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June 2020 | Wednesday Webinars
Throughout the month of June, we’re offering 30-minute webinars to help you cope, grow, learn, and connect. Register for one or all of the webinars below! We’ll record each presentation, so even if you can’t join live, you’ll have a chance to watch the content at another time. 

June 3rd at 12pm | Communications in the Time of COVID-19
When our world of work moved entirely online, we lost the helpful nuances of in-person interactions. In this 30-minute webinar, Megan Hoyt, Assistant Director of Alumni Personal and Career Development, will share tools to be more compassionate and effective in your written communications. Drawing upon strategies from design-thinking and Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People, you’ll leave with tangible examples to use in your next email and a mindset to take with you into the future!

June 10th at 12pm | Navigating a Career Pivot
Have you ever thought about making a complete career change, switching industries, or finding a new role more aligned with your strengths and interests? Wake Forest alumna Kristin Winkle Beck, Certified Coach and CEO of Pivot Point Professionals, will share what she learned from making her own career pivot, offer strategies and resources, and walk you through creating a pivot action plan so that you can start working towards your own pivot point, today!

June 17th at 12pm | Grow Where You’re Planted: Upskilling from Where You Sit
Whether you’re thinking about a job change or just worried about the future post-Covid, this is a great time to take a strategic approach to developing your skills and building your resume. In this 30 minute webinar, Allison McWilliams, Assistant VP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, will share tips and strategies for seeking out growth and development from where you are, so that when it’s time to make a change, you’ll be ready.

June 24th at 12pm | Quarantine is Not a Competition: Self-Compassion and the Myth of “Winning” 
It’s easy to feel like we’re “falling behind” during quarantine. After all, everyone else has learned Chinese, adopted a puppy, and added additions to their houses…or so it may seem. In this webinar, Ryan Riccordella (’15) explores how to practice self-compassion and avoid toxic comparisons while still holding ourselves accountable for the progress we want to make.

Tuesdays | Tuneup Tuesdays: Virtual Resume Reviews
Send your resume to us at WFUalumnicareers@nullgmail.com by Monday at 5pm. We’ll be checking our inbox and reviewing resumes virtually every Tuesday morning!

Check out the Alumni Engagement website!
Need inspiration? Want some brain food? Are you a caregiver? They have collected powerful resources to support you during this changing times.

Call to Conversation goes Virtual! Are you interested in attending or leading a Virtual C2C? Let us know you’re interested!

May 27, 2020 | Lessons on Leadership with Billy Prim
Please join us and the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character for a live discussion with Billy Prim, Founder of Primo Water Corp, President of the Winston-Salem Dash minor league baseball team, and a School of Business Board of Visitors member. Mr. Prim will share his experiences developing businesses, his approach to leadership and his reflections on career influences.

May 28, 2020 | Virtual Affinity Group Happy Hour
Registration coming soon for this topic on Marketing, Sales & Business Development.

June 9, 2020 | Economic Outlook Webinar
How is COVID-19 impacting our local and global economies? Join us for an online discussion on the micro- and macro-economics of it all. Hear the latest on the status of employment trends & consumer confidence. Moderated by John Butler, Visiting Professor Wake Forest and Partner Crosland Southeast. Panelists include: Chuck McShane, Senior Vice President, Economic Research, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance; John Silvia (P’ 11), President, Dynamic Economic Strategy, LLC, and Former Chief Economist, Wells Fargo.

June 11, 2020 | Virtual Affinity Group Happy Hour
Registration coming soon for this topic on Diversity in Business: Women in Business

June 12, 2020 | Virtual Affinity Group Happy Hour
Registration coming soon for this topic on Diversity in Business: Women in Business

June 17, 2020 | Unboss Your Leadership to Motivate Others
Explore the concept of unbossed leadership style and its links to increased motivation and performance. This session also outlines leader actions to both move your leadership style to be more unbossed and to shape an unbossed team/organization while igniting great motivation in members. Facilitated by Dr. Pat Sweeney, Executive Director of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.