The Place to be When You Want to Know MoreWe have developed this resource search tool for you to use after you have taken the "self assessment" test (you can also use it if you haven't done a self assessment too!). In order to meet your unique learning needs, we organized the resources under the headings, "read", "do", and "observe."  Included here are many types of resources including: journal articles, books, websites, online resources, guidebooks, and assessment tools. In the right column you can browse by "action" or by "categories."  If you have feedback or other resources to share, please let us know by clicking the appropriate buttons on the top right of the page.


Recent Articles



The Importance of Plain Language Summaries for Publications

An Early Career Professionals Guest Blog from Carli Friedman and Kate Caldwell of the University of Illinois at Chicago

In this blog, Kate and Carli share their goal of creating plain language summaries for research publications. This approach to knowledge translation is to break down complex concepts into the most essential form by using plain language and universal design so that the widest possible audience will be able to understand it -- including people with I/DD.



10 Emerging Job Search Trends, Tips and Tactics

The changing nature of r�sum�s, use of applicant tracking systems, LinkedIn and other social media sites, Skype video conferencing, big data applications and more are all impacting the way employers and hope-to-be-employees find, communicate and interact with each other. Employers have ever more candidates to evaluate in their search for the perfect fit solution to their need for talent. And in the continuing wake of the Great Recession, career expectations have changed for new grads trying to get a career started, baby boomers with dated skills and just about everyone in between. With so much chatter online and elsewhere about the changing landscape, it can be difficult to determine what the real story is, what trends are newly emerging and where we are all heading.



Leadership Styles

13 of the Most Common Styles of Leadership

A leadership style refers to a leader's characteristic behaviors when directing, motivating, guiding, and managing groups of people. Researchers have described many different types of leadership styles. The following are just a few of the most prominent leadership frameworks and styles that have been identified.


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