Webinars

Catch up on recordings from past events.

View by topic:

Conversations & Connections: The Future of the Virginia Workforce
Originally aired on September 30, 2021
Presented by Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Debbie McDade Ratliff, Kristen Vaughan ’00, Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93

Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, director of talent acquisition & workforce planning at Dominion Energy, Debbie McDade Ratliff, senior director of talent engagement for University Advancement at William & Mary, and Kristen Vaughan ’00, managing director of human capital practice at Accenture Federal Services discuss the Future of the Virginia Workforce moderated by Alexis Swann M.B.A. ’93, president of Virginia Peninsula/Williamsburg at Townebank.

W&M Conversations & Connections: Green Jobs
Originally aired on August 19, 2021
Presented by Caitlin Bovery ’10, Dani Wise Johnson ’95, Jessica Taylor ’97

A conversation discussing today's challenges and future of green jobs with Caitlin Bovery ’10 a Sea Turtle Scientist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in the City of Boca Raton, Dani Wise Johnson ’95 the owner and founder of Blueline Environmental, and Jessica Taylor ’97 the director of the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division. The discussion was moderated by Michael Steelman, W&M's director of alumni career management & professional networks.

Conversations & Connections: Tourism in Virginia
Originally aired on July 15, 2021
Presented by Alexis Swann M.B.A. '93, Cliff Fleet '91, M.A. '93, J.D. '95, M.B.A. '95, Lynelle Haugabrook '14 and Benming Zhang '16, J.D. '20

This virtual series sponsored by TowneBank brings together W&M leaders throughout Virginia to discuss business challenges, partnerships, and collaborations that build a stronger community. Alexis Swann M.B.A. '93 will moderate each discussion. This first session focused on "tourism in Virginia" and featured Cliff Fleet '91, M.A. '93, J.D. '95, M.B.A. '95, Lynelle Haugabrook '14 and Benming Zhang '16, J.D. '20.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Kate Reed Petty ’06
Originally aired on July 8, 2021
Presented by Kate Reed Petty ’06

Join W&M Libraries and Kate Reed Petty ’06, author of “True Story,” a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and a new middle-grade graphic novel, “The Leak.” Kate discusses her work and answers questions from the audience.

Leaders in Health: Preparing for Summer and Return to School
Originally aired on June 30, 2021
Presented by Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, Colleen Gorman ’95, Dr. David Dafashy

W&M alumnae and health industry leaders Dr. Melissa Moore ’84, chief scientific officer of platform research at Moderna, Dr. Lee Beers ’92, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Colleen Gorman ’95, head of quality events and investigation in global product development at Pfizer, share insights with Dr. David Dafashy, W&M's medical director, about the latest in vaccine development, mRNA, boosters and preparing children for the school year and beyond.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood - Young Guarde Edition
Originally aired on June 24, 2021
Presented by Lauren Shippen ’13, Omar Kamara ’15, Evan Cunningham ’16, Liz Sykes ’06

W&M Young Guarde Lauren Shippen ’13, a writer with Atypical Artists, Omar Kamara ’15, a directing fellow at the AFI Conservatory, and Evan Cunningham ’16, a producer and songwriter, discuss diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of underrepresented artists and creators. This discussion was moderated by Liz Sykes ’06, owner and producer of AVAdventure Productions.

W&M APIM Professionals: Celebrating and Strengthening our Community
Originally aired on June 17, 2021
Presented by Clem Cheng ’86, Clarissa Delgado ’09, Baiyin Murphy ’10, Amandeep Sidhu ’00

W&M alumnus Clem Cheng ’86, SVP of HR at Comcast, moderates a discussion with fellow alumni, Clarissa Delgado ’09, COO and co-founder of Teach for the Philippines, Baiyin Murphy ’10, general partner at Indicator Ventures, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn, on overcoming career challenges and their thoughts on the current environment for the APIM community.

GALA alumni panel with Wayne Curtis ’82
Originally aired on June 15, 2021
Presented by Wayne Curtis ’82

GALA alumni panel with Wayne Curtis ’82 as moderator. Michael Pemberton ’84, Dr. Leisa Meyer and Dr. George Greenia will participate as panelists.

Data Privacy: Now and in the Future
Originally aired on June 3, 2021
Presented by Michael Lewis, Glenn Ballard ’00, Melody Balcet ’98, Jay Sinha J.D. ’12

W&M alumni Glenn Ballard ’00, Melody Balcet ’98, and Jay Sinha J.D. ’12 join Professor Michael Lewis, chair of W&M's computer science department for a conversation on domestic and international legal, policy and technology issues impacting data privacy.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood
Originally aired on May 27, 2021
Presented by Franklin jin Rho ’96, Milan Chakraborty ’00, Chitra Sampath ’06, Prof. Francis Tanglao Aguas

Franklin jin Rho ’96, TV writer and producer, Milan Chakraborty ’00, head of film at Marginal MediaWorks, and Chitra Sampath ’06, creator and executive producer at Netflix, discuss diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of underrepresented artists and creators. This discussion was moderated by Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas.

Environmental Resilience in Virginia
Originally aired on May 26, 2021
Presented by Robert Rose, Elizabeth Andrews ’84, Molly Mitchell ’99, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’18

As sea levels continue to rise, towns and cities across the world must address disaster planning efforts for flooding and natural resource damage. Learn more on Virginia's climate change, sea level rise, and policy efforts to protect our coast.

Virtual Tasting with Virago Spirits
Originally aired on May 19, 2021
Presented by Vicki Haneberg ’90 and Brad Haneberg ’90

Virago Spirits is owned by Vicki Haneberg ’90 and Brad Haneberg ’90. During this event, you'll make three different cocktails and learn about the history of rum and its distillation.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Jon Pineda
Originally aired on May 12, 2021
Presented by Prof. John Pineda

Novelist-poet-flyfisher Professor Pineda shares his creative work and some thoughts on the creative process. Biography:“I’m writing books because I have questions,” says author and professor Jon Pineda. He has published a memoir (listed as a Barnes and Noble Discover selection), two novels (in 2018, Let’s No One Get Hurt), and three poetry collections (the third won a Library of Virginia Literary Award).

