ED Talks: Economic Development on a Personal Level

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The ED Talks series began in May as part of the reimagining component of the Recover, Reopen, Reimagine discussion related to COVID-19. These monthly webinars are focused on answering questions related to creating a better environment at work and employers that are better at leading.

Happening on the third Thursday of each month the partnership between Rockford University and the RAEDC has created an opportunity for business owners, managers, and even employees to join these calls; these webinar-based ED Talks are considerate of the limited amount of time people have available.

“We have really focused on providing high-quality information in a short timeframe and the partnership with Rockford University provides highly-qualified thought leaders to help regional businesses,” states Jarid Funderburg, VP for Business and Investment Relations.

The most recent version Episode 2 – Reengineering Your Workplace: Finding Balance after a Pandemic questioned if it was time to “reengineer” businesses. Reengineering is the fundamental rethinking and redesign of business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in critical, contemporary measures of performance, such as cost, quality, service, and speed.

The first Episode – Crises Leadership: How to Lead Your Employees Through Crises opened the conversation around workplace disruption and the trauma our employees may be going through as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar shared successful leadership techniques that can help a business, from the C-suite to the shop floor, recover from the economic earthquake we are living through.

Both episodes were led by Mandolen Mull, Ph.D., Chair of the Puri School of Business, Director of the Degree Completion Program, and an Assistant Professor of Leadership at Rockford University.

For upcoming topics and registration visit RockfordIL.com/events.

Episode 1Crises Leadership: How to Lead Your Employees Through Crises

Episode 2Reengineering Your Workplace: Finding Balance After a Pandemic