Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory to Protect The Nest:
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details on the Coronavirus Updates website. Get details including helpful FAQs. Students,
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How does FGCU continue to provide support and engagement for students during the pandemic?
Hear from two of our own staff, Dr. Christopher Blakely and Dr. Brian Fisher as they
update you on student engagement over the last few months and look ahead to life on
campus during the pandemic.
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
So often in our organizations and communities, we fall into a cycle of reaction. A
problem happens, and we respond. We fight fires. We contend with emergencies. Researchers
call this "tunneling": We don't see the big picture, and we don't think about the
future, we just keep pushing forward from one crisis to the next. What if instead
we could shift our energies upstream -- uncovering and addressing the source of those
In this webinar, Dan Heath will reveal how some leaders have learned to spot problems
in advance: There's a school district that can predict which students will drop out
-- 4 years before graduation. There's an internet service company that can predict
which customers are likely to cancel their subscriptions -- as early as two weeks
after they sign up! When we shift from downstream response to upstream planning, it
can cause miracles: One company eliminated 20 million customer support calls by asking,
"How can we make sure our customers never need to call us?"
Dan will share the three forces that push us downstream, as well as the powerful levers
we can use to start preventing problems before they happen.
Dan Heath is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of four long-running bestsellers:
Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and the The Power of Moments. The Heath Brothers’
books have sold over three million copies worldwide and been translated into 33 languages.
Dan’s new book Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen debuted in
March 2020 and was named one of the best books of the month by Apple’s iBooks and
the Financial Times.
Election 2020: The Road to the White House & Congress
FGCU’s veteran political science professor, Dr. Peter Bergerson, has spent 50 years
analyzing the intricacies of national politics, presidential decision making and the
legislative process, speaking at national conventions and presidential inaugurations.
Join him for an illuminating conversation on the upcoming 2020 election.
Personal Branding: Embrace Your Authentic Self to Stand Out and Thrive
Personal Branding is becoming an essential part of professional success. This is not
only true if you are looking for a new job, or looking to switch careers, it is also
important within the workplace to make sure you get the promotion you want, achieve
greater visibility for increased responsibilities, or to make sure your daily efforts
and accomplishments are noticed. By having a strong personal brand, you enhance your
visibility, build your credibility, gain recognition, and stand out from the crowd
to move your career forward.
In her webinar Ilhiana Rojas Saldana will share how to embrace your authentic self
to create a powerful Personal Brand, and how to elevate your voice to deliver an impactful
and memorable presence.
Ilhiana Rojas Saldana is a certified executive and career strategy coach, facilitator
and keynote speaker. Her career journey spans 20 years and several executive positions
in Fortune 500 companies such as P&G and Hasbro. She is known for her transformational
leadership approach. Ilhiana is a specialist in global branding and marketing, and
her coaching programs specialize in leadership development, diversity & inclusion
practices, high-performing teamwork, resilient & agile behaviors, and personal brand
Dr. Mike Parsons, Professor of Marine Science and Director of the Vester Field Station,
will take you on a deep dive into what's happening above and below the ocean. Adam
Catasus, FGCU alum '15, '19, and research scientist and diver, will share insight
into their research on water quality and environmental health.