The Business of NASCAR
Originally aired on May 6, 2021
Presented by Steve Newmark ’93, Tad Geschickter ’85, Lauren Edwards ’08, Ryan Preece

Join Steve Newmark ’93, president of Roush Fenway Racing, and Tad Geschickter ’85, co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing, to learn more about the business, communications and training involved with NASCAR. Steve and Tad share their career history and insights into NASCAR as a business. Ryan Preece shares his perspective from inside the vehicle and discuss their training routines and how he got into auto racing. Lauren Edwards ’08, founder and CEO of Reine Digital, moderates this discussion.

Food for Thought Faculty Q&A with Prof. Doug Young
Originally aired on May 5, 2021
Presented by Prof. Doug Young

Proteins, comprised of 20 natural amino acids, are the driving force behind most cellular functions and are vital to most life processes. Given how useful proteins already are, it’s exciting to imagine how much more powerful they could be if we could expand the genetic code to incorporate unnatural amino acids that have novel chemical functionalities. Adding these chemical tools to the biological toolbox opens the door to new therapeutics and diagnostics for biological diseases and disorders, including cancer.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Amanda Foody ’15
Originally aired on April 29, 2021
Presented by Amanda Foody ’15

Join us for a virtual book talk with Amanda Foody ’16, author of "The Shadow Games" series. She discusses her newest book, "Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice," and answers questions from the audience.

Food for Thought Faculty Q&A with Prof. Claire Pamment
Originally aired on April 28, 2021
Presented by Prof. Claire Pamment

Performed by socially marginalized gender variant hijra and khwaja sira communities in South Asia, the badhai repertoire includes songs, dances, prayers and comic repartee that customarily commemorate births, weddings, and other celebratory heteronormative occasions. Professor Pamment considers badhai’s negotiations across restrictive social scripts, taking place within the changing landscape of transnational LGBTQIA+ movements and religious nationalism.

The Lemon Project: What We've Learned and What's Next
Originally aired on April 22, 2021
Presented by Prof. Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07

Join Professor Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07 and her team to explore the Lemon Project, which is taking a multifaceted approach to examine and learn from the relationship between African Americans and W&M that extends over three centuries. Hear from Professor Jajuan Johnson about his work on genealogy and community engagement efforts and graduate assistant Caroline Watson about her study of archaeological research on W&M’s campus. If you are interested in supporting the Lemon Project, the Class of 1971 has started a fundraising initiative for an Endowment that will provide support for the most pressing needs of the Lemon Project at William & Mary.

W&M Sustainability Symposium: A Closer Look with Winona LaDuke
Originally aired on April 21, 2021
Presented by Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, Native American environmentalist and political activist shares her perspective on the importance of individuals connecting with their local communities and ecosystems to the benefit of their future and the world. Known as a leader in the issues of cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems, LaDuke discusses her experience in these areas and the ties between the rights of Indigenous people, the environment, and sustainability progress in the United States. She explores the role that arts and culture can play in connecting people and action, sharing a direction for the future, and bringing people together around common challenges and successes.

Art History Keynote Lecture The Future of Winckelmann's Classical Form by Prof. Elizabeth Prettejohn
Originally aired on April 15, 2021
Presented by Prof. Elizabeth Prettejohn

Elizabeth Prettejohn is Professor of History of Art and Head of Department, History of Art, at the University of York (UK). Her books on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetic Movement assessed the achievements of Victorian artists and placed them in relation to European Modernism. Her work on the critical fortunes of Victorian art has led to a more general interest in taste and aesthetics, explored in her books Beauty and Art 1750-2000 (2005) and The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture: Greek Sculpture and Modern Art from Winckelmann to Picasso (2012). Her most recent book, Modern Painters, Old Masters: The Art of Imitation from the Pre-Raphaelites to the First World War (2017), argues that Victorian artists were, paradoxically, at their most original when they imitated the Old Masters most faithfully. Liz is an active guest curator and has co-curated exhibitions on Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John William Waterhouse, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In 2011 she gave the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery, London, on ‘The National Gallery and the English Renaissance of Art.'

Virtual Wine Tasting with DuCard Vineyards
Originally aired on April 8, 2021
Presented by Karen Yannello ’74 and Scott Elliff

DuCard Vineyards is a boutique winery bordering the Shenandoah National Park, just north of Charlottesville. Known for top quality wines, a gorgeous country setting and a relaxing vibe, it’s owned by Scott Elliff and his wife Karen Yannello ’74. Scott leads the group through the tasting and gives us an insider view of the challenges and fulfillment of being in the Virginia wine business – including various stories and anecdotes.

Political Campaigns 101: Running for Office in Virginia
Originally aired on April 1, 2021
Presented by Will Payne ’01, Jay Jones ’10, Caleb Rogers ’20, Briana Sewell ’12, Benny Zhang ’16

Hear from fellow W&M alumni about their experiences running for office in Virginia, from city council seats to attorney general. Attendees learn about how to start a political campaign, the process of running for office and lessons learned.

The Race to April 30: Presidential Administrations and the First 100 Days
Originally aired on March 30, 2021
Presented by Michael Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, Stephanie Murphy ’00, Mitchell Reiss P ’16, Liz Schrayer

Join policy leaders in national security, diplomacy and international development for a discussion of the first 100 days of presidential administrations.

Diverse Voices in Hollywood
Originally aired on March 25, 2021
Presented by Phil Sun ’04, Cord Jefferson ’04, Chon Glover M.Ed.’99, Ed.D. ’06

Chon Glover M.Ed.’99, Ed.D. ’06, W&M chief diversity officer moderates a discussion with Phil Sun ’04, top Hollywood talent agent, president and managing partner of representation firm M88 and former partner at WME, and Cord Jefferson ’04, Emmy Award winning television writer for the HBO hit series "Watchmen," and producer of "The Good Place." The topic of the discussion is diversity in the arts and entertainment industry and the focus on amplifying voices of diverse and underrepresented artists and creators.

