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Perspectives on FST and Big Changes: Finance Matters

Perspectives on FST and Big Changes: Finance Matters

August 11, 2022

Two of the Business Analysts who joined the Change Management team during Finance Strategic Transformation share their perspectives on change, big projects, and what sets UVA and FST apart from other projects they've been a part of.  Featuring guests Derrick Carter and Detria Thomas.

 

Resources Mentioned:  The Change Curve

Meet  UVAFinance’s First Intern Cohort: Finance Matters

Meet UVAFinance’s First Intern Cohort: Finance Matters

July 21, 2022

Six members of UVAFinance's first summer intern cohort are here to talk with Patty and Brandi about their experience in Central Finance at UVA.  Thank you to Luke Blair, Samyukhtha Venkateswaran, Karly Fuentes-Parades, Raymond Costa, and Amanda Lin (all UVA students), and Maheswar Ghimire (Piedmont Virginia Community College student) for taking the time to join us.  What an inspiring group!

Equity Action Team & Inclusive Excellence: Finance Matters

Equity Action Team & Inclusive Excellence: Finance Matters

February 1, 2022

In this episode, we welcome members of UVAFinance's Inclusive Excellence Committee and Equity Action Team to discuss the trajectory of diversity and inclusion efforts in UVAFinance.  Our guests are Melody Bianchetto, ToShun Campbell, LaVerne Harris, and James Cobb.

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A Sampling of Previous Sprint Discussion Topics: 

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, ft. White Allergies

Rioting for Injustice, ft. Trevor Noah addressing protesting and rioting, plus Kimberly Jones interview

Covert/Overt White Supremacy ft. Reverse Racism and Race vs. Religion

Book Discussion:  Master of the Mountain:  Thomas Jefferson & His Slaves

Colorblind Ideology: 

History of Race at UVA with Professor Kirt von Daacke:

Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies (LinkedIn Learning)

1619 Podcast

Lovecraft Country

Defund the Police discussion with UVA Chief of Police Tim Longo: 

A Capital Insurrection

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Viruses don't see race, right?

The Benefits of Creative Pursuits:  Finance Matters

The Benefits of Creative Pursuits: Finance Matters

November 17, 2021

We've got a panel of creative folks from the UVAFinance team in today's episode, talking about the benefits of creative pursuits on them as individuals and also as professionals on the Finance team.  Join Patty and Brandi as they talk with Jay Gallimore (musician), Matt Bonham (photographer, graphic artist), and Mary Wagamon (artist, writer), and get inspired to pursue your own creativity!

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Hear Jay in action:  https://profile.virginia.edu/jpg8x

See Matt's Work:  www.bonhamcreative.com and www.mattbonham.com

 

Gen Z in the Workforce: FinanceMatters

Gen Z in the Workforce: FinanceMatters

September 16, 2021

There are now FIVE generations in our workforce, ranging from our Traditionalists in their 70s to the newest members, Gen Z, in their early twenties.  (And all the Millenials cheer, because they're no longer the babies!)  Today we have UVAFinance's Jack Sherwood, a rising UVA 4th year and member of the FST project team and Gen Z extraordinaire, for a discussion on how his generation participates in the workforce.

 

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How to Navigate Change: Finance Matters

How to Navigate Change: Finance Matters

August 27, 2021

Change Team Leader Angela Knobloch visits to discuss practical tips for managing yourself during times of change, including the dreaded "valley of despair."  

 

Resources Mentioned:

Gartner Report

Engage for Change:  Clarify Purpose, Honest Reflection, Assess Opportunities, Note progress, Grow Skills, Exhibit Flexibility

Psychological Safety in the Workplace:  Finance Matters

Psychological Safety in the Workplace: Finance Matters

July 11, 2021

How confident are you that you won't be retaliated against if you admit to a mistake at work?  The answer to this question is one of the biggest indicators of psychological safety in the workplace.  Listen in to learn more about psychological safety and its role in creativity, belonging, and productivity.

Resources Mentioned: 

Fifteen Ways to Promote Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Forbes)

Deloitte's 2020 Global Human Capital Trends Report

Amy Edmonson's Work on Psychological Safety: 

Wisdom is Knowing what you Don’t Know:  Finance Matters

Wisdom is Knowing what you Don’t Know: Finance Matters

June 6, 2021

Do you ever look back on your past self and think about how much you didn't know then?  We all learn as we go through life, and we should get comfortable with the fact that we'll never know as much as we think we know.  Being aware of how much you don't know can actually make you a better manager and human being.  Listen in as Patty and Brandi discuss a book they admittedly haven't read full of good ideas on this very topic!

Resources Mentioned:

The Dunning Kruger Effect

Think Again:  The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant

Adam Grant Interviews:  

Finance Matters:  Crucial Conversations (4 part series)

Inclusive Leadership:  Finance Matters

Inclusive Leadership: Finance Matters

April 19, 2021

Patty and Brandi welcome Lisa Harris back to Finance Matters to discuss the Six C's of Inclusive Leadership as identified by Dr. Shirley Davis.  

 

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Six ways to support employee well-being:  Finance Matters

Six ways to support employee well-being: Finance Matters

February 18, 2021

During times of stress, it's important that we as managers and as teammates pay attention to our own well-being and that of our colleagues.  Here are six practical strategies that work both in and out of a pandemic.

 

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