Executive Director, Laura Baker Services Association
Sandi Gerdes has been a lifelong advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since coming to Laura Baker in 1983. She is the mom of two grown children, serves on several not-for-profit boards and is active in her church. Read Sandi’s In Community blog.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Steve came to Northfield in June of 2013 from Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea and Austin, where he held the position of Vice President of Operations. Prior to that, he served as hospital administrator for the Albert Lea hospital from 1999 to 2012. He has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel College. His background includes work in the area of strategic planning, new construction, marketing and chemical dependency treatment.
About Neuger CO.LAB
Tired of webinars that focus more on a product than on the problem or solution? Us, too.
That’s why we developed the Neuger CO.LAB series.
During this time of distancing, it’s more important than ever to remain connected, stay up to speed on changes and feel like your needs and concerns are being addressed – even if it’s from afar. Neuger’s CO.LAB series provides virtual connection sessions aimed at addressing hot topics in the business world – from challenges and concerns during a pandemic to general advice on communications initiatives, like digital marketing and e-commerce. All at no cost, with no pre-registration or data sharing required. Plus, you can invite your friends and colleagues!
Led by Neuger staff members, the Neuger CO.LAB series provides no-cost insight from experts in digital marketing, media relations, content creation, web and video development, business development and graphic design. Using an open discussion format, the sessions offer a chance for all of us to share insights, tips and best practices. You don’t owe us anything other than your thoughts and participation!
– 2/3/2021: Advocacy
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to register for Neuger CO.LAB sessions? Can I invite others who might be interested?
Sign-up beforehand is not required. Just join us for the sessions that work for your schedule! These sessions are open to everyone. We’d love to meet new folks!
How often are Neuger CO.LAB sessions held? How long are they?
These hour-long sessions are held once per week on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. CDT.
What can I expect at a Neuger CO.LAB session?
Experts at Neuger will kick off the discussion and open up for thoughts and questions. If we need to get the ball rolling, we’ll offer prompts to keep everyone engaged. Together, we’ll share insight, tips and best practices. Think of it as a hint of webinar; a bit of education; and a whole lot of connecting. You’ll learn from us; we’ll learn from you.
What sorts of topics will you discuss?
You can expect topics like the following: safely returning to work post-COVID-19 and workplace culture changes; e-commerce; digital advertising; creative lead generation; internal employee communications; and more!
Really? Free advice with no obligation to use your services?
Really! Connecting with others who are experiencing the same challenges or asking the same questions as you is important. In a distanced world – pandemic or otherwise – it’s about time we collaborate and connect for the good of it. (Of course, we’d love to partner together to help find solutions for your business, but there is no obligation.) You don’t owe us anything other than your thoughts and participation!
Will there be time for questions?
Yes. We’ll start with a general discussion of the topic of the week, and then it’s time for open sharing of thoughts and questions. There will also be prompts along the way to keep everyone engaged.
Can I suggest a topic for future discussion?
Absolutely! Drop us a note at email@example.com, and we’ll consider working your topic into a future Neuger CO.LAB session.
Do I have to turn my web cam on?
It’s up to you if you want to join with or without your camera.