Virtual Wine Tasting with Johnson Estate
Originally aired on March 24, 2021
Presented by Jennifer Johnson ’76

Jennifer Schroeder Johnson, W&M class of 1976, attended the Cornell Johnson School of Business, where she met her husband, Fred S. Johnson, Jr., son of the winery’s founder. After Fred’s 40-year career with various international food businesses, the two “retired” in 2013 to the farm, which had been acquired by Fred’s grandfather in the early 1900s. Today Johnson Estate Winery grows 13 varieties of grapes, spans 115 acres of vineyards on the 300-acre farm, and produces over 40 award-winning wines all overseen by Winemaker Jeff Murphy. Products, including white, red, rose, fortified, and ice wines, are sold in the Estate’s Tasting Room, online, and in stores across New York, Pennsylvania, and northern Ohio. Jennifer Schroeder Johnson ’76 and Fred Johnson are owners of Johnson Estate Winery. Jeff Murphy is the winery's winemaker.

Center for Creative Leadership Workshop
Originally aired on March 19, 2021
Presented by Marin Burton

While some issues are problems with a definite answer, the more challenging issues are polarities — situations in which both sides have benefits and drawbacks. Attempting to address these issues with traditional problem solving skills only makes things worse.

Individuals who can distinguish between a problem to solve and a polarity to manage are much more effective in all aspects of their lives. In this session, we will explore Polarity Thinking and how people can use this lens to effectively manage individual, team or organizational challenges. We will also engage with a mapping tool designed to help an individual think through ideas within various polarities. When used successfully, it helps identify the upsides and downsides of each pole, resulting in a whole picture of the polarity to be managed.

Institute for Integrative Conservation: Augmented Reality Application to Conservation
Originally aired on March 18, 2021
Presented by Enrique Sánchez-Rivera M.B.A. ’07 and Matthew Ramsey

In this event, Enrique Sánchez-Rivera MBA ’07, the CEO of Augmented Island Studios, and Matthew Ramsey, the Director of the Conservation International Hawai'i Program, discuss how they are using Augmented Reality (AR) to revolutionize the conservation of Hawai'i’s marine ecosystem and the sociocultural benefits it provides local people. Together they developed AR experiences that promote the consumption of Ta'ape, an invasive fish species that is devastating Hawai'i’s native biodiversity and the economic sustainability of local fishers. Through the integration of entrepreneurial thinking and immersive technology, the team used AR to inspire conservation action that promotes sustainable fisheries, supports local livelihoods, provides food sources for local people, and conserves Hawai'i’s marine ecosystems.

Celebrating W&M Women and Military Service
Originally aired on March 18, 2021
Presented by Caryn Wagner ’79

During Virginia's Women Veterans Week, join us as we celebrate W&M women who are serving or have served in the military. Hear stories of service from a panel of alumnae and a current W&M ROTC cadet moderated by the Honorable Caryn Wagner ’79. Then learn about what W&M is doing to support our veterans from the special assistant for military and veterans affairs. We will also hear about the Military Women's Memorial, located at the entrance of Arlington National Cemetery.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15
Originally aired on March 11, 2021
Presented by Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15

In her book, Sarah Glosson ’98, MA ’09, Ph.D ’15 examines the long history of Jane Austen fans engaging with her work, from wearing hand-sewn bonnets to writing fanfiction. Glosson discusses her book and takes questions from the audience.

Women's Health Series: Improving Maternal Health
Originally aired on March 9, 2021
Presented by Pamela Northam; Professor Claire McKinney; Dr. Camille Hammond; Kelly Cannon ’05; Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris

Join us as health experts explore increases in U.S. maternal deaths over the last two decades, pronounced racial disparities in maternal mortality and the interventions that can reverse these trends. President Katherine Rowe introduces First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam for a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Rachel Becker ’19, policy advisor to the secretary of health and human resources. Panelists include W&M Professor Claire McKinney; Dr. Camille Hammond, CEO of the Cade Foundation; Kelly Cannon ’05, senior director for Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association; and Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris, deputy secretary of health and human resources for Virginia.

Introduction to the Institute for Integrative Conservation
Originally aired on February 25, 2021
Presented by Kat Baganski ’21, Pamela Collins, Erica Gaurroutte, Sara Gottlieb ’94, Iyabo Obasanjo, Robert Rose, Neel Simpson ’22, John Swaddle, Tara Vasanth ’23

As global change accelerates, the need to find solutions to the world’s most pressing conservation challenges has never been more critical. Building upon William & Mary’s strengths as a thought leader and research institution, the newly launched Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) is cultivating an inclusive community of conservation leaders from across disciplines and sectors to work together to deliver innovative conservation solutions. Watch to learn more about the IIC and the ways that you can get involved in this call to action.

Finding (or Creating) the Right Job: Exploring Passion, Values and Skills
Originally aired on February 25, 2021
Presented by Pam Krulitz ’86, P ’20, Raelene Wagoner ’87, P ’20, Bob Merkl

Pam Krulitz ’86, P ’20, Raelene Wagoner ’87, P ’20 and Bob Merkl explore how to clarify your passion, values and skills and make sure they’re aligned with the position you’re considering. You’ll leave with the clarity and confidence to make your next move.

Employing and Supporting Neurodiverse Professionals
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Janet Atwater ’84, P ’17, P ’20, Karin Wulf and John Elder Robison

Neurodiverse professionals bring significant skills and abilities that can add tremendous value to an organization. How can organizations and neurotypical professionals create and cultivate a more inclusive workplace for neurodiverse individuals? Janet Atwater ’84, P ’17, P ’20, Professor Karin Wulf and John Elder Robison lead a presentation on addressing neurodiversity in the workplace and share tools to support an inclusive and supportive environment for all professionals to be successful.

Underrepresentation in the Workplace: Soul Capacity for Social Justice
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Tamisha Williams M.Ed. ’10 

Tamisha Williams M.Ed. ’10 leads a conversation for all identities, including allies, about the ways in which you can make space for yourself in the workplace, as well as a safe place to share personal stories and testimonies.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Strategies and Stories
Originally aired on February 24, 2021
Presented by Sharma ’92, M.A. ’93, Valerie Cushman, Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, Logan Scott ’13

Keynote by alumna Shuchi Sharma ’92, M.A. ’93, vice president for global diversity and inclusion at SAP, followed by a discussion moderated by Valerie Cushman with W&M alumni Latoya Asia J.D. ’09, managing counsel at Dominion Energy and Logan Scott ’13, manager of diversity & inclusion at The Walt Disney Company.

