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The economic outlook for 2017; headwinds, tailwinds and the Trump presidency

Presented on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST -

This webinar will discuss the current state of the national and Colorado economies as well as our forecast for 2017.  The national forecast will focus on GDP growth with anticipated contributions from the consumer and business sector.  Employment growth and unemployment rates will also be highlighted.  The national section will conclude with discussion of fiscal and monetary policy and anticipated interest rate movements.

Presented by Rich L. Wobbekind
Rich Wobbekind

A forecast for Colorado will follow. For the past 52 years, the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business has delivered the Colorado Business Economic Outlook. Teaming with more than 100 business insiders/leaders representing every industry in the state, the team of researchers examine and forecast employment and other economic metrics. We expect Colorado to continue to lead the pack in terms of economic performance, including employment and population growth.  2017 will mark the 6th consecutive year of “robust” job growth. A discussion of the various key sectors of the Colorado economy will follow including those expected to add the most jobs. However, despite the positive outlook, headwinds remain. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of those headwinds and a longer run view of the Colorado economy.

About Richard L. Wobbekind

Richard L. Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Finance, and  Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado-Boulder. 

He participates annually in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Regional Economic Roundtable and is a contributor to the Western Blue Chip forecast newsletter and the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) economic outlook and policy surveys.  He is a member of the Governor’s Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee and the Boulder Economic Council.  Rich is past President of the NABE and was a member of the inaugural class of Certified Business Economists in October 2015.

For his efforts in community development and outreach, Rich Wobbekind was awarded the 1997 University of Colorado Community Outreach Award.  In 2002 he was named a Member of Distinction by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.  In 2006 he received the Robert L. Stearns Award from the University of Colorado Alumni Association for career achievement in teaching, research and service.  In 2008 he received the Thayne Robsen award from the Association for University Business and Economics Research for career achievement in applied regional economic analysis. In 2010 he was named the key contributor of the year by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 he was named a fellow by the National Association for Business Economics.

Dr. Wobbekind teaches MBA students in macroeconomics, public policy, and entrepreneurship.  He has received four awards for teaching excellence from the students of the Leeds School of Business.

Richard Wobbekind has lived in Colorado for 40 years and has spent much of his time studying the development of the Colorado and regional economies.  Dr. Wobbekind received a BA in Economics from Bucknell University and an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

The secrets to finding work you love:

Presented on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST

The 3 Things that Everyone Needs to Know to Love Your Job - Webinar  (Or you can call it The Secrets to Finding Work You Love)

Finding fulfillment in our work is a key component to a happy life. There are two important elements to finding work we love: doing something we're good at and doing something that we care about. Kendra Prospero, a national career coach and recruiter, will lead you through key topics that will help you achieve greater success and happiness in your career.

Presented by Kendra Prospero
Kendra Prospero
Her workshop will uncover:
  • A plan for how to manifest the work you were designed for.
  • An easy formula for knowing your immediate next steps.
  • An opportunity for you to find your dream job.

Kendra will help you:

  • Discover your unique strengths and talents and how to find a job that utilizes your best.
  • Uncover your personal values and needs around what you really need to be happy in a job so you can find the role and the company that are your perfect match.
  • Identify the 3 steps you need to find a job you'll love!

About Kendra Prospero:

We give up the best hours of our days and the best years of our lives for work, and we should (can) love every minute. Kendra Prospero founded Turning the Corner in 2011 to help people connect to work they'll love and to end suffering in the workplace. She helps job seekers find jobs they are passionate about, and helps companies fully support their employees. She does this because people who love their jobs are happier, more productive, easier to manage, and are all around better workers. Kendra's own career path took some unexpected turns. She was supposed to be a musician, but became a coder. She moved into a Project Manager role at IBM for years but felt she was struggling in a career that left her dying on the vine. After developing her own process, she is now sharing her true gift as the CEO and Founder of one of the few firms in the nation that supports both job seekers and businesses. Turning the Corner helps people and businesses transform the way they think and feel about work. Kendra has delivered hundreds of presentations to corporate executives, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and job seekers. The venues are as diverse as the people and companies she helps. Business Chambers, Economic Councils, Workforce Centers, Universities, Start-Up Communities, Professional Associations, Company Conferences, Training Sessions, Job Search Meetups, and more, have all benefited from her passionate and pioneering approach. She loves helping people get results, leading her team to greater places, and challenging us all to change the world one person at a time.

