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Designed for various levels of faculty and students, these engaging webinars will help you learn more about our authors, textbooks, and initiatives. Sage Talks webinars offer you the opportunity to closely interact with authors as they explore some of today's top trends and discussions within the worlds of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.


Upcoming Webinars

Transforming Sociology Education
Infusing Career Skills through Active Learning

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  • Presenter: Kathleen Odell Korgen

  • Date: Oct. 4, 2023

  • Time: 9 am PT11 am CT / 12 pm ET

As colleges and universities face closer oversight, faculty hear increased calls to incorporate more active learning techniques and career-related skills in their classes. 

Using activities from the "Introduction to Sociology", "Social Problems", and "Race and Ethnicity" texts from the Sociology in Action series, this webinar provides tools to teach skills employers seek in a variety of sociology courses.

Bridging Leadership Skills to Organizational Culture Design

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  • Presenter: Tony Middlebrooks, Mindy McNutt, and Scott Allen

  • Date: Oct. 10, 2023

  • Time: 10 am PT12 pm CT / 1 pm ET

Teaching leadership focuses on the individual student, yet organizational success is often dependent on culture – the way we do things around here and how it feels. What leadership skills or mindsets will help leaders design a culture? 

Join authors from the textbook Discovering Leadership, Mindy McNutt, Scott Allen, and Tony Middlebrooks as they interview guest experts Kathy Allen, Sherylle Tan, and Reo Watanabe, on skills to foster culture.

5 Ways to Modernize Your Introduction to Business Course

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  • Presenters: Heidi Neck and Chris Neck

  • Date: Oct. 11, 2023

  • Time: 10 am PT / 12 pm CT / 1 pm ET

Students are different. Business is changing. 

Are the approaches we are using in our Introduction to Business courses optimizing learning for students today? Join author duo, Heidi Neck and Chris Neck as they share 5 ways to modernize an introduction to business course.

Deconstructing Barbie
Using Pop Culture to Teach Sociology and Gender Courses

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  • Presenter: Robyn Ryle

  • Date: Oct. 12, 2023

  • Time: 9 am PT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET

Feminists, gender scholars, and sociologists have always had a lot to say about Barbie, the doll turned global brand. The release of this year’s top-grossing movie, Barbie, has given new life to these debates. The film and all the conversations around it provide a perfect way to illustrate a wide range of concepts in sociology and gender courses. 

In this webinar, professor of sociology and gender studies Robyn Ryle will outline three different class activities for integrating discussions of Barbie, focusing on media theories, occupational segregation, and intersectionality.