ALUMNI WEBINAR SERIES | On Demand

 

Webinars On Demand:

2017

How to Have it All Without Having it All

Presented By: Katherine Wintsch (’99)

For decades, women have striven to “have it all” but most women don’t know what their “own all” actually is. In this webinar, Katherine will share the five lies she finally stopped believing in order to find fulfillment in her career and at home.

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The Story of My Life

Presented By: Rachel Nusbaum (’01)

Previously recorded on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. 11am-Noon EST

Many of us have lived through life-changing circumstances. We struggle with how to make sense of what’s happened and how to move forward. Science suggests constructing our narrative identity is a way to process and interpret our difficult experiences to create a life story. This webinar will dive into personal storytelling and why it’s relevant for our personal and business lives.

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Reinvent Yourself!

Presented By: Peg Helminski (’79M)

Previously recorded on Thursday, June 15, 2017. 2-3pm EST

In our increasingly global society, career advancement often requires relocation and many of us who are partnered with a transferred employee need to become highly adaptable and flexible, “reinventing ourselves” when that spouse or partner is transferred across the country or around the world.  In this webinar we will touch briefly on some of the reasons for this changing dynamic and then delve into the practical steps participants can take to facilitate a mid-career change for themselves.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

A Year of Lessons


Presented By: 
Mia Brabham (’16)

Previously recorded on Friday, May 18, 2017. 12-1pm EST

The first few months out in a world that’s so different from what you’ve known the past four (or three, or five, or six—go you) years is overwhelming. And sometimes transition periods aren’t the easiest. In this webinar, Mia Brabham will share some of the personal and professional lessons she’s learned in her first year following JMU.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

The Powerful 7

Presented By: Corey Schwartz (’06)

Previously recorded on Friday, May 5, 2017. 10-11am EST

An organization’s greatest asset is and always will be its people. A formal education is the foundation of success but personal growth and development doesn’t stop there. This webinar will walk you through 7 must-have soft skills that will help separate you from the pack while allowing you to define your own career trajectory. 

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Leaving It On The Road

Presented By: Robert Eric Wagner (’12)

Previously recorded on Friday, April 21, 2017. 1-2pm EST

Join Robert for a discussion about how life can be a lot like a bicycle ride. There are ups, downs, detours and obstacles that you might never have considered at first. During his 33-day ride across the United States States, Robert was able to identify valuable life lessons that he documented and shared with close friends and family on his blog before turning the experience into his first memoir to share with the world.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

How to Find Freedom from Exhaustion

Presented By: Christine Hammond (’89)

Previously recorded on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 1-2pm EST

Are you stressed by the demands of everyday life, the expectations of others, and the pressure to perform?  Life can be different.  Exhaustion doesn’t just stem from physical issues, it has roots in your thoughts, feelings, unresolved trauma, and difficult people.

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How to be a Leader with any Position, Title or Salary

Presented By: Kelly Kienzle (’92)

Previously recorded on Friday, February 24,2017. 1-2pm EST

Many employees feel disengaged from their work and under-challenged by their responsibilities.  As a result, we seek new roles that will ignite our drive and stimulate our intellect.  But what if you could alter your role without leaving your company?  This webinar will show you how to “lead from any chair.” 

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Leading Organizational Change for Positive Business Results

Presented By: Will Murphy (’00)

Previously recorded on Thursday, February 16,2017. 2-3pm EST

In this ever-changing environment of technology advancements, organizational culture changes, and constant need for process improvements, we have to be ready to make informed decisions going forward. As an organizational leader, you can take steps to help mitigate future issues and provide strategic solutions to keep your organization running smoothly and produce positive business results.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

More Than A Resolution:How to Awaken Your Purpose in 2017

Presented By: Zach Mercurio (’06)

Previously recorded on Thursday, January 19,2017. 12-1pm EST

In this workshop Zach draws on his own personal experience of finding purpose, research on meaning and purpose in life and work, and professional experience working with individuals, college students, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies on awakening and aligning purpose. Participants will learn key strategies to awaken their own personal purpose, adopt a leadership style that compels and inspires people to deliver purpose, and craft their work and workplaces to be purpose-driven.

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2016

 

Making Your Own Path: Thinking Unconventionally About Work & Life

Presented By: Nicole Martorana (’07)

Previously recorded on Thursday, December 15, 2016. 2-3pm EST

Life after graduation can be full of surprises and doesn’t always come with a clear map for what to expect from work or life in general. Sometimes you have to make your own map. Join Nicole for a discussion about thinking creatively about potential jobs, job search techniques, and drawing from a variety of resources to find the career path that’s right for you, whether for right now or for keeps. 

