Webinars

Throughout the year COGA will host educational webinars on various topics of interest to the niche communities that make up COGA: Fifty Plus, Men and Thirty and Under.

The process for accessing webinars has changed for better integration with EatRightPro!

DPG/MIGs are being integrated with the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS) that supports easy access to webinar recordings, quizzes, CPE newsletter articles and CPEU certificates. The LMS connects with the Academy’s online eatrightSTORE to increase awareness and visibility of COGA's continued education and opportunity for membership.

Integrating with the LMS allows COGA members to have one-stop access to their CPE history. Members will find CPE certificates for any Academy CPE items including DPG/MIG items within the LMS making it easier to track history and find certificates.

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Recorded Webinars

An Invitation into the Diversity Tent, Be a Transformative Agent

Presenter: Michael Gaskin, Diversity Recruitment Officer for the Boston Police Department
Date: May 27, 2020
Time: 11 am - 12 pm (Central time)
FREE to COGA MIG Members / $24 for Academy members / $54 for Non-Academy members

Summary:

This webinar will discuss the nutrition professional role and benefit of embracing change and diversity and becoming leaders that engage others in creating an inclusive community environment.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Gaskins is the Diversity Recruitment Officer for the Boston Police Department and brings a wealth of experience in career professional development, recruiting and community outreach. He is the first person in the department’s 100-plus year history to hold the position, overseeing the recruitment efforts with a focus on creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the culture, people and perspectives of the Boston community.Amy is a media spokesperson with over 675 media placements in a variety of media outlets locally and nationally. She serves as a media dietitian for RDTV where she does food and nutrition TV segments nation-wide. Amy is also an ambassador/speaker for the American Heart Association and the National Dairy Council, has served on the Dairy Max Health and Wellness Advisory Council and consults for Catalyst Training Lab where she provides international education and training for dietitians in five Middle Eastern countries. She speaks at a variety of nutrition, athletic training and coaching conferences in addition to providing health and nutrition presentations to various businesses and companies.

Prior to joining the BPD Michael worked as the Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he managed and trained career specialists and oversaw the operations of the employer job fairs, internships, and professional development programming.Amy received her Bachelor of Science in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Master of Science in exercise and sports nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is also a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and adjunct professor at TWU.

Michael presented on the topic of diversity and being a transformative agent to COGA members during FNCE® 2019 in Philadelphia and has facilitated workshops for dietetic interns on Diversity and Inclusion in Health & Nutrition.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to

  1. Attendees will become transformative agents of change.

  2. Attendees will expand their network as dietetics professionals.

  3. Attendees will support other dietetics professionals in being responsible gatekeepers.

Learning Need Codes: 1040, 1070, 6070, 7200

Performance Indicators:

  • 2.1 Communication – Utilizes appropriate communication methods and skills to meet the needs of various audiences
  • 2.2 Communication – Collaborates with others to achieve common goals and to optimize delivery of services
  • 2.3 Communication – Employees strategies and facilitates team building skills

CPE Level I
CPEU:
1.0

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Negotiating the Importance of Negotiation in the Dietetic Profession

Presenter: Aaron Schwartz, MBA, MS, RD, LD
Presented:  April 22, 2020
FREE to COGA MIG Members / $24 for Academy members / $54 for Non-Academy members

Summary:

Learn how negotiation skills can be utilized. From inter-reacting with patients, to conflict resolution, earning more money, and most importantly, communicating your value to anyone.

Speaker Bio:

Aaron Schwartz has earned dual Master’s degrees, a MS in Dietetics Administration and an MBA both from the University of Kentucky. He currently holds the position of Internship Director, for the University of Kentucky Dietetic Internship. And he serves as Nominating Committee Chair-Elect for the Dietitians in Business and Communication DPG.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to

  1. Identify why learning to negotiate effectively is important to the dietetic profession.

  2. Learn the process of a negotiation from preparation to settlement.

  3. Understand which type of negotiation works in specific situations.

  4. Identify resources to improve the skillset to apply in any environment (student or professional).

Learning Need Codes: 1010, 1130, 7020, 7150

Performance Indicators: 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.5

CPE Level II
CPEU:
1.0

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Conflict Management and Resolution

Presenter: Dustin Moore, MS, RD
Presented: March 26, 2020
FREE to COGA MIG Members / $24 for Academy members / $54 for Non-Academy members

Summary:

Whether in personal or professional settings, among colleagues or patients and clients, conflict is an event many dietitians and healthcare professionals face frequently. While many would seek to avoid conflict altogether, the goal should be to successfully manage it. There are many positive outcomes to conflict resolution when leaders and colleagues employ the right approach and adopt appropriate communication strategies.

