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NAA Career Webinar Series
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  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Have you ever considered quitting what you had thought to be your life’s work? What could that look like and what might you feel about taking such a big step? Join alumna, Keiler Roberts, as she comically shares “uninspiring” stories that may help...
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    2020 was a turning point in our lives and a turning point in the history of the humanity. We were flipped upside-down and shaken…again and again.
    The world that we once knew no longer exists. Instead, we are embarking, together, into a new real...
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 · 1:00 PM CDT
    As employers gear up to return to the office, employees are considering their options. We've all heard about 'The Great Resignation' and signs are that it's happening: 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021. There's greater movement in the...
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of building inclusive work environments, and strategies and tools that you can take back to your own workplaces and teams.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 · 11:00 AM CDT
    We work in an increasingly connected world where an activity, change or event that affects one area is likely to have a meaningful impact on something else. Even in a small organization, any change, however seemingly big or small, can have a big i...
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 · 2:00 PM CDT
    Get a sneak peek into what being a product manager is like from companies like startups to big tech.

    Learn about the growing field of product management from a product manager who has worked at both public tech companies and startups. In this web...
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Look, we get it. In a world where diversity and inclusion is (finally) gaining momentum, it’s scary to think that you may make a misstep and get canceled by the culture that drives your business strategy. Your typical approach to marketing will no...
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 · 2:00 PM CDT
    Terry Bayer ’72 will discuss the opportunity for women to join corporate boards. Terry will share her own experience on corporate boards and provide guidance on how to get started on your path to the boardroom. Joining Terry, as her guest, will b...
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 · 12:00 PM CST
    Being on video isn’t easy, but with a few simple tips you can ensure you stand out, whether you’re leading a team meeting, hosting a webinar, presenting on the big (virtual) stage, or promoting your brand on social media sites like LinkedIn. In a ...
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM CST
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), self-care is “what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness.” Soft-tissue injuries are treated with compression and ice, so what resources are...
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 · 11:00 AM CST
    You’re a high achiever and you have important goals you’re striving for in the New Year. Whether these goals are personal, professional, or both, we’ll explore the power of mentorship to accelerate your success in reaching and exceeding these goal...
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 · 11:00 AM CST
    Is artificial intelligence ready to take over the hiring process?
    After using, testing, and demo'ing nearly 30 AI staffing tools, this is what the CEO of Peterson Technology Partners, Nick Shah, learned.

    Nick shares his first-hand experience afte...
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Look, we get it. In a world where diversity and inclusion is (finally) gaining momentum, it’s scary to think that you may make a misstep and get canceled by the culture that drives your business strategy. Your typical approach to marketing will no...
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 · 11:00 AM CST
    In this session participants will begin to understand the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation as a foundation in working towards trans inclusion in professional and personal settings. Participants will learn from lessons on camp...
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 · 2:00 PM CDT
    This workshop will provide participants with a framework for understanding bias, prejudice, and oppression and how these concepts play out in interpersonal and institutional settings. Through case studies, participants will be introduced to variou...
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Join Dr. Casey Gamboni ’16 MS, Ph.D., LMFT, a clinical staff therapist and teaching and supervisory faculty for the marriage and family therapy masters program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, for an engaging and honest conversa...
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 · 11:00 AM CST
    Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is a decades-old phenomenon whose evolution has run the gamut from awareness to activism. Today, D&I is more en vogue now than ever before. Individuals are demanding it, and companies are scrambling to find solutions ...
Career Skills
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 · 2:00 PM CDT
    Terry Bayer ’72 will discuss the opportunity for women to join corporate boards. Terry will share her own experience on corporate boards and provide guidance on how to get started on your path to the boardroom. Joining Terry, as her guest, will b...
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 · 11:00 AM CST
    Is artificial intelligence ready to take over the hiring process?
    After using, testing, and demo'ing nearly 30 AI staffing tools, this is what the CEO of Peterson Technology Partners, Nick Shah, learned.

    Nick shares his first-hand experience afte...
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 · 11:00 AM CST
    Along with the numerous challenges 2020 has brought to the world, there are myriad opportunities to solve problems. Farley Center director Hayes Ferguson provides a look at how faculty and students have made the most of a challenging situation, se...
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 · 12:00 PM CST
    Get ready to grow and cherish your network in a way that doesn’t feel sales-y, inauthentic, or gross (even when networking means sitting at home!). You'll learn how to create meaningful, authentic connections on Zoom, the mindset you need to show ...
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Join Northwestern’s Director of Sustainability, Greg Kozak, who will discuss Northwestern’s sustainability initiatives, goals, and accomplishments and what’s in store for Northwestern moving forward.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    In today’s world of remote presenting and online meetings, those who can rise above the inherent challenges will stand out and benefit their organizations and themselves. Longtime presentation expert and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Nolan Haims will s...
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    When you’re dealing with a challenging problem, you might feel:
    -Isolated and alone
    -A struggle to move forward
    -Overwhelmed

    When you’re connected to the people in your network, all of this can go away. You can...
    -Feel happier
    -Be more confiden...
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    How can we transform today’s stressed and rushed work environment into a more collaborative and creative one – just like the improvisational comedy (“improv”) world?