Managing up: creating an effective relationship with your boss - Part 1: 

Presented on March 23, 2017

Managing Up: Creating an Effective Relationship with Your Boss

Are you experiencing difficulties with your manager? Do you feel strained, neglected, or unappreciated at work? You have more influence over your boss than you may believe. Talane Miedaner will present how to manage these circumstances and gain the appreciation you desire while enhancing the communication between you and your manager.

Presented by Talane Miedaner
Talane Miedaner
In Part 1 of this 2-part series you will learn how well you are currently managing your boss and exactly where you can do better. Talane will explore how to set healthy boundaries with your manager and colleagues, to gain the respect you deserve and ensure you’re not being taken advantage of. This webinar will enable you to learn how you can manage your boss so that he/she gets the best out of you:
  • Speak and be hear with these simple communication tips that will help you get the respect you deserve
  • How to showcase and be known for your unique talents and skills without bragging or boasting
  • How to say “No” to more work while still coming across as an enthusiastic team player

You'll learn practical steps you can take to take charge of your relationships at work, both with your managers and colleagues, so that you can do your best work. Please bring your questions about the checklists we covered in Part 1.

It isn't required to do Part 1 of this series first, but you might find it helpful.

About Talane Miedaner

Talane Miedaner, owner and founder of LifeCoach.com and author of the internationally best-selling book Coach Yourself to Success: 101 Tips from a Personal Coach for Reaching Your Goals at Life and in Work and The Secret Laws of Attraction and Coach Yourself to a New Career (All McGraw-Hill). She has gained international prominence as a professional life coach by guiding thousands of people to create their ideal life and find wealth, success, and happiness. As a leader in the cutting-edge field of personal coaching, Talane helps people restructure their lives to easily attract the opportunities they want.

            Her company works with executives, public officials, entrepreneurs, and business owners around the world in person, by phone, and online. Talane leads numerous seminars nationally and internationally, and has taught at CoachU where she received training as a professional life coach. Talane is an adjunct professor for Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership and Coaching where she leads courses on Authentic Leadership. She holds a degree in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service and a master’s in English from Georgetown University. Prior to becoming a life coach, Talane held a corporate position as second vice president at Chase Bank in New York City.

            One of the most widely recognized life coaches in the world, Talane has been featured in numerous magazines from Newsweek to Men’s Fitness and has appeared on national and international television and radio programs, including the BBC and CBS Saturday Morning.

Talane has successfully coached thousands of people to reach their dreams and achieve their greatest ambitions —from becoming a star of the stage to breaking through the corporate glass ceiling.

Managing up: creating an effective relationship with your boss - part 2:

Presented on March 30, 2017

Are you experiencing difficulties with your manager? Do you feel strained, neglected, or unappreciated at work? You have more influence over your boss than you may believe. Talane Miedaner will present how to manage these circumstances and gain the appreciation you desire while enhancing the communication between you and your manager.

Presented by Talane Miedaner
Talane Miedaner
In Part 2, we will be covering:
  • Installing Healthy Boundaries
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Balance
  • Initiative
  • Career Path

About Talane Miedaner

Talane Miedaner, owner and founder of LifeCoach.com and author of the internationally best-selling book Coach Yourself to Success: 101 Tips from a Personal Coach for Reaching Your Goals at Life and in Work and The Secret Laws of Attraction and Coach Yourself to a New Career (All McGraw-Hill). She has gained international prominence as a professional life coach by guiding thousands of people to create their ideal life and find wealth, success, and happiness. As a leader in the cutting-edge field of personal coaching, Talane helps people restructure their lives to easily attract the opportunities they want.

            Her company works with executives, public officials, entrepreneurs, and business owners around the world in person, by phone, and online. Talane leads numerous seminars nationally and internationally, and has taught at CoachU where she received training as a professional life coach. Talane is an adjunct professor for Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership and Coaching where she leads courses on Authentic Leadership. She holds a degree in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service and a master’s in English from Georgetown University. Prior to becoming a life coach, Talane held a corporate position as second vice president at Chase Bank in New York City.

