The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

Business insights.
Professional development.
Lifelong learning.

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series is delivering the insights and tools that are helping our alumni, friends and partners navigate a dynamic and uncertain business climate. 

On-Demand Webinars

  • Open/Close Identifying Opportunities in Uncertain Times

    While individuals and organizations grappled with uncertain environments, innovation experts noted that keeping an eye on changing business models and habits is a key. Entrepreneur and innovation consultant Jeff Curran (MBA ’89) engaged in a discussion with Paul Reeder, Executive Director of the Center for Innovation Strategies, on identifying future growth opportunities in times of profound change, how organizations can manage costs while also exploring opportunities, and how innovation skillsets help companies endure and even grow through the pandemic.

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  • Open/Close Humanity in Leadership: Conversations about Race

    Do you find yourself wanting to have conversations about race, but feel uncertain on how to go about doing so? While there’s no perfect way to have a conversation about race, diversity and inclusion experts Dr. Melissa Crum, founder of the Mosaic Education Network and Dr. Todd Suddeth, former executive director and liaison for DACA Students at Ohio State's Student Life Multicultural Center, provided some best practices to help you better engage in conversations about race.

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  • Open/Close Humanity in Leadership: Perspectives from Business Trailblazers

    The focus on racial justice, inclusion and equity in the U.S. continues to drive meaningful dialogue among individuals and across industries and lines of business. The impact of this collective conversation has empowered many to stand up and share their personal stories. Business trailblazers Ken Coleman (BS ’65, MBA ’72) and Jesse Tyson (MBA ’76) shared their personal experiences and offered their perspectives on how the corporate community can become more inclusive and equitable for underrepresented populations.

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  • Open/Close Mutually Beneficial Ways to Make Charitable Gifts

    Many Ohio State alumni and friends have questions about how today’s unprecedented times will impact their personal income, financial management, retirement accounts and charitable giving. John C. Woods, JD, assistant vice president of estate and gift planning at The Ohio State University, discussed those questions and other factors related to charitable estate planning.

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  • Open/Close Personal Finance: 10 Steps to Securing Your Financial Future

    Fisher Alumni Board Members Russell Doup (BSBA ’14) and Sam McCoy (BSBA ’11, MAcc ’12) shared a wealth of information designed to help participants secure their financial futures. Topics included guidance for paying off student loans, building an emergency fund, understanding how to leverage corporate benefits, establishing credit and paying yourself first.

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  • Open/Close The Varying Paths of Entrepreneurship

    Are you an entrepreneur or are you interested in becoming one? Do you have what it takes to be successful? When is the best time to start a new business? Jesse Tyson (MBA ’76), CEO of T&S Food Services, LLC, and Grant Schneider (BSBA ’09, MS ’12, PhD ’14), vice president, Machine Learning and head of Upstart Columbus at Upstart Network, talked about their respective entrepreneurship journeys and shared their insights about the skills needed to successfully launch and grow a business.

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  • Open/Close Women In Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Why It Matters

    Studies show that strong emotional intelligence can be a leadership advantage. These skills often improve effectiveness in influencing others, managing conflict and growing organizational teams. In this webinar, Paula Bennett (BSBA '71), retired president and CEO of J.Jill, and Ami Scott (BSBA '94, MBA '94), consultant and coach at Volta Talent Strategies, discussed how women can leverage their skills to reach and excel in leadership positions.

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  • Open/Close Women in Leadership: The Female Advantage During Times of Crisis

    Are female leaders better at managing crises? The successes of women-led nations in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that there may be some truth to this. Alumnae Lisa Ingram (MBA ’00), president and CEO of White Castle, and Tanny Crane (BSBA ’78), president and CEO of Crane Group, explored why women leaders are vital to organizations during a crisis. These influential leaders shared their experiences and provided insight into how female leaders bring different and valuable perspectives during difficult times.

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  • Open/Close Women in Leadership: Moving into the C-Suite

    Women constitute over half of the college-educated workforce as well as professional and management-level jobs. But these statistics do not translate into equal representation in the C-suite. Stephanie Revish (BSBA ’02, MAcc ’02), vice president of finance transformation at Cardinal Health, and Terina Matthews-Davis (MA ’96, MLHR ’98), Americas Client Director at AMS, discussed female underrepresentation in the C-suite and ways in which women who aspire to executive leadership positions can get there.

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We strive to host events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Tami Ewing at or 614-292-8007. Requests made five business days in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access. However, the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


Please contact Tami Ewing at or 614-292-8007.