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SUU Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business and Utah Rural Summit Combine Resources in Response to Call for Remote Worker Training

Published: April 27, 2020 | Author: Haven Scott | Category: Community Outreach

SUU Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business and Utah Rural Summit Combine Resources

Utah remote work experts and Southern Utah University are partnering to provide foundational, credible and functional resources for business professionals struggling to respond to the many emergent needs associated with COVID-19 and its rippling effects on the workforce.

Presented by Southern Utah University’s Better Your Business leadership training program, and in partnership with the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business and the Utah Rural Summit, the SUU Remote Work Tools program will deliver instruction and resources in an online seminar format. In six lunchtime sessions, participants will receive tools, training and opportunities to interact with Utah business leaders collaborating to support success for working remotely.

Course instructors include COO Tenia Wallace of Decorworx, CEO David Mineer of Construction Monitor, VP of Client Development Melissa Garland of Atlas RTX, Principal Architect Lindison Web of Ticketmaster and Senior Director David Lisonbee of Nice, Inc. Other modules cover conferencing, content libraries and managing worker time. Cohorts will run in May and June allowing for real-time adaption to remote work needs; each cohort limited to 30 members at a time. Sessions are designed to fit the demanding schedules of business leaders and are power-packed to provide relevant training.

“Businesses leaders are reaching out to us for help managing remotely,” said Stephen Lisonbee, Executive Director of SUU’s Office of Regional Services. “Our SUU Better Your Business leadership training program is stepping up by assessing current needs and partnering with other successful programs to deliver training to the businesses and companies who need this the most.”

The SUU Remote Work Tools course consists of six live-streamed sessions and one bonus session hosted by Scott Leavitt of Southwest Technical College and Madalyn Swanson of Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business. Each session consists of a 30-minute presentation from an industry expert, and a 15 minute question and answer session facilitated by the hosts.

“COVID-19 is impacting just about every aspect of our everyday lives, including what we do, how we interact, and how we work,” said Dean Mary Pearson, SUU Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business. “It is important during times like this that we look for ways to support and lift each other. The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is excited to co-host this seminar series and to provide business leaders relevant information to help manage their teams, maintain productivity and communicate effectively during these challenging and uncertain times.”

Southern Utah University’s Professional Development and Leadership (PDL) program offers opportunities for working adults to advance in their careers and pursue educational goals by providing access to a number of in-person and online training, certificates and degree options. The PDL program is presented by SUU’s Community and Academic Enrichment office and is responsible for responding to the region’s ongoing and emergent professional training needs. For more information, email prodev@suu.edu or call (435) 865-8259.


Since 2017, Southern Utah University’s Professional Development and Leadership program has offered opportunities for working adults to advance in their careers and pursue educational goals by providing access to a number of in-person and online training, certificate and degree options.


Tags: Community and Academic Enrichment

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Haven Scott
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