2. Useful Resources and References

RESOURCES
2. Useful Resources and References

Much of the content for this course was provided from the working knowledge and years of experience
of our content experts at the Nebraska Department of Labor and Nebraska Department of Education.
Months were spent honing in on key concepts for the Career Readiness modules. The following
are additional resources and references.

Be aware that sometimes websites change addresses. If a link doesn’t work, try searching for the
author or title.

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NEBRASKA STANDARDS FOR CAREER READY PRACTICE
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http://www.education.ne.gov/nce/Standards.html

Click below to access resources and references for each module.

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS
 

MODULE 1. SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Resources

Nebraska Career Connections, helps you explore education and career opportunities and
create and save contact lists

http://www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/

Nebraska Department of Labor’s Career Center Services, assessments for finding a better job;
safe location for creating and keeping your online portfolio
http://dol.nebraska.gov/

NEworks, research specific occupations, learn about what career best suits you, and explore the
current job market where you want to work, use Resume Builder to create and save your resume
https://neworks.nebraska.gov

References

CareerOneStop, Pathways to Career Success
http://careeronestop.org/

My Next Move, What do you want to do for a living?
http://www.mynextmove.org/

mySkills myFuture, Build a bridge to a new career
http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

Career Development Help, example of 5-Year career development plan
http://www.career-development-help.com/example-career-development-plan.html

College for Adults: What is Career Planning?
http://www.collegeforadults.org/career/what.html

Strengthen Skills to Focus on Career Goals by Amy Winter, creators.com

http://www.creators.com/lifestylefeatures/business-and-finance/bulletin-board/strengthen- skills-to-focus-on-career-goals.html

Make focusing on career goals part of each day, Joan Lloyd & Associates
http://www.joanlloyd.com/Your-Career/Make-focusing-on-career-goals-part-of-each-day.aspx

Effective Networking for Busy People by Buzzy Gordon
http://entrepreneurs.about.com/cs/networking/a/networking4busy.htm

LinkedIn, professional social network
http://www.linkedin.com/

Post Your Resume, CareerBuilder.com
https://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/PostNewResume.aspx?sslRedirectCnt=1&sc_cmp2= JS_Nav_PostRes

Your Job Skills Portfolio: Giving You an Edge in the Marketplace by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
http://www.quintcareers.com/job_search_portfolio.html

How to Make a Business Portfolio, EHow.com Money
http://www.ehow.com/how_2059664_make-business-portfolio.html

Making and Maintaining Your Online Portfolio, OnExtraPixel.com
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2011/06/16/making-and-maintaining-your-online-portfolio-best- practices/

Cover Letter Guide, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/CareerServices/Documents/CoverLetterGuideAug22.pdf

Monster, job board
http://www.monster.com/

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 2. WORKPLACE SUCCESS

References

HR.COM, professional human resources social network
http://www.hr.com/

The Personal MBA – Master the Art of Business, Josh Kaufman
http://personalmba.com/

Accepting Responsibility v. Finger-Pointing, CIO
http://www.cio.com/article/22389/Accepting_Responsibility_Versus_Finger_Pointing

Taking on Greater Responsibility, The Training Registry, American Management Association Seminars
http://www.tregistry.com/ama2132.htm

Tips to Success at Work – Top 10 by Mark Gallagher
http://www.gallagher.com/tips.htm

What is Commitment, Prism, LTD, consulting firm
http://www.prismltd.com/commit.htm

Quality Improvement: A Key for Success, Quality Services Management, Council on Accreditation
Standards, NYC
http://coanet.org/files/PQIKEYTOSUCCESS.pdf

Why discretion is a valuable quality in the workplace by Leigh Goessi, Helium, Where knowledge rules
http://www.helium.com/items/2027514-discretion-in-the-workplace

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 3. COMMUNICATION

Resources

APA Style Guide, used frequently in Social Sciences fields; presents detailed manner for citing sources
http://www.apastyle.org/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Chicago Manual of Style, used by publishers; known as the “editors’ bible”; has two systems: Notes-
Bibliography System (NB), used more in the Humanities, and Author-Date System, used more in Social
Sciences fields, especially History

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/

MLA Style, used frequently by writers and those in the Humanities; format less complicated than the
others; citing sources doesn’t get in the way of the content

http://www.mla.org/style
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

Microsoft Office Business Letter Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010146787.aspx

Online English Usage Rules, Microsoft Office Business Letter Templates
http://www.grammarbook.com/

Literacy Education Online, help with formal writing, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/

References

Communication Skills: Communication Guide. VocInfo Center
http://www.khake.com/page66.html

Better Communication with Employees and Peers, INC.com
http://www.inc.com/guides/growth/23032.html

A Crash Course in Communication by Jamie Walters and Sarah Fenson, Inc.
http://www.inc.com/articles/2000/08/20000.html

7 Cs of Communication, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCS_85.htm

Body Language, Understanding non-verbal communication, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/Body_Language.htm

Nonverbal communication – Overview, SpeechClub, Your Speech and Communication Destination
http://www.speechclub.com/content/communication/nonverbal-communication/nonverbal- communication

Verbal Communication, Dr. Lyle Sussman, University of Louisville Professor of Management
http://cobweb2.louisville.edu/faculty/regbruce/bruce//mgmtwebs/commun_f98/verbal.htm

Characteristics of Verbal Communication by Charles Pearson, eHow money
http://www.ehow.com/about_5379632_characteristics-verbal-communication.html

Lost in Translation by Allison Stein Wellner, Inc.
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20050901/managing.html

Top Ten Conversation Etiquette Mistakes, AskMen.com, mintlife.com
http://www.mint.com/blog/how-to/conversation-etiquette-06042010/

Business Conversation Etiquette, AskMen.com
http://www.askmen.com/money/career_150/183_career.html

Questioning Techniques, Asking questions effectively, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_88.htm

Telephone Etiquette, Tips for the Receptionist or Secretary, Office Skills.org
http://officeskills.org/telephone_etiquette.html

10 things never to say on a Business Call by Joanna L. Krotz, Microsoft Business
http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-us/resources/marketing/customer-service-acquisition/ 10-things-never-to-say-on-a-business-call.aspx?fbid=d1KM5oYT5zh#thingsnevertosayonabusinesscall

How to Give a Professional Voicemail Greeting by James Bucki, About.com
http://operationstech.about.com/od/informationtechnology/a/PhoneVMGreet.htm

Telephone Manners – Getting Through by Regina Robo, salary.com
http://www.salary.com/Articles/ArticleDetail.asp?part=par224

Good Manners in the Office, Realizing there’s no excuse for discourtesy, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_82.htm

Effective Workplace Writing, Rhetorical Awareness and User-Centered Design, Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/624/01/

Tone in Business Writing, Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/652/1/

Business Letters: Accentuate the Positive, Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/654/1/

Cranford, Elizabeth E., October 29, 2010. “Impact of Effective Communication between Remote
Managers and Subordinates in a Virtual Organization,” Nebraska Department of Labor

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 4. PRESENTATIONS

Resources

Toastmasters International, offers advice and practice opportunities for public speaking
http://www.toastmasters.org/

Prezi, cloud-based presentation software
http://prezi.com/#meeting

PowerPoint, presentation software
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/

References

Research: Overview and Contradictions, Purdue Online Writing lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/

Research: Where do I begin? Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/01/

Conducting Research, Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/8/

Evaluating Sources, Purdue Online Writing Lab
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/01/

Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism by The Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication,
Connexions
http://cnx.org/content/m15883/latest/

Free Resources, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources.aspx

Business Presentations, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ BusinessPresentations.aspx

10 Tips for Public Speaking, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/10TipsforPublicSpeaking.aspx

10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes: Top executives often fall flat on their faces as speakers,
Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/10BiggestPublicSpeakingMistakes.aspx

10 Building Blocks to Engaging Presentations By E. Brown, Account Executive, Five Q, WeirdGuy blog
http://weirdblog.wordpress.com/2008/01/15/10-building-blocks-to-engaging-presentations/

