Webinars & Workshops
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 29 ... Upcoming "Live" Webinars   (View All)
  Admin, Finance, Legal, etc. (2)  Advert, Promo, Social Media (2)  Customer Experience (1)  Entrepreneurship (1)
  Human Resources (4)  Management / Leadership (3)  Nonprofit / Community (4)  Professional Development (2)
  Sales & Marketing (4)  Technology (4)  Women (2)
 534 ... "On Demand" Webinars
  Admin, Finance, Legal, etc. (76)  Advert, Promo, Social Media (30)  Customer Experience (9)  Education & Training (4)
  Emergency Preparedness (5)  Entrepreneurship (11)  Human Resources (41)  International Trade (5)
  Logistics / Distribution (2)  Management / Leadership (93)  Nonprofit / Community (38)  Professional Development (16)
  Sales & Marketing (150)  Security / Safety (2)  Technology (44)  Women (8)
 April
24
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Avoid Dysfunction in Your Family Business   (Management / Leadership)
Family businesses abound but are fragile. Two telling facts: ..... About two-thirds of all businesses in the world are family run. Family businesses are the backbone of economies and the lifeblood of job creation. ..... Most family businesses don’t last long. The average life span of a family firm is 24 years.
Many family businesses fail because they become emotionally dysfunctional. Older generations struggle to share power, relationships become strained, conflicts arise, and the business suffers. But it is possible to prevent emotional dysfunction—and help family businesses survive and prosper.
On April 24, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, INSEAD professor Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries—author of “Saving a Family Business from Emotional Dysfunction”—provides a framework and practical advice that family businesses can use to avoid business-killing conflicts.
25
9:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
7 Tips for Communicating Benefits to Millennials: Strategies for Engaging the New Workforce Majority   (Human Resources)
These days, it seems that everyone is trying to figure out what resonates with 20- and 30-somethings and for good reason: Millennials have surpassed Generation X to become the new workforce majority, and by 2020 – in three short years! – they will make up more than half the workforce. What does that mean for you, a savvy benefits professional? Well, it might just be time to give your benefits communication strategy a kick in the pants.
Join David Daskal from Jellyvision as he shares seven practical communication tips you can start using right away to get your millennial workers to pay attention to your benefits messages and actually engage with their benefits – at open enrollment and all year long. Specifically, David will tell you how to: ..... Maximize the technology already available to your communications team ..... Personalize your benefits messages to make them more relevant to your employees ..... Be strategic about visual content ..... And more!
25
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Don’t Let Marketing Bite You: 4 Ways to Reach More Customers   (Sales & Marketing)
Finding new customers is a top priority for small business owners, but is often costly and time consuming.
In this session, you’ll learn how Deluxe helped Robert Herjavec’s Shark Tank investments solve their biggest marketing challenges, including: ..... How to reach new customers using Facebook ..... How to attract more web traffic and increase online sales ..... How to cost-effectively reach existing customers ..... How to use free online listings to get found locally.
26
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
The Business of Facebook: Lessons Learned   (Advert, Promo, Social Media)
Learning from the Rise of a Social Media Juggernaut ..... Facebook’s founding is legend: In a Harvard dorm, wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg invented a new way to connect with friends … and the rest is history. But for the people who actually molded this great idea into a game-changing $300 billion company, the experience was far more tumultuous and uncertain than we might expect.
Mike Hoefflinger was one of the Facebook insiders. As a computer engineer turned marketing innovator who worked with COO Sheryl Sandberg, he had a front-row seat to the company’s growing pains, stumbles, and reinventions.
Join us to gain insights, hear anecdotes, and learn lessons from Facebook’s journey to becoming one of the most influential companies in the world and discover how to: ..... Grow and grow: knowing your North Star Metric, Magic Moment, and Core Product Value ..... Build a $10 billion business in three years: making your product accessible to customers of all sizes ..... Win the talent wars: keeping employee engagement high through strengths-based people management.