Speaker Bio:

Dustin is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. He currently works in academia teaching a variety of nutrition related topics to students at California State University, Long Beach. He also coordinates the Individualized supervised Practice Pathways for California State University, Long Beach. In addition to his academic endevors, Dustin has worked as a professional contributor for Introwellness, a website that provides simple and easy to understand health and wellness content reviews, and as an outpatient counselor specializing in gastrointestinal disorders.

Dustin has experience with Conflict Management and Resolution through assisting with the management of a very active online professional nutrition community responding to criticisms, complaints and general points of feedback on a weekly basis as well as through his church community where he is active as a counselor interacting with youth and adults in aggravated situations.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to

  1. Recognize and articulate how positive leadership depends upon successful conflict management skills

  2. Develop an alternative perspective on the need for and value of conflict

  3. Explain the qualities of communication that are associated with successful conflict management

Learning Need Codes: 1070, 1130, 7020, 7200

Performance Indicators: 2.1, 2.3, 3.1

CPE Level I
CPEU:
1.0

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Mind the Gap: Navigating the Inter-Generational Workplace

Speaker: Academy Spokesperson, Angel Planells, MS, RDN, CD, FAND
Presented: October 16, 2019

Session Summary:

Five generations of practitioners exist in today’s workforce with significant differences in communication styles and work-related characteristics/expectations. This establishes barriers against meeting the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Second Century initiatives. Professionals require the knowledge and tools to navigate barriers as they are a flashpoint for conflict, misunderstanding, collaborative issues, and issues in expansion of workforce capacity. To alleviate barriers between generations, this session will educate attendees and provide tangible solutions for the various communication styles and work-related characteristics/expectations between groups, while increasing awareness of the Cultures of Age and Gender Member Interest Group as an Academy resource.

Speaker Bio:

Angel Planells is the owner of a private practice/consulting firm. He is the immediate past-president of the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a former president of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. Planells has been honored for his work as chair of the Academy's National Organization of Men in Nutrition member interest group (now a subgroup of COGA MIG) for recruiting and retaining men in the nutrition and dietetics profession. Planells earned a certificate in adult weight management. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master's degree from Columbia University.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the 5 generations currently in the workplace.
  2. Explain what shapes the communication styles and work-related characteristics/explanations throughout the generations.
  3. Describe some tangible and effective solutions when communicating with professionals across generations.

CDR Learning Codes:  1130, 7020, 7090, 7200

Performance Indicators:  2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.5, 2.3.5
CPEU: 1.0

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If you were unable to join us for the live presentation and are watching a recording of this webinar, you will need to request the CPE certificate by emailing COGA@Eatright.org.
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Culinary Medicine: Dietitian as Leader, Innovator, and Researcher

Presenter: Rosemary E. Riley, PhD, LD
Presented: May 23, 2019

Description:

Culinary nutrition is teaching nutrition and cooking skills in the context of a healthy diet to support health maintenance and disease prevention with consideration of calories, portion sizes, quality and amount of fat, protein and carbohydrate. Culinary medicine is teaching nutrition and cooking skills in the context of one or more diseases or conditions. This webinar will review national culinary nutrition/medicine programs identifying the role of dietitians in the success of the programs and opportunity for dietitians to play a bigger role.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe four Culinary Nutrition/Culinary Medicine (CN/CM) programs and the role of the dietitian in their creation and implementation.
  2. Identify the challenges in measuring outcomes in cooking intervention research and therefore, development of best practices.
  3. Identify local/regional/initiatives in in CN/CM and determine how dietitians can expand the impact of these programs and the role of the dietitian.

Learning Needs Codes:

5460 Self-Care Management (Nutritional Care)
6080 Training and Coaching
8015 Cultural, food and culinary practice
9020 Evaluation and application of research

Performance Indicators:

3.2 Advocates and challenges others to take action to advance the profession
8.4 Demonstrates and applies knowledge of culinary practices to effect behavior change, taking into consideration customer needs and demands
12.5 Evaluates nutrition programs to measure program effectiveness and outcomes and recommends modifications to support change, and/or sustainability of program.