Preparing for Speaking in Public by Maria Elena Aquilus, Connexions
http://cnx.org/content/m36022/latest/

How to Make a Good Speech, Roger Darlington’s World, creator of Communications Workers Union
http://www.rogerdarlington.co.uk/Speech.html

Fear Factor, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ FearFactor.aspx

The Habit of Courage, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ FearFactor/TheHabitofCourage.aspx

Gestures: Get Moving! Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/GesturesGetMoving.aspx

Humor, Make ‘em laugh! Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/Humor.aspx

Why Laughter is Good For You: Laughter reduces stress and perks up the immune system. By Kathryn
Rose Gertz, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/Humor/WhyLaughterisGoodForYou.aspx

What You Should Have Said, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ FearFactor/WhatYouShouldHaveSaid.aspx

How to Use the “Rule of Three” to Create Engaging Content by Brian Clark, founder and CEO of
Copyblogger Media
http://www.copyblogger.com/rule-of-three/

Visual Aids & PowerPoint, Toastmasters International
http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories/FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/ TipsTechniques/VisualAidsPowerPoint.aspx

Running a Meeting: Ten Rookie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them by Suzanne Bates, Management
Consulting News
http://www.managementconsultingnews.com/articles/bates_meeting.php

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid, Mayo Clinic staff
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cpr/FA00061

History of CPR, American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/WhatisCPR/CPRFactsandStats/History-of-CPR_ UCM_307549_Article.jsp

Public Access Defibrillation by Trained Community Volunteers Increases Survival for Victims of Cardiac
Arrest, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/03-11-11.htm

Real CPR Isn’t Everything It Seems to Be, WebMD Health News
http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/news/20010514/real-cpr-isnt-everything- seems-to-be

CPR (disambiguation), Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpr

NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest, National Heart Lung and
Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://public.nhlbi.nih.gov/newsroom/home/GetPressRelease.aspx?id=2670

Be Aware, Get Informed, Facts about sudden cardiac arrest in young people, The Quinn Driscoll Foundation
http://www.quinndriscollfoundation.org/education/

CPR Can Help, Even With No Training by Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times Research, quote from
Dr. Michael R. Sayre
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/01/health/research/01heart.html

CPR Statistics: CPR & Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Fact Sheet, American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/WhatisCPR/CPRFactsandStats/CPR-Statistics_ UCM_307542_Article.jsp

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 5. CONFLICT RESOLUTION

References

Conflict Styles, Office of Human Resources, Office of Human Resource Development, University of
Wisconsin - Madison
https://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/home/HideATab/LeadershipManagementDevelopment/Conflict Resolution/AboutConflict/ConflictStyles/tabid/228/Default.aspx

Conflict Resolution, Resolving conflict rationally and effectively, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_81.htm

Conflict Resolution Skills, Building the Skills That Can Turn Conflicts into Opportunities, Helpguide.org
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eq8_conflict_resolution.htm

Styles of Conflict Management, Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church, USA
http://peace.mennolink.org/resources/conflictstyle/styles.html

How To: Give Constructive Criticism, AskMen
http://www.askmen.com/money/how_to_250/275_how_to.html

10 Tips for Delivering (Constructive) Criticism by Dr. Barton Goldsmith, BankersOnline.com
http://www.bankersonline.com/operations/bg_criticism.html

Understand How to Give Constructive Criticism to Make Sure You’re Heard by Alan Henry, lifehacker
http://lifehacker.com/5813347/understand-how-to-give-constructive-criticism-to-make- sure-youre-heard

Managing Conflict in Teams: Switching to Successful Negotiation Module by The Cain Project in
Engineering and Professional Communication, Connexions
http://cnx.org/content/m15934/latest/

5 Essential Steps to Resolve a Conflict at Work by Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer
http://positivesharing.com/2006/07/5-essential-steps-to-resolve-a-conflict-at-work/

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 6. DECISION MAKING

References

Decision Making Skills – Start Here! MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_00.htm

Decision-Making, Psych Basics, Psychology Today
http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/decision-making

