Virtual February Monthly Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Melissa Furman
Topic: Managing, Leading, and Coping During Uncertain Times
Description: The recent events related to the international pandemic, the Civil Rights/Black Lives Matter movement, and the election has a created uncertainty unlike any other in recent times and has placed extraordinary demands on leaders and employees. Strong leadership skills, agile management techniques, and ongoing self-care are a few essential skills that are needed to continue to navigate these uncertain times. Attend this session to identify and reflect upon specific leadership, management, and self-care techniques to help you achieve maximum productivity and success during times of uncertainty.
MELISSA FURMAN, MS, DBA
Professor, James M. Hull College of Business, Augusta University
Founder/Consultant, Career Potential, LLC
Dr. Melissa Furman’s passion for guiding individuals with career, professional, and leadership development inspired her to launch Career Potential to help individuals achieve and organizations succeed. As the owner of Career Potential, Dr. Furman delivers highly engaging and interactive training and presentations.
Dr. Furman previously served as the assistant dean and currently serves as a faculty member at the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia and Georgia Tech Professional Education Division in Savannah, GA. Her research includes generational diversity, unconscious bias, career and leadership development, emotional intelligence, and assisting technical professionals transition into management roles.
With 20 years of academic training and experience, Dr. Furman is known as a subject matter expert and provides a knowledge of diverse learning styles. Using modern techniques and technology she delivers engaging, relatable content in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Dr. Furman is a Certified Virtual Facilitator and applies her knowledge to train professionals with virtual facilitation and leading virtual teams.
In addition to training, Dr. Furman offers individual coaching and organizational consulting services to corporate, non-profit, and government organizations, as well as serves as a speaker at state, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Furman obtained her Doctorate of Business degree and Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and has obtained multiple certifications to be able to administer assessment tools that measure behavioral styles, emotional intelligence, leadership development, and career development to name a few.
Dr. Furman was recently awarded “Faculty Member of the Year” by the Augusta University Student Government Association, designated as a “Top 10 in 10 Young Professional to Watch” by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, and nominated for Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”.
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