Virtual University

Inspiring and practical ideas demand 24/7 access. Download on-demand sessions and action guides on topics vital to early career female talent featuring the world’s top thought leaders: inspirational role models, business school faculty, and leading corporate executives.

How Focusing on Inclusion Helps Your Company Retain Employees

By: Karen Brown, Founder, Bridge Arrow
Most business leaders understand the diversity part of diversity and inclusion. They get that having a diverse workforce is important to customers and critical to succeeding in a global market. It’s the inclusion part that eludes them — creating an environment where people can be who they are, that values their unique talents and perspectives, and makes them want to stay. This QUEST Virtual Campus Session will offer some best practices for getting to the heart of who your employees really are.

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Three Benefits of Professional Coaching - What Is in It for You?

By: Meg Regan, MIT Sloan & Jen Armstrong
Have you wondered about the benefits of working with a professional coach? Are you unsure of the difference between a mentor and a coach? Are you interested in understanding what you might do or discuss during coaching sessions? What are the markers of success? During this webinar two professional coaches will provide an overview of coaching to include: - Three potential benefits of engaging with a coach, - When and how to go about engaging a coach and, - How to get the most out of your time with a professional coach.

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Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

By: Erica Dhawan, Founder and CEO, Cotential
In this QUEST Virtual Campus session, you will discover how to Get Big Things Done. Erica Dhawan, Founder and CEO, Cotential, will present that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called connectional intelligence. Connectional intelligence unlocks the 21st-century secret to getting "big things done" regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do. Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition, and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as emotional intelligence was in the '90s, connectional intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health, and politics by quickly, efficiently, and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies, and implement solutions to big problems. In this QUEST Virtual Campus session, Erica Dhawan will unlock the secrets of the world's movers and shakers use connectional intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals - no matter how ambitious, and how you can too.

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10 Things I Learned That May Aid You on Your Way to the Top

By: Cheri Alexander, University of Michigan
If more women are going to rise to the top, we need to understand the leadership lessons of the women that have made it. In this QUEST Virtual Campus Session, Cheri Alexander, Faculty and Chief Innovation Officer, Exec Ed, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will share essential advice that will help you take the next step in your career. Are you embarking on a career change or starting a new role? Do you aspire to reach the upper ranks of your organization? If so, here are the ten essential tips she learned in her Corporate career, that you may want to know when crafting your journey. Drawing from her experience as the Vice President of International Operations - HR, and President of the General Motors University, Alexander will provide a roadmap for thriving in your career.

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Making Inclusion, Inclusive

By: Khalil Smith, D&I Head, NeuroLeadership Institute
Organizations have made great progress with supporting certain groups, and in the process have facilitated a backlash that is now working its way through lots of companies. This has reached a point where ‘If you’re not actively including, you’re probably accidentally excluding’. This shows up in diversity training that has a ‘difference focus’ and in programs that highlight a particular group. Sometimes that is necessary and appropriate, but there are certainly trade-offs and implications that leaders and D&I professionals should be aware of and attentive to.

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The New Dad

By: Brad Harrington, BC Center for Work & Family
Over the past seven years, much of the Boston College Center for Work & Family’s research has focused on the changing role of fathers. An under-researched area within the work-life field, recent evidence suggests that working fathers may experience as much or more work-family conflict than their female counterparts. As a result, the Center has undertaken and released the results of seven unique reports that focus on the lives of these men. Dr. Brad Harrington, Executive Director of The Boston College Center for Work and Family will share the Center's latest research findings on The New Dad and will propose action steps for individuals and organizations.

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