Decision Making Process, Decision-Quality.com
http://decision-quality.com/intro.php

How Good Is Your Decision-Making? MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_79.htm

Problem Solving Techniques, 25+ tools to help solve complicated business problems, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace by Tim Hicks, Mediate.com
http://www.mediate.com/articles/thicks.cfm

Root Cause Analysis, Tracing a problem to its origins, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_80.htm

Six Thinking Hats, Looking at a decision from all points of view, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_07.htm

Critical Thinking, Developing the skills for successful thinking, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_95.htm

Plus, Minus, Interesting, Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Decision, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_05.htm

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 7. TEAMWORK & LEADERSHIP

Resource

Survey Monkey, helps you set up a survey for team members to input comments
http://try.surveymonkey.com/

References

Leadership Skills – Start Here! MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_00.htm

What is Leadership? MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_41.htm

Leadership Styles, Choosing the Right Style for the Situation, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_84.htm

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits.php

How to Be a Positive Leader by Naomi Wolf, eHow money
http://www.ehow.com/how_10043058_positive-leader.html

Undercover Boss, CBS TV program where bosses work incognito as regular employees
http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/

Leadership Skills Assessment Questionnaire, OptimalThinking.com
http://www.optimalthinking.com/leader-assessment.php

Leadership Skills Assessment Worksheet, The Performance Attitude, Enables business success
http://www.theperformanceattitude.com/images/LeaderhshipSelfAssessment.pdf

Leadership Style Survey, The Performance Juxtaposition
http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/survstyl.html

How Creative Are You? Test your workplace creativity skills! MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/creativity-quiz.htm

Brainstorming: Generating many radical, creative ideas, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/brainstm.html

Team Management Skills, The Core Skills Needed to Manage Your Team, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_92.htm

The Truth about Teamwork by Robert Heller, Management-Issues, the heart of a changing workplace
http://www.management-issues.com/2006/5/25/opinion/the-truth-about-teamwork.asp

The Dream Team of the Future by Karsten Jonsen, Management-Issues, the heart of a changing workplace
http://www.management-issues.com/2011/1/12/opinion/the-dream-team-of-the-future.asp

Overcoming Barriers That Destroy Teams by Lauren Keller Johnson, Harvard Business School, Working
Knowledge for Business Leaders
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/5068.html

Managing Conflict in Teams: Switching to Successful Negotiation Module by: The Cain Project in
Engineering and Professional Communication, Connexions
http://cnx.org/content/m15934/latest/

Change Management, Making organization change happen effectively, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_87.htm

Lewin's Change Management Model: Understanding the Three Stages of Change, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_94.htm

Coaching Through Change: Helping People Embrace Change, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_19.htm

Using the Change Curve, Accelerating change, and increasing its likelihood of success, MindTools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_96.htm

Hertz, Julie, Ph.D. and Hagberg, Richard, Ph.D., “A Step-by-Step Approach to Changing Culture,”
Hagberg Consulting Group, Foster City, CA.

Nelson, Heather M., Entrepreneurship Program Manager, June 2, 2011.“Get Your “IS” (Intrapreneur
Spirit) ON!”
Metro Community College

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 8. WORKPLACE ETHICS

Resources

OSHA, United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration, safety in the
workplace

http://osha.gov

HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy and Security Rules, U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

References

Why you should consider following the company line by Eric Bloom, Yahoo! Voices
http://voices.yahoo.com/why-consider-following-company-line-8325801.html

Rethinking Company Loyalty by Lauren Keller Johnson, Working Knowledge, The Thinking That Leads
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5000.html

Business ethics, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_ethics

Employee Theft: Legal Aspects – Estimates of Costs, NET Industries Law Library
http://law.jrank.org/pages/1084/Employee-Theft-Legal-Aspects-Estimates-cost.html

Facts about Employee Theft, The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending & Hoarding
http://www.employeetheftsolutions.com/facts.htm

How to provide a safe work environment, Australian government
http://jobaccess.gov.au/Employers/Before_you_start/Preparing_and_modifying_the_workplace/ Pages/How_to_provide_a_safe_wor.aspx

