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Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode One”

This webinar series is presented by Professional and Continuing Education at Boise State.

Accelerate Out of the Curve

We’re all affected by the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on daily life in the United States and beyond. As we all work to “flatten the curve” and collectively meet this crisis head-on, what steps might we take now to prepare ourselves, our businesses, and our communities to “accelerate out of the curve” and rapidly move back into actions and efforts that build up a healthy economy that is stronger than ever before?

This series is intended to provide tools and skills that will strengthen our ability to meet this challenge together and accelerate out of the curve as soon as possible.

Click here to view: “Episode One: Your Brain, Stress, and COVID-19

Webinar Objectives:

    • Learn how our brains are responding to the associated changes and fear surrounding COVID-19.
    • Learn how to recognize stress in yourselves and in others.
    • Take away techniques to help reduce the negative impact of stress.
    • Understand how to work better within the new reality of working from home or working from an environment that may now be significantly restricted.
    • Explore communication techniques that can decrease stress in this virtual environment.

About the Speaker:

Carol Barkes is a neuroscience-based conflict resolution and communication thought leader, professor at Boise State University and best-selling author. Her passion is working with people to develop better understanding and empathy for others so we can live more harmoniously despite our differences. She directs the mediation program for Idaho’s 4th District Court, teaches the first neuroscience courses offered at BSU and runs a busy private practice both mediating and consulting. She co-authored her best-selling book, Success Breakthroughs, with Jack Canfield who is best known for writing Chicken Soup for the Soul and was honored to speak at the United Nations in 2018.  She is currently working on a Rotary driven statewide conflict resolution program for Idaho schools to help reduce suicide, bullying and gun crimes by helping students rethink conflict before it begins.  When not trying to conquer the world, she loves to travel, garden, camp, hike, and scuba dive with her husband and 16-year-old son.