Lunch and Learn webinars

Managing a Culture of Innovation

featuring Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito smiling and looking at the camera

This webinar took place on Nov 6, 2020.

Webinar link: Managing a Culture of Innovation webinar

Innovation is not just ideas, but getting ideas to measurable impact for your customers or employees. In this webinar, Ippolito discussed a systematic approach for developing and supporting a culture of innovation.

Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, she served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation and was a Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration. Andrea Ippolito teaches Product Management, Developing and Managing a Culture of Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.


Planning in a Changing World

featuring Dr. Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed

This webinar took place on Nov 18, 2020. 

Webinar link: Planning in a Changing World Webinar

Modern decision making requires a careful balance of economic development, environmental sustainability, and evolving uncertainties. Framing decision alternatives can help plan for complexity and uncertainty, which is especially relevant in these challenging times.

Dr. Patrick Reed’s Decision Analytics for Complex Systems research group has a strong focus on the sustainability of Food-Energy-Water systems given conflicting demands from ecosystem services, expanding populations, and climate change. The tools developed in Dr. Reed’s group bridge complexity science, risk management, economics, multiobjective decision making, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing. Dr. Reed is the Director of the Engineering Management Program and Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University. He teaches Introduction to Decision Analysis.


Robert Newman

Leading Effectively in a Virtual Workplace

featuring Robert Newman

This webinar took place on Dec 3, 2020.

Webinar link: Leading Effectively in a Virtual Workplace

Managing remote teams presents new challenges to even seasoned leaders. Newman discussed strategies for leading technical teams in the virtual workplace with a focus on soft skills and the human side of project and team management.

Robert Newman is a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. He has over 20 years experience as a successful manager with an outstanding track record of delivering organization development and growth at global providers of technology, capital equipment, consumables, and support services at world-leading organizations. Robert Newman teaches critical skills for leadership including emotional intelligence, individual and team behavior, conflict management, effective communication, contracts and negotiations, and economic analysis.