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Expert Spotlight

Shining a Light on Local Expertise

An Ongoing Series

UW-Green Bay is creating a series of "Expert Spotlights" that shine a light on local expertise, benefiting area leaders, business managers and owners with cutting edge research and knowledge that can empower decision making and culture building. 

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Keeping Remote Workers Mentally Fit
Virtual Webinar | 45 Min Presentation & 15 Min Q&A
Thursday, October 8, Starting at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $25

Webinar Trailer

Please watch our trailer about this training with Professor Chu.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world—causing lockdowns, anxiety, and deaths. It also has changed the nature of work such that 46% of organizations have implemented work-from-home policies. Although this move has enhanced flexibility, many remote employees have lost the human connections with friends and colleagues while feeling distressed during this global crisis. Therefore, we need to find ways to “flatten the emotional distress curve,” keeping ourselves and remote employees mentally fit, in order to promote work engagement and productivity. As a result of this interactive session, you will be able to:
  • Understand and apply sport and performance psychology principles
  • Practice mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude in work settings
  • Take away free resources and tools to enhance remote employees’ and your own mental fitness and productivity
About Alan Chu, PhD
Dr. Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology at UW–Green Bay. He has published more than 30 scientific research articles on the topics of sport and performance psychology, motivation, and health. Dr. Chu is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant who works with athletes and coaches to reach peak performance through psychological skills training and motivational interventions. To practice what he preaches, Dr. Chu practices psychological skills regularly and is highly involved in sports, specializing in table tennis (not the basement “ping pong”!) as a competitive player and an internationally certified coach. He recently started a blog ( to promote mental fitness as well as diversity and inclusion.
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Alan Chu, PhD
October 2020
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Health Habits for High Performance
Virtual Webinar | 45 Min Presentation & 15 Min Q&A
Thursday, November 12, Starting at 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $25

In this session we will discuss some basic life hacks for building healthy habits that support high performance. We all know the importance of health and having a healthy lifestyle, but with so many pressures on the time of your average executive, how can you introduce new elements and embed the healthy habits we know we need into our lives?  This session addresses that problem.  Specifically, we will:
  • discuss four life hacks, simple tricks, that will facilitate this process.  We will detail each of the four hacks and then come up with ways to use them. 
  • take a look at the habit cycle, the science behind habits, and see what clues this can give us in breaking unhealthy habits and forming healthy habits.
About Julie Cook
Julie Cook is a learning and development professional with more than 20 years of experience in serving high-profile clients from around the world. Julie started her career at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, where she served as the Head of Custom Programs. She then moved to Thunderbird’s European operation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. There she was responsible for business development and also served as the Director of their European EMBA & the MBA semester abroad. Julie has worked with some of the top business schools in the world, including Harvard Business School, IESE Business School, Thunderbird, The Wharton School, MIT, Stanford, and the University of Michigan.  On the client side, Julie has worked with organizations in various sectors including McKinsey & Company, Telefonica, Bertelsmann, BMW, Danone and Deloitte. Julie speaks English, Spanish and French and has run courses in all three languages. She has lived in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America. Julie has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School. She is a CTI certified coach and has been coaching for over seven years.
Julie Cook
November 2020
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Online Learning Glossary

Course Management System: A course management system consists of a set of educational and online tools. The educators are able to use these tools in order to create an online course with various types of content, such as videos or audio files. This content can then be posted on the internet without any need to use computer programming languages or HTML.  The UW system uses Canvas as its online course management system. 

Mixed: A mixed class is presented in a combination of online formats, often scheduled and virtual. 

Scheduled: Similar to an in-person class, in a scheduled or synchronous class the instructor will present material on a day by day or weekly basis with set times for study and response.

Self-Paced: The learner has the control of the amount of material and duration they need in order to learn the information properly. It differs from other learning methods because the learner is in control of what they learn and when they learn it.  Self-paced courses don’t follow a set schedule, and there is no real-time interaction. They are all about flexibility. All of the course materials are available as soon as the course starts, and the learner goes through them at their own speed. This online teaching format may also be called asynchronous

Virtual: An online learning environment that is virtual means an instructor will show, explain or test certain skills that can help others to learn. The class takes place in real-time with specified start and end times. The instructor and other students have to use video conferencing software like Zoom, Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, Cloud Meeting, WebEx or other to interact with each other face-to-face in a virtual space. Virtual training is used not only for educational purposes but for commercial as well as industrial training also.

More Virtual Webinars in the Works!

If you have questions about Expert Spotlight or have a suggestion for an expect, please reach out to our Business Development Specialists:

Tammy Clausen
Phone: 715-504-3305
Judy Price
Phone: 920-366-8328