Leadership Development one-day workshop (save!)

We are under two weeks away from our one-day Leadership Development workshop on May 8, 2015, and you can save $10 by signing up this week! Call 703-323-3281 to sign up for Leadercast, a workshop experience that will bring you insight from The Brave Ones—leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate.

Tickets are now on sale for $70, and seats are filling fast; register today and join us on Friday, May 8 for Leadercast!

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Body Language for Business

NOVA’s Workforce Development Division provides a wide selection of courses on management, leadership, and other professional development topics. Alongside the “nuts and bolts” of developing skills lies the more nuanced skills needed to be a more effective manager or leader. Courses such as Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Conflict (see course availability for Summer 2015) are an important asset for dealing with the many demands on workers today.

A large part of communication in the workplace is nonverbal. Your posture, facial expressions, gestures, and even rate of speech will affect the message you are saying to clients, coworkers, and your network. This handy infographic from Gengo.com focuses on the various aspects of nonverbal communication for business environments, and shows how to keep your message effective and engaging whether presenting to an audience, leading a team, or in a job interview.

Whether you are a manager, a salesperson, a client, or someone looking for a job, be aware of your communication style—both verbal and nonverbal. And of course, check out our Summer 2015 course catalog for a listing of business courses to help you develop your career!

Gengo: Business Body Language

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Cybersecurity: closing the Workforce gap

A flurry of recent articles have revealed a growing problem that is particularly troublesome in light of recent cyberattacks on Government entities, including the White House, U.S. Postal Service, and National Weather Service. Cybersecurity is a buzzword in IT circles, but students aren’t flocking to government-based job openings. Why? Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp cites low pay compared to private-sector jobs:

…the government’s midcentury personnel structure needs an overhaul to fit today’s needs. And yes, bureaucratic systems like the security-clearance process can make it hard for workers to flow in and out of government. And the country overall needs more professionals trained in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. But there are things that agencies can do right now to address their pressing need for cybersecurity talent. …The growing awareness of cyber threats has made talented cybersecurity workers a hot commodity worldwide. (read the full article)

This sentiment is echoed in a Washington Post article, citing a Partnership for Public Service report that calls the Federal cyber workforce “woefully inadequate.”

A shortage of IT and Cybersecurity professionals is not limited to government, however. A nextgov.com article ups the ante: “The entire world appears to be in the same boat.” Drawing data from a Frost & Sullivan study on the Global Information Security Workforce, the worldwide demand for security professionals is far greater than the number of qualified people to fill available positions.

While both government and private-sector companies find ways to woo critically-needed talent to the field of cybersecurity, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division is prepared to train the next generation of IT security professionals with three Cybersecurity Certificate programs targeted toward entry-level through advanced learners.

Cybersecurity certificate programs at NOVA's Workforce Development Division

Cybersecurity certificate programs
at NOVA’s Workforce Development Division

Meeting the demands of the Information Security industry, our Cybersecurity programs focus on the fundamentals of network protection, information assurance, preventing attacks, ensuring privacy, and gaining an understanding of the ethical, legal, and regulatory world of cybersecurity. Our classes will prepare you for several industry certification exams. If you have ever wanted to explore a career in Cybersecurity, now is an excellent time to begin your training; the government is finding ways to attract new talent to meet the growing need.

Entry Level (No experience required)

  • Cyber Jobs, Pathways & Clearances
  • CompTIA® Network+
  • CompTIA® Security+
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)

Mid-Level (1 – 5 years’ minimum experience required)

  • Entry Level courses PLUS:
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

Advanced Level (5 – 7 years’ minimum experience required)

  • All Entry and Mid-Level courses PLUS:
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Electives (classroom/online):

  • CyberWatch Security
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Locking Down Linux User Accounts, File Systems, & Services
  • Protecting Win Systems w/ Access Controls, Encryption & Group Policy
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Computer Forensics Evidence Collection
  • Managing Information Security Risks, Threats, & Vulnerabilities
  • Network Security Essentials
  • Protecting Networks with Firewalls & VPNs
  • Securing Web Applications
  • Ethical Hacking Tools & Techniques
  • Information Security & Risk Management Planning

If you are interested in the Cybersecurity Certificate program offered through NOVA’s Workforce Development Division, please contact IT Program Manager Scott Wood at swood@nvcc.edu.

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Are You Brave? Meet The Brave Ones.

Leadercast 2015: The Brave Ones

On May 8, 2015, NOVA’s Workforce Development Division brings you Leadercast 2015: an international simulcast event and the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels. This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate.

