Business Breathers

Business Breathers – Live webinars

These days, we are all in need of taking a break and catching our breath. While uncertainty is in the air, we at Goodman Group are certain to find opportunities to do better. Business Breathers is a new initiative of bimonthly live webinars that will be hosted by Goodman Group and will focus on topics in the area of leadership, management, innovation financial and social impacts of trending topics. This free webinar series aims to help students, alumni, entrepreneurs and the Niagara community understand and maneuver through the impacts and opportunities of trending topics.

Join us to discuss taking businesses, careers and ideas to the next level. Our free webinars will take place bimonthly on Wednesdays each month from 11:00am – 11:45am EDT. Register for each webinar below.

Upcoming Webinars

Crisis Leadership


Presenter: Lynn Guerrero, President & CEO, Niagara Health
Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am

Learn more about the webinar here.

Identifying the best light for and revealing your new product through it

Presenter: Dr. Tek Thongpapanl & Dr. Magnus Hultman, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 am

2021 Webinars

Data Strategy & Governance: Leading the change with a female perspective

Presenter: Mitu Mann, Chief Data Officer, Phoenix IT & Sasha Ali-Hosein Director of Data Science, Cineplex Digital Media

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Manage Self to Coach Others

Presenter: Caren Burt, Principal, Coach, HR Consultant at C Burt & Associates

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Evidence Based Decision Making

Presenter: Dr. Anteneh Ayanso and Dr. Filippo Dall’Olio, from the Goodman School of Business, Brock University

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Gender, Power and Politics: Leading in COVID Times

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Makus, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Associate Professor, Brock University

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Has COVID Delivered the Death of Retail or Kickstarted a Vibrant Renewal?

Presenter: Deepak Chopra, Former President & CEO of Canada Post

University Management in the Time of COVID

Presenter: Dr. Lynn Wells, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Brock University

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The Power of Teamwork

Presenter: Dr. Barry Wright, CEO Canada 2022 Summer Games & Associate Professor, Brock University

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Digital by Design: Education for the Post-Pandemic World

Presenter: Robert Luke, President & CEO of eCampusOntario

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Extraordinary Canadians: An Interview with Peter Mansbridge

Presenter: Peter Mansbridge

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Reframing Negotiation: How to get better outcomes through the Art of Feminine Negotiation

Presenter: Cindy Watson, Founder of Women on Purpose and creator of HERsuasion™

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Employee Wellness & Corporate Social Responsibility in the COVID-19 era: How companies stepped up to vaccinate their essential workforce and the community

Presenter: Ken Chan, Vice-President, Administration, Brock University and panel guests: Vanessa White, Maple Lodge Farms; James Scongack, Bruce Power; Leslie-Ann Vezina, Air Canada

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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity: What does it all mean for me?

Presenter: Leela MadhavaRau, Director, Human Rights & Equity, Brock University

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Warrior Women - Indigenous Women and Leadership

Presenter: Dr. Robyn Bourgeois, Acting Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, Brock University

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Wine Business Bounce Back - How Wineries are using COVID to Accelerate Positive Change

Presenter: Peter McAtamney, Founder of Wine Business Solutions.

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The Pushback Reflex - How to get out of your mind and stop sabotaging yourself

Presenter: Mariola Czarniak, Founder of Maximum Results Academy

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2020 Webinars

Zero Trust and the Edge of the Network: Cybersecurity and Working Remotely

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Mauro, Assistant Professor, Brock University

View the recording and presentation.

Boost Your Career with Community Work and Volunteering

Presenter: Julia Deans, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada

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Positive Forward Motion in the COVID-19 Era - Maximizing Emotionally Effective Leadership in the FAST Lane ©

Presenter: Lesley Calvin, Founder at Lesley Calvin Consulting

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The Role of Child Care in Post-Pandemic Recovery

Presenter: Diana Huson, Regional Councillor, Region of Niagara

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Maximize Your Impact: Tailoring Communications to Your Stakeholders

Presenter: Jacqueline King, CEO Everleap

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COVID-19: An Opportunity for Systems Change toward Sustainability

Presenter: Dr. Sylvia Grewatsch, Assistant Professor, Brock University

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Entrepreneurial Leadership: Thrive not just survive crises

Presenter: Dr. Shawna Chen, Associate Professor, Brock University

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Corporate Social Responsibility in the era of Black Lives Matter

Presenter: Dr. Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor, Brock University

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Bridging the gap between knowledge and action to enhance organizational performance

Presenter: Dr. Madelyn Law, Associate Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, Brock University

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Understanding Distributed Leadership

Presenter: Dr. Camille Rutherford, Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships & International, Brock University

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Leadership Presence

Presenter: Barbara Devine, CEO & Founder of Impact and Performance

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Managing Through the Unimaginable

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University

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Green Futures: How Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability will Drive the Next Economy

Presenter: Brock Dickinson, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo

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Creative Infusions for your Work and Life

Presenter: Stephanie Barnes, Chief Chaos Organiser, Entelechy

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Big Data Analytics: Wisdom or Folly!

Presenter: Dr. S. Ejaz Ahmed, Dean of Faculty and Mathematics & Science, Brock University

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Small Business Liability, Staying Afloat Amongst the Chaos

Presenter: Co-presented by Aaron Bazinet and George Nikolaidis from Erie Mutual Insurance

View the recording here.

Leadership post COVID-19

Presenter: Nick Pollice, President, Pollice Management Group

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Who we are and who we can be: An important strategic reflection in times of disruption

Presenter: Dr. Asma Zafar, Assistant Professor, Brock University

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Boards in the Aftermath of Coronavirus

Presenter: Dr. Samir Trabelsi, Professor, Brock University

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Learning and Enabling Critical Thinking

Presenter: Dr. Tim Kenyon, Vice-President, Research, Brock University

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COVID-19: Good Governance in Crisis or a Good Crisis for Governance?

Presenter: Dr. Samir Trabelsi, Professor, Brock University

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Working from Home: Insights into the New Norm

Presenter: Panel Discussion

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The Ethics of Exploiting Loopholes

Presenter: Dr. Paul Dunn, Professor, Brock University

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Brave new worlds: How Augmented Reality transforms marketing

Presenter: Dr. Joachim Scholz, Assistant Professor, Brock University

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