The SEEC ExecEd Sampler Series: Spend 30 minutes in the Virtual Classroom for free

If you’ve been wondering if learning online is for you, let us introduce you to the virtual classroom with our new series of 30-minute mini-classes – the ExecEd Sampler Series.

Staying in your home office doesn’t mean an end to learning new career skills. In fact, working in the virtual realm will likely continue even as the health crisis starts to improve – and we will all need to continue adapting to the “new normal” of engaging with colleagues and clients remotely.

The ExecEd Sampler Series of free, 30-minute mini-classes is designed to give you ideas about how to manage this change and also take advantage of the new opportunities it presents to innovate and respond to the challenge. By upgrading your business skills and becoming familiar with the new methods of virtual learning, you will be positioned to succeed in the better days ahead.

Using the new, secure ZOOM video-conferencing platform for this virtual experience, we will show you how to tap into all this format has to offer: human connection, actionable learning, polls, breakout discussions and more.

Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, enrolment is limited to 25 participants. Once registered, you receive secure log-in information on how to join the Virtual Classroom. To register, contact us by email at seec@schulich.yorku.ca.

Upcoming Sessions

Disaster, Crisis and Sustainability

Klaudia WattsFacilitator: Klaudia Watts

June 11, 2020 – 1-1:30pm

Tragic events compound poverty, tear apart the fabric of growth and fundamentally undermine human security. At the same time, business leaders are faced with critical decision making in turbulent times. How do you focus on your business’ sustainability, let alone the triple bottom line?

Join facilitator Klaudia Watts, for a virtual classroom discussion about crisis response and the path towards sustainability.

Klaudia is a sustainability and corporate responsibility practitioner and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top-30 Sustainability Leaders by Corporate Knights. Her previous roles in the field include PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Rogers Communications and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship. She has completed her MBA at the Schulich School of Business and lectures at the school in the area of sustainability, CSR and ethics and in 2016 was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award.

The session will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2020, 1-1:30pm and is limited to 25 participants due to the interaction involved. To register, contact seec@schulich.yorku.ca.


Virtual Business Writing – Actual Brand: Experience the Virtual Classroom

Diana Kawarsky portraitFacilitator: Diana Kawarsky

June 23, 2020 – 1-1:30pm

Covid-19 has changed how we work, where we work, when we work. These points are well understood by all of us as we continue to thrive under new on-the-job pressures. Your business writing now that we are in much more virtual relationship also has to change – this is your opportunity. How we write, where we write and when we write. These are all under new scrutiny. Build your brand through improved writing!

Your business writing is now being reviewed and judged much more so than ever before as our work and relationships are geographically dispersed.

In response, the Schulich Executive Education Centre will present a free online Virtual Classroom session, delivered by SEEC facilitator Diana Kawarsky, a specialist in communication skills and organizational behaviour. Diana will walk you through quick and effective ways to bring your writing to that next level. This half-hour program allows you to experience SEEC executive learning in our Virtual Classroom setting.

In this SEEC Virtual Classroom session, we will look at a few specific, actionable ways to improve your actual brand through improved virtual business writing and ensure you are being understood – the first time.

The session will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1-1:30pm and is limited to 25 participants due to the interaction involved. To register, contact seec@schulich.yorku.ca.


Engaging a Remote Workforce

Speaker: Christine Yip

June 30, 2020, 1pm

As we continue to face unprecedented uncertainty at home and at work, our ability to adjust to a new normal is being put to the test. With many companies adapting to remote work, leaders and managers are challenged to keep their teams engaged, productive and supported in a virtual environment. In this session we will be discussing the benefits and challenges of managing remote teams, as well as strategies to help keep yourself and your teams engaged during these unprecedented times.

Christine is managing director of Organizations for Impact, a management consultancy that works with leaders across sectors to build more inclusive, psychologically safe and empowering workplace cultures. Christine has worked at both Accenture and KPMG’s human capital consulting practices and holds master’s degrees in both Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Social Policy and Planning. She has been featured on CBC national radio commentating on issues related to work and productivity and currently teaches Change Management at the Schulich School of Business.

The session will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 1-1:30pm and is limited to 25 participants due to the interaction involved. To register, contact seec@schulich.yorku.ca.


Past Events in the SEEC ExecEd Sampler Series

Managing Fear With EQ Tools

Facilitator: Stephen Friedman, May 7, 2020

Innovations Under Crises: A Strategic Decision

Facilitator: Wissam AlHussaini, PhD, May 21, 2020