Events Archives

Welcome to the Events Archive, where you will find zoom recordings of our Friday Coffee Chats and various webinars. Select from a range of topics that are relevant to professionals at all levels, including leadership, business communication, time management, project management, and more. Find insights and take away strategies to put into practice for you and your place of work. 

For upcoming events, visit our Events page.

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chat - Print Marketing Trends in Higher Ed

9/15/23, 10:00 - 11:00am

Truly Engaging, a certified woman-owned business printing company, will explain why print marketing is back and share samples of current print marketing trends in higher ed that work. This virtual event will be presented in a fun and interactive format. A must for every marketing/communications professional in higher Ed!

Coffee Chat - Combatting the Enrollment Cliff - An Integrated Cross-Cultural Approach
2/23/24, 10:00 - 11:00am
In the Office for Supplier Diversity's first virtual coffee chat for 2024, we are pleased to present José Villa, Founder and President of Sensis, a certified BIPOC-owned company. Mr. Villa will discuss how the University of Minnesota can leverage an integrated cross-cultural marketing model to enhance enrollment in higher Ed (particularly in continuing, professional, and online education programs). 


Coffee Chat - The Forgotten Energy of Play in the Workplace

3/15/24, 11:30am - 12:30pm

As adults, we often feel immense pressure to be taken seriously or to not have emotional reactions when in the workplace. This leads to a lack of play mentality, which can directly influence creativity, joy, and sustaining peer-to-peer relationships. In this chat led by Tawn Williams, Founder & Owner of House of Anaya, a workplace wellness firm, we'll discover how the energy of play can open doorways to effective communication, trust and loyalty amongst peers, leaders, and team members.

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Coffee Chat - Fake It Until You Fall Apart: Culture-Building Stress Management

4/12/24, 10:00 - 11:00am

Too many employees are trying desperately to fake it until they make it, only to fall apart! Often our company resources and Employee Assistance Programs remove stressed and hurting employees from the workplace environment to “get better”. This leaves the need to make our workplace environments healthier unaddressed. In this session, Dr. Sunitha Chandy, Founder of Artesian Collaborative, will discuss integrating employee wellness initiatives with corporate DEIB and culture-building initiatives to promote engagement and productivity.

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Coffee Chat - Creating a Culture of Belonging on Campus Through Diverse Hair Care
3/8/24, 10:00 - 11:00am

Join Tianna Thompson, founder and owner of The Human Of Color Haircare, as she tells the story behind her business. Tianna will also share how she's collaborated with institutions like the College of St. Catherine, St. Olaf College, and University of Oregon to nurture health, wellness, and self-esteem among diverse students, both prospective and current. Come discover how other higher ed institutions are creating a culture of belonging on campus by celebrating diversity in beauty -- and championing confidence -- one strand at a time.

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