Mary Cowan

MS , RRT, RT, R

Mary Cowan is an accomplished PhD in Educational Leadership & Higher Education Candidate with a 17-year program leadership and teaching history. Having earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science in 2003 at Briar Cliff University, Mary began her career with Cherokee Regional Medical Center as a Radiologic Technologist in 2002. Transitioning her clinical training and experience to the academic arena in 2003, she served as a Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Iowa Central Community College and taught undergraduate Radiologic Technology students. Subsequently recruited by Northwest Iowa Community College to launch a new ground-up Radiologic Program, Mary has served as Program Director since 2005. After a successful program introduction, she was instrumental in securing the JRCERT accreditation for NCC and positioned the college with a highly-respected academic status and a new program offering. Characterized as an influential leader and skillful communicator, Mary consistently builds trusting business, community, and staff relationships, engenders team consensus, and inspires team achievement. Credited as a highly-effective mentor and motivator, Mary skillfully bridges the gap between institutional vision, program ideation ,and implementation and inspires others to achieve their professional best. Born and raised in the Midwest, Mary is grounded in traditional values and passionate in seeking the advancement of education and the academic arena. Favoring an eclectic and servant-leadership model, she serves on numerous quality improvement committees and works creatively and collaboratively with people on all organizational levels in the interest of maximizing student-centered learning opportunities and instructional delivery.

Courses

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5G Leadership Skills: Stakeholder Engagement (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Stakeholder Engagement is a direct reflection of an organization’s culture, employee and customer engagement, leadership and reputation. It is a broader more inclusive process that has the success of the organization and those it impacts as its...
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5G Leadership Skills: Stakeholder Engagement (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Stakeholder Engagement is a direct reflection of an organization’s culture, employee and customer engagement, leadership and reputation. It is a broader more inclusive process that has the success of the organization and those it impacts as its...
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5G Leadership Skills: Motivation and Rewards (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: A motivated employee is highly innovative, productive and efficient, which is critical in leading people toward achieving business goals. With mastery of this Competency, individuals will gain a clear understanding of motivational factors. They come...
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5G Leadership Skills: Motivation and Rewards (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: A motivated employee is highly innovative, productive and efficient, which is critical in leading people toward achieving business goals. With mastery of this Competency, individuals will gain a clear understanding of motivational factors. They come...
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5G Leadership Skills: Dynamic Leadership (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders motivate people to work collectively to achieve personal and organizational goals. Developing personal leadership skills is the key to career success. Leadership style is fluid and should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation,...
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5G Leadership Skills: Dynamic Leadership (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders motivate people to work collectively to achieve personal and organizational goals. Developing personal leadership skills is the key to career success. Leadership style is fluid and should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation,...
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5G Leadership Skills: Productivity and Time Management(CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 2.00
Program Summary: Everyone is limited to the same 1,440 minutes each day and we all need to maximize this one irreplaceable asset. Effective leaders understand the difference between task management and multi- tasking and also recognize the impact that focused attent...
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5G Leadership Skills: Productivity and Time Management(CE AARC)

