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Ask Michael

Vol. 11 No. 4

Q: I need to let an employee go, and I’m wondering if it is better if I fire her or let her resign. Would it help her with unemployment benefits if I do one instead of the other?

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Should You Implement Diversity Training?

Vol. 11 No. 3

There has been renewed conversation in the private school community recently about diversity training. Wikipedia defines diversity training as:

Training for the purpose of increasing participants' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills, which is based on the assumption that the training will benefit an organization by protecting against civil rights violations, increasing the inclusion of different identity groups, and promoting better teamwork. As with any training initiative, schools should reflect on their needs and objectives before launching this training.

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Green Corner: Green Your School Challenge

Vol. 11 No. 3

Dosomething.org hosted a Green Your School Challenge last year. 5,404 schools and 141,000 students from all over the country participated. Areas of competition included recycling, energy saving, and green agriculture.

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Fighting Obesity: Wellness Programs That May Alleviate Health Care Costs

Vol. 11 No. 3

On April 4, 2012, Chronicle Online published an article stating that obesity now accounts for almost 21% of all U.S. health care costs. A study from Cornell confirms this is more than twice the previous estimate.

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Lighthouse Leadership

Vol. 11 No. 3

Editorial by Michael Brisciana

Hurricane Sandy recently left millions on the East Coast seeking a light in the darkness. News stories of devastated communities longing for relief brought to mind the image of a lighthouse—a beacon of light, hope, and safety. A lighthouse is also a powerful visual of the role leaders can play in both good times and bad—pointing the way forward, toward light and safety.

Q&A

Ask Michael

Vol. 11 No. 3

Q: A Board member has been encouraging us to provide diversity training to all faculty and staff. I’m not sure how to approach this. What do you suggest?

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