Professional Development Series

Mercer University's Professional Development Series: Relevant insight for the modern business professional.

Today's business world operates in a fast-paced, competitive landscape with new technology, concepts, and ideas constantly emerging. In response to the rapidly evolving environment, Mercer University has developed a series of dynamic discussions with expert faculty and leaders on current business trends and topics. Discover relevant content for your professional pursuits and register for an upcoming webinar or view our previous webinars below.

For more information about Mercer's Professional Development Series, contact Jeff Wolfe, Director of the Center for Executive Education, at 678.547.6405 or

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.: Cybersecurity, The Pandemic, and You

Dr. Eniye Tebekaemi, assistant professor in Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts and cyber security program coordinator, along with Todd Renner, FBI Atlanta Supervisory Special Agent (SSA), will discuss how cyber-criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve their goals and what individuals and businesses can do to mitigate the risk.

About the Speakers

Eniye Tebekaemi
Dr. Tebekaemi is an assistant professor in the computer science department and the undergraduate cybersecurity program coordinator within Mercer's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology (Concentration in Cybersecurity) from George Mason University, an MSc. in Applied Computer Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a BEng. in Computer Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria. His research focuses on information security and its applications, especially in the cyber-resiliency and security of cyber-physical systems. 

Todd Renner
FBI Atlanta Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Todd Renner leads a team of investigators focused on imposing risk and consequences for nation state actors who pose a threat to our national security and the pursuit of financially motivated cyber criminals, around the globe.  Prior to his assignment in Atlanta, SSA Renner was the FBI Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) in London, England, embedded with United Kingdom and Irish authorities, investigating complex international counterintelligence and computer intrusion activities. SSA Renner has also worked in FBI Headquarters Cyber Division Technical Operations Unit (TOU), developing, and implementing sophisticated intelligence generating opportunities for the U.S. Government. Special Agent Renner served as a Case Agent and SWAT Operator in multiple field offices within the United States. SSA Renner was a member of the FBI’s Computer Intrusion Response team and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Business Administration. 

Webinar registration opening soon.

Previous Webinars

View previous discussions below on a variety of subjects including marketing, leadership, economics, innovation, privacy law, and more.

5 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Package


Services Marketing: A Paradigm for the Pandemic


How to Lead Effectively During a Crisis


Rebuilding the Economy After COVID-19


5 Ways to Leverage Word-of-Mouth Marketing During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Digital Fitness: New Ways of Working and Learning with PricewaterhouseCoopers


Economics and Epidemics: Lessons Learned


4 Disciplines of Execution


Innovation Elevated: Steps to Innovate Creatively During a Crisis


Job Market Trends: Approaching the New Normal


The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Businesses


Keep Calm: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Contagion


Privacy Law: Personal Data Protection in a Digital World


Moving Forward: Mental Wellness Following COVID-19


Introduction to Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt Training


Supply Chains – The Perfect Storm?


Mastering Change With or Without a Pandemic


Education and Career Choice as Central Elements to Maximizing Wealth