Building Community Connections & Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Nebraska, News to Educate, Engage,
and Empower Entrepreneurs, Community Connections, UNL Extension.
http://www.education.ne.gov/entreped/PDFs/TTT/VolIII_Issue3_2010.pdf

Keith, Nancy K., Perrealut, Heidi R., Keith, Megan, 2009. “The Effect of Gender on the Importance of

Business Ethics and Managerial Decisions: a Student Perspective.” Delta Pi Epsilon Journal,

v51 n3 p125-136, Fall 2009

Ghosh, Okpankar, 2008. “Corporate Values, Workplace Decisions and Ethical Standards of Employees.”

Pittsburg State University — Department of Economics, Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume: 20. Issue: 1.

Page Number: 68+

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 9. SOCIAL & CULTURAL AWARENESS

Resource

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC)), for legally dealing with complaints of harassment
http://www.neoc.ne.gov/ComplaintProcess.html

References

Social Norms, ChangingMinds.org
http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/social_norms.htm

Social Norms at Work by Derek Huether, The Critical Path by Derek Huether, Free Project Management
Information, Advice, and Templates
http://thecriticalpath.info/2011/04/29/social-norms-at-work/

Work with someone who doesn’t understand social norms? by Tom Fox of the Partnership for Public
Service, The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ask-the-fedcoach/post/work-with-someone-who-doesnt- understand-social-norms/2011/03/04/AFdVzfjE_blog.html

Casperson, Dana May, 1999. “Power Etiquette: What You Don't Know Can Kill Your Career (Meal
Manners).”

Paper, 195 pp. ISBN: 08144079987. AMACOM.

What is Cultural Awareness, anyway? How do I build it? by Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore,
Culturosity.com
http://www.culturosity.com/articles/whatisculturalawareness.htm

Understanding Culture by Shelley Zion and Elizabeth B. Kozleski, National Center for Culturally Responsive
Educational Systems
http://www.niusileadscape.org/docs/pl/understanding_culture/activity3/Culture_Acad3_ Handouts.pdf

Cultural Differences in Workplace Investigations, Workforce Diversity Issues: The Role of Cultural
Differences in Workplace Investigations, Texas Workforce Commission
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/efte/cultural_differences.html

Comparing Cultural Norms and Values, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.augsburg.edu/home/education/edc210/norms-values.html

Culture and Subculture University of Southern California -- Marshall
http://www.consumerpsychologist.com/cb_Culture.html

Population, 2012 U.S. Census Statistical Abstract
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/population.html

Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010, U.S. Census Briefs
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-02.pdf

The geographical-race theory, Oracle ThinkQuest
http://library.thinkquest.org/C002738/cgi-bin/goto.cgi?language=eng&screen=Thegeographical- racetheory

Culture of the United States, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States

Language Use, United States Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/language/

The book of the Indians; or, Biography and History of the Indians of North America by Samuel Gardner
Drake, 1841
http://books.google.com/books?id=GS4TAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+book+ of+the+Indians:+or,+biography+and+history+of+the+Indians+of+North&hl=en&ei= MS6GTtPjEKfu0gGa0NDiDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved= 0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Income Slides to 1996 Levels, 2011, by Conor Dougherty, Wall Street Journal Economy
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904265504576568543968 213896.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports, U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb11-72.html

Self-Described Religious Identification of Adult Population 2008, U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0075.pdf

How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty, U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/measure.html

Directory of US Political Parties, Ron Gunzburger’s Politics
http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm

Health and Nutrition: Health Conditions, Diseases, U.S. 2012 Statistical Abstract
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/health_nutrition/health_conditions_diseases.html

Household Relationship and Group Quarters Population, U.S. 2010 Census Summary
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid= DEC_10_SF1_QTP12&prodType=table

Adult Children in the Home, Demographic Trends with Attitude
http://demomemo.blogspot.com/2011/06/adult-children-in-home.html

Age and Sex Composition, 2010 U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-03.pdf

