Faculty Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

The Pitfalls of a Zero-Sum Mindset

May 18, 2021
Noon EST


Rellie Derfler-Rozin, Associate Professor, Management & Organization

Rellie Derfler-RozinDoes she work for the money/perks OR because she likes the job? Will they be winning OR will we be winning? Should we follow the rules OR should we be creative? These questions reflect how we, as humans, tend to think, in many cases in a Zero-Sum, Either-Or fashion. Although people’s motives are complex, we tend to simplify how we think about their motivation to do work. Though negotiations allow for ample opportunities to create win-win situations, in many cases we think about them as a win-lose situation. And though one can be creative while still being ethical, we often tend to associate creativity with deviant rule-breaking. In this webinar, we will discuss research that exemplifies under which conditions people are more likely to adopt a zero-sum mindset (in hiring, negotiations, creativity) and will discuss potential practical implications to resist and combat such mindsets.

Concluded Webinars

Here are insightful webinars you may have missed. Enjoy any or all of them for free, at your convenience.

Cracking the Creativity Code: Why Do Creative Ideas Not See the Light of Day?

January 28, 2021


Vijaya VenkataramaniCommitted to creating an innovative team? Want to learn why your (or your team’s) creative ideas seem to go nowhere? Ready to learn about the roadblocks to innovation? Join Maryland Smith professor Vijaya Venkataramani, associate professor of management & organization, as she discusses her research about creativity in the workplace. This interactive discussion will include a short presentation followed by time for participants to ask questions.

What COVID-19 Means for Business and Economics

 P.K. Kannan, Dean's Chair in Marketing Science

Professor Kannan will briefly introduce how consumer behavior has changed during the pandemic and what the implications are for marketing strategies in the short term and the longer term. Learn how marketing/retailing has been affected and what he sees as structural changes. How should firms orient themselves going forward? Which trends are going to dominate, which media will have higher importance and which media's importance will wane. He will cover implications for customer focus, digital marketing and marketing budgets.

Marketing During the Pandemic: Strategies and Insights

August 27, 2020


Nicole M. CoomberNicole M. Coomber, Associate Clinical Professor, Management and Organization

Join us as Nicole M. Coomber, associate clinical professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, delivers research on how demonstrating vulnerability and using an inquiry mindset can help in managing remote conversations with your customers, clients, employees, and even your family members.

Remote Work & Emotional Intelligence

May 27, 2020


G. “Anand” AnandalingamG. “Anand” Anandalingam, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science

This faculty-led webinar will explore the operational issues that are the basis of policies and procedures to deal with the negative health impacts during the upswing of a pandemic and how operations need to be managed during the opening up of the economy as the pandemic recedes. We will also suggest ways in which the negative economic issues of a future pandemic can be avoided or moderated by effective operations management.

Smart Operations Management

May 19, 2020


Rebecca RatnerRebecca Ratner, Dean's Professor of Marketing

Maryland Smith professor Rebecca Ratner will draw from her own research to answer the question: Are there upsides to time alone? Ratner has been studying how people make decisions about which activities to do alone vs. with others, how much they enjoy activities that they do alone vs. with others, and how they think about other people who do activities alone.

Covid-19 and Social Distancing:
Are There Upsides to Time Alone?

May 7, 2020


Anil K. GuptaAnil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

COVID-19 is almost certainly the biggest health crisis the world has faced in the last 100 years. It directly affects and calls for a response from every individual, every organization, and every nation on earth. We invite you to join Maryland Smith professor Anil K. Gupta for analysis and insights into some of the most important questions related to COVID-19. What will be the new normal for the global economy? How do/should leaders respond to crises such as COVID-19? How are scientists and engineers deploying the innovation playbook to attack COVID-19? Last but not least, how will the current crisis reshape the future of US-China relations? We look forward to your engagement and participation.

After COVID-19 What? The New Normal for the Global Economy

April 6, 2020


Leadership Under Crisis: COVID-19 and Other Shocks

April 8, 2020


How the Innovation Playbook is Helping Attack COVID-19

April 13, 2020


COVID-19 and the Future of US-China Relations

April 15, 2020


How Responses to Crisis Create Risk Chain Reactions: The Case of COVID-19
Clifford Rossi, Professor of the Practice & Executive-in-Residence

March 30, 2020


Supply Chain Crisis: How Best In Class Organizations Battle Pandemic Risks
Sandor Boyson, Research Professor

March 31, 2020


Sizing the Eventual Economic Damage of COVID-19: A Risk Assessment
Clifford Rossi, Professor of the Practice & Executive-in-Residence

April 1, 2020


Education and knowledge sharing is what we do. It is what you expect of us. Let’s focus on learning and finding solutions. We support our alumni as we navigate changing circumstances. Please join us or view the recordings on this page when they are available.

Be well and forever learn,
Maryland Smith Alumni Relations & Executive Education

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