Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Transcontinental University

June 9th, 2022

Member Spotlight by Transcontinental University

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

Transcontinental University takes a revolutionary approach to executive development and higher education that develops the whole individual. The integrative approach is the first globally accredited university to offer executive development programs and degrees for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) initiatives as well as the environment, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. Our corporate programs are customized to the needs of each organization with clear accountability to addressing today’s challenges as well as design systems for long-term success.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

To be an inspirational transformer of leaders.

To provide the global community of independent learners access to an innovative and transformative curriculum and educational model that focuses on the development of the “whole person” from a multiple intelligences perspective. To achieve this, we integrate educational, social, organizational, and cultural psychology with a broad range of knowledge resources and draw upon the expertise of a global mix of both academically and professionally qualified educational leaders who facilitate individualized development programs and global outreach that transforms business, society, culture, and learners.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

Further collaboration to create a more empowering and inclusive society.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

Constantly learn best practices from across the world from academic research and practices to synthesizing the rich experiences of our faculty consultants. Our unique approach to businesses also offers incredible insights on trends and how to lead trends in leadership/organizational development.

What is your company culture like?

A completely flat, humble, and inclusive culture that exudes our core values which are as follows:

1. Inclusion – Involve stakeholders in every aspect of our engagement, especially with the co-creation of various educational journeys in executive development programs.
2. Balance – Maintaining a lifestyle that incorporates the balanced development of multiple intelligences: intellect/analytical intelligence, emotional intelligence, spiritual/systems intelligence, somatic intelligence, and passions.
3. Growth – Learning constantly through the knowledge creation spiral: being challenged, applying newly gained knowledge and measuring all aspects of learning, and conducting longitudinal, qualitative, and narrative research to continue internal growth; the best investment being the continuous reinvention of self.
4. Integrity – Doing what is promised at all times; being what we teach; staying in congruence with all environments; being honest with self.
5. Truth – Willing at all times to share 100% of the truth; always being open to the truths of other people through respect and lack of judgment; delivering the truth in a way that moves people, especially when the truth is ugly; considering that people may not be ready for that truth and allowing the wisdom of the system to take them on their paths.
6. Humanity – Valuing people and always focusing on people as an ultimate purpose of life – creating systemic change from within for human evolution; people are at the core of every event, organization, or product/service.
7. Passion – Being what lights the fire inside at all times, nothing less; consciously choosing every engagement.
8. Systemic wisdom– Seeking at all times to apply mental and emotional energies at the root cause; creating systemic changes that sustain effort; rarely being the band-aid to any problem or situation.
9. Innovation – Living without a box; recreating every reality from an abundance and inspirational perspective.
10. Empathy – Seeking understanding of every event and situation. Never making a judgment that categorizes people; seeing people as the potential of greatness that desires to be seen.
11. Loyalty – Cherishing relationships with people and supporting them through challenging times; always finding ways to create harmony and peace, integrating honesty, trust, and integrity with people.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

Individuals who exhibit consistent behaviors and decisions that reflect the core values of Transcontinental University. Someone who is constantly learning and growing, while also impacting others in a positive way. Someone who leads in sharing new ideas and leading innovations.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

Having been in Columbus since 1985, the people in Columbus are one of a kind. They are passionate, caring, and family-oriented, which makes a great foundation for our community.

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