Gay Population Statistics: How Many Gay People Are There? By Ramon Johnson, About.com
http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/a/population.htm

US Regions and States: How Do They Differ? USA Study Guide, The international student guide to education
and study in the USA
http://www.usastudyguide.com/regionaldifferences.htm

Building an Inclusive Workforce, A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Employees
with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/20100727.pdf

Baby Boomers by Sally Kane, About.com
http://legalcareers.about.com/od/practicetips/a/Babyboomers.htm

Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64? the Boomers at Work by Pamela R. Johnson, Julie Indvik, Claudia
Rawlins, The Free Library by Farlex
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Will+you+still+love+me+when+I%27m+64%3F+The+boomers+ at+work.-a0219002352

Generation X by Sally Kane, About.com
http://legalcareers.about.com/od/practicetips/a/GenerationX.htm

Generation Y by Sally Kane, About.com
http://legalcareers.about.com/od/practicetips/a/GenerationY.htm

Generational differences in the workplace by Anick Tolbize, Research and Training Center on Community
Living, University of Minnesota
http://rtc.umn.edu/docs/2_18_Gen_diff_workplace.pdf

Decoding Generational Differences: Fact, fiction . . . or should we just get back to work? By W. Stanton
Smith, Principal, National Director, Next Generation Initiatives
http://public.deloitte.com/media/0507/250608/us_DecodingGenerationalDifferences.pdf

Stereotypes: An Intercultural No-No, Kwintessential.co.uk
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/cultural-services/articles/stereotypes-intercultural.html

Removing Stereotypes and Prejudices from the Workplace, Jobs.co.za
http://www.jobs.co.za/job-seekers/career-advice/article/76/removing-stereotypes-and-prejudices- from-the-workplace

Pyramid of Hate by The Anti-Defamation League and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
http://www.adl.org/education/courttv/pyramid_of_hate.pdf

Muslim World, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world

Lebanon, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon#Religion

Black English, The Free Dictionary by Farlex
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Black+English

Former intel chief: Homegrown terrorism is a ‘devil of a problem’ by Jordy Yager, The Hill’s Global Affairs Blog
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/110759-former-intel-chief-homegrown-terrorism- is-a-devil-of-a-problem

How to Eliminate Bias, WriteforHR, It’s all about Human Resource Management
http://www.writeforhr.com/how-to-eliminate-bias/

Management: How to eliminate unexamined bias in the workplace, Subtle biases are at the heart of many
inappropriate statements made in today’s workplace by Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Quicken Loans, Detroit
Regional Chamber, Powering the economy of Southeast Michigan
http://www.detroitchamber.com/index.php?option=com_content&menuid=206&id=3295

An, Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Kwintessential.co.uk
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/cultural-services/articles/introduction-intercultural.html

What is intercultural communication? Kwintessential.co.uk
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/definition-of-intercultural-communication.html

Ten Commandments for Intercultural Communication by Martin Hahn, Woodridge Cross Cultural Mgt Articles
http://cross-cultural-management.bestmanagementarticles.com/a-2428-ten-commandments- of-intercultural-communication.aspx

Multiculturalism -- Smart Business or Racism by Rick Weaver, Woodridge Cross Cultural Mgt Articles
http://cross-cultural-management.bestmanagementarticles.com/a-13964-multiculturalism--smart- business-or-racism.aspx

Q&A with Shirley Engelmeier: 4 steps for implementing inclusion in the workplace by Tricia Smith,
SmartBlog on Leadership
http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2011/08/19/qa-with-shirley-engelmeier-4-steps-for-implementing- inclusion-in-the-workplace/

Workplace Harassment Policy, Nebraska Supreme Court
http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/rules/misc/workplace-harassment-policy.pdf

Sullivan, Amanda L. and A’Vant, Elizabeth, 2009. “On the Need for Cultural Responsiveness.” National
Association of School Psychologists. Communique. Volume: 38. Issue: 3. November 2009. Page
Number: 8+. National Association of School Psychologists.

