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May 23 – 10:00 AM

Strategies for Effective 3rd Party Risk Management (BrightTALK)

The challenges that organizations face today are increasingly more complex than in the past. The constant change of the global economy, dynamics of business risks and opportunities, and an increased threat of cyber-attacks add complexities we’ve never faced. As organizations rely on more and more third parties to grow and thrive, they’re exposed to higher levels of risk, and regulators are focused on the need for organizations to manage 3rd party risk more effectively.

Manual processes, silos in contract administration, and technology and resource constraints can all lead to significant errors in the third party supply chain that leads to violation of privacy guidelines and security breaches, which cause substantial fines, penalties, and damage to brand value. On this webinar our panel of experts will discuss the risks and repercussions associated with third party contract management shortcomings, common gaps in third party contract management processes, examples of how new solutions and technologies can help organizations optimize their third party processes, and effective strategies for managing 3rd Party Risk. (Technology)


May 23 – 11:00 AM

How to Get on The First Page of Google (BizLaunch)

Getting your website on the first page of Google can be tough. In this webinar you’ll learn how to improve your Google ranking and how to get new customers from Google.

We’ll discuss: …. What is SEO and why does it matter? …. How to find the right keywords for your business …. How to do actively improve your SEO …. How to hire the right SEO agency

After attending this webinar you’ll better understand SEO and what steps you need to take to improve your Google ranking. (Technology)


May 24 – 3:00 AM

Should employees bring their personal lives to the workplace? (BrightTALK)

People often associate stress with workload, but issues that arise outside work are often the biggest triggers and contributors to mental ill-health – troubled relationships, financial worries or family problems. We spend so much of our time working that it’s almost inevitable we cannot leave our problems at the office door.

But is it fair for employers to ask questions about individuals’ personal circumstances? And is it appropriate or practical to offer support?

A range of wellbeing experts and HR practitioners explore these issues, debate best practice and provide practical guidance on a number of topics which could include: …. Types of stress and how they manifest at work. …. The implications of stress at work, and why work-life balance is an increasingly anachronistic idea. …. Ways of dealing with stress – should employers be proactive or stay out of it? …. How to equip employees to deal with stress at work (i.e Neyber)(Human Resources)


May 24 – 9:00 AM

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations – Are you keeping your employees safe? (NFIB)

This webinar will cover updates to OSHA compliance including the current Top 10 violations and maximum penalties. It will highlight ways to protect yourself, your employees and your business from severe weather. You will be able to recognize and treat symptoms of heat Illness and protect yourself and your employees from heat stress. You will also learn about new safety apps for electronic devices and how they can assist with providing safety information and controlling hazards.

Key “take-aways” from the webinar: …. OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for the recent calendar year remains largely unchanged from the prior year but maximum penalties have increased. …. It is critical to prepare for weather emergencies and natural disasters so that you and your employees can survive them safely. …. As the summer approaches, heat stress is a very serious hazard and providing protection for employees is essential for many employers. …. Ways to access free mobile apps developed for electronic devices to assist individuals with safety and health information and provide tools for controlling hazards. (Security / Safety)


May 24 – 9:00 AM

The Art of Business Improv: Embrace Change and Lead Dynamic Teams (AMA)

Learn How Improvisation Can Positively Impact Every Business Situation …. This high-energy, interactive session demonstrates the tenets of improvisation and how they link to business in an incredibly entertaining and thought-provoking way.

Delivered by Chicago-trained elite improv veteran (and author of Getting to “Yes And”: The Art of Business Improv) Bob Kulhan, you’ll discover how Business Improv® techniques strengthen a skill set directly related to team trust, communication, creativity & innovation, influence, networking, adaptive problem solving, and conflict management.

Improvisation thrives at the moment when strategy meets execution. It works because this approach addresses real-world business challenges. Bob’s secret recipe combines the psychology behind decision-making with the very best aspects of our own brand of customized, high-energy, experiential learning, which drives measurable and sustainable ROI.

You Will Learn …. How to create a work environment that enables others to feel comfortable with creativity …. Advice for developing an aptitude for operating with a collaborative team …. Ways to integrate ideas quickly while balancing reactions thoughtfully …. How to proactively detect and respond to changes in your work environment …. Tips to effectively shape interactions while being considerate of style, interest, culture, and focus of others in the exchange. (Management / Leadership)


May 24 – 10:00 AM

Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

Takeaways: …. Why metrics are critical to management, mission, sustainability and funding …. How to use different kinds of data (trends, norms, and performance) …. The difference between outputs and outcomes. …. Different ways to report metrics. (Nonprofit / Community)


May 24 – 5:00 PM

How to Get on The First Page of Google (BizLaunch)

Getting your website on the first page of Google can be tough. In this webinar you’ll learn how to improve your Google ranking and how to get new customers from Google.

We’ll discuss: …. What is SEO and why does it matter? …. How to find the right keywords for your business …. How to do actively improve your SEO …. How to hire the right SEO agency

After attending this webinar you’ll better understand SEO and what steps you need to take to improve your Google ranking. (Technology)


May 25 – 10:00 AM

How to Generate Direct Revenue from Your Marketing Program (SCORE)

Most global organizations develop their marketing departments to maximize reach and frequency and then describe the value of our products and services. This is a failed model.

What if your marketing could create such a value for your consumers that it begins to pay for itself?

In this entertaining presentation, Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi will detail how you can transform your marketing organization into a true profit center.

You’ll learn how to: …. Create valuable subscribers that opt-in to your content …. Develop a content destination as an asset for the organization …. Monetize the content asset and generate direct and indirect revenues …. Take the steps necessary to start this change in your company. (Sales & Marketing)


May 25 – 10:00 AM

Mobile, AI-powered Sales Enablement Platforms: Sell Smarter, Service Better (SellingPower)

If you’re not leveraging intelligent, mobile sales enablement technology to boost sales productivity, it’s time to start.

Critical to sales success is having better prepared sales reps, and this involves making sure you have the right sales enablement tools that sales and service reps can access anywhere, anytime, to become better informed and more effectively engage with customers. Today’s Sales Enablement Platforms are successfully combining disparate sales tools into a unified, mobile-enabled platform, powered by AI and guided selling capabilities, to take the guesswork and paperwork out of customer engagement.

In this webinar, Jim Lundy of Aragon Research and David Keane of Bigtincan will discuss how these platforms are bringing success to sales organizations.

Join this webinar to learn how to gain a competitive advantage by: …. Improving sales productivity by leaving disparate tools behind for a complete, intelligent, mobile-enabled platform …. Shortening the sales cycle by taking the guesswork out of engagement …. Winning more deals by having better prepared reps. (Sales & Marketing)

Posted on May 18, 2017