Growing Grit in Challenging Times
Originally aired on February 23, 2021
Presented by Kirsten Jones ’93

Between the pandemic, job losses, Zoom for school and work (or both), not to mention complete upheaval in our daily lives, we’ve been left reeling. How do we cope when it’s Groundhog Day every day? W&M alumna Kirsten Jones ’93, a motivational speaker and Peak Performance coach, discusses strategies to help navigate the pandemic (and beyond).

Getting Through and Accelerating Beyond
Originally aired on February 22, 2021
Presented by Mark Linaugh ’84, Tatia Granger, AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90, Kristen Vaughan ’00, Christopher Lee

Mark Linaugh ’84, former chief talent officer of WPP, Tatia Granger, clinical associate professor at William & Mary, AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90, global chairman and chief executive officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Christopher Lee, chief human resources officer of William & Mary, and Kristen Vaughan ’00, managing director, human capital practice lead at Accenture Federal Services share their insights on what’s next for professionals and how to approach this year as an opportunity to accelerate professionally.

History for the Future: Campus Memorials
Originally aired on February 2, 2021
Presented by Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07, Louis Nelson ’90, Sara Bon-Harper

Universities have been addressing their histories of racial injustices in a variety of ways. William & Mary and the University of Virginia have designed memorials to enslaved workers, and the one at the University of Virginia has been constructed. William & Mary’s Jody Allen Ph.D. ’07 and the University of Virginia’s Louis Nelson ’90 explore the process and meaning of these projects in a panel moderated by Sara Bon-Harper.

Harpers Ferry: An Inside Look
Originally aired on December 10, 2020
Presented by Charles Bowery ’92, Catherine Magi J.D. ’05, Dennis Frye, Adrienne Petty

Join members of the W&M community for a discussion surrounding Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, the important events that have taken place over its history and the connections we can draw back to William & Mary and Williamsburg. The conversation will be moderated by Charles Bowery ’92, and will include Catherine Magi J.D. ’05 and Dennis Frye (Harpers Ferry historians) and Adrienne Petty, associate professor of history.

Adjusting Your Crown: The History of Black Hair and the CROWN Act
Originally aired on December 7, 2020
Presented by Prof. Latasha N. Eley, Tunisia Lumpkin, Lenise Robinson

The CROWN Coalition established the CROWN Act in 2019. This is a movement to eliminate discrimination of race-based hairstyles. Watch three panelists for a discussion of the history and language around black hair. They discuss the CROWN Act and its implications for people of color in America. Interested in learning more about the CROWN Act in addition to the discussion? Visit The Crown Act.

New History at Highland
Originally aired on December 1, 2020
Presented by Sara Bon-Harper

William & Mary’s Highland is a historic site that was home to a U.S. President — and so much more. Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper and members of the Highland Descendant Advisory Council discuss how the site is an innovative setting for understanding U.S. history through the stories of the individuals who lived there, and the events that shaped its economic, agricultural and political contexts. Highland is a laboratory for creative public history, and has been part of William & Mary since 1974. The new narratives of Highland’s past and present reflect the voices of descendants of people enslaved on the property, and are created through a practice of collaborative history.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Fabricio Prado
Originally aired on November 18, 2020
Presented by Prof. Fabricio Prado

Early nineteenth-century trade networks across the Americas wrought profound effects throughout the Western hemisphere. With ready access to South American silver — then the global currency — the United States laid the foundation of a national economy, a banking system, westward expansion and reaching out to China and India. This is a tale of bold capitalism, cross-border dynamics, contraband trade and corruption, as the United States takes its first steps onto the world stage. For his current book manuscript, Professor Prado is researching the social and commercial networks linking New England to the Rio de la Plata region in South America during the last decades of colonial rule in Latin America.

Job Searching Today
Originally aired on November 18, 2020
Presented by John Franklin ’90, M.B.A ’06

Hear from John Franklin ’90, M.B.A ’06 as he discusses current challenges in the job market. Gather suggestions for your resume and cover letter, learn interview tips, and find out how to stand out in your job search. John answers questions and provides resources to help W&M alumni in the hunt for the perfect position.

Expedition Nepal
Originally aired on November 17, 2020
Presented by Professor Mary Fabrizio

In 2019, a team of fisheries biologists from VIMS, led by Professor Mary Fabrizio, traveled to Nepal to study the country's freshwater fishes. Their goal was to understand how national parks - primarily designed to protect large land animals - may also protect fish habitats and diversity. Along the way they learned a great deal about the rewards and challenges associated with conducting international research. Join us as Professor Fabrizio provides a first-hand account of the expedition — from extreme heat to wild rhinoceros encounters — and what they hope to discover with the information they gathered.

Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the U.S. Army
Originally aired on November 13, 2020
Presented by Charles Bowery ’92

Take part in an exclusive behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the new National Museum of the U.S. Army. The tour took place from the museum and was hosted by Charles Bowery ’92, executive director of the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

Alumni Author Book Talk with Michael P. Branch ’85
Originally aired on November 12, 2020
Presented by Michael P. Branch ’85

Mike Branch ’85 is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes nine published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa" (Island Press). He has four recent books: "Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2016), "Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2017), and "‘The Best Read Naturalist’: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson" (co-edited with Clinton Mohs, University of Virginia Press, 2017), and "How to Cuss in Western" (Shambhala / Roost Books, 2018).

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Patricia Vahle
Originally aired on November 11, 2020
Presented by Prof. Patricia Vahle

The NOvA particle physics experiment uses nature’s most aloof particle, the neutrino, to investigate the absence of an expected asymmetry of the universe. Physics in the early universe should have produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Stars, planets, interstellar gas and dust are all made up of matter, but today antimatter is a rarity. How did this excess of matter develop? Do neutrinos hold the key?