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 10. FINANCIAL WELLBEING

Resources

Financial Planning, About.com
http://financialplan.about.com/

Practical Money Skills for Life, Visa
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/

Compound Daily Interest Calculator, Debt Solutions
http://www.debtsolution-strategies.com/intcalc.php

Free annual credit reports from Equifax, Experian, TransUnion
http://www.annualcreditreport.com

Whatsmyscore.org, helps you estimate your credit score
http://whatsmyscore.org/estimator/

Federal Trade Commission, helps you find a nonprofit credit counselor to help with your financial
recovery if you get in over your head

http://www.ftc.gov/

Better Business Bureau, to find reports on financial planners
http://nebraska.bbb.org/

Money Calculators for Financial Planning, CNN
http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/

The Best Free Way to Manage Your Money, Mint.com
https://www.mint.com/

How far will my salary go in another city? , CNNMoney
http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html

U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Tax Forms
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/

Nebraska Department of Revenue Tax Forms
http://www.revenue.ne.gov/tax/current/current.html

Financial Goals form

References

MyMoney.gov, Your trusted source for financial information
http://www.mymoney.gov/

Common Mistakes Young Adults Make with Money, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Consumer News
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnspr05/cvrstry.html

7 Ways to Maintain a Good Credit Score: Don’t Lose the Good Credit Score You've Worked For, About.com
http://credit.about.com/od/creditreportscoring/tp/how-to-maintain-good-credit-score.htm

Lesson Plans on Finance, federalreserveeducation.org
http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/

Game exercises on ways to save money, feedthepig.org (Need to log in)
http://www.feedthepig.org/

Financial Planning: How to Create a Budget, About.com
http://financialplan.about.com/od/budgetingyourmoney/ht/createbudget.htm

Help with Life’s Financial Decisions, SmartAboutMoney.org, Dedicated to your financial well-being
http://www.smartaboutmoney.org/

Best Money Decisions, US News Money
http://money.usnews.com/

Financial Tips Articles & Worksheets, Accion
http://www.accionusa.org/home/small-business-loans/financial-education/basic-money- management.aspx

Finding a Financial Advisor, About.com
http://financialplan.about.com/od/personalfinance/a/choosingaplan.htm

Financial Distress Among American Workers, Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation
http://www.personalfinancefoundation.org/features/feature-3full.pdf

Your Access to Free Credit Reports Fact Sheet, Federal Trade Commission
http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre34.shtm

66 Ways to Save Money, Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/general/gen14.shtm

Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees, Federal Trade Commission
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/overdraft/

Control of your finances, High-Tech Banking, 24/7, The Affiliate Masters Course, bica99.org
http://www.bica99.org/control-of-your-finances/high-tech-banking.html

How to Develop A Personal Financial Budget For Yourself, eHow money
http://www.ehow.com/how_2132214_develop-personal-financial-budget-yourself.html

Keeping A Daily Spending Diary and Small Business Record Keeping, Your Money & You, Articlesbase.com
http://www.articlesbase.com/finance-articles/keeping-a-daily-spending-diary-and-small-business- record-keeping-218279.html

Understand the Key Principles of Insurance Planning, Brigham Young University
http://personalfinance.byu.edu/?q=node/487

60-Second Guide to Managing Your Credit, The Motley Fool, To Educate, Amuse & Enrich
http://www.fool.com/personal-finance/credit/60-second-guide-to-managing-your-credit.aspx

Sample Topic for Housing: Cost-Benefit Analysis Explained, University of the West of England - Bristol
http://www.bne.uwe.ac.uk/flic/housing/6071/section2.htm

Managing an entertainment budget, Standard Digital, Your Gateway . . .
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/mag/InsidePage.php?id=2000016969&cid=300&

Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go? Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=1258

2009-2010 State Dollars to be Spent: $7,310,022,132 Budget, NebraskaSpending.gov
http://www.nebraskaspending.gov/spent0910/

State and Local Uses of Major State and Local Taxes (by function) FY2000-2001, Nebraska Legislature
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/app_rev/uses/index.htm#uses