Course Credit: 2.00
Program Summary: Everyone is limited to the same 1,440 minutes each day and we all need to maximize this one irreplaceable asset. Effective leaders understand the difference between task management and multi- tasking and also recognize the impact that focused attent...
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5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
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5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
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5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
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5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
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5G Leadership Skills: Professionalism (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Professionalism extends beyond the face-to-face environment into the tech world as social media becomes more relevant to individual and organizational success. Professionalism and respect for others, whether in-person or on-line makes a positive fir...
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5G Leadership Skills: Professionalism (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Professionalism extends beyond the face-to-face environment into the tech world as social media becomes more relevant to individual and organizational success. Professionalism and respect for others, whether in-person or on-line makes a positive fir...
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5G Leadership Skills: Resilience and Adaptability (CE NURSE)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The ability to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity and stress is a common thread among successful leaders. By developing resilience, leaders are better able to maintain composure and a healthy level of physical, emotional and mental well-be...
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5G Leadership Skills: Resilience and Adaptability (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The ability to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity and stress is a common thread among successful leaders. By developing resilience, leaders are better able to maintain composure and a healthy level of physical, emotional and mental well-be...
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5G Leadership Skills: Boundaries and Balance (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: When leaders understand healthy boundaries, they are able to help co- workers define, set and maintain clear boundaries. Boundaries impact living a balanced life, which has positive implications for relationships, work environments and productivity.
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5G Leadership Skills: Boundaries and Balance (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: When leaders understand healthy boundaries, they are able to help co- workers define, set and maintain clear boundaries. Boundaries impact living a balanced life, which has positive implications for relationships, work environments and productivity.
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5G Leadership Skills: Stakeholder Engagement (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Stakeholder Engagement is a direct reflection of an organization’s culture, employee and customer engagement, leadership and reputation. It is a broader more inclusive process that has the success of the organization and those it impacts as its...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Motivation and Rewards (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: A motivated employee is highly innovative, productive and efficient, which is critical in leading people toward achieving business goals. With mastery of this Competency, individuals will gain a clear understanding of motivational factors. They come...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Dynamic Leadership (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders motivate people to work collectively to achieve personal and organizational goals. Developing personal leadership skills is the key to career success. Leadership style is fluid and should be adapted to the particular demands of the situation,...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Productivity and Time Management(CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 2.00
Program Summary: Everyone is limited to the same 1,440 minutes each day and we all need to maximize this one irreplaceable asset. Effective leaders understand the difference between task management and multi- tasking and also recognize the impact that focused attent...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Business Ethics (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Business ethics is one of the most important factors in long-term success, as it impacts leadership quality, productivity and the bottom line. Business ethics is the ability to distinguish between “right” and “wrong.” Individ...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Conflict Resolution (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Workplace conflicts are inevitable. It is when conflicts go unaddressed that they have a negative impact on productivity, team work and leadership. Using conflict resolution strategies in the workplace helps maintain a healthy work environment. Eff...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Professionalism (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Professionalism extends beyond the face-to-face environment into the tech world as social media becomes more relevant to individual and organizational success. Professionalism and respect for others, whether in-person or on-line makes a positive fir...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Resilience and Adaptability (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The ability to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity and stress is a common thread among successful leaders. By developing resilience, leaders are better able to maintain composure and a healthy level of physical, emotional and mental well-be...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Boundaries and Balance (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: When leaders understand healthy boundaries, they are able to help co- workers define, set and maintain clear boundaries. Boundaries impact living a balanced life, which has positive implications for relationships, work environments and productivity.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Winning Mindset (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who embody growth mindsets have a greater ability to create, learn and contribute; they outperform those with fixed mindsets. Mindset drives direction. A fixed mindset is limiting versus a growth mindset, with which anything is possible...
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5G Leadership Skills: Winning Mindset (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who embody growth mindsets have a greater ability to create, learn and contribute; they outperform those with fixed mindsets. Mindset drives direction. A fixed mindset is limiting versus a growth mindset, with which anything is possible...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Influential Writing (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Influential Writing requires careful thought. The written word is more important now than ever before in its long-reaching impact, especially when one holds a leadership position.
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5G Leadership Skills: Influential Writing (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Influential Writing requires careful thought. The written word is more important now than ever before in its long-reaching impact, especially when one holds a leadership position.
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5G Leadership Skills: Winning Mindset (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who embody growth mindsets have a greater ability to create, learn and contribute; they outperform those with fixed mindsets. Mindset drives direction. A fixed mindset is limiting versus a growth mindset, with which anything is possible...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Influential Writing (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Influential Writing requires careful thought. The written word is more important now than ever before in its long-reaching impact, especially when one holds a leadership position.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership skills: Body-Language Fluency (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who read and use body language fluently gain an advantage in being able to communicate and understand information that isn’t being transmitted in actual words.
