Learn new tools for pivoting – or swiftly re-imagining – your future business plans and practices during a crisis

Online Executive Education: Navigating COVID-19

This free program is part of the “Rethink, Reinvent and Recover: Preparing for the Challenges of an Uncertain Future” series. These three-hour courses are designed by CSU's College of Business to support our community in this time of uncertainty by helping professionals navigate a business landscape fundamentally changed by COVID-19.

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Course Overview

In times of crisis and disruption, novel thinking, creative strategy and innovation are vital. Whole-brain, Spiral Thinking models can enable any organization or individual to envision optimal futures, create strategies and plans of action and, ultimately, implement new approaches that engage, inspire and empower action and alignment.

In this course, students will create individual strategies and actionable plans to help navigate disruption.


  1. Learn about Spiral Thinking methodologies
  2. Shift perspectives on a crisis or disruption
  3. Use a proprietary toolkit to tackle your specific challenges
  4. Build an action plan that can be implemented and gain organizational alignment

Giving Back

As a service to our community during this challenging time, the College is offering these courses for free. For participants who are able, the College is requesting donations to Rams Against Hunger, which supports Biz Rams and other CSU students experiencing food insecurity. A donation of $32.50 provides nutritious meals from a CSU dining center to a student for one week; $130 feeds a student for a month. To learn more about the fund and to donate, please visit the Rams Against Hunger page.

Course Details

  • Date: Friday, June 26
  • Time: 9 AM – 12 PM MST
  • Format: Courses are delivered via Mosaic, the College’s enhanced video collaboration platform that enables online learners to attend and participate in live lectures, for the first 75 registrants. Participants who register after the 75 Mosaic seats are full will watch the lectures via a non-interactive livestream link.
  • Cost: Free, but a donation to Rams Against Hunger is appreciated
  • Not-for-credit executive education

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Ed Goodman

Ed Goodman
Chief Experience Officer, Spiral Experiences, LLC
Cofounder, The MindShare Network

An inventive thinker, visionary and creatively oriented technical and management professional, Ed’s career has spanned the fields of experience design, marketing, strategic planning, engineering, land planning, education, television/media production, entertainment and nonprofit think-tank management. He has 30-plus years of interdisciplinary problem-solving experience and consistent effectiveness in ideation and implementation of optimal solutions.

Ed has crafted several new thinking models, including the Challenge-Solution Model, the Visioneering Process and Creative Dreamscaping, and is a co-creator with Dave Goodman of the Spiral Thinking Theory and author of the new eBook Creating The New American Dream – The Spiral Renaissance Theory. He is a cofounder of The MindShare Network, The Global Network for Dreams and Hope and Life Activation.

Ed also teaches Innovation through Spiral Thinking at Colorado State University. 


Rethink, Reinvent and Recover

This short-course series is designed to equip professionals to confidently, creatively and compassionately lead their teams through the extraordinary impacts associated with COVID-19. The series addresses five major areas of concern professionals are facing now: taking care of themselves and their own fears, positively leading their workforce, acknowledging and dealing with grief and stress, changing their business model for increased sustainability and handling their financial health.

"Everyone is welcome to join in this thought-provoking series,” said Sue Schell, director of senior leadership and organizational development programs in the College of Business. “You’ll challenge your fears, habits and mindsets and emerge with ideas for recovery."
All courses are being offered free of charge as a service to our community, but the College requests that participants who are able make a donation to Rams Against Hunger, which supports Biz Rams and other CSU students experiencing food insecurity. To learn more about the fund and to donate, please visit the Rams Against Hunger page.



Held Online via Mosaic

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