How Do You Get Started with Your Own Craft Distillery?

April 10, 2019

For someone who is just starting out, is there a formula or roadmap for getting started with your own craft distillery? The short answer is, yes. Of course, a business development plan is essential. It forces you to look at some of the difficult-to-answer questions. Things might not always go to plan, but this helps you think

Who Should Study Learning Experience Design?

December 7, 2018

In 2016, nearly one in four higher education students took at least one distance course.  That number is projected to skyrocket.  By a lot. To meet the growing demand for online learning, educators are evolving right along with their students. Part of this evolution is a new field called "learning experience design" or LX Design.

What is Learning Experience Design?

November 2, 2018

Learning experience design, also referred to as LXD and LX Design, is a unique way of approaching your course and instructional design in a way that keeps the learner at the center. From the beginning of the design process, you keep the learner and their needs in mind to create the best possible experience for your user.

Learning to Code: Building a Career by Learning Web Design

August 27, 2018

Leicie Piscitelli is resilient. Completely on her own at age 17, she worked retail jobs to support herself while finishing high school. Her father died when she was 16, forcing her from her homeschooled background into the public-school system.

Authentic Leadership Insights: A Conversation with Dean Newlund

August 15, 2018

This conversation with Dean Newlund covers leadership insights based on his years of experience as a leadership expert and trainer for large organizations. Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 25-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. He has developed and facilitated hundreds

Project Management Insights with Laszlo Retfalvi

August 1, 2018

Laszlo Retfalvi leads Oregon State University's online Project Management Certificate program. Laszlo is founder and general manager of Retfalvi and Associates and author of "The Power of Project Management Leadership: Your Guide on How to Achieve Outstanding Results". Laszlo's background includes extensive project management

From Wall Street to Main Street

August 1, 2018

After a career on Wall Street, Marianne Cicala wanted to give back. When she began building the first organic farm in her rural Virginia community, she turned to Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education for online training in sustainable landscape design.

Embracing Career Change

May 24, 2018

For most of us, losing our job is a terrifying prospect. For Maria Novak, it became a great opportunity. Maria spent her career in marketing positions across a variety of industries, including over ten years in her most recent position. When the company relocated, she considered her options and where she could go next. After some

The Aging Potential of Oregon Pinot Noir

December 20, 2017

It’s a common misconception that because Pinot Noir is “lighter” than many other reds, it will not age well or for any notable length of time. While I’m personally in the habit of enjoying wines on the younger side, much of this can be attributed to simple impatience, rather than preference. Pinot Noir can in fact age beautifully.

The Importance of Writing in the Workplace

December 20, 2017

Writing well is one of those skills that can help you rise above in your career, no matter what you do. When done well, strong writing almost falls into the background as your information is seamlessly delivered to your audience. On the flip side, poor writing is immediately recognized and can damage your standing. We've all

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