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Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 1 of 3): Leading Change: Thriving in the 21st Century

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 1 of 3): Leading Change: Thriving in the 21st Century

Topic: After death and taxes, change is probably the only other certainty in American society. The unprecedented changes that have occurred during the last decade will not only continue in the future, but managerial and behavioral theorists believe they will continue with even greater speed. The ability to anticipate change, create a change plan, overcome resistance to change, and implement change programs effectively and efficiently are essential skills for senior leaders and department managers.

Key Takeaways:
• Develop strategies, techniques, skills and tools necessary to manage change effectively
• Understand the nature of the change process
• Assist in achieving buy-in from employees for change programs
• Develop the skills to anticipate change
• Bring creativity and imagination to the solution of new and challenging change issues


Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio.


Debra Zabloudil serves as the President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of consulting, thought leadership and training needs.
On a day to day basis, Debra and her team can be found traveling the globe, producing educational content for leaders in hundreds of different industries or professions, running consulting projects for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staffs of organizations worldwide. Debra is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics related to adult education and how to create high quality, and profitable, education offerings for members. Debra works regularly with a number of well-known organizations such as The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Hospital Association, the American Planning Association, The Association Forum and more.
Debra is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also an Association Forum John T. Thiel award winner, a PCMA “Best in Class” speaker and a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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VMware Webcast: Certifications: Are They Worth It?

VMware Webcast: Certifications: Are They Worth It?

Topic: Certifications are tough to get, hard to maintain, and expensive! Sometimes we wonder if they are even worth the effort and expense. Join VMware’s Irish Spring for a discussion around Certification Concepts and discover why Certifications matter, who really looks for them, and what certifications will get you the most attention when building your career.


Speaker: Irish Spring, SR Manager, Systems Engineering, VMware

Irish Spring began his career designing and implementing weapons control systems for the Department of Defense and creating new E-commerce architectures in the telecommunications industry. In his 14 years at VMware, he has virtualized thousands of businesses and organizations. From large companies like Walmart and Koch Industries, to public sector organizations including 5 US states and several Universities; he has mobilized cloud computing platforms to increase IT efficiency and find solutions for his clients as they struggle to keep up with Disruptive IT Transformation. A celebrated member of the VMware leadership team, he has built several teams, overseen the VMwolrd Hands on Labs, and managed VMware employees throughout the Western Hemisphere. He currently runs the Software Defined Datacenter Specialist for the Central US.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Cisco Webcast: Introducing the Future of Branch IT

Cisco Webcast: Introducing the Future of Branch IT

Topic: Branch offices are critical extensions of every business, but they can also be challenging to support — especially on the IT side. Most legacy branch infrastructures fall short in delivering the cost-efficiencies, performance and agility that digital-era businesses need to compete. That’s why more businesses are looking at a new hyper-converged solution from Cisco and VMware that transforms branch and remote offices, enabling fast, flexible deployment of applications, cost-effective central management, and 100% compatibility with existing Cisco and VMware data centers. Learn how this is branch IT built for the digital era.


All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win an $250 AMEX Gift Card.


Speakers: Ian McLaughlin, Product Manager, Cisco

Tobias Huelsdau, Technical Marketing, Cisco

Ian has spent the past 10 years working on leading communication enablement technologies across networking, telecommunications and healthcare. As a Product Manager in Enterprise Routing, Ian works on key Cisco strategic initiatives, including 5G, edge computing, and hyper-converged infrastructure.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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VMware Webcast: The History of Software Defined Networking (SDN)

VMware Webcast: The History of Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Topic: We've all heard the term, now learn the technology evolution behind software defined networking. SDN started with novel ideas in academia rooted in architectural principles, but has evolved over the years into concrete use cases and solutions. Come hear about the journey and what promises SDN may have for the future.


Speaker: Jacob Rapp, Director and Lead Technologist, VMware

Jacob Rapp is currently Director and Lead Technologist for Networking and Security at VMware. Based in the SF Bay Area, he has spent the last 18 years working in networking from the industry leaders to small startups. Twitter @JacobRapp

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 2 of 3): Disruption 2.0: How Not to Get Hit by the Oncoming Train

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 2 of 3): Disruption 2.0: How Not to Get Hit by the Oncoming Train

Topic: Consider this. Right now, three teenagers are in a garage or local coffee shop or university library, finding a way to disrupt YOUR industry. Ridiculous? Think again. We all know about the disruption of Airbnb, Snapchat and Uber, but there are new disruptors that have become part of the 2018 landscape. Bitcoin, blockchain, AI and other game-changers are larger than life forces today and we need to prepare our members and customers. Are you prepared? This timely session will discuss many of the newest disruptions and how they affect us all. Understand how to identify a potential disruption early on, helping your team prepare, strategize and act. Finally, learn how to create a culture with your internal team, board and others to assure that you are prepared for whatever disruption is next.

Key Takeaways:
• Understand how to spot a disruption before it takes root in your industry
• Look at disruption in an all new way, and be able understand current disruption and how it may affect you and your team
• Develop a more complete understanding of the critical conversation to have within your organization allowing you to stay ahead of disruption, rather falling behind.


Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio.


Debra Zabloudil serves as the President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of consulting, thought leadership and training needs.
On a day to day basis, Debra and her team can be found traveling the globe, producing educational content for leaders in hundreds of different industries or professions, running consulting projects for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staffs of organizations worldwide. Debra is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics related to adult education and how to create high quality, and profitable, education offerings for members. Debra works regularly with a number of well-known organizations such as The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Hospital Association, the American Planning Association, The Association Forum and more.
Debra is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also an Association Forum John T. Thiel award winner, a PCMA “Best in Class” speaker and a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 3 of 3): The Case for Innovation

Professional Development Webcast Series (Part 3 of 3): The Case for Innovation

Topic: In today’s workplace, creativity and innovation is not an option - it is, and will continue to be, a business imperative. Leaders are constantly being confronted with new problems, new projects and new issues that, by definition, require new answers. The ability to see new — as well as old — problems, projects, and issues in a fresh, imaginative way is vital for individuals at all levels in an organization. Innovation plays a fundamental role in our thought processes, leadership practices, problem solving and decision-making. This course will help you understand how to keep innovation alive in your company and department.

Key Takeaways:
• Increase efficiency and effectiveness by bringing innovation into the workplace dialogue
• Use creative techniques for problem solving and decision making
• Understand how you might overcome the personal, organizational, and environmental impediments to innovation


Speaker: Debra Zabloudil, President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio.


Debra Zabloudil serves as the President, CEO and founder of the Learning Studio, which serves the association and corporate communities in a variety of consulting, thought leadership and training needs.
On a day to day basis, Debra and her team can be found traveling the globe, producing educational content for leaders in hundreds of different industries or professions, running consulting projects for professional and trade associations and speaking, facilitating and designing workshops and learning labs for customers, members and staffs of organizations worldwide. Debra is a frequent speaker and writer on all topics related to adult education and how to create high quality, and profitable, education offerings for members. Debra works regularly with a number of well-known organizations such as The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The American Hospital Association, the American Planning Association, The Association Forum and more.
Debra is a Certified Association Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also an Association Forum John T. Thiel award winner, a PCMA “Best in Class” speaker and a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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