Module 1
SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
Module 4
PRESENTATIONS
Module 7
TEAMWORK &
LEADERSHIP
Module 10
FINANCIAL
WELLBEING
Module 2
WORKPLACE
SUCCESS
Module 5
CONFLICT
RESOLUTION
Module 8
WORKPLACE
ETHICS
Module 11
PERSONAL
WELLBEING
Module 3
COMMUNICATION
Module 6
DECISION
MAKING
Module 9
SOCIAL & CULTURAL
AWARENESS

MODULE 11. PERSONAL WELLBEING

Resources

Choose My Plate, United States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Easy Stretches for Work Breaks, Warm Ups, and Cool Downs

Nebraska Arts Council
http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/

NebraskArts: Arts in Western Nebraska
http://www.nebraskarts.com/

DECA, prepares emerging leaders
http://deca.org

Future Educators Association (FEA)
http://futureeducators.org

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
http://fbla.org

Future Farmers of America (FFA)
https://www.ffa.org

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Nebraska
http://nebraskafccla.org

SkillsUSA Nebraska
http://skillsusanebraska.org

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
http://hosa.org

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
http://c-e-o.org

SmartBrief.com, professional learning network, "We read everything. You get what matters."
http://smartbrief.com/

Edutopia, helps educators implement new strategies
http://www.edutopia.org/

Fast Company, focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design
http://www.fastcompany.com/

TED, riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
http://TED.com

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community Connections, helps Nebraskans transform knowledge
into “know how” to make better decisions about their businesses and communities

http://www.extension.unl.edu/communityconnections

Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding)by Lisa Najavits, Ph.D.
http://knowledgex.camh.net/amhspecialists/specialized_treatment/trauma_treatment/Documents/ grounding.pdf

References

Survey: Employers Fret Over Workers’ Poor Health Habits by Anna Wilde Mathews, The Wall Street Journal
Health Blog
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/02/22/survey-employers-fret-over-with-workers-poor-health-habits/

Wellbeing, The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter
http://www.wbfinder.com/home.aspx?gclid=CJHJzJXc26oCFUFjTAodKhCD7g

Nebraska Administrative Services 2011-2012 Wellness Options Guide, State Employee Wellness and Benefits.

10 Tips to healthy eating and physical activity for you, The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
http://www.fitness.gov/10tips.htm

Exercise and Physical Fitness, MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html

Fitness Fundamentals: Guidelines for Personal Exercise Programs, Making a Commitment, The President’s
Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
http://www.fitness.gov/fitness.htm

Mental Health, Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html

Mental Health, Keeping Your Emotional Health, What is good emotional health? FamilyDoctor.org
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/articles/589.html

Do we need to be defensive about arts and humanities? by Jonathan Wolff, The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/26/arts-humanities-philosophy-degrees

Small Learning Community, secondary school environment, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Learning_Community

Personal Learning Network, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Learning_Networks

Social Character Traits Important for Relationships, Ron Kurtus’ School for Champions
http://www.school-for-champions.com/character/social_traits.htm

Improving Emotional Health: Strategies and Tips for Good Mental Health by Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert
Segal, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Helpguide.org
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/mental_emotional_health.htm

The Thrill of Victory, The Complexity of Defeat by Jonathon D. Brown and Keith A. Dutton, University of
Washington
http://faculty.washington.edu/jdb/articles/The%20Thrill%20of%20Victory.pdf

Workplace Failure: Managing the Last Taboo by Nancy A. Newton, Charu Khanna, and Jennifer Thompson,
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/features/cpb-60-3-227.pdf

4 Easy Lifestyle Habits That Lead to Financial Freedom by Miranda Marquit
http://www.moolanomy.com/4747/4-easy-lifestyle-habits-that-lead-to-financial-freedom-mmarquit01/

5 Tips for a better Work-Life Balance by Jen Uscher, WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/5-strategies-for-life-balance

4 Ingredients to Building Success at Work and Home by Marshall Goldsmith, Huffpost Healthy Living
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-goldsmith/4-ingredients-to-building_b_460723.html

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