[Webinar] Leading Through Crisis: Jim Estill and Dr. Felix Arndt | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

[Webinar] Leading Through Crisis: Jim Estill and Dr. Felix Arndt

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Online via Zoom


In the face of unprecedented disruptions to business continuity due to COVID-19, business and organizational leaders are coping with extraordinary uncertainties ranging from leading teams, managing risk, and strategic planning.

In collaboration with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph presents Leading Through Crisis, a webinar series for organizational leaders. Join our free, 60-minute weekly webinar sessions for analysis, tips and tools to help guide you through these turbulent times.

In our first webinar, Jim Estill, President and CEO of Danby Appliances and Dr. Felix Arndt, John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Lang School provide expert insight to short and long-term resilience strategies for your organization.

Register now to learn how to identify opportunities and reconfigure business practices in times of crisis and beyond. Moderated by Shakiba Shayani, President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Q&A with the speakers will follow the presentations. 

Thursday, April 16
Live stream begins at 1:30 pm (EST)

Click here to register


About our Speakers:


Dr. Felix Arndt

Lang School professor Felix Arndt is the John F. Wood Chair in Entrepreneurship, University of Guelph, and Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Sports of the Stockholm School of Economics. Dr. Arndt’s research intersects strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation and explores how firms use organizational renewal and technological innovation to stay ahead of the competition.

Jim Estill

Jim Estill is CEO of both of Danby Appliances and ShipperBee a new venture that is revamping outdated shipping channels into a system that is better for consumers, retailers and the environment.

Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. He started his first computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university and grew that business to $2 Billion in sales.

Shakiba Shayani

Shakiba Shayani is President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce where she advocates, connects and convenes on behalf of the business community.

As a true champion of business, Shakiba works diligently with many local stakeholders to contribute to the inclusive economic prosperity of the community.

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