The spring 2024 Professional Focused webinar series will feature three webinars all focused on topics related to leadership and sustainability.

Workplace Sustainability
Wednesday, 2/28, at 1 pm

In this webinar, you will learn the benefits of embedding sustainability principles in the workplace;  better work-life balance; improved productivity; improved ROI; and lower carbon footprint.

Hosted by Father John Abubakar, OSA, PhD and William Lorenz, MS, MBA

Fr. John joined the Augustinians in Nigeria and earned his undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Urbaniana University Rome. He served in Nigeria, Italy, the UK and now the US. Among other roles, he  served as the Prior Provincial of the Augustinians in Nigeria, President of the Union of Augustinian Friars in Africa (UAFA), and President of the Augustinian Federation of Africa (AFA). He enjoys interdisciplinary research as he holds graduate degrees in business, environment, leadership, sustainability, and theology. His primary research areas are sustainability leadership, the circular and sharing economy, sustainable architecture, and human flourishing. He currently leads the new Office for Sustainability in Mission and Ministry and serves as the chair of Villanova University’s Sustainability Leadership Council. He is a Global Reporting Initiative certified sustainability Professional and  an Advisory Council member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Bill Lorenz is the founder of the Sustainable Engineering Graduate Program at Villanova University and a professor of practice. He has more than 45 years of experience in the fields of environmental and sustainable engineering. He previously worked for the Sun Oil Company in Marcus Hook and Philadelphia, PA, first in the refineries and then at the corporate level. During his tenure with the company, he established new air, water, hazardous waste and audit programs that coincided with the development and implementation of the nation’s first set of federal legislation in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 1984, Lorenz cofounded Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and established the company’s management consulting practice. He helped ERM become a global consultancy with more than 5,000 employees and continues to advise the organization’s evolving global sustainability practice with major multinational corporations. Through his industry experience and connections, Lorenz helps to ensure that Villanova’s curriculum reflects and incorporates leading edge sustainable engineering concepts, practices and tools. Lorenz has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova and an MS in Environmental Engineering and an MBA from Drexel University.






Choose a topic to browse our catalog of recorded webinars.





Nov. 15, 2023 - Marketing Yourself for Employability

Oct. 25, 2023 - Mapping your Education Pathway

Sept. 28, 2023 - Navigating Professional Education Buzzwords

Apr. 12, 2023 - Inclusivity from a Hiring Manager's Perspective

Feb. 22, 2023 - Leading Inclusively: Strategies to Engage Your Teams and Elevate Your Organization

Jan. 18, 2023 - Traits of Inclusive Leaders

Dec. 6, 2022 - Leading for All: Finding your Inclusive Leadership Identity

Apr. 19, 2022 - Bring your Emotions to Work: Why we can't leave our emotions at the door at work

Mar. 23, 2022 - Time Management from a Mindfulness Perspective

Feb. 23, 2022 - Anxiety & Care of the Soul

Dec. 7, 2021 - 10 Easy Ways to Make Your Job Search More Successful

Nov. 10, 2021 - How to Recharge and Recommit to Your Work (During a Pandemic)

Oct. 26, 2021 - Using Key Performance Indicators to Measure Success

Oct. 12, 2021 - Change Management

Sept. 28, 2021 - Introduction to the Situational Leadership Theory and Application

May 4, 2021 - Using Data Visualization to Understand Market Needs

Apr. 20, 2021 - Gamification in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2021 - Tips for Presenting Virtually

Mar. 23, 2021 - Immigration Under the Biden Administration: Hot Topics, Trends, and What to Expect in 2021

Mar. 9, 2021 - Hot Topics in Law

Mar. 2, 2021 - Business Process Improvement Essentials

Jan. 26, 2021 - Networking: Build Your Brand

Jan. 12, 2021 - Time Management from a Mindfulness Perspective

Dec. 8, 2020 - Leading Organizations into the "New Normal" and Preparing for the Post-COVID World

Dec. 1, 2020 - Change Management: The People Side

Nov. 17, 2020 - Emergency Management and Crisis Response

Nov. 10, 2020 - Using Psychological Safety to Build Great Teams

Oct. 27, 2020 - What is Agile Really All About?

Oct. 13, 2020 - Responding to Conflict Strategically

Oct. 6, 2020 - Data Visualization

Sept. 29, 2020 - Tapping into Your Emotional Intelligence in a Stressful Work Environment

Sept. 15, 2020 - Conscious Leadership

Aug. 18, 2020 - Women and Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Aug. 4, 2020 - Managing Remote Teams

July 28, 2020 - "Managing Up" Panel Discussion

July 21, 2020 - Leveraging Strengths and Overcoming Weaknesses as a Leader

July 7, 2020 - What to do Before and After Returning to the Office

June 29, 2020 - Key Strategies in Advancing Community Health Equity

June 25, 2020 - Key Considerations for Effective Crisis Leadership

June 9, 2020 - Resume and Cover Letters for Experienced Professionals

June 4, 2020 - Budgeting During Uncertain Times

May 12, 2020 - Managing Projects in Uncertain Times

May 5, 2020 - Mental Health & Stress in the Workplace

April 21, 2020 - Leadership and Communication in Times of Crisis and Change

April 14, 2020 - Continuity Planning for Pandemics: Lessons from Emergency Management

April 7, 2020 - Leveraging LinkedIn: Developing an Impactful Professional Brand for Career Success

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