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A quick dose of learning to start the day

Online Learning Series

At St. Thomas Executive Education, we aim to provide real-world learning that you can apply immediately. Step out of your day-to-day for a quick infusion of information to start your morning. Join for as many sessions as you like throughout the year. No need to consider drive-time and parking in the mix; you just need a computer, phone, or tablet with an internet connection to join. 

To Join a Session

Register with your email address and we will send you the details for joining each session.  


Event Details

Time: 8-9 a.m. CST
Location: Online
Registration: Free

About the Spring Online Learning Series

February 18

Managing Your Brain As a Leader with Bob Eichinger

Leadership is said to be a combination of head, heart and guts.  Turns out head (brain) has two parts.  Emotions, beliefs, feelings and values and critical thinking.  Knowing how your (and the people you lead) brain works and managing the way it works for you can enhance leadership quality.  Join us for The Leader Brain 101.  Bring both of your brains! 

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March 17

Multicultural Marketing with Nakeisha S. Lewis 

Today’s consumer population consists of different cultures and identities. How do you market to an expansive set of consumers in a way that appeals but does not offend? Learn why multicultural marketing should be an integral part of your communication strategy from the start to best serve your audience.  
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April 16

Future of Health Care with Dan McLaughlin

Health Care is an ever-changing industry. With technological advances, data privacy laws and rising costs, the changes are constant and rapid. In this session hear where health care is headed and what you can do to prepare for changes that haven’t happened yet.  

Bob Eichinger
Managing your Brain as a Leader
Nakeisha S. Lewis
Multicultural Marketing
Dan McLaughlin
Future of Health Care
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Bob Eichinger

Bob is a University of Minnesota I/O graduate, a SIOP Fellow,  and a thought leader in the Talent Management space.  He is the creator of the nine box succession planning tool and a co-creator, along with Michael Lombardo of the concept of Learning Agility.  He has been an academic, teaching psychology at the U of M.  He has been a practitioner at PepsiCo and Pillsbury.  He has been a consultant and a creator of IP for Talent Management as CEO of Lominger, Co-chairman of KornFerry and currently COO of TeamTelligent.
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Nakeisha S. Lewis

Nakeisha S. (Ferguson) Lewis is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. She earned her PhD in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, her MA in strategic communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her primary research interest focuses on the intersection of popular culture and marketing communication, with an emphasis on urban and multicultural markets. Her recent research examines topics such as consumer responses, ethical perceptions of multicultural marketing communications and brand placements in popular music. 

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Dan McLaughlin

Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, is the director of the Center for Innovation in the Business of Health Care in the Opus College of Business and is active in teaching, research and speaking at the university, with a special emphasis on health care operations and policy. He also provides consulting services to health care and governmental organizations. McLaughlin is the author of a number of textbooks and management guides published by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

Recorded Online Learning Sessions

Miss out on a session? Relive the magic by watching a recording of a previous session.

Decision Making with Leo Hopf

From evaluating the decision-making environment, allocating resources, prioritizing by saying no to say yes and gaining alignment up and down in the organization, effective decision making can be a game changer to your work. You’ll hear about a few key tools on how to approach your decisions differently.

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Agile Project Management with Wayne Kaul

Managing a project with ever-changing requirements and deadlines can be a nightmare if you aren’t appropriately prepared. A skilled project manager knows using right methodology can make or break a project. Learn how the Agile project management methodology can help you manage fluid projects effectively and efficiently.

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Planning in the Exponential Era with Michael Wright

Are you paying attention to the right things in your planning process? The reality of business today is that you must take into consideration dynamics that are presently known along with new technologies that don't even fully exist yet during your planning process. Discover ways to better monitor and evaluate emerging opportunities as we approach the new year. 

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