On-Demand Webinars

Pre-recorded webinars available for free, any time, anywhere.

Our webinar series is designed to bring CSU experts to our alumni in a convenient way. Topics in our on-demand offerings range from professional development in the area of career, leadership and skill development, to our life matters webinars, exploring topics impacting you, your community, and our world.

Click on the webinar link you are interested in viewing. The link will take you to a registration page, where you complete a short form to provide access to the recording.

On-Demand Webinars

VIRTUAL REALITY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS AND BEYOND 

Interested in virtual reality for yourself, your business, teaching or any other area? Virtual reality can be used in a wide variety of fields including news reporting, geology, fashion design, health care, teaching and many more. CSU is moving into the future with a Virtual Reality (VR) Initiative. With great promise for use on our campus and with our partners, VR is the focus at this informational webinar led by Alan Rudolph, Vice President for Research.

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=ehf3bn

CSU VENTURES: GUIDING GREAT INNOVATION TO THE MARKETPLACE

CSU Ventures is dedicated to the business of technology transfer and commercialization at Colorado State University. We bring innovations and technologies discovered at CSU into the marketplace for the benefit of society.  During the webinar, we’ll discuss some basics about CSU Ventures, namely who we are and what we do to support CSU.  Since we help launch companies out of CSU, we’ll also hear from two CSU Startups, VetDC (www.vet-dc.com) and SurgiReal (www.surgireal.com).

Lastly, we’ll highlight an exciting event on campus, the CSU Collegiate Challenge.  CSU Ventures and the Institute for Entrepreneurship have teamed up to host two great events under one roof – the Pitch Challenge and the Innovation Symposium.  During the Pitch Challenge, companies from around the mountain region will pitch their companies with a chance to win $20,000.  The Innovation Symposium is the premiere event in which the most innovative CSU research is highlighted.  Graduate students have the opportunity to present their cutting edge work in an environment which fosters stimulating and entrepreneurial thinking. CSU faculty, staff, and students, as well as alumni, business professionals, and entrepreneurs, have the opportunity to learn more about the groundbreaking research happening across campus.

Listen to the recording: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/s5mywbd32vo7&eom

THE RACE TO FEED 9.7 BILLION PEOPLE: THE SECRET IS IN THE SOIL

Food production will need to roughly double by 2050 to meet the projected needs of 9.7 billion people in the face of increasing climate variability. But how can we achieve this goal without converting substantial amounts of the earth’s remaining forests and grasslands to agricultural fields, and without the other environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions, fertilizer runoff, and aquifer depletion that have always accompanied previous agricultural expansion? Could  the biggest opportunity to meet this challenge lies beneath our feet in the soil?

Presenter
Matthew Wallenstein is an associate professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and a research scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=3r9n0x

FOLLOW A MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean Diet, common among people living in the Mediterranean sea region, is about enjoyment, not deprivation. It has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Fortunately, you don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to enjoy the benefits, and there is not just one specific diet; you can adopt small changes for an overall healthier pattern of eating and living! Dr. Wdowik will explain the Mediterranean-style diet and provide realistic suggestions and examples for incorporating Mediterranean patterns into your life. Webinar participants will:

  • Learn key foods and beverages to add to the typical American diet to achieve better health;
  • Acquire strategies for incorporating Mediterranean recipes, meals, and habits into the day;
  • Gain motivation into attaining the health benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet.

Facilitator Bio
Melissa Wdowik, PhD, RD, is assistant professor of nutrition at Colorado State University and director of the Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center (KANC).

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=bdlc9k

TOP 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR A STARTING YOUR FIRST VEGETABLE GARDEN

Description: If you have ever wanted to start growing your own clean, organic food and you just don’t know where to start, or if you have tried, failed and pronounced yourself a “brown thumb?"  This webinar will get you on your way or back on track. We will cover:

  • How to site your garden to it’s best advantage
  • How to prepare the soil and cultivate appropriately
  • Best management practices for planting,  watering, fertilizing, managing weeds
  • And the best resources for additional help

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=b0gqhb

UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS

This webinar explores how utilizing your strengths can help you to not only achieve more at work, but create greater career satisfaction. Popularized by such books as Now Discover Your Strengths and Strengths Finder 2.0, career development experts will often point to a strengths-based approach as a pathway to job satisfaction. Through this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to identify and clarify your strengths
  • Gain strategies for how to build and invest your strengths to achieve excellence in your work
  • Increase your sense of self efficacy by understanding how to best invest your time at work

Facilitator Bio
Dr. Therese Lask is Senior Director of Professional Services and Engagement for the CSU Alumni Association. Prior to joining the Alumni Association, Therese worked in higher education for over 20 years, and as a consultant for the Gallup organization.

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=dxqwp1

THE CAREGIVER EXPERIENCE: IMPACT, RESILIENCY, AND SUPPORT

As the population of older adults continues to rise in the US, so does the number of informal caregivers (e.g., children, partners, friends, or other relatives) of those older adults. This webinar will discuss the impact of providing this type of care on the emotional, financial, physical, and relational well-being of the caregiver. Participants will also learn ways to care for themselves and foster resilience in what can be a challenging situation.

Presenter
Kirsten L. Graham,  M.S., M.S.Ed., assistant director of the Aging Clinic of the Rockies and an advanced doctoral student in Colorado State University’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program.

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=9z1zpw

PROFESSIONAL RESILIENCE: HOW TO NAVIGATE TOUGH TIMES IN YOUR JOB

Having a tough time at work? Not sure you can last at your job another day? This webinar will explore the topic of professional resilience, outlining the key factors to not only surviving, but thriving in difficult times. Participants will take a quiz that will provide a basic overview of the seven factors linked to resilient behavior. Tools will be discussed that can help you navigate your next professional challenge.

Presenter: Dr. Therese Lask

Listen to the recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=godfm0