Webinar Series

Tune in to learn skills from industry experts and explore new interests.

Wherever you are in your professional journey, our webinar series features a new topic every few weeks to help you sharpen your skills (or learn new ones) and explore different interests. Missed a topic of interest? Rewatch past webinars on-demand below!

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Acceptance and commitment training for caregivers

Tuesday, OCT. 19  |  12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a therapy often provide to caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs) – such as an intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. ACT focuses on providing those caregivers with specific mental health related therapy to help reduce the high levels of stress that they may be experiencing. This free webinar will discuss:

  • What ACT is and why it is an important treatment option for caregivers of children with NDDs
  • The real-world impact of ACT with caregivers
  • Suggestions for future research on ACT

This presentation will be based on research by Kendra Thomson, Carly Magnacca, Amanda Marcinkiewicz, & Lee Steel.

* Please note that this webinar will not recommend any specific resource and/or treatment options, nor will it be intended to provide individual advice. Individuals should consult with their personal healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions. 

Brandon-Managing your Debt

Managing Your Finances

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17  |  NOON to 1 p.m. (EST)

In this webinar, we will explore best practices you can implement to help manage your debt and begin investing in your future. Learn how to leverage your career to help balance not only saving—or paying—for a mortgage but also run your household with the necessary tools to save for retirement and pay off current debts.

Our guest host, Brandon Currie (BBA ’05), is a Brock alumnus. He was born and raised in Niagara and currently lives in St. Catharines with his wife Kristen and their two children, Hartley and Braxton.

Brandon holds the two highest designations in his field of business: The Chartered Life Underwriting® (CLU) designation and the Certified Financial Planning® (CFP) designation. He has also obtained his Registered Retirement Consultant® (RRC) and Chartered Health Insurance Specialist™ (CHS) designations. Next year he plans on challenging the Certified Executor Advisor (CEA) designation.


Navigating Your Job Search During a Pandemic

Presenter: Brianna Armstrong, Student Talent Development Specialist, Career Education

Learn all the tips and tricks to a successful job hunt in order to join the workforce following graduation. Let us help you find the next chapter in your life.

Joining a Board of Directors: Impacting you and your Community

Presenter: Mario De Divitiis, Principal, De Divitiis Consulting Group

Becoming a board member is a great way to get involved in your community and gain experience while volunteering your time and skills. Join Mario De Divittis (BA ’06, MA ’08) as he discusses different types of Boards, how they are governed and the roles and responsibilities within them.

Perfectionism and Youth Wellbeing

Perfectionism and Youth Well-Being

Presenters: Brock University’s Dr. Danielle S. Molnar, along with graduate student Melissa Blackburn and Dr. Tabitha Methot-Jones

This webinar investigates what perfectionism is and how it influences youth health and wellbeing while discussing why so many youth experience pressure to be perfect; how parents, educators, and youth-focused practitioners can support youth struggling with perfectionism; and how young perfectionists are experiencing the pandemic.

Maximize your LinkedIn

Presenter: Brianna Armstrong, Student Talent Development Specialist, Career Education

In this webinar, you will learn how to improve your online presence by equipping yourself with useful tools and methods for elevating your LinkedIn. This will help you to maximize making connections and growing your career.

Assessment & Treatment of Problem Behaviour in Children

Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behaviour in Children and Youth

Presenters: Brock University’s Dr. Kimberley Zonneveld

Problem behaviours among children and youth can be difficult for parents and practitioners to understand and treat. This webinar discusses specific problem behaviours such as picky eating, tantrums and refusing to complete tasks; and how parents, educators, and youth-focused practitioners can support children and youth struggling with displaying problem behaviours.

Networking that Sticks

Networking that Sticks

Presenter: Brianna Armstrong, Student Talent Development Specialist

Learn strategies on how to make an impactful introduction, create meaningful and engaging small talk and overcome fear of approaching strangers.

Staying Healthy as we age

Staying healthy as we age

Presenter: Brock University’s Dr. Kimberley Gammage

Tune in to learn safe ways to exercise as we age, the importance of maintaining physical activity and research on exercise in older adults.

Leading Virtual Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

Presenter: Lisa Wilson, Leadership Vision Coach and Human Resources Cultural Consultant

Learn some best practices for leading virtual teams. What works, what doesn’t and how you can make sure your team still meets their goals, at home or in the office.

Maternal Postpartum Depression and Infant Brain Development

Presenter: Dr. John Krzeczkowski, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Brock University alumnus

Maternal postpartum depression poses a major challenge to the health of mothers and their infants. This webinar discusses the impact of maternal postpartum depression on mothers and their infants; and novel research showing that short, cost-effect treatments that are accepted and preferred by mothers not only benefit maternal health but improve brain development and emotion regulation in their infants.

The Effectiveness of Virtual Parent Training for Young Children At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Graduate student Claire Shingleton-Smith and Drs. Maurice Feldman and Julie Koudys, Dept. Applied Disability Studies

New research is showing that infants and young children at-risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make developmental improvements with the implementation of parent training intervention. This webinar discusses a parent-focused early intervention program via telehealth for young children at-risk for ASD, while highlighting early results showing an increase in generalized parent teaching skills after the intervention and the impact of parent training on child development.

Essential Skills for Leading

Leadership Coaching: Essential Skills for Leading

Presenter: Lisa Wilson, Leadership Vision Coach and Human Resources Cultural Consultant

For the past 5 years, we have been listening to speakers tell us that artificial intelligence will change our workplaces. With the pandemic, that change happened much faster than anyone expected. Transactional work is being done by computers, people are working from home and teams are international, so where does that leave us? It means as leaders we need to connect on a personal level with our staff, co-workers and customers. In this webinar, we will discuss the skills and awareness you need to create a solid foundation for your team. When the foundation is solid, the team becomes more flexible and can react to our ever-changing environment.

Leadership Coaching: Connecting as a Leader

Presenter: Lisa Wilson, Leadership Vision Coach and Human Resources Cultural Consultant

Gone are the days of rigid work hours in office spaces under the watchful eye of a manager. Leaders today need to be able to connect with each member of their team on a human level in remote and in-person environments. This webinar discusses the skills you need to become this style of leader. Learn to connect with and inspire your team to come together and achieve goals that extend beyond your expectations.