Evening at the Embassy: The Future of U.S. Diplomacy
Originally aired on October 29, 2020
Presented by Mari C. Aponte, Barbara A. Leaf ’80, Tom A. Shannon ’80

Join the W&M community for a discussion regarding the future of U.S. diplomacy with Ambassadors Mari C. Aponte, Barbara A. Leaf ’80 and Tom A. Shannon ’80, D.P.S. ’20. The conversation is moderated by Steve Hanson, vice provost for international affairs.

Music: Mind, Body, Spirit
Originally aired on October 27, 2020
Presented by Robin Russell Gaiser ’68, MA, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner)

Join Robin Russell Gaiser ’68, MA, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner) for an interactive program about how profoundly music affects the body, mind and spirit and can lead to enhanced wellness. The program includes take-away techniques for using music for self-care as well as the care of others with a focus on the impact of music for those in hospice care.

Food for Thought with Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz
Originally aired on October 21, 2020
Presented by Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz

How do nations recover from the trauma of dictatorship? What can the arts and humanities contribute to democratization? Can transitional justice initiatives enhance a shared commitment to human rights in the after-generations? Prof. Tandeciarz explores these questions in the post-dictatorship context of her native Argentina.

Fall Alumni Book Talk with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03
Originally aired on October 20, 2020
Presented by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03

Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers join author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle ’03 for a discussion of her book "Even as We Breathe." The event was moderated by Carrie Cooper, dean of university libraries.

Rising Tides, Sinking Coast: How Coastal Communities Can Adapt to Surging Sea Levels
Originally aired on October 13, 2020
Presented by Professor Molly Mitchell

Rising seas, frequent flooding, and subsiding land threatens coastal communities around the globe. Professor Molly Mitchell, a Research Assistant Professor with the Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has made it her life's work to understand these threats and how they affect communities. Professor Mitchell gives us a primer on sea level rise — what causes it, how it is affecting the United States, and what can be done to address it. She also shares her work to promote resilience in coastal communities.

How to Create Your Visual Brand
Originally aired on October 12, 2020
Presented by Alison Bruhn; Delia Folk ’14

Do you think your appearance is irrelevant? Keep these facts in mind:

Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to start determining traits like trustworthiness.

Your brain decides within seven seconds if people are high status, trustworthy, charismatic, leadership material, promiscuous, smart, dominant and successful.

The way you present yourself in the world helps define who you are. The simplest choices can tell your story. You never get a second chance to make a first impression — make it one that will set you apart, build trust and truly reflect who you are. Join mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk ’14, co-founders of The Style That Binds Us, for a workshop on creating your own visual brand.

Invisible Racism: Alumni Author Conversation
Originally aired on October 7, 2020
Presented by Tamara Lucas Copeland ’73 and Viola Osborne Baskerville ’73

Take part in a discussion with Tamara Lucas Copeland ’73, author of “Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who Grew up in the Civil Rights Era.”

Inclusivity in Leadership
Originally aired on September 29, 2020
Presented by Mike Petters M.B.A. ’93 and Inga Carboni, Ph.D.

How can leaders create inclusive environments where courage and compassion lead to a sense of belonging for all members? Mike Petters M.B.A. ’93 and Inga Carboni, Ph.D. combine theory and practice to explore this question through the lens of our values.

Welcome to the City: What Does Equity Look Like? Diversity & Inclusion in Practice
Originally aired on September 24, 2020
Presented by Clarissa Delgado ‘09, Thalia Hernandez ‘18, Jamar Jones '13, Jackie Valles ‘19

Join us for a panel discussion of young alumni sharing their experiences post-graduation and how we can all work towards promoting diversity & inclusion within our W&M community and local communities. Panelists will discuss things like Microaggressions, how to be an ally, how to promote diversity and inclusion at work, and more! Q&A follows presentation.

Welcome to the City: The Next in Steps Career, Grad School and W&M Resources
Originally aired on September 23, 2020
Presented by Oscar Alcoreza '12, KC Malone ’15 MBA ‘21, Kent Rollins '17, Kayla Sharpe '17, Joey Wong '10

You have your first job! Now what? Join us for a young alumni panel discussion to hear how others have navigated career and industry transitions, graduate school and leveled up after their first job out of college. Learn what resources are available to you from staff members of the W&M Alumni Association to help you with all your career & networking needs. Q&A follows presentation.

Welcome to the City: Welcome to the Real World Adulting 101
Originally aired on September 22, 2020
Presented by Katherine Covino '12, Kelsey Carpenter '15, MPP16 , Jimmy Lockedmonds '08, M.Acc. '09

Recently out of college and starting out at your first job? Enjoy the company of fellow W&M alumni and get tips and advice to help you organize your post-college life! Topics include tips for saving and budgeting, building strong credit, understanding the different retirement options your employer may be offering, navigating your first job and office etiquette. Q&A follows presentation.

Fall Book Talk with Fiona Davis ’88
Originally aired on September 16, 2020
Presented by Fiona Davis ’88

Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers join author Fiona Davis ’88 for a reading and discussion of her book "The Lions of Fifth Avenue."

Compassion in Leadership
Originally aired on September 15, 2020
Presented by Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 and Drew Stelljes Ph.D. ’07

How can leaders create inclusive environments where courage and compassion lead to a sense of belonging for all members? Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 and Drew Stelljes Ph.D. ’07 combine theory and practice to explore this question through the lens of our values.

Commercial Real Estate and COVID-19
Originally aired on September 10, 2020
Presented by Joe Jackson ’86, Jordan Lex ’05, Jim Molloy, Sheila Novak ’91, J.D. ’96, Graham Savage ’04 and Earl Wise ’83, J.D. ’87

Hear from Joe Jackson ’86, Jordan Lex ’05, Jim Molloy, Sheila Novak ’91, J.D. ’96, Graham Savage ’04 and Earl Wise ’83, J.D. ’87 as they discuss the impact of today's pandemic on various aspects of commercial real estate. Topics will include force majeure, forbearance, lender issues, state of the D.C. Metro region and the future of offices.

Creativity 101: A Guide to Daily Creativity
Originally aired on August 20, 2020
Presented by Zara Fina Stasi ’12

Join artist, founder, and creativity coach Zara Fina Stasi ’12 to learn three ways to flex your creativity muscle each day!

