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Best free webinars from top schools to rocketstart your 2019!

New Year, new you! Are you looking at ways to improve yourself in the new year? If you want to improve or add to your skills, then one of these webinars can help you achieve that resolution! Taught by some of the brightest minds at world-renowned institutions, you'll find that these webinars are perfect for those who prefer to learn from the comfort of home.

Alex Dolinskiy
January 4, 2019

LEAD's Building Power to Lead Preview

Date: January 10 – January 22, 2019

Learning how to be a leader is, perhaps, the most difficult part of having a managerial or executive position. But the Stanford Graduate School of Business has made it just a bit easier with this webinar! Though it is just a preview of their larger webinar, you'll find that this is perhaps just as good. Shorter than the full version, you'll be taught the basics of their LEAD program, Building Power to Lead (Stanford Lead). This is a social program, and one that relies on many different methods of learning.


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Investment Management Theory & Practice

Date: January 10, 2019

Do you prefer something that is a bit more structured? Are you hoping to add something to your resumé with the time you spend learning? Then you'll likely enjoy Investment Management Theory & Practice. Offered by the prestigious Yale School of Management, this is possibly the most intense option on this list. Here, you'll learn everything that you need to be a Certified Investment Management Analyst, which is a certification that you'll receive at the end of this course. From ethics to investment, traditional investments to behavioral finance, this is an in-depth course that offers a wealth of knowledge.


Preparing for Performance Reviews with Professor Ben Dunford

Date: January 16, 2019

It's the beginning of the year and, for many, time for performance reviews! Even if you've done well in your position, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you're concerned or just confused on how to approach these reviews, Purdue University offers this webinar as a solution. As the title suggests, it is taught by Purdue's Professor Ben Dunford. You'll learn how to prepare for your review; give and receive feedback; and how to plan for the next year. With what you learn here, you're sure to turn your review into a productive one!


The Smart Way to Run Your Supply Chain

Date: 17 January, 2019

Are you preparing for the next industrial revolution? If you aren't, you should be! The Smart Way to Run Your Supply Chain is a webinar that will help put you on track when it comes to adapting your business. Taught by Ann Vereecke and Robin Kleer, professors at Vlerick Business School, you'll learn from the best how to prepare for the future. If you're confused by phrases such as “the Internet of things”, or have no idea what “the cloud” really is, let alone how these things affect your business, this is a webinar that will make things clearer and it promises to be a great intro to this course: Excellence in Supply Chain Management.


Leader As Coach Program

Date: January 17, 2019

The Leader as Coach program, taught by the author of Taming Your Crocodiles, Hylke Faber, is one of the best leadership programs. This preview, offered by Columbia Business School, allows you to see if this program is right for you and your business. Here, you'll see how it works, what you can expect to learn, and ask any questions about the program that you might have. Worried about how you might pay for it, or just how to join? You'll get application information and learn about tuition assistance! Leader as Coach (online): Coaching as a Leadership Approach, Mindset, and Process is an exceptional course!


The Evolution of the Finance Function

Date: January 18, 2019

Another webinar offered by Vlerick Business School, The Evolution of the Finance Function takes a look at how the finance function has changed recently. Like many parts of the business world, new technology has had its effects on the finance function, as well. With the instruction of Professors Filip Roodhooft and Kristof Stouthuysen, you'll learn what to expect in this new age of finance. Topics covered include the finance function as a business partner, as well as automation and digitalization in the finance function.


No matter what you're hoping to learn in the new year, January 2019 has something to offer you. From leadership courses to employer branding and everything in between, there are webinars ready to teach you what you need to know. And learning is a great way to ring in the new year!

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