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February 2021

Business And Bagels: Putting A Business Case For Diversity Into Action

February 18, 2021
8:00 am
-9:15 am

How can organizations become more diverse, equitable and inclusive in ways that help drive strategic goals, enhance performance, and sustain structural and cultural change in the business environment? As the business environment becomes increasingly complex and uncertain, approaches to diversity, equity, and belonging must respond while driving internal change. Quinetta Roberson, Ph.D., uses insight from research and practice to compare current approaches and best practices while highlighting what works, what does not, and more importantly, why. Business and Bagels participants…

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April 2021

Business and Bagels: Critical Thinking Skills For Business Decision Making

April 22, 2021
8:00 am
-9:15 am

Today’s business environment is characterized by rapid change, uncertainty, and unpredictability. To successfully navigate these conditions, we need to learn specific skills that help us override instinctive thinking and consider different perspectives and approaches. Once we learn these skills and put them to use, we can prevent time-consuming problems before they arise. Attend April’s Business and Bagels to learn how critical thinking skills can make your decision-making process better suited for today’s business environment. Session Presenter Michael Rip, Ph.D., is…

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September 2021

Business And Bagels: Emotion Regulation And Fairness In The Workplace

September 15, 2021
8:00 pm
-9:00 pm

We are all vulnerable to showing a wide range of emotions at work, intentionally and unintentionally, as leaders and as subordinates. Displayed emotion – positive, negative, or indifferent – draws a wide range of responses in the workplace. Brent Scott, Ph.D., is at the leading edge of research regarding the way emotions play out in the work environment and their impact on well-being and productivity. During the September 15 Business and Bagels, Scott will speak to how managers and team…

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October 2021

Business And Bagels: Responsible AI For Business Leaders

October 20, 2021
8:00 am
-9:00 am

During this session of Business and Bagels, you will hear from Anjana Susarla, Ph.D., on the topic of Responsible Artificial Intelligence or AI. Fraught with bias, AI is used by most service providers and retailers to guide marketing and other business decisions that impact their internal organization as well as their clients. Businesses are struggling to deflect bias in their AI- based decision making, while many are asking for accountability for unintended consequences of those decisions. Examples are widespread and include…

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January 2022

Business and Bagels | Applying Strategy to Board Design

Wednesday, January 19
8:00 am
-9:30 am

Description Whether a firm simply survives or actively thrives often hinges on the managers’ understanding—and ideally mastering—organizational design. Organizational design seeks to create alignment between the organization and its operational strategy through a mix of formal and informal structures, processes, and rewards. While the principles of organizational design apply to all parts of the firm, one key area will be the focus of the January 19 Business and Bagels webinar: the board room. Shelby Gai, Ph.D., will examine how leaders…

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