            One of the most widely recognized life coaches in the world, Talane has been featured in numerous magazines from Newsweek to Men’s Fitness and has appeared on national and international television and radio programs, including the BBC and CBS Saturday Morning.

Talane has successfully coached thousands of people to reach their dreams and achieve their greatest ambitions —from becoming a star of the stage to breaking through the corporate glass ceiling.

The art of giving and receiving feedback

Presented on April 18, 2017

 

 Being open to constructive feedback can make the difference in your career success.  If you are doing something that could be improved and no one tells you, you’ll keep making the same mistakes.  Conversely, if you know what is not working, you have the choice to fix it, or not!  This webinar will give you some tips on how to receive feedback and incorporate it into your career plan.
 
Similarly, it is easy to give positive feedback but difficult to provide constructive (and often negative) feedback.  Many times, this is because the feedback needs to be on non-technical, or more subjective skills, and that can be uncomfortable. We’ll address how to position constructive feedback in a way that will have the recipient be grateful for your time and effort!

Presented by Jane Miller
Jane Miller

About Jane Miller:
Jane Miller is a 30-year food industry executive with experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She is also the founder of Janeknows.com, a career advice website geared towards young leaders starting their careers. She is the author of Sleep your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success), a sassy business book targeted at Millennials.
 
Currently, Jane is the CEO of HannahMax Cookie Chips and recently, Jane was the CEO and President of ProYo, a high protein natural food and ingredient start-up. Previously, she was the CEO and President of Charter Baking Company, a private-equity backed rollup of organic and natural bakeries.
 
Over the course of her career, Jane was part of an executive team that brought Hostess out of bankruptcy, worked for HJHeinz as the Chief Growth Officer and then the President of the UK & Ireland Division, and she ran the Western division of Bestfoods Baking. The first fourteen years of her career were at PepsiCo, where she rose to be the President of the Central division of Frito-Lay.
 
Jane currently serves as a board member at the University of Colorado Leeds Business School, Eldorado Springs Artesian Water and Madhava Sweeteners.  Her involvement as a mentor for young professionals and start-ups resulted in her being named the Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the Denver Business Journal in 2013, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Women Who Light the Community in 2015 and the Naturally Boulder Industry Leader Award in 2016. In 2015, Jane established the Jane Knows Scholarship Fund at Leeds supporting students who are the first in their family to go to college.
 
Jane has a Russian Studies degree from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where she will be receiving a 2017 Alumni Achievement Award, and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Overcoming biases to advance the underrepresented workforce

Presented on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

If we know that race and gender balance pays, why do our organizations still remain unbalanced? It’s difficult not to make immediate unconscious inferences about people on the basis of race and sex and the challenge for future organizations will be to find ways to overcome these subtle, yet very powerful biases.
 

In this webinar, Dr. Hekman will share his research around biases that currently exist and will provide ways to embrace diversity to effectively promote diversity in your organization.

Presented by David Hekman
David Hekman

About David Hekman

David Hekman earned his Ph.D at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and is an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business. He is focused on improving organizational health by examining sources of professional workers’ (e.g. doctors, lawyers, and professors) motivation, sources and outcomes of virtuous leadership, and remedies for pervasive workplace racial and gender biases. His research has been published in a number of leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Business Ethics, and has been featured in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and National Public Radio.Register Here for Overcoming Biases to Advance the Underrepresented Workforce

Leveraging LinkedIn

Presented on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT

The importance of your network grows with time--join us for learning about networking and networking while learning.
 

John Hill of Techstars will present a LinkedIn workshop on:
·         What to include in your profile
·         How to use LinkedIn to search for jobs and talent
·         How to get people to view your profile
·         How to increase your social media footprint
·         How to leverage the CU Boulder and Leeds network

 

Presented by John Hill
John Hill

About John Hill

John Hill traded one passion for another which led him to leave Michigan State University to become the Higher Education Evangelist at LinkedIn. He did this one more time moving from LinkedIn to become the Network Catalyst for Techstars. John has a thing for cool work titles. He also believes "changing the world" can be more than hyperbole. Building relationships and connecting people with opportunity are at his core. He relies heavily on online and offline networks to facilitate each. At Techstars, he’s charged with supporting and growing a global network of tech entrepreneurs, mentors and investors who surround them and the Techstars team. As a speaker, John often implored others to have the audacity to “Dream Big”. Techstars opened the door for him to live that mantra while supporting others to do the same.