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Margaret Saha
Originally aired on August 5, 2020
Presented by Prof. Margaret Saha

The award-winning W&M International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team uses the transformative field of synthetic biology to address global issues. This year the W&M iGEM team is investigating novel COVID-19 therapeutics and improved models to predict future outbreaks.

Winning with Resiliency
Originally aired on August 5, 2020
Presented by Anne McGeorge ’83, Fran Engoron ’70, Professor Sarah Stafford

This panel-style webinar engaged participants in a conversation about resilient leadership in turbulent times. Our panelists approach challenges, opportunities and winning tactics from three perspectives: nonprofit organizations, corporations and entrepreneurial ventures, and academia. Panelists Anne McGeorge ’83, Fran Engoron ’70, Professor Sarah Stafford each have leadership experience in one or more of those sectors. In each of those organizational spheres, crises may look a bit different but all are often opportunities to win by exercising resiliency. Panelists offer insights on how they have approached uncertainty, capitalized on opportunities to pivot towards success and rescued difficult situations. They also provide tips for developing an adaptive leadership style.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Omiyemi Artisia Green ’00
Originally aired on July 29, 2020
Presented by Prof. Omiyemi Artisia Green ’00

Drawing on places deep within the text, Professor Green works with students to illuminate the inner rhythms of a play to deepen our understanding of one another. How can Theater transform the moment, and also be the means of seeing and understanding in new ways?

Navigating Uncertainty: Fall 2020 Education in Central Virginia and Beyond
Originally aired on July 28, 2020
Presented by Alison Dwier-Selden ’86, Matthew Haas M.Ed. ’97, Mark Hofer, Robert C. Knoeppel, Marsh Pattie ’00, Nicole Woods ’96

Pandemic, economic volatility and racial injustice are creating unique challenges for Central Virginia’s K-12 schools and the University of Virginia. Education professionals from both sectors discuss what to expect this fall and into the future.

Salon Series on Leadership in Times of Crisis Part 3
Originally aired on July 22, 2020
Presented by Carol O'Connell ’69; Fran Engoron ’70; Susan Magill ’72

Our world is facing three crises today: the COVID-19 pandemic, a serious economic recession and the selective denial of human rights based on race and ethnicity. This is not the first time in history that people across the world have taken the opportunity to be agents of positive change in times of crisis. Often, those people are women who rise as leaders and serve as voices for their communities. This Salon Series explores historical and current major crises through the lens of women leaders.

If you would like to explore this topic, join Society of 1918 members Carol O'Connell ’69, Fran Engoron ’70 and Susan Magill ’72 and their guests to discuss what we can learn and apply from other talented leaders. This Salon Series titled "Leadership in Times of Crisis" will be based on six short essays available for advance reading and three webinars over the course of three weeks. Carol, Fran, Susan and a number of special guests Beth Comstock ’82, Jeremy Martin Ph.D. ’12, M.B.A. ’17, Mashea Mason Ashton ’96, M.A.Ed. ’97 and Barbara Johnson J.D. ’84 will serve as facilitators for dialogues on leadership values, organizing for action, powerful communications, the importance of innovation and the power of women acting collectively. During the third week, participants will consider W&M's response to current events.

The Intersection of COVID-19 and Race
Originally aired on July 16, 2020
Presented by Mo Barbosa, Prof. Iyabo Obasanjo, Prof. Angela Odoms-Young

The Intersection of COVID-19 and Race is an honest discussion surrounding health disparities and the ways in which COVID-19 effects marginalized populations. We will be joined by three panelists.

Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Chris Nemacheck
Originally aired on July 15, 2020
Presented by Prof. Chris Nemacheck

Professor Chris Nemacheck addresses a new undergraduate requirement years in the making (COLL 350: Difference, Equity, Justice), how these new courses tackle complex and sometimes contentious subjects and how faculty collaborate with student partners in the classroom.

Salon Series on Leadership in Times of Crisis Part 2
Originally aired on July 15, 2020
Presented by Carol O'Connell ’69, Fran Engoron ’70 and Susan Magill ’72

Our world is facing three crises today: the COVID-19 pandemic, a serious economic recession and the selective denial of human rights based on race and ethnicity. This is not the first time in history that people across the world have taken the opportunity to be agents of positive change in times of crisis. Often, those people are women who rise as leaders and serve as voices for their communities. This Salon Series will explore historical and current major crises through the lens of women leaders.

Salon Series on Leadership in Times of Crisis Part 1
Originally aired on July 8, 2020
Presented by Carol O'Connell ’69, Fran Engoron ’70 and Susan Magill ’72

Our world is facing three crises today: the COVID-19 pandemic, a serious economic recession and the selective denial of human rights based on race and ethnicity. This is not the first time in history that people across the world have taken the opportunity to be agents of positive change in times of crisis. Often, those people are women who rise as leaders and serve as voices for their communities. This Salon Series will explore historical and current major crises through the lens of women leaders.

Current Environment of the NYC Real Estate Market
Originally aired on June 25, 2020
Presented by Brian Lewis ’91 and Matt Wallace ’10

William & Mary alumni Brian Lewis ’91 and Matt Wallace ’10 lead a conversation on the current and future of NYC real estate.

Women’s Health and Well-Being in the time of COVID-19
Originally aired on June 17, 2020
Presented by Dr. Camilla Buchanan ’66, Professor Iyabo Obasanjo and Professor Ashleigh Queen Ed.D. ’20

Join Dr. Camilla Buchanan ’66, Professor Iyabo Obasanjo and Professor Ashleigh Queen Ed.D. ’20 to examine how women’s biology and immune function is impacted by diseases, including COVID-19. How social roles interact with biology to affect women in the current COVID-19 pandemic? Join us next time for the second part of the webinar on how race and ethnicity interact with biology to affect women in the pandemic.

How to Get the Family Stories that Change Your Life
Originally aired on June 12, 2020
Presented by Brad Brewer MBA ’14 and Shanda Cooper ’06

Brad Brewer MBA ’14 and Shanda Cooper ’06 lead a conversation about intergenerational storytelling that can help you process and preserve family history, strengthen relationships and bridge the generation gap.

