Renowned MBA Professor Teams with Digital Workplace App Beekeeper Delivering Free Business School Insights to Front-Line Workers
October 17, 2017 10:32am
The ‘Bee School’ leadership series will begin streaming on beekeeper.io November 7; Led by Dr. Linda Herkenhoff of St. Mary’s College of California, the course in open for registration
SAN FRANCISCO, CA OCTOBER 17, 2017 - Digital workplace app Beekeeper today announced that registration is open for its inaugural webinar course, Bee School. Beekeeper’s Bee School initiative brings knowledge on workplace dynamics and behavior out from behind the paywall of an MBA certificate, ensuring that managers in non-desk industries can lead their teams to unprecedented success.
The weekly 45 minute sessions will commence November 7, led by Dr. Linda Herkenhoff of St. Mary’s College of California. Over the span of six weeks, course participants will gain valuable insights on how to keep employees motivated and engaged at work, as well as how to build and navigate inclusive work cultures.
The launch of Bee School marks an important extension of Beekeeper’s mission to pave the future of work for employees at all levels, empowering managers to be better leaders and arm non-desk workers with the tools they need to thrive in the face of rapidly emerging technology.
Complementary to Dr. Herkenhoff’s Bee School curriculum, Beekeeper’s flagship workplace app helps address the unique team dynamics that managers of non-desk workforces face every single day. For employees working on the front lines who may have intermittent access to technology throughout the day, having a manager armed with the right communication practices steeped in behavior science training becomes mission critical.
Enrollment instructions and a week-by-week curriculum breakdown is available on Beekeeper’s website.
About the Professor
Dr. Linda Herkenhoff is a full-time professor in the Graduate School of Business at Saint Mary’s College of California where she teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Quantitative Analysis. She serves as the Director of the Global MBA program where she supervises social service projects in countries at the base of the economic pyramid. These projects strive to balance people, planet, and profit.
Her varied career includes 16 years as a geophysicist for Chevron, VP of Human Resources for EDS, and a consulting role for senior management at Bechtel. Additionally, she was the past Executive Director of Human Resources for Stanford University.
Dr. Herkenhoff’s university degrees include: B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, MBA from Saint Mary’s College, Masters in Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia.
Beekeeper’s employee communication platform connects and empowers entire workforces, including non-desk and frontline workers. Designed for industries that rely on hourly employees, Beekeeper boosts productivity and increases retention by making it easy to inspire and inform all employees in real-time. The Beekeeper platform automates corporate communications, connects peers, and integrates easily with existing systems in a secure environment.
The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco, and supports users in more than 137 countries. For more information, visit www.beekeeper.io
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