    From the vantage point of one of the business world’s own, with a background in ...
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Even in our COVID-19 world, recruiting and hiring continues and there's no better place to showcase your skills and strengths than LinkedIn. With 1M+ recruiter accounts and 89% of recruiters checking LinkedIn profiles for applicants, if you don't ...
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Join Rheaply CEO Dr. Garry Cooper, Jr. to learn about his experience as a scientist turned tech CEO, and how his background in neuroscience powers Rheaply's vision today to scale the circular economy with technology. Dr. Cooper will walk through t...
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Have the realities of the post COVID-19 economy started to hit home? Many are furloughed, laid-off, fired, or living with the fear that their job is at risk, particularly as PPP funds run out and many employers face difficult decisions.

    You mig...
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Many professionals today are understandably concerned about job security. Furloughs and layoffs are happening regularly, entire industries are on the ropes, and no one knows for sure how long the economic downturn will last. Whether you're current...
Transitions
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    In a world of extreme uncertainty, we must better manage what we pay attention to. Attention management is the mindful practice of daily flow: being present, resisting distractions, navigating situations, and staying focused on what matters most. ...
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    In this webinar, Dr. Don Martin, former graduate school admissions dean (including at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business), will answer que...
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Do you know you have the power to create your own personal economy? The novel COVID-19 (aka, coronavirus) is a great reminder of why we must do so. Fact is… money is a major component of our lives. Yet so many people shy away from developing syste...
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Marianne Oehser, author of Your Happiness Portfolio® for Retirement: It’s Not About the Money, will tell us about how to age successfully. You will hear about:

    • How and what you think about aging affects how you age
    • Myths about aging that do n...
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 · 11:00 AM CDT
    For those of us considering the prospect of a career transition, change can be daunting. In this engaging webinar, Stephen Kohler, NU alum & certified leadership coach, will describe his own journey of facing and thriving through a career transit...
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 · 11:00 AM CDT
    The graduate school experience is in many ways about finding the right program. In other words, a match for you and the institution at which you enroll. Sadly, many prospective graduate students tend to focus most of their attention on preparing...
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 · 11:00 AM CDT
    With today’s low unemployment rate, more people are considering changing jobs than ever before. However, it can be hard to know where to start. This webinar will inform viewers what to consider before leaving their current role and strategies to h...
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    The business world is in the process of rapid transformation. The only way to have a sustainable competitive advantage in a constantly evolving, uncertain, virtual, global, automated environment is to be prepared. In this webinar hosted by interna...
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 · 11:00 AM CST
    Thinking about pursuing a graduate degree or making a career change, and wondering about how to make the transition, in particular, on the financial end of things? We invite you to join us for an insightful and practical webinar that will address...
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    In this workshop you will clarify your business and personal dreams and design your freedom pathway to a breakthrough year in 2019. (Includes guided coaching, exercises, and a helpful workbook to take home with you.)
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Find out how to combine the tax advantages of your IRA or 401(k) with the returns generated by Real Estate, Private Equity (including crowdfunding), Gold, Private lending, cryptocurrency, and more. Join us for this no-nonsense, fact filled presen...
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    We spend such an inordinate amount of time trying to define and become successful in our personal and professional lives that we are often unaware of when we have achieved our goals. Furthermore, many of us often look back and realize that we have...
Leadership
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Do you ever have that feeling that things just “work out” for some people while others struggle to move forward? Executive presence is that mysterious “soft” skill that tends to elude and confuse professionals. In the midst of that confusion, many...
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    The aftereffects of the current pandemic are going to be with us for a while. Understanding how to lead teams during a crisis, balancing the emotional health and productivity of your team, is even harder when people are distributed and remote. Lea...
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    2020 has ushered in truly unprecedented challenges as businesses struggle to keep up with demand for necessary goods and services or fight to reduce costs, shift focus and survive the disruptions caused the Covid pandemic. Globally, millions are a...
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    There is an urgent need for effective leadership in our institutions of higher learning, government and corporations. Emerging leaders are all around us, but they need help developing into effective leaders. This session will explain what it means...
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 · 11:00 AM CST
    Every leader should strive to create followership and engagement with their people. This is a central tenant to Duncan Ferguson’s leadership philosophy and coaching approach.
    Utilizing Vantage’s Accelerated Development Model (ADM), Duncan helps le...
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 · 11:00 AM CST
    Do self-doubt, exhaustion, and stress keep you from living your best life? Discover an easier way of living – – where you can experience better results for your life and career with more ease and joy.