An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought… it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are The Brave Ones.

The Brave Ones have existed throughout history. Some are unforgettable icons, others names will never be remembered. They exist across all industries, societies, and at every level of leadership. Join us on May 8 at Leadercast Live  as we explore The Brave Ones, and learn what it means to lead in such a way that create bold cultures, builds faithful employees, and produces high achievement.


One such leader is Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)

Brave Leadership
Rudolph W. Giuliani is the former Mayor of New York City. After joining the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani rose quickly through the ranks, becoming the Chief of the Narcotics Unit at age 29. 

After the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in 1981, Giuliani was named Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1983, President Reagan appointed Rudy Giuliani as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Giuliani spearheaded successful efforts against organized crime, white-collar criminals, drug dealers and corrupt elected officials. Few U.S. Attorneys in history can match his record of 4,152 convictions with only 25 reversals.

In 1993, Rudy Giuliani was elected Mayor of the City of New York. He focused on reducing crime, reforming welfare, and improving the quality of life and was re-elected in 1997. Under Mayor Giuliani’s leadership, overall crime was cut by 56%, murder was cut by 66%, and New York City—once considered the crime capital of the country—became the safest large city in America according to the FBI. Mayor Giuliani also implemented the largest and most successful welfare-to-work initiative in the country, turning welfare offices into Job Centers and reduced welfare rolls by 640,000—nearly 60%. On September 11, 2001, America suffered the worst attack in its history when terrorists crashed planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Mayor Giuliani was widely lauded for his steady hand during challenging times. He was named “Person of the Year” by TIME magazine, knighted by the Queen of England, dubbed “Rudy the Rock” by French President Jacques Chirac, and former first lady Nancy Reagan presented him with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. Rudy Giuliani is an American hero. His views on leadership have helped shape the country, and have the capacity to transform the leadership of our organizations and businesses as well.

REGISTER TODAY! Event details:


Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at
nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

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Leadercast 2015: presenting Andy Stanley

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live simulcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels.

This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate. Today we’d like to introduce you to leadership author and communicator Andy Stanley.

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Andy Stanley is a best-selling author and communicator and the founder of North Point Ministries (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 36,000 people attend NPM’s six Atlanta-area campuses. In addition, NPM has 30 partners located throughout the world with a combined weekly attendance of more than 24,000. Every month, over two million of Andy’s messages are viewed or downloaded from North Point websites. More than 36 million episodes of the Your Move with Andy Stanley television program have been viewed on NBC in the two years since the initial airing and Andy has written over 20 books. Andy Stanley has established himself as a person of clarity on matters of leadership. As an organization leader, author, and communicator, he is renowned for his ability to deliver practical leadership principles centered on any theme.

 

“What is Your Why?”
Andy Stanley at the Catalyst Conference, March 2015:
youtu.be/3TUkbkDoV-g

“Your Move” (April 2010):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XpzzYxu6YA

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday, May 8 2015,  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

 

 

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Leadercast 2015: featuring Compton City Mayor Aja Brown

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live simulcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels.

This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate. Today we’d like to introduce you to Mayor Aja Brown.

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Aja Brown
Mayor, City of Compton

Positive Change Requires Extreme Boldness

On June 4, 2013, Aja Brown made history as the City of Compton’s youngest elected Mayor at the age of 31. With over 10 years of experience in community and economic development, Mayor Aja Brown has proven to be a strategic visionary concentrated on improving outcomes through policy reform, innovation and strategic partnerships, proudly serving the citizens of Compton. Since induction, Mayor Brown has made major strides in improving the quality of life for Compton residents and stakeholders alike. Mayor Brown has launched several community initiatives including the “Compton Community Policing Task Force,” a network of law enforcement agencies and community activist that implement gang intervention and prevention strategies, tackling complex social issues such as human trafficking head on. Mayor Brown has received the prestigious University of Southern California 2014 Young Alumni Merit Award, participated as the 2013 Pat Brown Institute Distinguished Lecturer, is the recipient of the National Action Network Martin Luther King Award and is a strong advocate for youth, women’s rights and equality. Mayor Aja Brown’s bold brand of leadership is turning the tide in one of America’s most troubled cities.

CBS Video: “Compton mayor hopes to revitalize city” (January 2014)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P70idy83TlI

Los Angeles Sentinel: “Meet the Mayor” (April 2015)
Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw8vJlTeTUQ
Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuGvif9Kln8

Event details:

Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at
nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

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Cuba Study Abroad with Northern Virginia Community College

Learn about Cuba’s amazing biodiversity, sustainability, history, and the Cuban medical system while experiencing traditional Cuban Culture, music and dance.