CPE Level: 2 Intermediate
CPEU: 1.0

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If you were unable to join us for the live presentation and are watching a recording of this webinar, you will need to request the CPE certificate by emailing COGA@Eatright.org.
Remember to indicate the name of the webinar. Thank you.

     

Food Cults - Where Science and Skepticism Collide: Closing the Gap Between Nutrition Knowledge and Food Beliefs

Presenter: Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN
Presented: August 22, 2018

Description:

Food cults*, which are characterized as food communities with extreme nutritional beliefs, opinions or values often on the fringe of mainstream culture, have been found to fulfill multiple human needs based on research reported in anthropological, psychological and nutritional sciences. Different food cults have appeared throughout history as a result of political, economic and religious unrest and share a foundation based in fear and anxiety about the uncertainties of life. They differ from food fads when they become a central organizer of one’s identity and require a complete denial of the local eating norms and science-based dietary guidance. This presentation will demonstrate how food cults can impact public health and safety when they influence food and agricultural policy and how dietetic professionals can address the uncertainties people feel about food and nutrition without challenging individual values and beliefs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the socio-emotional conditions that give rise to food cults.
  2. Examine how food cults have impacted food policy contrary to available scientific evidence.
  3. Demonstrate ways to incorporate the ideology of a food cult into nutrition practice to achieve optimal nutrition for the population at large.

*For the purposes of this presentation, “food cults” is defined to as food communities with extreme nutritional beliefs opinions or values.

Learning Needs Codes:

1040 Cultural sensitivity
4020 Community program development
4100 Social marketing
8018 Environmental, agricultural, technological influences on food systems

Performance Indicators:

8.2 Recognizes and respects the physical, social, cultural, institutional and economic environments of the individual, group, community and population in practice.
8.3 Advocates for health and disease prevention in the community and population.
12.1 Demonstrates a commitment to maintain and enhancing knowledge.

CPE Level: 2 Intermediate
CPEU: 1.0

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Diverse and Successful Pathways to Your Career and Leadership (2017)

Moderator: Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RDN, CDN, ACE-CPT
Speakers:

  • Milton Stokes, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND
  • Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
  • Marty Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND

Presented: March 27, 2017

Description:

Loving your job but ready for a new career challenge? How about leadership? You have potential and enthusiasm, but are unsure where to find your opportunity to shine. Three well-known Registered Dietitian Nutritionists will discuss their success within the profession, how they overcame obstacles in their careers and provide guidance for leadership involvement within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the national, state, DPG and local levels. This will provide ideas that students, dietetic interns, NDTRs, and RDNs can use to enhance their careers and become involved in professional leadership activities.

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Transforming Your Dietetic Career into Professional Recognition (2017)

Moderator: Jonathan Valdez, MBA, RDN, CSG, CDN, CCM, ACE-CPT
Presenter: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN
Presented: September 14, 2017

Description:

Humble professional beginnings and nearly two decades of experience have paved Manuel Villacorta's way to book publishings, featured news segments, the launch of the state-of-the-art Whole Body Reboot app, and international recognition as a nutrition expert and earning high acclaim in the field of dietetics. During this session, you will learn about Manuel’s successes and struggles to get where he is today in the very crowded and competitive nutrition world of self-employment. Join Manuel to learn what needs to be done to be recognized as a distinguished nutrition professional.

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Ethics in Our Modern World with Social Media and More (2017)

Presenter: Diane Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Presented: April, 6, 2017

Description:

Learn how to manage ethical issues and violations related to social media. Dianne Polly discusses various scenarios and ethical principles related to conflict of interest and how to disclose. Learn how to unitlize the Academy and CDR's Code of Ethics when determining violations of principles.

CPEU: 1.0

A code word is provided in the recording, send the code word and questions regarding obtaining the CEU certificate to Sandra Carpenter, FPIND Communications Coordinator.

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Social Media Webinar (2014)

Presenter: Diane Polly, JD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Presented: April, 6, 2017

Description:

A Powerful Personal and Professional Connector: How to Utilize LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to Build and Strengthen Bonds.

The CEU offered for this recorded webinar has expired, however the webinar information is a great resource.

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