Have you worked in an environment where harmony among team members, powerful thought leadership, and interpersonal conflict resolution are commonplace? Then you have been part of a high-performance team. A high-performance team is defined as a group of people with specific roles and complimentary talents and skills, who are aligned with and committed to a common purpose, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, produce superior results, and extinguish radical or extreme opinions. Managing a high-performing team can be challenging—continue below for strategies to help you succeed.
While the pandemic isn’t over yet, the world is opening up again in many places thanks to a growing number of vaccinated people and falling COVID-19 positivity rates. Tired of connecting by teleconference, phone or email, many are resuming the face-to-face coffee, lunch or happy hour dates we used to take for granted pre-pandemic.
While some are embracing these in-person gatherings, others are feeling a bit out of practice. Regardless of which camp you fall into, here are four ways to help boost your confidence and get back in the networking game.
June is here and your Career Services team has some great virtual events planned to help you work toward your professional goals. This month will feature a Virtual Recruiter Session, a prep session to help you prepare, and an informative webinar to help you lead a high-success team. For more information about these events and to register, please continue below.
January is National Mentoring Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the career-boosting power of mentoring relationships—especially for students.
“At UMGC, we know that mentoring can make all the difference in someone’s career,” says UMGC Assistant Director of Career Programming Cathy Francois. “That’s why we offer our career mentor program, Community Connect, which helps students and alumni tap into the power of the UMGC community.”
In honor of National Mentoring Month, here’s what some of UMGC’s alumni career mentors have to say about their motivation for mentoring and career insights.
Are you underemployed at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. Thanks to the global pandemic, many who are usually gainfully employed may find themselves out of a job or working in a position outside their desired career path.
Here’s how to navigate a pandemic-related career detour and get back on track with your goals.
It’s almost time to submit your application for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF). This year the application window will open on September 30th and close on October 14th. For more information about the PMF Program and how to apply, please continue below.
Whether you’re looking to grow professionally or find a new career opportunity, your UMGC Career Services team has some exciting virtual events coming up to help you navigate the current climate. This month you’ll have an opportunity to speak with recruitment managers at the Virtual Recruiter Session, learn tips for the federal hiring process, and more. Continue below for more information and to register!
Telecommuting? You’re not alone—although you may feel like it these days. Across the country and around the world, employees and managers alike have had to adjust to working remotely.
It’s easy for the physical distance to make your team feel disjointed and far away, but there are things you can do to bridge the gap. Here are some tips to help you stay connected while working apart.
Are you familiar with the UMGC’s career tools available to students and alumni? Whether you are entering the workforce, changing careers, or climbing the corporate ladder at your current job, check out UMGC’s career tools to aid you in any step of your career progression.
David Luber ’01 is the Executive Director of United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). He is the highest-ranking-civilian and third-in-command at USCYBERCOM. Mr. Luber leads an organization of over 12,000 personnel, to include a headquarters element, six large Service Cyber Components, 133 Cyber Mission Force Teams consisting of over 6000 cyber warriors, and Department of Defense enterprise defense forces. Mr. Luber earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Information Science from UMGC in 2001. Continue below to watch his insights on the cyber industry and careers in cybersecurity.