Eaglecast Webinar series


This monthly webinar series offered by Auburn University’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at no cost to participants.

The series features experts from a variety of sectors including education, business, industry, public service, finance, and presents information and skills essential for navigating today’s ever-changing world.

Upcoming Webinars

March 26, 2024 | 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Central Time

The Transition Toward Sustainability
Mike Kensler, Director, Office of Sustainability at Auburn University

Sustainability: What is it, and why does it matter? What does sustainability as a concept and movement offer to society? Locally to globally we face social, economic, and environmental threats to the health and wellbeing of humanity and the rest of life on Earth. Sustainability offers a way forward that flows with possibilities and opportunities at every scale of society, “a process of shifting minds and hearts to support thriving living systems and communities.” This presentation will explain sustainability and what is happening in business and higher education to lead the transition to a more abundant and flourishing world.

Mike Kensler

Mike Kensler, Director, Office of Sustainability at Auburn University

Mike Kensler has been Director of University Sustainability at Auburn University for 13 years. In that capacity Mike works with the administration, operations, faculty, students, and alumni to cultivate an ethic, practice, and culture of sustainability at Auburn. Mike has a M.S. in Natural Resource Management, Planning, & Policy from the School of Natural Resources (now the School for Environment and Sustainability) at the University of Michigan. Previously, Mike worked for Chesapeake Bay Foundation and National Wildlife Federation at local, regional, and national levels on a diverse set of sustainability initiatives, as well as civic engagement and leadership development projects.


April 23, 2024 | 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Central Time

Educating Equitably in Public Educational Spaces
Heidi Lyn Hadley, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University

What is equitable and inclusive education? In this presentation, we’ll discuss a framework that considers both the promise of and the challenges inherent in providing an equitable and inclusive educational environment on interpersonal, curricular, and systemic levels in public education. We’ll examine what it means to nurture equity and inclusion in education by critically caring for students, critically designing curriculum, critically engaging difference within classroom spaces, and critically communicating with students, families, and communities.

Heidi Hadley

Heidi Lyn Hadley, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University

Heidi Lyn Hadley is an assistant professor of English education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University. She has previously worked as a public high school teacher, teaching both English Language Arts and English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her current research interests are equitable and inclusive education, teacher education, and community literacy practices.


May 21, 2024 | 8:30 – 9:30 A.M. Central Time

Breathing Easy: Navigating Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Control in a World of Triggers
Dr. Linda Gibson-Young

This program is designed to educate healthcare professionals and individuals on navigating asthma diagnosis, management, and control amidst various triggers. Through an informative presentation and practical demonstrations, participants will gain insights into identifying asthma triggers, implementing effective management strategies, and optimizing child and adult respiratory health. By empowering attendees with knowledge and resources, this presentation aims to foster a healthier and more informed approach to living with asthma.

Heidi Hadley

Dr. Linda Gibson-Young, Nurse Clinician, Researcher, and Educator

Dr. Linda Gibson-Young a nurse clinician, researcher, and educator with over 25 years of experience working to advance child and family health in rural communities. She is chair of the Alabama Asthma Coalition, a network of people and organizations across Alabama dedicated towards improving the lives of individuals living with asthma. She works with families of children aged 7–12 years throughout the rural south in clinic, school, and camp settings. She and her teams have secured extramural and foundation grants to deliver asthma interventions in rural clinics, schools, and community settings. Findings are published in high impact nursing and public health journals.


Past webinars are available on demand through Canvas Catalog.


Last Updated: February 27, 2024