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July-August 2020

In person events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’re committed to continuing to support our alumni and students, but we have restricted in person events until at least until August 31. We hope to see you at virtual events. Thank you for your support during this time!


July 2020

Marketing lessons from the pandemic and implications for the future
Wednesday, July 15 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

In this free webinar, Barbara Read, Sac State marketing faculty, and consultant for the Capital Region and Sierra Small Business Development Centers, addresses how to create a resilient marketing strategy by understanding our customers and trends, building strong customer relationships, and creating, communicating, and delivering superior value. She is joined by Janelle Green, Lead Economic Development Specialist for SBA District Office, who will provide an overview on federal programs and services, including COVID-19 assistance.


Tools for planning for the next crisis
Wednesday, July 22 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Crises often lay bare the weaknesses in our systems. They also present opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception – revealing issues with supply chains, information systems, and organizational policies, and opportunities to learn from them. In this presentation, Dr. Joseph Taylor and Dr. Ryan Fuller address how businesses can recognize risks to mitigate and minimize the effects of future crises. Janelle Green joins to provide an overview on federal programs and services.


Refinancing in Today's Climate
Friday, July 24 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join one of the SAFE Credit Union Financial Educators for a virtual Mortgage Refinance Workshop that discusses the benefits of refinancing a home in today’s current climate. The workshop will cover common misconceptions of refinancing, the importance of working with a Mortgage Officer before considering a refinance, and pros and cons of refinancing in today’s current climate.

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Identifying opportunities for business growth through innovation
Wednesday, July 29 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

COVID-19 has sent shockwaves through the U.S. and global economies. At the same time, the pandemic has demonstrated the creativity and innovation of business leaders who have fought for their survival and identified opportunities for growth in the recovery. In this session, Cameron Law, Executive Director of the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Brian Gladden, Entrepreneur in Residence for the Carlsen Center, take a forward-looking view and discuss how businesses can make strategic shifts and innovate. Janelle Green joins to provide an overview on federal programs and services.


On Demand Content

La Lucha Sigue: Coping During COVID-19 and the Civil Rights Crisis

A virtual conversation with Eric Guerra '03, MPPA '08, Sacramento District 6 City Councilmember, and Leslie Valdivia '14, Co-founder of Vive Cosmetics. Both Eric and Leslie are proud to be hechos en Sac State and are eager to join us for a discussion surrounding how we can all come together as a community while we find ways to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Civil Rights crisis. (Recorded 6/25/20)


College Athletics in the time of COVID

Catch our conversation with Mark Orr, Athletics Director at Sacramento State, about the impact this pandemic has had on college athletics and the forecast for the future. Learn more about how the NCAA is guiding schools back to competition. (Recorded 6/5/20)


Financial Wellness Webinar Recordings

In partnership with SAFE Credit Union, we are pleased to bring you a series of virtual workshops to help you feel empowered to manage your financial situation during this time of uncertainty.


Pursuing Organizational Wisdom in a Pandemic

Get insights about coping with isolation in this pandemic with episodes covering: "Understanding Social Isolation"; "Preventing Loneliness in Isolation"; "Regulating Emotions"; "Emotional Contagion"; and "Managing Organizational Crisis". Produced by Sac State's CBA Organizational Wisdom Studio.


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Virtual Fitness
brought to you by The WELL

Though we are apart, The WELL still wants to provide lifetime wellness to you! Tune in to Instagram (@wellsacstate) each week for LIVE Virtual Fitness classes. Classes are archived on IGTV a week after broadcasting. Stay well!


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