Berkeley College MBA Speaker Series Stresses Communication in the Workplace

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Berkeley College welcomed Jeanette Whitman-Lee, Vice President, Human Resources, Educational Alliance, to address students at its latest engagement in the MBA Executive Speaker Series, held on November 7, 2018, at the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies in Woodland Park, NJ.

“If you intend to become a departmental or division leader, I cannot stress too strongly the importance of communication,” said Ms. Whitman-Lee. “In the workplace, communication is part of an employee’s reputation. An effective communicator is recognized by all employees and builds the leader’s personal power.”

She added that many times the effectiveness of an initiative, rollout or management change is dependent upon the quality of the communications around it. 

According to Ms. Whitman-Lee, the following objectives are important for leaders to keep in mind: 

- Consider verbal and nonverbal communication methods.

- Understand and practice effective listening skills.

- Communicate in clear, respectful and nonjudgmental ways.

- Know when to seek advice.

Photo Caption:  Jeanette Whitman-Lee, Vice President, Human Resources, Educational Alliance, speaks to students about the value of communication as leaders in the workplace during the MBA Executive Speaker Series presentation hosted by the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies on November 7, 2018.

Berkeley College MBA graduate students who attended the session also participated in exercises proposed by Ms. Whitman-Lee that were designed to prompt students to think more about communication.

The Berkeley College MBA Executive Speaker Series brings in a diverse mix of business executives who give their perspective on effective leadership. In her work, Ms. Whitman-Lee cultivates a team of passionate Human Resources business partners who are focused on activities and initiatives that enable growth.  She also serves on the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies Advisory Board.


A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has four New Jersey campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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