How to present like a pro. Enroll colleagues, customers, and clients in your ideas

Presented on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Great presentations are one of the key elements to growing your career and personal brand. Tapping into my career in advertising and in the C-suite — which depends on your ability to present and convey ideas, transfer thinking — I have the 10 key things you can do to improve your presentation game.

 

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • plan, prepare and present like a pro
  • build your personal presentation brand
  • have additional resources that will help you grow

Presented by Rachael Shayne
R Shayne

About Rachael Shayne

Rachael Shayne (Donaldson) is a Culture, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion executive who helps companies drive innovation and growth by turning their beliefs, habits and systems into a unique company operating system. She leverages her background running startups, building culture and talent teams for global companies and driving innovation at advertising agencies to see culture, diversity and inclusion from a business-growth perspective. This helps companies create a competitive advantage that fits the new definition of innovation. 

Most recently, she led the turnaround of an early-stage marketplace startup for which she engineered a strategic acquisition. She has also served as the Vice President, Global Head of Talent, Culture, and Brand at Zayo Group where she oversaw the management of the company’s people operations, brand, culture strategy, and public relations. Throughout her career, she has helped guide some of the world’s leading brands, including Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Alibaba.com, The North Face, TapInfluence, Colorado Tourism and more. 

She is a mentor at Blackstone Entrepreneur’s Network and Greenhouse Scholars, a member of the University of Colorado Women’s Council in addition to serving on the Leeds Board of Alumni and Friends.

The Leader’s Superpower: Emotional Fluency

Presented on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If you’ve ever felt powerless at work, it may be because you were trying to “figure it out”.  Reclaim your power by “feeling it out”.  The leader’s superpower is Emotional Fluency. 

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • The link between emotions and what followers need from their leaders

  • How to use your emotions to quickly get to the crux of seemingly intractable problems

  • The surprising truth of emotions that can unleash your power at work

  • A map to quickly identify and shift emotions

Presented by Carol Ross, Career Coach, Writer, and Speaker, Stand Out and Belong
Carol Ross

About Carol Ross

Carol Ross is a career coach, writer, and speaker who helps “crazy brilliant misfits” find their place in the world.  She enables leaders to break self-sabotaging patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior and as a result, live with more creativity, freedom and ease.

With two engineering degrees, she worked in the nuclear power and telecom industries for nearly 20 years.  Carol began to find her place in the world after she realized that being competent was no longer enough. She wanted meaning.  She swapped working on technical systems for working on human systems, and found her sweet spot with organizational development.

In 2002, a call came with the opportunity of a lifetime—a former boss gave her a heads up that she was being laid off.  Carol went back to school to become a career coach and made the transition from employee to self-employed. 

Since then, Carol has helped thousands of professionals in 20 countries grow their careers—by focusing on self-mastery, living and telling new stories, and building their tribe.  Carol’s advice has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Whole Living.

Improve Business Efficiency with Data Analytics

Presented on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive business environment are often extremely complex and can be addressed by numerous possible courses of action. Evaluating these alternatives and gaining insight from past performance is the essence of business analytics, an area of business administration that considers the extensive use of data, methods, and fact-based management to support and improve decision making. Through various examples, we describe the main tools for business analytics and discuss the benefits of employing analytics and a structured approach to problem-solving. 
Presented by Manual Laguna, MediaOne Professor of Management Science
Professor Laguna

 

About Manuel Laguna

Manuel Laguna is the MediaOne Professor of Management Science and Director of Global Initiatives at the Leeds School of Business of the University of Colorado Boulder. He started his academic career at the University of Colorado in 1990, after receiving master’s and doctoral degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has done extensive research in the interface between computer science, artificial intelligence and operations research, resulting in over one hundred publications, including four books. He has received research funding from private industry and government agencies, and is the co-founder of OptTek Systems, a Boulder-based software and consulting company that specializes in the optimization of complex systems. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Heuristics and has been Division Chair, Senior Associate Dean and Interim Dean at the Leeds School of Business.

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