Adding Dimension to the Classroom: Guest Speakers

Professional Guests Add to Career Focused Education

How can you create a more inclusive workforce? How can you unite a team of employees? How do you disagree agreeably? Globe Business Communications students know have the answers!

Heidi Blanke sharing with students the importance of communication at WAFER Food Pantry.
Heidi Blanke sharing with students the importance of communication at WAFER Food Pantry.

Students in Brady Lowe’s Business Communications class not only receive interactive classroom instruction, they also connect with employers to understand how communication skills apply in the career world.

During the Spring 2012 quarter, students interacted with guests from Mayo Healthcare, Logistics Health, Gundersen Lutheran, and even took a field trip to WAFER food pantry to find out how local employers use communication in their workplaces.

Guest speakers add dimension to a course and provide career applications to learning objectives. Gundersen Lutheran guest speaker, Ann Wales, emphasized the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Caitlin Lyga of Logistics Health shared how strong communication skills are essential for career growth. Customer service, confidentiality, and safety were all topics of the presentation from Jeri Zagrodnick of Mayo Healthcare. During the field trip at WAFER, Heidi Blanke discussed conflict, nonverbal communications, and employee motivation with the students.

Heidi Blanke of Wafer with Brady Lowe of Globe University.
Heidi Blanke of Wafer with Brady Lowe of Globe University.

Globe University is a career focused university. Career application of classroom learning is paramount in the preparation of students for the global workforce. Guest speakers and field trips provide wonderful opportunities for career focused learning in, and out of the classroom. If you are interested in sharing your expertise as a guest speaker, please contact Brady Lowe for more information!





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