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12th Annual COB Film Festival: Turning Crises into Opportunities When Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • 1.  12th Annual COB Film Festival: Turning Crises into Opportunities When Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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    Dear Colleagues,

    You are welcome to attend this live event that will be organized virtually on December 1, 2022, Thursday, 3:00 pm, PST, at Zoom. Recent pandemic experiences have increased awareness about the need for effective crisis management. This year's festival addresses this need by focusing on the theme: "Turning Crises Into Opportunities When Leading with Emotional Intelligence."

    To provide a mental break from COVID-19 pandemic, and also bring novel insights about managing organizational crisis, the films illustrate organizational stories that take place in a fictional global crisis such as a mysterious force making men temporarily disappear on earth, a perfume threatening whales, a pandemic in which people randomly start sleeping, and a worldwide blizzard that starts freezing people. Teams of Human Resource Management students at Sacramento State have produced these films, with the guidance from Professor Hakan Ozcelik during Fall 2022 semester.

    Since space is limited for this event, guests are requested to RSVP via the following link until November 30:


    Following film presentations, Professor Robert Ulmer, from the University of Nevada, and Dr. Ryan Fuller from the CSUS, two leading scholars in organizational crisis management research, will provide a live commentary to analyze and integrate these films in an interactive forum. A jury panel including field experts, professors, and managers will choose the "Best Film".

    To learn more about the Annual COB Film Festival, you can read a recent article featuring this this program in COB Business Futures Magazine.

    This is a free event, sponsored by the Dean's Office at the College of Business. Event flyer is attached here. You are welcome to invite your students, colleagues, and friends.

    Best regards,


    Hakan Ozcelik
    California State Univ Sacramento
    Sacramento CA