26
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Is Your Nonprofit on Life-support or is it Sustainable for the Long-haul?   (Nonprofit / Community)
Two nonprofits with similar missions: one is about to close it's doors and the other is vibrant and growing. Both have compelling missions and their staff and volunteers are passionate about what they are doing. The one which is failing received a huge legacy gift a few years ago but it wasn't enough to save it. So why do some nonprofit succeed and other's fail? This webinar will highlight the top twenty strategies any nonprofit can implement to ensure they continue to serve their communities for years to come. Based on the presenter's thirty years of experience as a nonprofit CEO and consultant, these field-tested strategies cover every aspect of your nonprofit's management.
26
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Can You Buy Employee Engagement?   (Human Resources)
The extent to which compensation affects employees’ level of engagement is controversial. Workplace experts argue that there’s a strong correlation between what employees are paid and how engaged they are. Academics, however, believe that pay has little relation to satisfaction.
So, why is there a disconnect?
Research shows that a host of factors impact how we feel about our pay, including level of pay, individual motivations for making money, how much those around us make, and our own performance level. Of those, level of pay has the most significant impact on overall feelings of satisfaction – it positively affects engagement up to a specific point, and has drastic negative effects on employees who aren’t making a living wage. And with employee engagement top-of-mind in so many organizations, it’s critical that HR leaders understand these complex relationships that center on pay as they look to design and implement compensation plans.
Join us on April 26th for a webinar that examines our complex individual relationships with pay, and provides practical solutions for HR leaders who want to improve engagement and the overall work experience for their employees. During this webinar, employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen will join Jake Pacific from Salary.com to explore: ..... The complex role that compensation plays in employee engagement ..... The myriad factors that impact how employees (and HR professionals) feel about pay ..... Why transparency and flexibility are top-of-mind for HR leaders who want to evolve the way their organizations approach compensation programs ..... How changes to your compensation philosophy could dramatically improve the work experience for your employees.
27
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
5 Pillars of a Facebook Business Page That Rocks   (Advert, Promo, Social Media)
Growing your business on Facebook isn’t as easy as it looks. In this webinar, we’ll dig into some of the top Facebook features including proper setup, design, layout, Facebook Instant Messenger and even Facebook boosted posts.
Facebook business Pages can help you grow your small business by ..... Connecting with your ideal customer ..... Generating leads ..... Increasing sales ..... Improving customer satisfaction and much more.
 May
1
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign?   (Nonprofit / Community)
Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one? These and other questions will be answered in this webinar by capital campaign expert, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. Linda has run campaigns ranging in size from $200,000 to more than $30 million. She's done campaigns where there was no study done and the campaigns were successful, and she'll tell you why!
2
12:00 PM
Mountain
FREE
Presentation Skills - Speak with Confidence and Grow Your Business   (Professional Development)
Presenting to a group is an excellent opportunity to show your expertise and generate leads. Learn how to create presentations to help you grow your business.
Material Covered: ..... How to choose the ideal presentation topic. ..... The importance of doing your research and being prepared. ..... How to structure your presentation. ..... What participants want to hear. ..... How to engage your audience. ..... Presentation tips to make things run smoothly. ..... How to evaluate your presentations objectively.
3
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Networking for Women Who Hate Networking   (Women)
Would you rather get a root canal than schmooze with strangers? Does "working a room" make you want to retreat to yours? Is small talk a big problem?
If so, this is the program for you!
Together, we will smash to pieces those dusty, outdated networking rules, replacing them with customized techniques enabling you to build meaningful, mutually beneficial connections.
This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.
Before you attend the webcast, we encourage you to take the assessment on page 14 of Devora’s book, Networking for People Who Hate Networking, to better understand how your style can be applied to your success in connecting with others.
What You Will Learn: ..... Authentic, practical techniques that redefine successful networking ..... Discover the real differences between introverts and extroverts ..... Learn to work with, rather than fight against, your natural disposition ..... Discover customized techniques to build rapport with diverse styles ..... Gain "quick tips" to survive and even thrive at networking events.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
3
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money   (Nonprofit / Community)
How confident do you feel about your writing? It's an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing to get better fundraising results.
