Why Leaders Must Stress Education And Transparency?

Although the need for education and transparency is so often mentioned and discussed, we often witness many examples where in practice these essential components of being a real leader are not considered or utilized. It is important to focus on these needs, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because constituents deserve it, and great leaders motivate people to get more involved, care more, and bond to a greater degree with one’s organization. Jan Carizon expressed it this way, “An individual without information cannot take responsibility; an individual who is given information cannot help but take responsibility.”

Since it is the responsibility of an organization not simply to have followers, but to encourage and motivate some of these to become future leaders, doesn’t it make sense to focus on becoming a better communicator? How can any leader effectively communicate if he doesn’t emphasize comprehensively educating others to understand why the organization is meaningful enough for them to get more involved, and want to become involved in a leadership position?

However, unless this education is genuine and transparent, discussing not only the positive hype but the present and future needs and why future leaders must make their input, the group will eventually suffer and its impact will be diminshed.

1. Why is education so important? How can anyone understand why they should select a particular organization or cause to dedicate themselves to (especially considering how many causes are competing for their attention), unless there is an emphasize on thoroughly communicating. This can only occur when and if there is a focus on true learning derived from meaningful training. It is incumbent on every meaningful leader to attract others to care more, do more, and get more involved!

2. This process of education must not be merely an attempt to slant someone else’s perspective in order to create a false sense of caring, or to attempt some sort of “brainwashing.” Rather, it is only when this educational commitment is based on full disclosure and transparency, is their any attempt at a meaningful longer term impact and meaning. Transparent communication and education means openly letting others know what the realities are, without any attempt to bias or prejudice their opinion, by improperly filtering the facts.

The late founder of the once dynamic discount clothing firm, Syms, Sy Syms, used this as the company slogan, “An educated consumer is our best customer.” Only when someone leads with an emphasis on really educating will he get the best longer term, sustainable results.

Pursuing an Education and Career in Aromatherapy

Pursuing and education and career in aromatherapy will allow for the possibility to receive the accredited educational training that is required to pursue the career you dream of. Studies are present at several levels as well as detailed areas. You can select the appropriate level of training and particular area of study that is considered necessary for the career you wish to pursue. Accredited schooling programs provide a variety of enrollment options to ensure that you receive the skills and information that are necessary to enter into a profitable profession. You can explore programs to find the one that meets your needs and register today.

Aromatherapy utilizes various natural oils to help relieve stress, pain, and more. Once the decision has been made to acquire a higher education in this field, you can look into the options accessible to you. Opportunities consist of working with a variety of people providing:

  • Flower Essences
  • Aromatherapy Massage

By electing to pursue a career in these specialized areas, you will acquire the skills that are needed to enter into a specialized career. Studies can be fulfilled at several levels which include:

  • Certificate
  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Master

By deciding on a level of schooling and completing the necessary coursework and training you will be all set to enter the career you long for.

There are a number of professions that you can study for in order to enter the labor force. Opportunities consist of massage therapist, chiropractor, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, and more. Enrolling in an accredited school or college to acquire the education needed for a career in aromatherapy will help you to find work in a number of places. Graduates can seek employment in spas, hospitals, clinics, cruise ships, and other alternative health and health care centers. Once the preference has been made as to the level of training, precise area of study, and preferred career, you can start by finishing the coursework provided to you.

Accredited learning programs can present the quality training that you need to acquire the skills to carry out tasks associated with the profession you choose. Coursework will differ but can give you the option to learn natural healing, massage techniques, physiology, chemistry, anatomy, terminology, flower identification, and more. When looking to take up a career in aromatherapy you can anticipate to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), plant identification, Herbology, application, skin treatments, anatomy, and other comparative course subjects. Once an education is established in these areas, you will be all set to go into the workforce and start the career of a lifetime.

Accredited aromatherapy schools and colleges are approved to supply the finest quality career preparation and guidance. There are numerous agencies such as the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( http://www.ncbtmb.org/ ) that can fully accredit courses that meet the requirements for accreditation. You can start the path to the future of your dreams by gaining more knowledge about the career training opportunities presented to you. Start by locating a higher education program and registering today.

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Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades: Technical Education and Training Provider in Palawan

PPSAT is one of the 125 Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Technology (TESDA) Institutions in the Philippines. It provides competency-based training programs and strengthens linkages with partners to develop competent workers for local and global employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for quality life. The school is an Accredited Assessment Center and Venue for various qualifications; a Regional Site for Language Skills Programs since 2008. It offers 16 Qualifications registered under the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS). In December 2011, the school offered Training Methodology Program for the trainers handling TVET qualifications.

In October, 2011, the school has been accredited with the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) and a recipient of a bronze level award. This shows that its physical resources, faculty, curriculum, governance and management, are as good as those in the Asia Pacific Region’s TVET schools. The award received motivates its faculty and staff to continue working for the attainment of school’s vision, mission and objectives; as it belongs to the first 21 schools of the 125 to submit for accreditation.

As of these days, the school does not only cater high school graduates. It accommodates college graduates who wants to be technically trained, college undergraduates who dropped from school due to financial constraints, military personnel endorsed by officials from the Armed Forces to take programs prior to their retirement. It likewise recognizes high school undergraduates who have prior learning based on experience and graduates of the Alternative Learning System.

The Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades (PPSAT) is located along Rafols Road, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. The school was created under Republic Act 7928 on March 1, 1995 to offer technology programs to the high school graduates who cannot afford to take a four-year college program. It started offering a two-year program in Construction and Electronics Sector. On March, 2003, it had been identified as a Center of Technical Excellence with Machining as its Distinctive Area of Competence. The school was one of the 41 school-beneficiary of Technical Education and Skills Development projects funded by Asian Development Bank. This leads to more programs registered and opened to serve its clients.

Currently, the school strengthens its partnership with Local Government Units, Non-Government Units and industries to meet graduates supply and employment demand of the country. It closely coordinates with the TESDA-Palawan Provincial Office and other Offices for quality delivery of services for customer satisfaction.

As of 2011, PPSAT had produced 2,413 graduates, and 64% are already working. It serves more out-of-school youths who aspire for technical jobs in the Philippines and abroad.

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