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Mentoring Made Easy As Pie: Setting One More Seat at Your Table This Thanksgiving

Presented By: Laura Taylor (’03)

Previously recorded on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

Regardless of what industry we are in, mentorship/life coaching is a relationship we can all benefit from. A positive mentorship experience has not only impacted Laura professionally, but also financially, personally and on an interpersonal level. By accessing a mentor in her early 20’s, she now has the opportunity to do the same for others and is excited to share with you her story and best practices for finding and maintaining mentorships in your life.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

From Red Zone to End Zone: What a Change Leader Can Learn from JMU Football

Presented By: April Armstrong (’92)

Previously recorded on Friday, October 28, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

To distinguish yourself as a leader you must be the leader who can bring your team successfully into the End Zone with change.In this presentation, guest speaker April Armstrong (’92) will share how to prepare even before kickoff to rock the red zone before your team even enters the field. 

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How to Live and Lead with Your LIGHTS on

Presented By: Shayna Hammond (’02)

Previously recorded on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

Both life and leadership are about who we are, what we do, and how we decide to show up. Shayna Hammond (’02) founded Teach To Lead in 2012 to support leaders in leading more authentically, inclusively, and boldly.

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Confessions of a Part-time Entrepreneur: How to Gracefully Profit from Your Passion in the Digital Economy

Presented By: Brent Peterson (’94, ’98 MBA)

Previously recorded on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

In this engaging and candid presentation, guest speaker Brent Peterson (JMU BBA ’94, MBA ’98) will lead the audience into a discovery of the top five reasons to be a part-time entrepreneur in the digital economy. He will then share seven entrepreneurial confessions that will equip alumni with a roadmap for their own long-term impact. 

Click here to access webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

 

Online Defamation: What can be done to protect your good reputation

Presented By: Evan Bolick (’05)

Previously recorded on Thursday, August 18th, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

Businesses can be crushed by a single false online review. Job seekers can be disqualified due to things posted online by others. The reputation of both yourself and your business is now accessible 24/7 via a click of the mouse. This webinar will teach you the importance of taking care of what you put online and how to fight back against those who post defamatory statements online.

Click here to access the webinar recording.You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Strategies for Living File-Free with Evernote

Presented By: Stacey Harmon ’95

Previously recorded on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

Stacey Harmon will show you key strategies for leveraging Evernote to live file-free and have access to all you need, from whenever you need it. This session will transform your efficiency and have a tangible impact on the paper clutter that is the reality for many. Lose your reliance on paper and learn how to use Evernote to skyrocket your productivity today.

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Ready, Set, Network!:  Building your Career with the Help of your Buddies

Presented By: Meghan Ely ’03

Previously recorded on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

In today’s workforce it is essential to focus on relationships. Networking will help open doors you never would have imagined. In this fast-paced session, find out how leading wedding business expert, Meghan Ely (’03), turned a single martini at a networking event into a distinguished career at the top of her industry.

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

How to Separate Emotion From Fact to Grow a Business that Thrives

Presented By: Maura Fredericks ’89

Previously recorded on Thursday, April 14th, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

How you communicate throughout your business is critical. Learning to distance yourself from your emotions and focus on the facts can move conversations forward, reach common ground faster, create better relationships, and increase productivity. Learn practical techniques to implement today in your business for better conversations that can help your business thrive.

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Entrepreneurial Success

Presented By: Jennifer Eddy ’04

Previously recorded on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. Noon-1pm EST

Five years ago when Jennifer Eddy (’04) and her husband Sean started their marketing and growth strategy consulting firm, they had a clear vision, a well-defined market, a great professional network, and lots of business strategy experience… So what could go wrong? Right? Nearly five years later they’ve built a thriving management consulting firm that serves high tech clients and professional service firms around the globe, but they say every day in still an adventure.

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Modern Job Hunting & Career Advancement in a Networked Age: Advice from a LinkedIn Insider: A Two Part Series

Presented by: Zack Detwiler (’08)

Strategies for finding what jobs are out there such as optimizing your profile from a technical point of view while taking into consideration your own person branding, setting up search alerts that send jobs to you automatically, getting the attention of headhunters and agency recruiters, and common pitfalls to avoid when searching for jobs.

Click the links below to access the recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation..

Part One – ​Previously recorded on January 13th, 2016. 

Part Two – ​Previously recorded on February 10th, 2016 

 

2015

Our Brain Beliefs, and Behaviors: How to Maximize them for Success at Work and in Life

Presented by: Michael O’Brien (’89)

Previously recorded on December 3rd, 2015. 

Understand the relationship between stress, neuroscience, belief blocks, and steps you can take to drive more success in your career and in life. 

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

Career, Purpose, Living… Striving to Live the JMU way after Graduation

Presented by: Kyle Laver (’01, ’05M)

Previously recorded on November 9th, 2015. 

Often through the complexities of life our true values and passions get lost in the mundane. Career… Purpose…Living is what we all strive for. Learn how you can invigorate your JMU spirit through the process of living out your authentic self through your career. 

Click here to access the webinar recording. You will be asked to fill out a short form first, then the recording will be emailed in your confirmation.

 

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