Business & Management

Excitement is Building for the 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series

Join me in the excitement at the 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series!  August 14, 15, 16.  The series will be held at three Brooklyn Park, MN parks. This year the World Series is hosted by Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. I’m all in for this one.  Bring you, your family, your business or civic organization members and […]

A Different Kind of Food Drive — Please Join Me!

Nope, I’m not asking you to bring canned goods. I’m asking you to join me in the garden on Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Inver Hills Community College-Metropolitan State University Interdisciplinary Community Garden and Orchard. Since 2012 community members, students, faculty, and staff have been generating produce for local food […]

Your suspicions about social media are true. Now what?

This article and corresponding research is focused on lodging establishments, but the concept is universal to business. The big question is often, can social media be a valid push or is it a pull activity? The answer is yes to both push and pull. Pushing information out is, it seems, the most popular social media […]

As the Pendulum Swings

Hotel and resort developers are watching the mortgage industry with a glint in their eye. The good news is that glint appears to be powered by $ signs. Development of new properties depends on alignment of a number of factors. Chief among those factors are market and money. Is your resume ready for the coming […]

Connect, Renew, and Network with GEL: Global Emerging Leaders – April 25 Deadline for FREE Membership to DCTC Students!

Putting the pieces of your hospitality or meeting-event career together is a big task that takes an entire community — the GEL Community. If you are a student, the road ahead can look particularly daunting. GEL is that center of excellence for information resources, and connections you’ve been looking for. DCTC students qualify for first […]

Call to Students and Alumni for Great River Gathering

Dakota County Technical College’s hospitality programs are once again honored to work with the Great River Gathering’s host organization, Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation, to produce this event. The 10th Great River Gathering will be at the Union Depot in Saint Paul on May 8. Reserve your shift now by completing this shift request and faxing […]

Congratulations 2014 Graduates

Dakota County Technical College Commencement Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 Download and share this invitation with your family and friends. Graduate line-up begins at 6:00 p.m. Enter through doors 1 or 4 and follow the signs. All graduates must be in line by 6:30 […]

The power of Strengths is the key to success in any organization. In her latest article, How Employees’ Strengths Make Your Company Stronger, Susan Sorenson illustrates the link between use of strengths on the job and employee engagement. It’s true — employees who use their strengths are more engaged, perform better, are less likely to […]

Our Funhouse Mirror: the Power of Perception — 2

But what about the funhouse mirror? In the previous decades we made great use of that mirror to deflect the image of our weaknesses. Or, at least we thought we did. For the most part, however, we simply invented a façade to cover up those weaknesses. That façade became part of our self-image and we […]

Let the Games Begin!

by Rosealee Lee Learning need not be boring. That message is embedded in much of the training that DCTC’s Meeting and Event Management students receive. After all, they are the future managers of educational meetings and events. Who better to learn delivery of information beyond the typical lecture and “death-by-PowerPoint”? So it was no surprise […]