Rensselaer presented a series of Summer Webinars featuring timely topics addressed by renowned Rensselaer faculty. The Webinars are now archived and are FREE to view.

Archived Webinars

Follow the links provided to view the Webinars.

"Facilitate Behavior Change Using the Scientific Method"
Presented by Professor Paul Hine

In order for Process Change to take hold, Behavioral Change must happen.
Original Presentation Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Learn about useful tools for dealing with behaviors that need to change
  • Gain insights for managing behavioral change successfully
  • Discover how to avoid the pitfalls that short-circuit behavioral change efforts
  • Become familiar with two models that are critical for successful change

About Professor Paul Hine
Professor Hine is the Academic Advisor for Rensselaer's Industrial Process Management (IPM) program and teaches courses in Lean Six Sigma I and II. He has provided consulting and training services, including motivational coaching, change management, organizational development, and performance improvement. He is co-author of the book The World of Negotiations: Never Being a Loser. He earned his B.S. in Business and MBA from the University of Connecticut.



"Sustainable Investing Strategies"
Presented by Professor Randall Peteros

This presentation focused on recurring investor mistakes, the impact of those mistakes, and innovative solutions to prevent mistakes going forward.
Original Presentation Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

About Professor Randall Peteros
Professor Peteros teaches graduate level business courses in Investment Analysis, and Risk Management, Financial Management and Corporate Governance and Business Law. He has increasingly taught graduate business courses abroad at various Asian and European locations. His current research focuses on portfolio risk management, sustainable investment strategies and Behavioral Finance. He earned his B.S. in Political Science and Economics, from Northeastern University, MBA Finance, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and J.D. from Western New England College School of Law. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a Registered Investment Advisor.



"Resolving the Organizational Conflict that Comes with Change"
Presented by Professor Robert Albright

Original Presentation Date:Thursday, August 11, 2011

Professor Albright discussed resistance to organizational change, and the conflict that such resistance causes, across three levels:
  • The Individual Level
  • The Department or Functional Level
  • The Comprehensive Organizational Level
Strategies to manage the conflict, mitigate the resistance and accelerate the progression of change initiatives were discussed.

About Professor Robert Albright
Dr. Albright teaches Designing and Staffing Organizations, Leadership and Organizational Development and Strategy, Technology and Competitive Advantage to MBA and Executive Masters Program participants. Bob received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Business in 1994. He has been the recipient of Sloan Foundation Grants, and received fellowships at Yale University and the Defense Equal Opportunity and Management Institute. The American Council of Education (ACE) named Bob a “Fellow” for the 1999 – 2000 school year.



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