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Join our community of faculty, leaders and thinkers in our virtual events

UBC Sauder has put together a series of webinars focused on issues that matter today and in the future. We are working with our faculty and external partners to deliver relevant content, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to help you navigate this unprecedented time.


Reimagining the Status Quo

May 28th,  1 pm PST

Change from the status quo is often difficult to achieve – in life and in business. Why is this the case? What forces can be harnessed to move an organization to embrace change and seize opportunity? Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic have application in answering these questions and teaching us how to “not let a good crisis go to waste”.

Speaker: Darren Dahl (Senior Associate Dean, UBC Sauder School of Business)


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Watch a preview of the webinar led by Darren Dahl, UBC Sauder Faculty

Organizational Culture and Covid: Time to Reassess?

June 4th, 11am PST

Now is the time for leaders to be asking themselves whether or not their choices and actions accurately reflect their organizational culture - is it strategically relevant and positioned to share the best of what our company has to offer?

Join us to uncover how we might leverage some of the mechanisms and building blocks of culture to galvanize the energy and commitment of our people in order to achieve what our organization was designed to do.

Speaker: Tracey Gurton (lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at the UBC Sauder School of Business).


What is business analytics?

June 11th, 1 pm PST

For each organization, business analytics is essential. It will help develop and optimize your strategy, make data-driven decisions and identify growth opportunities.

This complementary virtual event will be led by two UBC Sauder Faculty - Tim Huh, Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Steven Shechter, Associate Professor in Operations and Logistics Division.

In this webinar, we will learn:

- What is analytics

- How it is applied across diverse industries

- How it can be applied to your own organization

- How analytics can generate new business insights and opportunities

Speakers: Tim Huh (Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at UBC Sauder), Steven Shechter (Associate Professor in Operations and Logistics Division at UBC Sauder).

The Future of Work

June 16th, 11 am PST

Generation Y (Millennials) have very different views about work, life, careers and leadership that are wholly unfamiliar to older generations. The recession of a decade ago taught us that the selective hiring and generous development of key talent was one of the most effective responses to the crisis.

Amidst COVID today, therefore, it’s necessary to leverage talent strategies that work for Gen Y, who compose half the global workforce. Understanding Gen Y also offers a  profound perspective on how the practice of ‘work’ will change in the future.

Author, educator, keynote speaker and advisor Adam Kingl has been researching this topic for a decade, which has just culminated in a book, Next Generation Leadership.

In this webinar, he will share some of the more surprising findings and peer into the future to answer: If Gen Y have very different paradigms than those who came before, then what will our companies look like when the Ys start to lead?

Speaker: Adam Kingl (Author, educator, keynote speaker and advisor).

Past virtual events

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Jonas and Victoria Event

May 21, 2020

Building Your Resiliency Muscle


Jonas Altman (UBC Sauder Adjunct Professor, founder of Social Fabric and author of Shapers), Victoria Stoyanova (Community Architect and Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager)

This lively conversation will provide you with insights for building resiliency as a leader, cultivating flexibility in your teams, and designing syst...

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May 14, 2020

Lead Authentically in Changing Times


Shalyma Cambridge (Associate at The Humphrey Group)

In this interactive webinar you will: identify the values that should be driving and shaping your leadership; recognize the importance of values-based...

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May 5, 2020

Opportunities in Impact Investing in Canada


James Tansey (Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing, UBC Sauder School of Business)

Impact investing has emerged as a new sector in the last decade that seeks to create social and financial outcomes while also generating financial ret...

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Apr 29, 2020

How to re-start businesses and how does the new normal look


Tim Silk (Senior Instructor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group -UBC Sauder School of Business, UBC)

A virtual event on lessons learned from China on how to restart an economy after coronavirus peaks. This virtual event is co-presented by UBC Sauder S...

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Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19: The economy and sustainability. What does the future hold?


Justin Bull (Faculty, Sustainability, Innovation & Technology)

The COVID-19 pandemic is a test-case for how our social, political and economic systems will deal with future crises around climate change, health, fo...

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Apr 14, 2020

Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Communication


The Humphrey Group

As the world embraces social distancing, teams are moving online. If you're suddenly leading a virtual team it's critical that you build skills that a...

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Apr 9, 2020

Communicate As A Leader In Uncertain Times


The Humphrey Group

This virtual event will help you rise to the challenge of COVID-19 and equip you with the communication tools and strategies needed to navigate this d...

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Apr 3, 2020

Adaptive Leadership in the Face of Crisis


Adel Gamar (UBC Sauder Executive Education Instructor, CEO & Co-Founder, Gamar Leadership Group)

Adaptive leadership tools that can help individuals and organizations learn during this crisis period. Led by Adel Gamar, UBC Sauder Executive Educati...