The Wonderful World of Sports Sponsorships
Originally aired on June 10, 2020
Presented by Davey Chadwick ’15

In this discussion, Davey Chadwick ’15 describes his path to sports sponsorships, and his current role in strategizing sponsorship (partnership) strategy for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. From setting prices, to pitching, to “activating” and more – watch this webinar to learn more about the world of sports partnerships and sports business overall.

Charlotte - Virtual Beer Tasting
Originally aired on June 4, 2020
Presented by George Sistrunk ’95

Join George Sistrunk ’95 and fellow William & Mary alumni in the Charlotte region and beyond for a virtual beer tasting with Town Brewing Co.

Higher Education Response to COVID-19
Originally aired on June 2, 2020
Presented by Beth Clarke M.Ed. ’05, Maegan Fallen ’12, Allison Jablonski ’86, Ken Kipps ’84, Matthew Lambert ’99

The W&M community gathered virtually for a conversation with higher education leaders in Virginia regarding the response to COVID-19. Moderated by Ken Kipps ’84, the discussion covers the higher education spectrum, from admissions to career development to academics.

Society of 1918 Samantha Huge Conversation
Originally aired on June 2, 2020
Presented by Samantha Huge

Soc. of 1918 members hear from Athletic Director, Samantha Huge, on what it has been like curbing an entire athletic season, especially right after launching a bold achievement plan to enhance W&M athletics in the near and long term.

Exclusive Tour of Alumni House
Originally aired on May 14, 2020
Presented by Richard Long M.Ed. ’18

Be sure to wear your virtual hard hat because Richard Long M.Ed. ’18, director of development for alumni engagement and corporate sponsorships, will takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes video tour of the Alumni House!

Virtual Wine Tasting
Originally aired on May 14, 2020
Presented by Eric Rydin ’10

Join Eric Rydin ’10, owner of Le Grand Triage and sommelier, to learn about his journey as an entrepreneur and take part in a virtual Sancerre wine tasting!

Society of 1918 Virtual Gathering- Financial Planning #1
Originally aired on May 13, 2020
Presented by Tracy Shackelford

All financial plans are not created equal! In fact, it's imperative we have our own seat at the financial planning table to direct our wealth strategies. In this interactive session with financial advisor Tracy Shackelford, you'll learn about the "perfect storm" of challenges threatening women today, the impact this is having on our financial estates and what we can do to achieve our legacy and philanthropic commitments to our communities. 

Work From Home Confidently and Competently for Business Continuity
Originally aired on May 8, 2020
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein ’62

Whether your job was technology intensive or not, suddenly having to deal with a balky printer, overloaded Internet connection, or novel app or software adds to your stress. In this webinar Rebecca Staton-Reinstein ’62 explores these areas, based on what she has learned working from home for over a decade and building on the experience of tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Cocktail-Making Class with CC DesRosiers ’14
Originally aired on May 7, 2020
Presented by CC DesRosiers ’14

Join CC DesRosiers ’14, co-founder of Troop Beverage Co., to learn about her journey as an entrepreneur in the trending canned cocktail beverage industry and learn to make a few of her favorite craft spirits.

Virtual Wine Tasting with Valley Road Vineyards
Originally aired on May 7, 2020
Presented by Barbara Joynes ’82 and Stan Joynes

Watch a virtual wine tasting by Barbara Joynes ’82 and Stan Joynes from Valley Road Vineyards as they offer a W&M wine tasting with stories about the wines they create and insights into the state of winemaking in Virginia.

Adaptive Strategic Planning
Originally aired on May 1, 2020
Presented by Shaun Loria ’08

In an uncertain environment, organizations and teams succeed by adapting quickly. What's the best way to create a strategic plan and communication strategy to lead your company, nonprofit, or team? Forget the company retreat to Aspen, and instead embrace a startup strategic planning framework that can be applied to respond quickly, decisively and intelligently in uncertain times.

Conquering Chaos during Social Separation: A Personal(ity) Approach
Originally aired on April 22, 2020
Presented by Erin Leigh ’05

Join Erin Leigh ’05, self-integrity guide, certified DiSC facilitator and president of theNeatNiche, for a thought-provoking discussion about the impact of personality styles on how we react to and navigate social distancing.

Mental Health, Telehealth and the Coronavirus
Originally aired on April 17, 2020
Presented by Crystal Morrison Joseph ’09

Crystal Morrison Joseph ’09 shares mental health, entrepreneurial industry and telehealth transition tips related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Fireside Chat with Dr. Lee Beers ’92, President-elect American Academy of Pediatrics
Originally aired on April 10, 2020
Presented by Dr. Lee Beers ’92

As president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Beers ’92 shares her advice and perspective with the William & Mary community during these uncharted times.

Coronavirus Impact to U.S. Economy & Capital Markets
Originally aired on April 8, 2020
Presented by Glenn Crafford ’77, Niles Chura ’91 and Michael Cummings ’93

Glenn Crafford ’77, Niles Chura ’91 and Michael Cummings ’93 discuss current market conditions and forecast for the U.S. economy, the stock markets and credit markets.

Confidence and the Coronavirus
Originally aired on April 1, 2020
Presented by Peter Atwater ’83

Peter Atwater ’83 shares his thoughts on confidence-driven decision-making specifically related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Secrets of Successful Female Networkers
Originally aired on April 1, 2020
Presented by Dr. Inga Carboni

Dr. Inga Carboni shares secrets of successful female networkers with the Society of 1918.

Five Unwritten Rules For Creating a Career You Love
Originally aired on February 26, 2020
Presented by Terry McDougall ’86

Terry McDougall ’86 shares five rules that most people are never taught from her upcoming book “Winning the Game of Work” that empower people to take meaningful action to create a career they love. Whether you’re in career transition, looking to advance, or just want to feel more empowered in your current role, these tips will lead you to more career confidence, success and happiness.

Pathways to Develop Your Leadership
Originally aired on February 25, 2020
Presented by Wendy Preyssler ’88

Master Certified Coach Wendy Preyssler ’88 helps us interpret the results of the Leadership Circle Profile assessment. Participants are encouraged to take this online self-assessment prior to this webinar, the results of which will reveal the relationship between patterns of action and internal assumptions that drive your behavior.