    We’ll work on the following:
    o Understandi...
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 · 12:00 PM CDT
    A leader’s behavior molds the culture of his or her team, while the leader themselves is molded by the culture of their organization at large - something at times referred to as the Leadership Paradox. But this paradox goes deeper; it reaches eac...
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    As Boomers retire, Millennials take over the majority of the workforce and a new generation comes in, the expectations and demands of a manager have changed and continue to change. What employees want is different. What keeps employees loyal to or...
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 · 12:00 PM CST
    Ask business leaders what it takes to get to the top, and invariably “executive presence” will be on the shortlist. Sometimes it’s called charisma, other times leadership, and most generally it’s simply called presence. Is this something you have?...
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Athletics at any level can help to develop critical leadership and career skills. Employers love to recruit high school and college athletes for their skills in teamwork, resiliency, time management, discipline, and communication. However, athle...
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    In today’s increasingly competitive market place, employees often have many choices and are not afraid to leave a job for one that gives them more chance to grow and shine. Identifying and retaining the rising and future leadership stars in your o...
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 · 2:00 PM CST
    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), self-care is “what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness.” Soft-tissue injuries are treated with compression and ice, so what resources are...
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Many of us, as Henry David Thoreau famously said, “lead lives of quiet desperation,” and these days, stress, anxiety, and overwhelm have been increasing at alarming rates. Part of the problem is the relationship we have with our brains – many of u...
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    While stress and burnout have been stigmatized since the Greek Classical era, the desperate calls for help among current generations has made stress and burnout relief a hot topic across all professions – including students and athletes.

    But is t...
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    This presentation provides an overview of the power of plant-based nutrition and lifestyle habits that promote wellness. You will learn evidence-based information about foods that have been shown to prevent and reverse diabetes, heart disease, and...
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    Voice is the wave of the future…

    Explore how Voiceover and your expertise can open opportunities that:

    • Align yourself with the power and possibilities of your voice

    • Enrich your life

    • Diversify your income

    and

    • Get your voic...
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 · 12:00 PM CST
    Dr. Thomas Alm, Clinical Psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern, will discuss how our brains evolved to be primed for threat but how often our level of response doesn’t match the threat we are facing. He will talk about the benefits...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 · 12:00 PM CST
    Difficult situations can become manageable, in your personal or professional life, with emotional fitness. In this webinar, you’ll hear what it takes to be emotionally fit, so that you can re-connect to yourself and others. You will learn:

    • Th...
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Want to live longer, better? Living an active, fulfilling life well into your 90’s – and possibly your 100’s- may be easier than you think! Longevity expert Dan Buettner traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest lived people in unique commun...
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Let’s face it, life isn’t always easy. Many of us spend our days running from one thing to the next with little time to breathe, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Although our stress is often triggered by events outside our control, th...
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Many find that the beginning of summer offers an opportunity to slow the hectic pace of professional life down, at least a bit. Whether your pace will slow down or not, this time of year can provide an opportunity to do some self-care and start so...
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 · 12:00 PM CST
    During the past 40 years, dual-income households have nearly doubled, and female breadwinning households are on the rise. In this discussion, we will cover the unique challenges dual-income couples face from the “second-shift” to the current child...
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 · 12:00 PM CST
    Do you crave better work-life balance but aren't quite sure how to make it happen without jeopardizing your goals? Join Apryl Zarate Schlueter '02, Happiness/Productivity Coach and Author of Finding Success in Balance: My Journey to The Cheerful M...
Relationships
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 · 11:00 AM CST
    You’re a high achiever and you have important goals you’re striving for in the New Year. Whether these goals are personal, professional, or both, we’ll explore the power of mentorship to accelerate your success in reaching and exceeding these goal...
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Living in the midst of the COVID pandemic has exposed us to how connected we all are and how much we depend on one another. It has also pushed us into needing to learn how to navigate trying to be all things to all people - namely our families and...
  • Friday, August 7, 2020 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Stay-at-home during this COVID-19 pandemic just shifted from “let’s try to flatten the curve for a few months” into a long-haul situation with so many unknowns. And a huge unknown is this: How are our teens really handling the series of disappoint...
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 · 11:00 AM CST
    It can be hard to maintain objectivity when our insecurities and angst take over—especially if we are unfamiliar with our feelings and how to regulate them. If you find yourself holding grudges, ruminating on how you’ve been wronged, or cutting pe...
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Young people are taking longer to transition from adolescence into full-fledged adulthood – this new developmental phase, called emerging adulthood, can hold great opportunity but presents unique challenges to modern families. In this webinar I’ll...
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 · 11:00 AM CST
    Amy Freed, Core Faculty for the Master’s Program in Counseling at The Family Institute of Northwestern, will share insights into how our past relationships and experiences impact how we allow ourselves to be treated in the present. Freed will shar...
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 · 12:00 PM CST
    Jayne Kinsman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will discuss common scenarios that create conflict in relationships with loved ones, friends or at work. She will then describe specific skills and tools anyone can use to resolve a conflict ...
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 · 12:00 PM CST
    This webinar will address the chronic strains and stressors of both living with a romantic partner who has a serious illness and being a person with a serious illness who is married. We call this webinar Sick and Tired to connote the stressors as...
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Love takes work. We know that to be true, yet with the demands of kids, jobs, volunteer work, and family, it is all too easy to put our romantic relationships on the back burner. In this webinar, Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon will discuss what it takes...
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