Learn 3 essential writing strategies that can help you raise more money ..... Understand the biggest mistakes that fundraisers make when it comes to writing, plus how you can avoid them ..... See before and after examples of writing that use these strategies ..... Get answers to your questions about writing.
9
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Increase Revenue and Profits with Electronic Payment Technology   (Technology)
Increased revenue, more customers, cost savings and strengthened security are just some of the benefits of accepting electronic payments.
Learn how to get the most value from your system when Pat Moran, of Master Your Card, a community empowerment program sponsored by Mastercard®, covers: ..... Utilizing backend accounting capabilities ..... Taking advantage of the latest electronic payment technology.
9
12:00 PM
Mountain
FREE
Tools You Can Use to Work How and Where You Want   (Technology)
There are tools you can use to run your business from anywhere. In this webinar we'll discuss some of our favorites and how you can use them to manage your business. You'll learn: ..... How to manage your business remotely ..... How to ensure all your employees have access to the information they need ..... Some of the best available online tools to allow you to collaborate in real time.
11
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Planning for Taxes, Healthcare, and Payroll in a Period of Uncertainty   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
With a new landscape in Washington, many rules are unsettled. Nonetheless your business must make budgets, determine staffing, and take other actions now.
Presented by Barbara Weltman, author of "Big Ideas for Small Business," this program covers what we know and what needs clarification. It also suggests actions you can take now, despite the uncertainty.
16
11:30 AM
Mountain
FREE
The Secrets to Great Logo Design   (Sales & Marketing)
A logo anchors a brand — it’s shorthand for your business, telling customers who you are and unifying all of your marketing efforts. In an instant, the best logos are able to attract customers and engender goodwill. So how do you create a logo that works for your business?
In this webinar we will look at: ..... How to create a logo that works for your business ..... What the logo design process is like ..... What you can learn from other logos that got it right or wrong ..... What will make your logo stand out from the competition.
16
12:00 PM
Mountain
FREE
Marketing Your Business with a Strategic One Page Marketing Plan   (Sales & Marketing)
If you are looking to grow your business, then you’ll need to grow your sales. Sales result from more than a wish and a prayer, you need a plan. You know that marketing your products and services is incredibly important. Whether it’s building your brand, raising awareness for your product or service or educating your prospects, you need a specific marketing plan.
Take the time to really make the changes necessary to increase the effectiveness of your marketing as well as your sales. We’ve created a one page template and we’ll show you how to use it to increase your sales.
At the seminar, you’ll learn how to: ..... Identify your ideal target markets ..... Create a unique value proposition ..... Set marketing objectives ..... Learn to test the effectiveness of your marketing plan ..... Identify the ideal marketing tools to grow your business ..... Set a realistic marketing budget ..... Create marketing strategies that result in long term results. (Aired on 3/16/17)
18
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
How and Why You Should Track Your Cash Flow Weekly   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
Managing your cash flow can be a stressful endeavor for small business owners. But you don’t need an accounting degree to track this key metric.
In this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals of cash flow management, including how to: ..... Develop a cash flow budget on your own ..... Use the budget to make critical business decisions ..... Forecast the future of your business with more certainty.
23
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Strategies for Effective 3rd Party Risk Management   (Technology)
The challenges that organizations face today are increasingly more complex than in the past. The constant change of the global economy, dynamics of business risks and opportunities, and an increased threat of cyber-attacks add complexities we’ve never faced. As organizations rely on more and more third parties to grow and thrive, they’re exposed to higher levels of risk, and regulators are focused on the need for organizations to manage 3rd party risk more effectively.
Manual processes, silos in contract administration, and technology and resource constraints can all lead to significant errors in the third party supply chain that leads to violation of privacy guidelines and security breaches, which cause substantial fines, penalties, and damage to brand value. On this webinar our panel of experts will discuss the risks and repercussions associated with third party contract management shortcomings, common gaps in third party contract management processes, examples of how new solutions and technologies can help organizations optimize their third party processes, and effective strategies for managing 3rd Party Risk.
