provide you with the tools needed to support your team and give them the ability to focus on strategic initiatives crucial for long-term growth, productivity, and even retention.

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Learning Pathways Unlock the Potential of Your Team

Your organization’s growth may hinge on your team’s development and ability to shift with changing demands. Empowering your current and future leaders with new, relevant skills can help meet your organization's unique business opportunities, head on. What’s standing in your way? Build your talent development plan:

Why Leadership Talent Development Matters

Your emerging leaders are your future, but are they prepared to take that future on with confidence? When you recognize leadership qualities in a team member, they might just need a skill boost to get to the next level—supporting that potential might make the difference. 

Your current leaders should be ready to move your organization to the next level today. Preparing these individuals with the continual learning tools they need can help them evolve with the new digitally fueled marketplace. And something to consider, keeping both emerging and current leaders engaged and productive can ensure the rest of your team follows suit. 

We strive to deliver a human-centered approach to leadership development that inspires change that lasts. 

Branndon Kelley

Branndon Kelley

Chief Information Officer, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP)​ | DeVry and Keller alumnus​

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When I graduated from DeVry, I left with the ability to execute projects and get things done. It’s not always easy, but we look for candidates who can do the same. While not intentional, several of our IT team are DeVry graduates. In my opinion, the consistency of talent over the years coming out of DeVry continues to impress me.

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Potential Leadership Development Benefits

For Companies:

  • Raises productivity
  • Creates a culture where employees are invested in the company's growth
  • Helps create and meet strategic DEI goals
  • Offers skill-building classes that can provide immediate, relevant skills 
  • Affords hands-on, project-based learning that can be applied to organizational objectives straight away
  • Provides an impact in a condensed timeframe

For Your Team:

  • An engaged team stays with a company longer
  • Relevant training tools give employees the confidence to successfully step into their next roles
  • Skill development can assist underrepresented talent with clearer career paths and the skills they need to achieve those paths
  • Hands-on, project-based learning helps talent absorb the material and apply it to their role
  • Flexible learning paths for your full- or part-time team members