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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Dena Hillison August 20, 2020

From pandemic restrictions to calls for addressing social inequities and advancing diversity and inclusion in institutions and C-suites, we are facing unprecedented events in the business community today. In this challenging environment there are also new opportunities for learning and skill building.

This fall, the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is introducing the Lifelong Lerner Webinar Series to provide unique insights on these important topics. The webinar series is free and open to the public. You can register for the series here.

“I am looking forward to leading the first webinar addressing financial markets during the pandemic,” said Bruce Weber, dean of the Lerner College, who will be moderating the first webinar alongside Rich Jakotowicz, UD associate instructor of finance. “The discussion will focus on how the finance industry has adjusted to restrictions and working from home, and how the rapid-fire, split-second nature of global trading has been impacted.”

Each segment will explore timely issues including the changing stock market, leading teams in crisis, helping industries such as restaurants and sport pivot to a new normal and keeping small businesses afloat. Lerner faculty and alumni will lead each webinar, pairing evidence-based research with practical application to offer perspectives and solutions that can be applied to everyday situations.

Webinar Schedule:

  • Thursday, August 27, 4-5:00 p.m. EST  – The Pandemic’s Impact on Global Stock Exchanges: Will the volatility and record volumes continue?
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 4-5:00 p.m. EST – The Sports Industry’s New Normal
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-5:00 p.m. EST – Leading Teams During Crisis
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 4-5:00 p.m. EST – Helping Restaurants Pivot During a Pandemic
  • Thursday, Dec. 17, 4-5 p.m. EST – Weathering the COVID Storm – Keeping Small Businesses Afloat

This webinar is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend. Click Here to register for the first Lifelong Lerner webinar and for future events.