How’re We Doing?

Posted by Frank Connolly on Aug 20, 2020 12:25 PM

Like former New York mayor Ed Koch, who was famous for his catchphrase, “How’m I doing”, we here at MindEdge and Skye Learning are always looking for feedback from the public.

Comments from our learners, both positive and negative, help us work continuously to improve our courses and certificate programs. And so our question to the public is a simple one: What sort of impact are our courses having on the lives and careers of our learners?

The answer, based on the findings of our first Learner Outcomes survey, appears to be overwhelmingly positive.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Kim Dawson

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 10, 2020 10:45 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting Kim Dawson, a business strategist, management consultant, and virtual CFO for small businesses. Dawson’s expert commentary is featured in Skye’s Introduction to Small Business Management.

Dawson has significant experience in the field as former Business Owner of The Wellness company, a fitness studio and consulting practice. She was also Co-Owner of Atalasoft, a software company providing high-performance imaging libraries. Now, through K.Dawson Company, she helps small business owners set financial goals, increase revenue, improve sustainability, and more.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Erika Wentworth

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 2, 2020 12:02 PM

Erika Wentworth has spent over 15 years as an educator, writer, editor, and digital curriculum designer. Currently, she works with nonprofits and education technology leaders as an independent curriculum developer and consultant.

Skye Learning is excited to feature Wentworth as a subject matter expert in the Certificate in Online Learning, available now on Skye!

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Deb Pontes

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 13, 2019 11:03 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Deb Pontes, an Agile Transformation Coach at Fidelity Investments. Pontes is a subject matter expert for Skye’s Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment

Pontes has significant experience as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, project manager, and program manager. She’s passionate about innovation-based change as well as making information easily consumable and readily available. Pontes is an OSA-Certified Trainer and co-author of the OpenSpace Agility Handbook™.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jo Budzilowicz

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 11, 2019 9:15 AM

Jo Budzilowicz is Vice President of Development at The Documentary Group (TDG) in New York City, where she oversees all projects in development, supports the company’s high-level strategy, and establishes creative partnerships. She also appears as a subject matter expert in Skye Learning’s new Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business.

Budzilowicz has a wide range of experience within the film industry, from production to post-production to development. Prior to her work at TDG, she contributed to projects like the feature film Foreign Letters and the TV documentary special Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again. Today, she oversees the development of premium documentaries for PBS, CNN, Netflix, Quibi, and more.

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Common Double Binds Women Face

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 9, 2019 11:20 AM

Working women are often confronted with double binds caused by gender stereotypes and norms about gender roles, which can hinder women in business from successfully occupying positions of authority. A double bind is a situation in which a person making a decision receives conflicting messages, and no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong.

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7 Differences Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations

Posted by Frank Connolly on Jul 9, 2019 10:04 AM

The most significant difference between nonprofits and for-profit organizations lies in their purpose: nonprofits have a social mission, while for-profits aim to offer products and services that are valuable to consumers and generate revenue. Nonprofits also receive certain tax breaks. Check out these seven key differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizations in our latest infographic.

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Why Do We Use Excel?

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 22, 2019 10:21 AM

Microsoft Excel has become the industry standard program for data management in businesses of all sizes and across all industries. The adoption of Excel in the workplace knows no bounds, as science and engineering professionals use Excel to calculate statistical formulas and graphs; business and sales professionals use the program to develop invoice and revenue reports; administrative professionals use Excel to track expense reports, payroll, and contact lists; and accountants use it to calculate budgets, forecasts, and financial results.

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Course Spotlight: Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

Posted by Katie Sica on May 15, 2019 10:49 AM

Emergency managers are in high demand. Climate change has increased the rate of forest fires, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Domestic and international terrorism are growing threats. The public, private, and nonprofit sectors are facing escalating pressures from the public and the government to prevent emergencies. These agencies are increasingly developing and investing in emergency management programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

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Why Online Learning Is Right for You - Skye Learning

Posted by Patrycja Charubin on Oct 24, 2018 10:54 AM

Technology is not only changing the way we communicate; it is changing the way we learn. Whether you are working towards earning a degree or seeking professional development opportunities, taking online classes are a convenient and economical way to expand your skill set and pave the way for a long and successful career. Here are some reasons why online learning could be right for you.

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