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5G Leadership skills: Body-Language Fluency (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who read and use body language fluently gain an advantage in being able to communicate and understand information that isn’t being transmitted in actual words.
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5G Leadership skills: Body-Language Fluency (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Leaders who read and use body language fluently gain an advantage in being able to communicate and understand information that isn’t being transmitted in actual words.
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5G Leadership Skills: Leadership Communication Skills (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The importance of a leader’s ability to create and support meaningful conversations cannot be underestimated in today’s multi-generational and dimensionally diverse workforce.
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5G Leadership Skills: Leadership Communication Skills (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The importance of a leader’s ability to create and support meaningful conversations cannot be underestimated in today’s multi-generational and dimensionally diverse workforce.
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5G Leadership Skills: Leadership Communication Skills (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The importance of a leader’s ability to create and support meaningful conversations cannot be underestimated in today’s multi-generational and dimensionally diverse workforce.
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5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
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5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
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5G Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: For all interpersonal interaction, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is increasingly recognized as one of the most important skills an individual can have.
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5G Leadership Skills: Organizational Culture (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This competency demonstrates the importance of employee fit with an organization’s culture and its relevance for career sustainability and advancement.
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5G Leadership Skills: Organizational Culture (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This competency demonstrates the importance of employee fit with an organization’s culture and its relevance for career sustainability and advancement.
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5G Leadership Skills: Organizational Culture (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This competency demonstrates the importance of employee fit with an organization’s culture and its relevance for career sustainability and advancement.
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5G Leadership Skills: Synergistic Mentoring Skills (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Synergy happens when diverse teams come together, avoid groupthink, build upon each other’s’ unique strengths and produce creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced in the workplace.
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5G Leadership Skills: Synergistic Mentoring Skills (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Synergy happens when diverse teams come together, avoid groupthink, build upon each other’s’ unique strengths and produce creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced in the workplace.
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An Overview of Organizational Theory: Who's running this place and what are they thinking? (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The presentation will provide a brief outline of assorted organizational theories and criteria for evaluating these theories. The session will also provide a basis for why institutions need organizational theory and analyze the theories through vario...
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5G Leadership Skills: Synergistic Mentoring Skills (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Synergy happens when diverse teams come together, avoid groupthink, build upon each other’s’ unique strengths and produce creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced in the workplace.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership skills: Personal Branding (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Having a “personal brand” is important for professional success, as a leader; it is the unique ‘story’ which sets individuals apart
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5G Leadership Skills: Inclusive Workplaces (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: In our generationally and dimensionally diverse workplaces, it is critical to understand that diversity is not synonymous with inclusion.
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5G Leadership skills: Generational Intelligence (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Today’s workforce is complex, made up of an unprecedented 5 generations and has many layers of dimensional diversity. While this presents challenges, it also creates opportunities.
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5G Leadership Skills: Inclusive Workplaces (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: In our generationally and dimensionally diverse workplaces, it is critical to understand that diversity is not synonymous with inclusion.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership Skills: Inclusive Workplaces (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: In our generationally and dimensionally diverse workplaces, it is critical to understand that diversity is not synonymous with inclusion.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership skills: Personal Branding (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Having a “personal brand” is important for professional success, as a leader; it is the unique ‘story’ which sets individuals apart
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership skills: Personal Branding (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Having a “personal brand” is important for professional success, as a leader; it is the unique ‘story’ which sets individuals apart
or Register to enroll in this course.
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5G Leadership skills: Generational Intelligence (CE AARC)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: Today’s workforce is complex, made up of an unprecedented 5 generations and has many layers of dimensional diversity. While this presents challenges, it also creates opportunities.
or Register to enroll in this course.
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An Overview of Organizational Theory: Who's running this place and what are they thinking? (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: The presentation will provide a brief outline of assorted organizational theories and criteria for evaluating these theories. The session will also provide a basis for why institutions need organizational theory and analyze the theories through vario...
or Register to enroll in this course.
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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch (CE Nurse)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This presentation will discuss and define culture within an organization as well as identifying objectives to help improve and change culture from within. The presentation will also ad dress strategies to arrange the current culture of an organiz...
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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch (CE ARRT)

Course Credit: 1.00
Program Summary: This presentation will discuss and define culture within an organization as well as identifying objectives to help improve and change culture from within. The presentation will also ad dress strategies to arrange the current culture of an organiz...