The Insider's Guide to LinkedIn
Originally aired on January 14, 2020
Presented by Omar Garriott, Jeremy Schifeling, and Michael Steelman

W&M's director of alumni career management & professional networks, Michael Steelman, is joined by LinkedIn experts Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling to present a deep dive on the most powerful resource in your career development toolkit.

Mindful Listening
Originally aired on June 26, 2019
Presented by Amy Steindler ’80

Amy Steindler ’80 shares mindful listening techniques and ways to develop self- and language awareness, to build empathy, understand others better, and resolve conflicts faster (and with far less suffering).

Energy Leadership: The key to uncovering your full potential
Originally aired on March 21, 2019
Presented by Terry McDougall ’86

Terry McDougall ’86 shares how beliefs that we learned to keep us safe as children can actually stand in the way of the fulfillment we truly desire as adults. This webinar will provide a whole new perspective on what is possible in your life and career.

Creating Peak Experiences
Originally aired on March 20, 2019
Presented by Denis Beausejour ’07

In this William & Mary webinar Denis Beausejour ’07 helps you discover how to create peak experiences which lead to connections that get people excited to wake up and go to work.

Own Your Wellbeing: Discover your Strengths
Originally aired on March 19, 2019
Presented by Lorraine McCamley ’85

In this William & Mary webinar, Lorraine McCamley ’85 delves into Career Wellbeing — your satisfaction with what you do every day, whether you are paid or not — by focusing on your strengths and learning how to manage (not overcome) your weaknesses.

Thrive 101 - How to hack your brain and quiet your inner critic
Originally aired on January 24, 2019
Presented by Dorian Baroni ’81

In this William & Mary Webinar, Dorian Baroni ’81 introduces us to three interacting 'systems' that we ignore at our own peril: a) our brain’s motivational states, b) the key environmental triggers of stress and c) the power of our own mindsets. Dorian shares some immediate, simple practices that you can adopt in your day-to-day work or personal life, as well as a list of reference resources.

Mastering the Art of the Interview
Originally aired on February 23, 2018
Presented by Raelene Wagoner ’87

In this W&M Webinar, Raelene Wagoner ’87, vice president of human resources at CVP, will provide tips around how to practice and prepare for a job interview.

Telling Your Career Story - Marketing Your Experience for a Successful Career Transition
Originally aired on October 12, 2017
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 provides you strategies for telling your story effectively, including identifying your transferable skills and creating a concise, targeted narrative to use throughout the different aspects of the job search process to successfully market yourself to the organizations you want to work for.

Creating and Executing the Vision for Your Second Act
Originally aired on July 18, 2017
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

In this W&M Webinar, Kathy Durdin ’77 provides you some ideas and approaches that you can use to identify what is meaningful to you now and what energizes you, and then create different potential visions of what you would like to do.

Transform Your Life - How to Stay Positive, Reduce Stress, and Improve Your Health
Originally aired on May 4, 2017
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62

In this W&M Webinar, Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62, will help you transform stress and negativity into positive results.

Navigating the Complexities of Entrepreneurial Growth
Originally aired on December 15, 2016
Presented by Brad Eure ’79

Brad Eure ’79 identifies the key issues you need to address today to create and maintain organizational alignment and engagement at your company.

Enhance Your Communications
Originally aired on December 8, 2016
Presented by Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D. ’62 helps you be strategic with your communications and learn how to flex your communication style to better align with others.

How to Land a Job You Love
Originally aired on November 10, 2016
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this W&M Webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 helps you be strategic with your time and provide proven methods to assist you in finding and landing the job you’re looking for.

How to Land a Job You Love
Originally aired on November 10, 2016
Presented by Erin Ewart ’00

In this W&M Webinar, Erin Ewart ’00 helps you be strategic with your time and provide proven methods to assist you in finding and landing the job you’re looking for.

Learn to Innovate at a Higher Level
Originally aired on October 11, 2016
Presented by Dr. Darin Eich M.Ed. ’02

Dr. Darin Eich M.Ed. ’02 interviewed over 100 innovative leaders about how they innovate and how they learn to do it personally and as a part of an organization. In this W&M Webinar, Darin shares with you the insights, what he learned, what he did, and how you can put his innovation findings into action too.

Building and Leveraging a Network
Originally aired on August 24, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77 and Daniel Sheres ’97

Kathy Durdin ’77 and Daniel Sheres ’97 share innovative ways to leverage your existing network, strategies for expanding it, and how can you make genuine connections that may someday lead to something beneficial for you.

Designing Your Plan
Originally aired on August 17, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

Kathy Durdin ’77 shares steps for you to create an overall strategy to help you realize your exciting vision. Your strategy will include goals and a plan for your positioning, to enhance your visibility and to achieve your career objectives.

Making Your Experiences Relevant
Originally aired on August 3, 2016
Presented by Daniel Sheres ’97

Daniel Sheres ’97 introduces participants to the simple process of self-discovery that reveals authenticity, confidence and creativity in our professions. By learning to see our experience as relevant and building an ability to speak to the value and applicability of our experience in creative and dynamic ways, we can position ourselves strategically for more fulfilling careers and more lasting success. So whether you’re just beginning your professional career, positioning yourself for promotion within your field, or looking to transition to a new and more fulfilling line of work, this webinar helps you make your experiences more meaningful, more portable and more relevant.

Finding Your Passion
Originally aired on July 22, 2016
Presented by Kathy Durdin ’77

When what you are doing is connected to your passions and core values, you are living a life of discovery that energizes you every day. However, you may have become disconnected with your passion or never connected with it. You may have once been energized but you aren’t any longer. For any number of reasons, you just don’t seem to be getting where you want to go. In this webinar, Kathy Durdin ’77 helps you discover or reconnect with your passions and explore how you can use them to articulate your purpose for yourself, which will lead to your blueprint for your career and your plan for the future.

Questions? Please contact:

  •  Michael Steelman ,  Director, Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks
  •  202-823-2549
  •   masteelman@wm.edu