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Our University’s namesake Alfred Adler advanced the revolutionary idea that responsible practitioners must advocate to change the social conditions that affect community health and well-being. We do, too. Our resources and articles explore how responsible practitioners are addressing today’s complex community and global issues.

One Person, One Media Image: How You Can Influence Social Change

The release of video showing the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago has generated national and international headlines, outrage, and demand for reform. It also generates a powerful example of media’s power to influence social change, says Davina Jones, Ph.D., communications expert, and director of the M.A. in Media and Communications for…

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Flexibility Prepared I/O Psychology Graduate for Competitive Talent Acquisition Job

Adler University graduate Sahil Shah feels lucky he could put his education at the forefront of his work-life responsibilities, while splitting his time between the United States and India. Shah earned his online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2014, and is working in talent acquisition for Baxalta, a global biopharmaceutical company. We spoke…

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In the Service of Others: Why One Student Chose Emergency Management Leadership

Even though Stefan Kljajic, a first-year graduate student pursing an online M.A. in Emergency Management Leadership through Adler University, was prepared for his interview, he asked if he could call back in an hour or so. Kljajic had witnessed a car accident on the freeway and pulled over to help. Kljajic’s steadfast demeanor and readiness…

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Why Earn a Degree in Nonprofit Management?

You see the world needs change, but more than just a yearning, you’d like to put your thoughts into action. Maybe you’re planning on forming a nonprofit organization, or you’d like to join one that’s established. The question is, how do you start? One way is with a master’s degree in nonprofit management. An advanced…

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How Do We Define Socially Responsible Practitioners?

Adler is based on the principle that we prepare students as socially responsible practitioners—educated to be effective personal and social change agents in the pursuit of justice. What does that mean? We talked to the faculty director of academic programs at our Global Campus to get their definitions of what socially responsible practice looks like…

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Transcending Time Zones: A Global Approach to Learning

Huda Masood earned her online M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Adler University in 2014. At the time she applied, she was living in Toronto, traveling frequently to Pakistan, and the mother of a 6-month-old girl. We spoke with Masood about her experience with online learning through Adler and how her I/O psychology degree…

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Fresh Lifelines for Youth: One Organization’s Answer to Juvenile Crime

Two decades ago, law student Christa Gannon was intent on becoming a prosecutor and locking away criminals for a long time. Her close friend in high school had been raped, which motivated her to attend law school at Northwestern University. While in school, she volunteered at a maximum security juvenile detention facility, and the stories…

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Mind, Breath, Body: Meditation for Veterans with PTSD

A soldier may not be the first person you imagine meditating, yet many military vets are finding relief from post-traumatic stress disorder after taking up the practice. It’s a low-cost treatment that’s proving to have long-term success rates. As many as 20 percent of veterans who served after 9/11 are diagnosed with PTSD each year,…

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The Fast-Growing Field of I/O Psychology

How can four generations work harmoniously in the workplace? How do employees stay engaged? How can managers hire the best person for the job? These are questions industrial/organizational psychologists strive to answer, and with increasing urgency. I/O psychologist is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Fastest…

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Growing Opportunities for Emergency Managers in the Private Sector

If you’re looking for a position as an emergency manager, the first place you might think to look is government. You may want to rethink your job search strategy: Recent employment indicators show the private sector is now the fastest-growing area for emergency managers. A third of all emergency management positions are in the private…

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