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Part 2: The Future of Distributed Trust

Some believe that blockchain will be like the next internet, revolutionizing the way we run businesses, markets, governments, and manage data. Building on the foundations of the first webinar, Dr. Seidel and Dr. Rowell will be discussing how blockchain could disrupt existing businesses and industries, lead to new ways of organizing and creating assets and markets, and what this means for established companies.  Both will also share what current research they are involved in and the educational initiatives being conducted at UBC. 

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Part 1: What is Blockchain, and When is it Useful?

With all the buzz about cryptocurrencies, Dr. Rowell will dissect the basic features and capabilities of blockchain technologies.  He will explain how it is currently being used to enhance established organizational processes and how your business may benefit.

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Live Webinar: Personal Branding, Professional Success: Misconceptions, Myths and Three Tips for Leveling Up

Do you want to know how to create and leverage a strong personal brand to achieve more professional success? alumni UBC has invited alumna Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95, one of Vancouver’s most sought-after professional presence experts, to offer you her top tips and tricks. In this informative and engaging Lunch n’ Learn webinar, we’ll talk about the science behind first impressions, and the things that might be holding you back from success.

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Making It Work! Best Practices for Managing Maternity Leaves

Women make up approximately 50% of Canada’s labour force. Of the working women who do become mothers, 90% will take a maternity leave. However, 36% of new mothers feel that taking maternity leave negatively impacts their opportunity for promotions, career development and career progression.

This webinar is for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or otherwise supports mothers in the workplace, including adoptive, pregnant and parenting women.

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Pitfalls in Negotiating Employment Contracts

Knowledge is power! Written employment agreements are primarily designed to limit the employer’s liability if it decides to end the relationship as well as minimize the impact of your departure on its business. This webinar is for anyone who is in an employment relationship or will be in the future. Understanding your rights in the workplace is not simply a good idea, it is essential. Even if you have already signed a contract, we will help you understand how you can negotiate a better one in the future (once you get that promotion or move on to the next employer).  

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10 Salary negotiation tips

Salary negotiation is tricky. Learn some tried-and-true tactics to help you get closer to the salary you want—without touching any employer sore spots.
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Conversation starters for your next networking event

Starting up a conversation with people you don’t know can be intimidating, but with a little preparation...and some conversation starters in your back pocket...you can approach networking functions with confidence. 

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Get what you want in business and life

Many people find themselves working too hard and making less money than they would like, getting passed over for promotion or working in a job they are bored with. Learn how you may be unconsciously doing things that slow your success and give your power away. Learn an effective approach to negotiating what you are worth.

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Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace - 3 Ways to Get Up to Speed

For many, understanding transgender inclusive practices in the workplace is new territory. Terms and concepts related to gender diversity may feel overwhelming or confusing. In this webinar, Kai Scott will be introducing language and concepts related to gender identity, as well as insights into the unique challenges and barriers faced by transgender employees. Furthermore, Kai will identify best practices to improve and expand inclusion of gender diversity within organizational settings and share tips for trans inclusive practices.

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A Moving Target: Navigating Work Life Change Proactively

Whether we are new graduates or seasoned professionals, the accelerating pace of labour market change presents significant challenges for many of us. Managing work life transitions and finding the next promising opportunity can sometimes feel like a daunting and elusive pursuit. With Canadians predicted to face work life changes every two years and new types of work continually emerging, how can we position ourselves to build effectively on our existing knowledge and skills and proactively take charge of our work lives?

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