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Educational Podcast for future business professionals

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Educational Podcast for future business professionals

    You Need an Innovation Mindset… So Do I

    You Need an Innovation Mindset… So Do I

    OVERVIEW:
    This one isn’t a webinar recording - it’s our first real podcast interview! We recorded this interview on June 4, 2020, in the midst of important social conversations and the end of the first COVID-19 shut-down. In wanting to contribute positively to all of the world’s changes and challenges, we decided it was the perfect time to talk about “Innovation Mindset”. Not sure what that means? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s a sneak peek: Innovation Mindset is for EVERYONE, not just business owners and self-professed entrepreneurs. 
     
    TOPICS INCLUDE:
    Process vs. Problem solving
    Innovation as a team sport
    Practicing innovation every day
    Business Model Canvas
    And much more!
     
    GUESTS: 
    Darren Gurney - Business Faculty Member and Champion of Entrepreneurship at Shasta College 
     
    SPONSORS: 
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business & Entrepreneurship Grant
     

    • 40 min
    Communication in a Virtual World

    Communication in a Virtual World

    OVERVIEW:
    Let's talk about effective, positive communication in a virtual work environment! In this final episode of our Redding Chamber University remote work series, we take a deeper dive into the practices and principles of communication. I (Angela Cordell) decided to take a stab at this one, and I hope you enjoy my conversation with my co-host, Erin Hull. 
     
    TOPICS INCLUDE:
    What has changed and what should stay the same?
    Video Meetings: Best practices for effective utilization.
    Written communication and how we can improve.
    Non-verbal communication: does it even exist in a virtual space?
    And much more!
     
    GUESTS: 
    Erin Hull - Membership and Events Manager, Redding Chamber of Commerce
     
    SPONSORS: 
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business and Entrepreneurship
    Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Shasta College Business Training Center

    • 42 min
    A New Kind of Workspace

    A New Kind of Workspace

    OVERVIEW:This episode is a follow up to the “Leading and Managing Remote Teams” webinar and the second of Redding Chamber University’s virtual work skills webinar series that was presented just a couple weeks after California received its shelter-in-place order due to Covid-19. Suddenly, we’re all working from home! Since our friends at Executive Scheduling Associates have been working as a large, remote team for years, we asked them to share their tips and ideas for “A New Kind of Workspace”. Mitch Santala, the President of Executive Scheduling Associates, and some key members of his team joined us to share ESA’s foundational principles for successfully working from home. 
    TOPICS INCLUDE:
    Creating your remote workspace.
    Digital tools that complement remote work.
    High-productivity strategies.
    Practical ways to deal with distraction.
    Creating a start and end to your work day.
    And more!
    GUESTS:
    Mitch Santala - President and Co-Founder of ESA 
    Keri Gentry - Co-founder and Director of Client Services, ESA
    Erin Pruetz - Director of Communications, ESA
    Gil Moegerle - Communications Consultant, ESA
     
    SPONSORS:
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business and Entrepreneurship
    Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Shasta College Business Training Center
    ESA- Executive Training Associates

    • 41 min
    Leading and Managing Remote Teams Q&A

    Leading and Managing Remote Teams Q&A

    OVERVIEW:
    To close out our “Leading and Managing Remote Teams” webinar, we gave our attendees the opportunity to ask Mitch Santala and Wendy Zanotelli some specific questions related to their managerial challenges and some of the struggles their teams were facing. Mitch and Wendy Share some additional tools and tips for supporting our organizations through transition.
     
    GUESTS:
    Mitch Santala, President of Executive Scheduling Associates
    Wendy Zanotelli, Executive Director of SMART Business Resource Center
     
    SPONSORS:
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business and Entrepreneurship
    Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Shasta College Business Training Center
    ESA- Executive Training Associates
    SMART Business Resource Center

    • 16 min
    Leading and Managing Remote Teams PART 2

    Leading and Managing Remote Teams PART 2

    OVERVIEW:
    In PART 2 of our Webinar recording “Leading and Managing Remote Teams”, we hear from Wendy Zanotelli - Executive Director of SMART Business Resource Center and former Regional Vice President of Branch Channel Delivery with Golden 1 Credit Union. She has managed remote teams for more than a decade, and shares practical tools for supporting your teams during this time of transition and into the future. Whether remote work is something that's temporary for your organization or if it's something that's going to be implemented long-term, Wendy’s insight is timelessly valuable!
     
    TOPICS INCLUDE:
    The “Be's” of remote leadership
    Meeting your teams with authenticity
    Ideas for ongoing engagement
     
    GUESTS:
    Wendy Zanotelli, Executive Director SMART Business Resource Center
     
    SPONSORS:
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business and Entrepreneurship
    Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Shasta College Business Training Center
    SMART Business Resource Center

    • 17 min
    Leading and Managing Remote Teams PART 1

    Leading and Managing Remote Teams PART 1

    OVERVIEW: 
    This episode is PART 1 of the “Leading and Managing Remote Teams” webinar that was presented just a couple weeks after California received its shelter-in-place order due to covid-19 and all of a sudden, we were all operating in a new reality… many of us had to relocate most if not all of our administration and our operations out of a physical location and, more specifically, relocated to our homes and places of residence. And while remote work is not a new concept, we wanted to address remote work and the logistical challenges that we were facing. 
    We also saw very quickly that managers were challenged by knowing how to support their team members during such an urgent, almost emergent, transition. This was also the first webinar hosted by Redding Chamber University, which is a collaboration between the Shasta College Business Training Center and the Redding Chamber of Commerce - it was so timely and the principles and tools discussed in this episode will stand the test of time. We were able to connect with an experienced leader in the remote work space - Mitch Santala. Mitch has been the President of Executive Scheduling Associates - or ESA - for more than a decade. His entire workforce is made up of 140 employees who operate remotely, so we asked him to join us to share some of the foundational principles he implements to successfully operate his business and talk to us a little bit about the difference between leading and managing. Mitch is very passionate about his work and supporting his national team so we hope you learn a lot from his presentation.
     
    TOPICS INCLUDE:
    Guiding principles in “crisis”: We are pioneers!
    The 3 C’s: Communicate, Collaborate, Connect
    Setting Clear Targets and Defining Essential Tasks
     
    GUESTS:
    Mitch Santala - President and Co-Founder of Executive Scheduling Associates
     
    SPONSORS:
    Powered by California Community Colleges - NFN Business and Entrepreneurship
    Redding Chamber of Commerce
    Shasta College Business Training Center
    ESA- Executive Training Associates

    • 24 min

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