24
4:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Should employees bring their personal lives to the workplace?   (Human Resources)
People often associate stress with workload, but issues that arise outside work are often the biggest triggers and contributors to mental ill-health – troubled relationships, financial worries or family problems. We spend so much of our time working that it’s almost inevitable we cannot leave our problems at the office door.
But is it fair for employers to ask questions about individuals’ personal circumstances? And is it appropriate or practical to offer support?
A range of wellbeing experts and HR practitioners explore these issues, debate best practice and provide practical guidance on a number of topics which could include: ..... Types of stress and how they manifest at work. ..... The implications of stress at work, and why work-life balance is an increasingly anachronistic idea. ..... Ways of dealing with stress – should employers be proactive or stay out of it? ..... How to equip employees to deal with stress at work (i.e Neyber)
24
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
The Art of Business Improv: Embrace Change and Lead Dynamic Teams   (Management / Leadership)
Learn How Improvisation Can Positively Impact Every Business Situation ..... This high-energy, interactive session demonstrates the tenets of improvisation and how they link to business in an incredibly entertaining and thought-provoking way.
Delivered by Chicago-trained elite improv veteran (and author of Getting to "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv) Bob Kulhan, you’ll discover how Business Improv® techniques strengthen a skill set directly related to team trust, communication, creativity & innovation, influence, networking, adaptive problem solving, and conflict management.
Improvisation thrives at the moment when strategy meets execution. It works because this approach addresses real-world business challenges. Bob’s secret recipe combines the psychology behind decision-making with the very best aspects of our own brand of customized, high-energy, experiential learning, which drives measurable and sustainable ROI.
You Will Learn ..... How to create a work environment that enables others to feel comfortable with creativity ..... Advice for developing an aptitude for operating with a collaborative team ..... Ways to integrate ideas quickly while balancing reactions thoughtfully ..... How to proactively detect and respond to changes in your work environment ..... Tips to effectively shape interactions while being considerate of style, interest, culture, and focus of others in the exchange.
24
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting   (Nonprofit / Community)
No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.
Takeaways: ..... Why metrics are critical to management, mission, sustainability and funding ..... How to use different kinds of data (trends, norms, and performance) ..... The difference between outputs and outcomes. ..... Different ways to report metrics.
25
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
How to Generate Direct Revenue from Your Marketing Program   (Sales & Marketing)
Most global organizations develop their marketing departments to maximize reach and frequency and then describe the value of our products and services. This is a failed model.
What if your marketing could create such a value for your consumers that it begins to pay for itself?
In this entertaining presentation, Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi will detail how you can transform your marketing organization into a true profit center.
You'll learn how to: ..... Create valuable subscribers that opt-in to your content ..... Develop a content destination as an asset for the organization ..... Monetize the content asset and generate direct and indirect revenues ..... Take the steps necessary to start this change in your company.
30
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Can Your Business Keep Up with Today's Customer?   (Customer Experience)
With social and mobile technologies changing, businesses and customers interact differently, too. Customers are more sophisticated and knowledgeable than ever, but many small businesses don’t know how to adapt and keep up.
Join Laurie McCabe, six-time Small Business Influencer Award winner and Cofounder at SMB Group, to learn: ..... How and why customer expectations are changing ..... Implications and challenges for small businesses ..... Ways to assess and tune up sales, marketing and service to keep pace with customers.
 June
1
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
SEO in 2017: Facts, Fiction and Fundamentals   (Technology)
It's often said that SEO is "always changing," but is it really? Haven't Google and the other engines always wanted to serve up the most relevant and authoritative results?
In this webinar, SEO and content marketing veteran John Bertino will examine: ..... The fundamentals of how search engines find your business ..... How business owners can discern between the facts and fiction related to search engine optimization ..... How to protect yourself from the pervasive sales speak disseminated by alleged SEO gurus ..... Actionable strategies that that can be implemented right away.
14
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day   (Management / Leadership)
Great leaders inspire action with their words. They spark enthusiasm and commitment. With a single conversation, they can change the direction of someone’s life. Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code?
Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication.
In this webcast, Kristi will uncover how anyone can become an inspirational leader, dispelling common myths that get in the way of motivation and engagement.
Leaders who motivate and energize their people do a few things routinely, consistently, and intentionally. Kristi will guide you through her research to provide a clear path to become a more inspirational leader. Using her model, The Inspire Path, she’ll show how to communicate to be: ..... PRESENT: Investing your full attention and letting conversations flow ..... PERSONAL: Speaking genuinely, listening generously, and acknowledging the potential of those around you ..... PASSIONATE: Exhibiting sincere emotion and exuding energy attuned to the situation ..... PURPOSEFUL: Helping others find meaning and see their place in the bigger picture
Join us to learn how to unlock motivation, lift peoples’ sights, and lead them into the future. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
15
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
How Health Savings Accounts Can Put Money Back in Your Pocket   (Human Resources)
Is your business taking advantage of one of the least utilized and most misunderstood elements of the tax code?
SCORE Mentor Dick VerEecke will discuss how a Health Savings Account can shelter some of your income and reduce your taxes.
You will learn: ..... Three ways HSAs can benefit small business owners ..... Five misconceptions that lead many people to ignore this valuable financial resource ..... How you can start benefiting from HSAs immediately.
 July
12
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work   (Women)
How to Make the Most of Your Skills, Passions, and Future ..... In an economy marked by the volatility and uncertainty of corporate layoffs, down-sizings, and outsourcing, traditional full-time employment is declining. Increasingly in its place are short-term assignments, contract and consulting work, and freelance assignments – a new way of working called “The Gig Economy.”
In this eye-opening program, Diane Mulcahy, author of The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want, narrows the lens even further and focuses on how women, more than ever before, can leverage this new way of work in order to more favorably (and more easily!) juggle the multiple roles and hats they have always worn.
Learn ..... How to manage the risks of “gig work” while maximizing the rewards ..... Ways to thrive in this new landscape by cultivating multiple sources of income, skills, and a financial safety net ..... Secrets for how to finance time off between gigs – travel, volunteer, or pursue your passions ..... How to regain power over your calendar and control over you time ..... Ways to increase financial flexibility by reducing fixed costs and boosting income and savings.
 September
20
10:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
Modern Manners for Today's Business World   (Professional Development)
In a world of high-powered technology, many wonder if social skills and the display of good manners in the workplace are quaint, hopelessly "last century" concepts. After all, we've got work to do!
Many believe that such "niceties" are a costly waste of time and energy.
The truth is that, because of technology and the pressures of the 24-7 global workplace, respect and consideration for others are more critical than ever. The display of empathy and civility actually saves careers and companies in an otherwise virtual, impersonal, often soul-less work environment.
This webcast explores why social skills are as important—arguably even more important—than they have ever been, and provides useful advice and skills that you can immediately put into action.
Today, the path to success is a combination of your business know-how and your social skills. The good news is that manners and business etiquette are easy to learn and apply. So take one hour out of your busy day to join us as we explore: ..... Why these “rules” are not rigid and old fashioned, but absolutely critical for career success ..... The costs to individuals and organizations in having poor business etiquette ..... Areas of interpersonal interaction which need the most attention ..... What social skills do Millennials need most? ..... Steps you can take today to hone your interpersonal skills.
In a nutshell, you’ll learn ways to navigate the social conventions of your work environment with poise and confidence. Follow these lessons and you can earn a good reputation that could lead to bigger and better things in your career and personal life.
 December
15
11:00 AM
Mountain
FREE
SCORE ExpertAnswers- How to Write a Business Plan   (Entrepreneurship)
A Google search for "write a business plan" yields more than 50 million results, each offering resources, advice, templates and more. If that leaves you overwhelmed and confused about how to tackle this important undertaking, please join us for this SCORE LIVE Webinar.
SCORE mentors will offer "ExpertAnswers" to audience questions submitted by phone, email and chat. You'll have a chance to speak with SCORE mentors about how to write your business plan - and to hear how other entrepreneurs are doing the same thing.
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