Webinar Videos

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Alumni Webinar Series:

Webinars for and by National American University Alumni

Coming Up:

Lunch & Learn Wellness Webinars (hosted by NAU Alumni for Alumni and Staff)

  • December 5, 2o17: Stress Relief for Overloaded Brains: A Calmer Approach to Managing Change and Achieving New Goals, by Jennifer Utter

Other webinars: 

  • December 12, 2017: NAU Alumni and Foundation Services – An Overview (details pending)
  • 2018 Webinar Series: Schedule coming soon

November 14, 2017: Building a Successful Office Ergonomics Program, by Keith Osborne

In this webinar, Keith Osborne, an Ergonomist for Seattle City Light, discusses strategies for implementing ergonomics and wellness programs in the workplace. Successful ergonomics and wellness initiatives have been shown to decrease workplace injury and absenteeism, and increase worker productivity and morale, all of which can decrease employer costs and increase revenue. 


October 24, 2017: Living within your means: Saving, spending, and sharing, by Heidi Bulman

In this financial literacy webinar, Heidi Bulman offers practical tips on how to save, spend, and share in a way that better ensures your financial health in the future.


October 10, 2017: Healthy Living – Tips and Tricks by Chace Larsen

Chace Larsen, a 2010 graduate of NAU and current NAU Military Enrollment and Staff Training Specialist, shared some Health Living Tips and Tricks with employees and alumni during the first in a series of Lunch & Learn Wellness Webinars. In addition to his current work with NAU, Chace is a Captain in the Army National Guard and previously worked as a personal trainer. In this webinar, he covers myths associated with weight loss and healthy living tips and tricks. 

September 26, 2017: The Importance of Public Speaking and the Role of Toastmasters International

Becky Drury, NAU alumna, presents on the importance of honing your public speaking skills. Whether you giving a formal presentation or find yourself in impromptu situations, such as job interviews, sales calls, negotiations, or meetings, strong public speaking and communication skills are necessary. Becky draws on her recent successful election campaign for city council and her role as the Toastmasters Ambassador for western South Dakota, to share tips on public speaking and the important role Toastmasters can play in honing public speaking and leadership skills.


August 29, 2017: Memories and Milestones

Guy Tillett, who served the university for nearly 50 years, including 15 years as Director of Alumni Services, shared some memories and milestones from his time at NAU. Author of “Milestones: The 70 year progression of National American University,” Guy is uniquely qualified to take us on a walk through time.

July 25, 2017: Developing Your Resume for Government Positions

Presenter Terry Morgan, NAU alumnus, volunteer, and Foundation donor shares tips and advice on preparing your resume, and applying, for government positions. Government positions are posted on USJOBS.gov. The application process and what to include (or not include) in your resume is quite different than applying for positions with private employers. This webinar will help ensure you get started on the right foot when seeking government positions.

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June 27, 2017: The Millionaire Mindset

Rick Kahler, MSFP, ChFC, CFP, President of Kahler Financial Group, LLC, 2003 NAU Distinguished Service Alumni, and 1992 NAU graduate, presents “The Millionaire Mindset.”  In it, he touches on the psychology of money and spending, and offers tips for thinking about spending and saving differently. A “millionaire mindset” does not mean making wealth a life goal, says Rick. “But thinking like a millionaire will help you build a solid financial foundation to support you in reaching your life goals.”

Related link: Powerpoint Presentation (upon request: thopp@national.edu)

May 23, 2017: Understanding Social Media

Kassandra Cross, NAU’s Content Marketing Specialist, shares how you can utilize social media for networking purposes or running a business. She discusses the differences between the various social media channels and offers tips on best practices for social and professional use. Kassandra received her Master’s Degree in Management from National American University in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from University of West Georgia. 

Related link: Powerpoint presentation

April 18, 2017: Networking and Being Involved In Your Community (how it’s a win win for everyone)

Andy Bartling, a NAU Alumnus, and Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen of America, speaks about the value of networking and volunteering in your community. Networking and volunteering helps one develop critical skills, meet new people, build credibility, and build awareness for your business. “Your comfort zone is the most dangerous place to be,” advises Andy in this webinar. He offers up great advice on how to get involved in your community to give back and get ahead.

March 27, 2017: The Value of Online Portfolios and Persistence

Scott Dahl, a multi-disciplinary designer with more than 12 years of higher education teaching, discusses the value of online portfolios for students, new graduates and others seeking career opportunities. He shares tips for a well-designed, effective and professional portfolio and free resources to create one.

Related link: Powerpoint Presentation

February 2017: Promoting Thyself – Finding, and Succeeding on, Your Career Path

Dr. Linda Woodard, NAU alumna and experienced workforce education and career development professional, presents “Promote Thyself.” Learn how to successfully promote yourself throughout your career journey using online tools and other tips. For more information about Dr. Woodard, visit the LDW Group, a business dedicated to providing career and workforce development advice.

Related link: Powerpoint presentation

January 2017: SCORE Business Mentoring

Daren Anderson, NAU alumnus and President of Big D Technology, presents on SCORE, a national nonprofit organization that offers free business mentoring to new business owners and owners looking to grow their business. There are more than 11,000 SCORE mentors from across the country willing to help businesses be successful.

Related link: Powerpoint presentation

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