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College Success

Our services in the academic success section include the following (press links to access more information):

Career mentoring - Choosing a major/field of study (undergraduate/graduate degrees)

Financial mentoring - save money!

Applying and interviewing for a program (undergraduate/graduate degrees)

Research mentoring - projects, theses, and project/thesis defense

Transfer successfully - plan your transfer to another academic institution

Continued learning and enrichment of a person's knowledge are vital components of every person's life and career. It is important to constantly be mindful of the fact that we all have something to learn. Professional lectures and workshops are excellent means to engage both socially and professionally, meet professional standards, and develop people as individuals and professionals. 

Visionary Entrepreneurship offers a variety of lectures and workshops with a diversity of delivery methods and topics. We can tailor a learning experience to your needs and wishes, working together to plan a great and enjoyable experience.

We offer lecture and workshops in the following general areas (for details for each lecture and workshop separately, please scroll all the way down): Health and Wellness; The Job Market; Teaching Pedagogy; Curricula; Military; and Student Success.

Legend

LO - Represents a topic commonly offered as a single lecture only.

SL - Represents a topic that can be offered as a single lecture.

SOL - Represents a topic that can be offered as a series of lectures.

WO - Represents a topic commonly offered as a single workshop only.

SW - Represents a topic that can be offered as a single workshop.

SOW - Represents a topic that can be offered as a series of workshops.

Health & Wellness

Loosing Weight -  Content can include loosing weight vs losing fat; The role of exercise vs nutrition; Healthy and logical expectations and weight-loss pace; Personal vs group exercise; Cardio and weight lifting; Diets. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Diets - Content can include a survey of the common diets; advantages vs disadvantages; How do I choose the right diet; Healthy and logical expectations; Focus in on nutritional aspects of changing a person's food and fluid intake. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Our Children - Content can include a survey of the differences between chronological age, anatomic and physiologic maturation, psychological maturation, and sexual maturation; Hormonal growth periods; Differences between girls and boys; Sleep, exercise, and dietary needs. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Pregnancy - Content can include a survey of the changes that a woman's body undergoes during the entire pregnancy; Exercise, dietary, and fluid intake recommendations; Changes to movement during pregnancy; Health implications of changes to a woman's body during pregnancy. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Motion Analysis - Content can include the essentials of motion analysis (integrated approach); Physics of motion; Levers of the body; Unhealthy movement practices and causes; Specifics of motions by joint; Importance of integrated motion analysis for the physically active and athletes; How does excess weight influence our joints and movement. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Bio-Genetics, Exercise & Nutrition - Content can include the essentials of bio-genetics; How are traits inherited; The influence of genetics on appearance, fitness, changes to weight, behavior, character, and more. Are our genes the sole responsible reasons?. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

 

The "Bio-Genetic-Social Gap" - Content includes the "gap" between our social-cognitive advances and the pace of genetic evolution; What does the "gap" explain?; What does the "gap" justify (or not); What creates this gap?; Will the "gap" ever be resolved?. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

The Power of Ergonomics - Content can include how to organize your home, car, and office at work; Implications on your health (for better or for worse); How to exercise at work or home using common furniture and other possessions a common household usually includes. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Fit Brains - Content can include how and why exercising and changes to diet influence academics; Improving focus, clarity of thought, and battling fatigue; Why is thinking so tiresome when unfit and eating incorrectly. SL.

Hostile Environments - Content can include how and why hot, cold, altitude, and the depths are deadly environments; What are the exact physiological challenges?; How to deal with such threats; Physical activity and exercise in a hostile environment; Adaptations to hostile environments. SL, SW.

Weight a Minute - Content can include how and why being over-weight or obese influences our health and well-being. Influences of fat on the body's systems and their function. SL, SW.

Battle of the Genders - Content includes differences between females and males (animals, especially mammals); Differences between women and men (humans); cardio-vascular differences; Respiratory differences; Muscular differences; Relative vs absolute abilities (including energetic efficiency). SL, SOL.

The Job Market

How to Interview - Content can include best interview practices (before, during, after); Worst interview practices (The "no-no" list); Phone, video, and in-person interviews. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Job Seeking Power Tools - Content can include how to write a resume and curriculum vitae (CV); Differences between a resume and a CV; When do we use a CV vs when do we use a resume; Structure and order of content; Proper and smart language; Length of sentences; The career goal statement; References. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

The Cover Letter - Content can include the importance of the cover letter; Best practices for writing a cover letter; Worst practices for writing a cover letter. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

 

Mock Interviews - this topic is typically offered following the "How to interview" and/or "Job Seeking Power Tools" lectures/workshops. SW, SOW.

Physical Screening Processes in the Service of Human Resources - Content can include the benefits of including physical aspects in to your hiring and promoting processes; Why it is not "just for military units"; The benefits of scenario simulations; Best practices; Worst practices. SL, SW, SOW.

Teaching Pedagogy​

Teacher vs Lecturer - Content can include the difference between a teacher and a lecturer; Best teaching practices; Worst teaching practices. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

"Beam me up Scotty" - Content can include the integration of technology into the learning process and the classroom; Best practices for technology use; Worst practices for technology use. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Quality Matters - Content can include the QM online teaching certificate; Best practices for teaching an online synchronous or online a-synchronous course; Worst practices for teaching an online synchronous or online a-synchronous course; Rubrics and standards. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Curricula (academic & non-academic)

Accreditation is a Mirror - Content can include the importance of the accreditation beyond the technical level; Best practices for program accreditation; Worst practices for program accreditation; Regional vs profession specific accreditation; The program review. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Out-Comes-Excellence - Content can include the importance of well-defining program and course learning outcomes (academic and non-academic); The use of Bloom's Taxonomy; Assessment and evaluation of a program; What does a program mean/represent?. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Curricular Stenosis (A curricular clinical condition) - Content can include what is "curricular stenosis"?; The reasons for curricular stenosis; How do we avoid it?; Curricular stenosis, transition, retention, and graduation; The costs of curricular stenosis". SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Military

Physical Screening Processes in the Service of Military Units - Content can include the importance of the screening process; The "trifecta" of military screening; Who leads the charge in a military screening process? (you will be surprised); Best practices; Worst practices; The role of external supervision in the screening process; How do everyone get along?. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

Let's Compare Between Militaries - Content include the need for mandatory military service (or lack thereof); Mandatory military service vs mandatory "national service"; Models of military operations. LO.

 

Women in Special Ops Units - Content includes perceived barriers to the service of women in special ops (are they real or not?); Social-psychological aspects of mix-gender units; The possible physical challenges for the service of women in special ops units; What is happening in the world?. LO.

Student Success

Preparing for the "Academic Experience" - Content can include the different types of academic institutions and degrees; Different pathways to an academic degree; How to choose an academic institution and degree; How to save thousands of dollars; "When do I start searching for the degree that fit me?"; Why should I "team up" with my parents?; What do academic institutions hide? What questions must be asked, and insisted on being answered?; What is your "plan A"?; How do I make a "plan A"?; What is your "plan B"?; Why do I need a "plan B"?. SL, SOL, SW, SOW.

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