 

Travel through Cuba’s various ecosystems and study the unique flora and fauna while observing lush forests, cascading waterfalls and beautiful reefs.

 

Investigate the country’s diverse marine life and explore Cuba’s underwater ecosystems by snorkeling the reefs of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula.

 

Become immersed in Cuban culture and history while visiting Revolution Square, Plaza de Armas, La Rampa and Plaza de Vieja.

 

Learn about current trends in Cuban music and Cuban rhythms including rumba, bolero and habanera.

 

Bio 295 – Study Abroad Cuba (4 credits)

Travel Dates June 21 to July 1

 

Cost $2995 plus air and credits

Final Deadline for payment April 15, 2015

 

For more information contact jcaporale@nvcc.edu

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Pixar and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull to speak at Leadercast 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live simulcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels.

This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate. Today we’d like to introduce you to Ed Catmull.

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Ed Catmull
President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios

Creativity + Bravery = Innovation 

Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing fourteen consecutive #1 box office hits, which have amassed $7 billion in combined worldwide ticket sales and garnered thirty Academy Awards. His book, Creativity, Inc., is a distillation of the ideas and management principles Ed has used to develop a creative culture. A book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, it also grants readers an all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation— into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made.

Catmull has been honored with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, a special Oscar for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. Innovation is a cornerstone of the behavior of bravery. Every once in a while the world is impacted by a unique leader who has the ability to see new possibilities in their industry, and lead their team towards innovation and excellence touches the world. Ed Catmull defines what it means to bravely innovate inside of an established industry. As the co-founder of Pixar, he has revolutionized Hollywood by producing fourteen #1 movies, all from a genre that didn’t exist before Catmull created it.

Dean’s Speaker Series with Ed Catmull, March 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2xVHRtidH0

Ed Catmull to speak at Johns Hopkins Commencement in May:
http://hub.jhu.edu/2015/03/30/commencement-speaker-ed-catmull-pixar

Event details:
Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at
http://www.nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

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Malala Yousafzai to present at Leadercast 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live simulcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus. Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels.

This year, Leadercast showcases “The Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate. Today we’d like to introduce you to Malala Yousafzai.

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Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund

Courageous at All Costs

From the age of 10, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for the rights of girls to receive an education. In October 2012, the then 15-year-old Malala was shot by the Taliban while traveling home from school on the bus with her friends. Since the attack, she has become internationally known for her courage in refusing to be silenced, and continuing her fight for the right of everyone to receive an education. Malala’s bravery and unwavering dedication to her cause has seen her honored throughout the world, including being named as one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2013 by Time Magazine. She is also the winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Following the outpouring of support that Malala received throughout her ordeal, she set up an international fund – the Malala Fund – which is dedicated to help promote education for girls throughout the world.

 

Malala addresses the United Nations Youth Assembly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNhZu3ttIU

 

Accepting the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqIotJrFVM

 

Event details:
Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)
Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

For more information and to register, sign up at
http://www.nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

 

 

 

 

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Workforce Development Division to Host Leadercast 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Workforce Development Division will host a live broadcast of the 16th annual Leadercast at NOVA’s Annandale Campus.

Leadercast is the premier development event for leadership growth at all levels. Simulcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world, Leadercast enables and empowers local communities by giving them access to world-renowned content, and raises up leaders who live for more than themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ko0Ijt6yls

This year, Leadercast showcases “the Brave Ones” — leaders who push their organizations further and who stand up for the less fortunate.

An essential behavior for any leader is the act of bravery. Bravery is not a moniker that can be bought… it cannot be self-appointed. Bravery is not attributed to everyone, but is reserved for those whose innovation in their industry cause them to stand out from the crowd, whose unyielding effort and error push their organizations into new territories, and whose boldness compels them to stand up for those less fortunate. These are The Brave Ones.

 

The Brave Ones have existed throughout history. Some are unforgettable icons, others names will never be remembered. They exist across all industries, societies, and at every level of leadership. Join us at Leadercast Live in 2015 as we explore The Brave Ones, and learn what it means to lead in such a way that creates bold cultures, builds faithful employees, and produces high achievement.

 

Event details:

Friday, May 8 2015 – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration fee: $80 (nonrefundable)

Includes admission, lunch, and event portfolio

 

For more information and to register, sign up at

http://www.nvcc.edu/businesses-and-community/workforce-development/Leadercast.html

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