Survive and Thrive pop-up webinars

Webinar schedule

Join us for our Survive and Thrive series of pop-up webinars, designed to provide advice on common COVID-19 concerns.

Free and open to all VCU faculty and staff, these webinars represent a collaborative effort between several units across VCU. Partners include:

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Business
  • Office of the Provost
  • Human Resources

Previous webinars

Personal finances in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Description: On April 30, our "Personal finances in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond" webinar focused on the financial uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Moderator: Ed Grier, Dean, School of Business


  • Jeff Lacker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics
  • David Downs, Ph.D., Alfred L. Blake Chair, Professor of Real Estate
  • Carolyn McCrea, M.Ed, Director, Financial Wellness

Children and COVID-19 strategies to support education and development

Description: Our April 28 webinar, "Children and COVID-19 strategies to support education and development" centered around how to handle the responsibilities of working, parenting, and homeschooling.

Moderator:  Donna Gibson, Ph.D, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Education


  • Stefanie Paul, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Training & Technical Assistance Associate for VCU-Autism Center for Excellence
  • Carol Schall, Ph.D, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Director of Technical Assistance in the VCU Autism Center for Excellence
  • Stephanie Crewe, M.D., Associate Professor of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the CHoR
  • Bob Findling, M.D., MBA, Chair, Department of Psychiatry