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Brandman University Webinar to Help Professionals Adjust to Remote Work While Coronavirus Closes Offices

March 24, 2020 by Brandman University

IRVINE, Calif. (March 24, 2020) – Brandman University will host a free webinar, “Managing a Virtual Workforce” for business leaders who want to know more about how to keep their teams focused at a time when emergency health measures are disrupting regular business habits.

The webinar is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to noon PDT on Wednesday, March 25.

School of Extended Education instructor Lizz Pellet will focus on what managers need to know to keep business moving at a steady pace while colleagues are isolated from each other. Pellet’s advice will go beyond the technical aspects of virtual workspaces to helping managers understand how to provide emotional support and leadership to team members who may be anxious about needing to suddenly familiarize themselves with new ways of working.

“The webinar will support leaders in understanding the new environment their employees are working in and highlight the change management challenges they face,” Pellet said. “Understanding the needs of our employees - and ourselves - will allow us all to create new norms to optimize the remote experience for continued productivity and job satisfaction.”

Pellet is a Fellow in Change Management from Johns Hopkins University and has been named to Global Gurus’ list of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals since 2016.  She has been a corporate training instructor with the School of Extended Education since 2010.

Her webinar follows Brandman’s March 19 webcast of “COVID-19: Moving Your Classes Online.” School of Education professor Kimberly Greene hosted this webinar to help teachers and college instructors provide online classes while schools are being closed as a protective measure during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Greene’s webinar, viewed by more than 1,600 people during its initial webcast, is archived online.

“Online classes are a core part of Brandman’s identity, but learning and working remotely may be an unfamiliar experience to many Americans who are now abiding by official stay-at-home directives,” Chancellor Gary Brahm said. “We invite anyone who is looking for advice on these topics to view our new webinars.”

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ABOUT BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs. Brandman serves about 24,000 students, more than 14,000 of whom enroll in academic credit programs, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s website.

Media Contacts:

Terri M. Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs: Carbaugh@brandman.edu

Andrew Edwards, Senior Multimedia News Writer: Edwards1@brandman.edu

 

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