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St. Johns River State College - Academic Affairs


The Power of Utilizing People First: Utilizing People-First Corporate Culture Strategies in the Online Classroom

The Power of Utilizing People First: Utilizing People-First Corporate Culture Strategies in the Online Classroom 

Our personal experiences with management and leadership impacts our willingness and desire to be engaged in the workplace. Companies world-wide are adopting people-first strategies and making meaningful changes to leadership philosophy, ideology, and corporate culture improving workplace engagement and realizing more positive outcomes.  This session will present modern corporate examples that can translate into strategies to improve student engagement in online classrooms.  The presentation will focus on student responsiveness, empathy, communication, virtual meetings, assignment feedback, people-first culture, interactive leadership techniques, instructional practices, and other engagement strategies that participants can apply to their online classrooms.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Ann Kester, Teacher Education

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