WebEx FREE On-Demand Leadership Development Webinars Archive
Cisco WebEx is a terrific site for accessing pre-recorded quality business, management, and leadership webinars. Hear first-rate topics presented by speakers, educators, and consultants such as experts from The Ken Blanchard Companies and other thought leaders.
Find them at: http://www.webex.com/webinars/
American Management Association
Find them at: http://www.amanet.org; simply go to “web events” on their drop-down menu.
This is a free online community for small business owners offering assistance via free business webinars, business blog, and other items of interest. Simply click on “webinars” and be able to access archived webinars.
Find them at http://myentre.net
ASTD- American Society for Training and Development
The Digital Resources section of the ASTD website contains hundreds of hours of webcasts and podcasts for you to browse and enjoy. Much of the content, such as the T+D Podcasts are open to all. Other items are premium, member-only content.
Find them at: http://www.astd.org/Digital-Resources.aspx
Free Project Management Webinars from TenStep Inc.
TenStep, Inc., is a global leader in project management training, consulting, and methodology. Anyone can link to their webinars but we recommend that they be viewed online. It is possible to download them, but they are around 80Meg which is very large.
Find them at: http://www.projectmanagementwebinars.com/
TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Their mission: spreading ideas. On TED.com they “make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free”.
From their website: “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.”
Find them at: http:///www.ted.com
Suggested Meeting Openers
Two 15-minute free videos from management expert Marcus Buckingham would make a great “Meeting Opener” or Spotlight Presentation at a chapter meeting.
Marcus Buckingham is a British-American New York Times bestselling author, researcher, motivational speaker, and business consultant best known for promoting “strengths-based leadership.” Basing most of his writing on extensive survey data from interviews with workers in countries around the world, he promotes the idea that people will get the best results by making the most of their strengths rather than by putting too much emphasis on weaknesses or perceived deficiencies.
Chapters1 & 2 from “Trombone Player Wanted” are available through two links: