Past Event C+V Community Talks: Open & Patient Communication: Navigating These Times as a Community

As we enter into August and draw closer to what we know will be a unique, at a times, challenging year, our upcoming C+V webinar focuses on communication within our community. Community members asked if we could create a space during this talk where we can all learn how to healthily ask for the information we need and create a highly open environment, full of transparency and grace with others. We are headed into our first-ever hybrid environment of online and in-person working and learning, so our webinar will focus on some key tips around communication, finding patience within the process, and successfully navigating the unknown as a community.

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 11am-12pm

Featuring special guests:

Valerie Bartelt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Information and Analytics
Daniels College of Business

Valerie Bartelt is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Information and Analytics at the Daniels College of Business. She earned a PhD in Information Systems and a MS in business from the Kelley School of Business, and a MS in Immersive Mediated Environments from Telecommunications, all at Indiana University. She is a recipient of a $775,775 Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for implementing an health information exchange system in rural health care facilities located in South Texas. Her work has been published in several journals including MIS Quarterly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Appetite, and Group Decision and Negotiation. Her research has also been noted in several media outlets including Reuters, Financial Times, The New York Times, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Valerie’s research interests primarily involve information communication technologies in virtual teams, neuro-IS, and issues surrounding technology use and adoption.

T. Michael Boddie
Freelance Journalist & DU Graduate Student
Media, Film and Journalism Studies School

T. Michael is an upcoming second-year graduate student in the media, film and journalism studies school at DU. Before coming to DU, he studied multimedia journalism at the University of South Carolina and worked as a local newspaper reporter.

Renee Botta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health & Development Communication
Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies
University of Denver

Renee Botta, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998), is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and the Director of the International and Intercultural communication Master's Degree program. She has spent 17 years working in southern and eastern Africa and Haiti to improve health outcomes through health promotion and participatory communication.  Her research focuses on communication in WASH projects and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and includes health behavior change, health promotion campaigns, international and intercultural health communication, and family and peer communication about health and about health messages, and the role of CHWs in health education and outcomes.  She is particularly interested in developing participatory communication models tailored to the local socio-cultural context. And she is also interested in the motivational role income generating activities and community driven social innovation play in sustaining behavior change and in sustaining health outcomes. Botta studied communication about HIV and AIDS as a Fulbright Scholar in Zambia in 2003. She continues to study health communication and behavior change in a number of countries including Malawi, Haiti, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, and the United States.  She has also focused on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Kenya, Malawi and Haiti. 

Ken Pinnock MS, SHRM-SCP
Director, People Development
Human Resources and Inclusive Community
University of Denver

Ken is the Director of People Development who leads talent management  and organizational development programs and initiatives for the University of Denver, in Denver Colorado.Ken’s  work within human resource management  includes working with  a variety  of organizations in both the private and public sector on many facets of HR including strategy, organizational design, employee relations, staffing and . Ken is a faculty member for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and leads virtual/in-person courses on a variety of topics within the US and internationally. Ken was recently published in the International Journal of Business and Financial Research on the topic of workplace bullying behavior from high performing employees. Ken holds a Masters Degree in Management from Regis University in Denver and is a graduate of the University of Denver’s business school with a degree in Business Management.