Friday Faculty Chats is a virtual series to provide UCLA Anderson Alumni with an ongoing forum for relevant insights and valuable connections. Amidst a time of physical separation and unrest, Anderson faculty and alumni will connect on Fridays to share thought leadership and engage in discussions on a variety of current topics.
What Can I Do – A Discussion About Ways to Support Equity in the Workplace
When racism shows up in the workplace, how can you show up as a colleague to fight it? What are incidents of racism that happen in professional interactions or types of structural racism to be aware of? This Friday Faculty Chat features a discussion with Anderson alumni, moderated by Professor Miguel Unzueta, about personal experiences of situations when they faced a racist statement/action and insights on effective responses made by individuals and organizations.
Deadly Racism: What We Can Do to Make a Change
Heather Caruso, Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
Adjunct Professor, Management and Organizations and
Alex Lawrence ('99), Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid
Jonathan Schreter ('00), President, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network
Veronica Perry St. Cyr ('17), Co-President of BBSA ('17), Senior Retail Consultant, CapGemini Consulting
Recent unjust events—highlighted by the persistent, violent deaths of black people—in addition to looting leaves us hurt, angry and with even more questions. UCLA Anderson Alumni Network leaders joined diversity & equity, faculty thought leaders for an open conversation to share insights and suggested actions to help us move forward.
Nonprofits: Reimagining Fundraising During a Time of Need
Jane Guerin, Senior Continuing Lecturer, Accounting
Julie Lacouture ('06), Founder, Good Ways Inc.
The critical services and resources provided by non-profit organizations are needed more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the continuity and existence of a variety of these non-profits are also being threatened. Professor Jane Guerin joined Julie Lacouture (‘06), founder of Good Ways, Inc., to discuss how organizations are navigating the current giving environment and reimagining fundraising through digital tactics.
Transformation of Business Schools & MBA Education: The COVID-19 Effect
Miguel Unzueta, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, business schools like other educational institutions are adjusting admission processes, upgrading technology and expanding content delivery options. But has the crisis spurred business schools to introduce the needed innovation to adapt to existing, changing market needs to develop an even more relevant education for the 21st century?
Staying Positive in Unhappy Times
Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Associate Professor, Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making
In this stressful climate with reduced access to the people and activities that regularly bring us joy, it is important—now more than ever—to prioritize our emotional well-being. Cassie Mogilner Holmes discusses best practices to sustain positivity during these challenging times.
Recession! UCLA Anderson Forecast's Outlook on the Future
Jerry Nickelsburg, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of daily life in every part of the world. Unemployment is skyrocketing and entire sectors are shutting down. Find out what's next from Professor Jerry Nickelsburg, Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecaset, to hear about the looming recession and what the future holds for the U.S. and global economy.
Decision-Making during Uncertain Times
Hal Hershfield, Associate Professor of Marketing
When we face endings and future uncertainty, we may focus on different aspects of our lives and consume content and products differently. Professor Hal Hershfield discusses the ways that our feelings, behavior, and consumption patterns change during such time.
Building Community in a Remote Work Environment
Corinne Bendersky, Professor of Management
With a sudden transition for many to a full-time, remote work environment, team collaboration and organizational dynamics are greatly impacted. Professor Corinne Bendersky explores how working remotely may diminish feelings of inclusion and connection and shares ways to cultivate a sense of community.