Megan Pirelli ’13 MBA ’19

SNC-connected co-workers make sure America eats its greens

Megan Pirelli ’13 MBA ’19 and Ashley Ponschok MBA ’19 shared ground-level experience at a food-tech start-up that’s serving up fresh greens for K-12 pupils and food pantry clients.

Upcoming events
WEBINAR | Strategic Implementation: How to Avoid Fast Start/No Finish
Noon-12:40 p.m. CDT|Virtual

Why is implementing strategy so difficult for even the most talented teams? In this interactive session, former Fortune 100 executive Scott Propp will show you the common, but often hidden, pitfalls in implementing strategy with a real focus on results. Discover the most common blind spots (and how you can avoid them) and learn specific techniques that will help you move through friction and breakdowns to greater results.

SEMINAR | Executing Well: How to Apply the Four Pivotal Leadership Capabilities Required to Drive Results
8:30-10:30 a.m. CDT|Virtual via Zoom
Gain an understanding of how to identify and develop the four key capacities in yourself and other leaders that are essential to creating more effective teams and projects. Former Fortune 100 executive Scott Propp will share a client-tested, competence-based model you can use to build on natural strengths, mitigate blind spots and identify the specific steps you can take to grow your influence and complete the pivotal projects that lead to sustainable growth and lasting results for your organization.

WEBINAR | Storytelling With Data: An Introduction
Noon-12:40 p.m. CDT|Virtual via Zoom

Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at St. Norbert College, will focus on the nature of storytelling in general and how to apply it to your data to tell a compelling narrative for your organization. Gain a fresh perspective on how to tell a cogent data story in both static and dynamic fashions.

CEO Breakfast Series: Marketing Meets Recruiting
7:30-8:30 a.m. CDT|Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton, Wis.

Co-owner and co-founder of Blue Door Consulting, Heidi Strand has spent the past 18 years as a marketing consultant helping clients grow. As a former recruiter, Strand uniquely understands the personnel challenges facing businesses today, and in collaboration with her team, has developed a marketer’s perspective on finding talent.

Heidi Strand

SEMINAR | Visualizing Data: A Storytelling Approach
8:30-10:30 a.m. CDT|Virtual via Zoom
The growth and usage of data within organizations is becoming the new normal, and while this data can be used for internal decision-making or external storytelling, the approach to visualizing data can be a challenging task. Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at St. Norbert College, will offer insight into the world of chart types and help you gain a better understanding of data visualization design principles, how to explore your data for stories and how to approach the data-visualization process.

CEO Breakfast Series: The Culver’s Story
7:30-8:30 a.m. CDT|Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton, Wis.

Co-founder, board chairman and brand ambassador for Culver Franchising System, LLC Craig Culver never imagined he would become a leader in the food industry. Hear from Craig on how the Culver’s franchise got its start.

Craig Culver

WEBINAR | Intro to Intercultural Development Inventory
Noon-12:40 p.m. CDT|Virtual via Zoom
2020 presented business leaders with tremendous opportunities to have different discussions about diversity and inclusion. For some, it was a time to build on what they had in place and further strengthen their teams. For others, it was an opportunity to examine their business to see what may be missing and to explore how to fill those gaps. Regardless of where you and your organization are in this journey, Kati Cunningham, owner and founder of Cupla Consulting, will offer ideas, tools and resources to help your employees become more engaged in your business through a focus on diversity and inclusion.

  • RESEARCH Strategic Research Institute to participate in COVID-19 survey partnership SNC’s Strategic Research Institute will partner with Women’s Funds in Northeastern Wisconsin to conduct a survey that will lend local data to the assertion made nationwide that women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 over the past year.
    RESEARCH Supporting service strategies with information technologies Jamie O'Brien (Management) co-authored a study titled “The role The role of information systems and knowledge codification for service provision strategies,” published recently in the Journal of Service Theory and Practice, a leading journal in service management.
    LEADERSHIP Leadership chief wins Most Valuable rank in Green Bay Packers Program The Center for Exceptional Leadership’s Dean Stewart ’88 has been named Most Valuable Mentor in the Green Bay Packers Mentor Protégé Graduation Program.
  • BUSINESS Business professor weighs in on pandemic-proof small businesses Lucy Arendt (Management) was recently featured in an article from WalletHub that gives a state-by-state look at small businesses and their level of resiliency during the pandemic. She shares her thoughts on steps businesses can take to adapt to – and survive – the current economic conditions.
    CURRICULUM New data analytics major launches

    St. Norbert adds a new and rigorous data analytics major to its offerings, giving students exposure to innovative methodologies that support the critical data-driven decision-making organizations need. 

    ECONOMICS Marc Schaffer on economic recovery Marc Schaffer (Economics) shares insights on how economic recovery is looking a year into the pandemic. “It looks like there’s some more optimism coming in some of our economic data, which is good,” Schaffer says in the Spectrum News 1 article.
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