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HR Tea Season 4 | Taking a Closer Look Into How Covid Affected the Workplace

The #VillanovaHRTea Season 4 trailer is now live on Google Podcasts and iTunes!

In our fourth season of HR Tea, we have a surprise for you... a new host! Dr. Larry Cozzens, Villanova HRD adjunct faculty member, training and development expert, and national parks aficionado, will take the reigns.

Season 4 will focus entirely on topics related to Covid and the workplace. In this season, we will dive into topics like authenticity in leadership, women in the workplace, hiring and the great resignation, and so much more. You will hear from guests from across the country from a variety of different backgrounds with interesting perspectives to share. We are SO EXCITED to share this content with you! Find a sneak peak of the episodes in the trailer, available now. The theme for season 4 is Covid's Impact on HR and the Workplace.

For those of you new to HR Tea, our podcast is for any HR or business professional who is passionate about improving their organization and creating more meaningful work for their employees! Each episode steeps for 30 minutes or less and features interviews with HR Leaders, Researchers, Students, and Influencers on trending topics in human resources. And just like our previous seasons, HR Tea is certified by SHRM for recertification credits just for listening! Season 4 of HR Tea is approved for 3 SHRM recertification credits for those that listen to the full season.


Season 4 of HR TEA is approved by SHRM for 3 recertification credits! Listen to the full season and earn SHRM recertification credits for free!


Season 4 is produced by our host, Larry Cozzens, Villanova HRD Associate Director Bethany Adams, and two of our Villanova HRD Graduate Assistants, Jennifer Casalino and Tiana Drake. The #VillanovaHRTea Season 4 Trailer is available now, along with the full episodes for this season. Here is a list of the episodes to come:

  1. Meet Larry Cozzens | In this episode Bethany will introduce you to Dr. Larry Cozzens, this season’s new host. Hear about Larry’s career in HR and his passion for learning, development, and technology. His passions are the perfect lead into Season 4.

  2. How Organizations Have Changed from Covid | Organizations have been through massive changes due to COVID. In this episode, Larry sat down with Tricia Steege, an organizational change expert, to discuss how remote and hybrid environments have changed the way of work forever.

  3. Managing Essential Workers During a Pandemic | In this episode hear from Susie Couture, Villanova HRD Alum and Senior Director of HR at Marborg Industries. Susie shares her thoughts on Covid and the workplace from the perspective of essential workers and the challenges that not having as much flexibility might have on a company.

  4. Covid's Impact on Business and Hiring | Every business owner has had to change their thinking on hiring and business management post-pandemic. In this episode, Larry sits down with Marcia O’Connor, a Villanova HRD alum, CEO and Founder of the O’Connor Group. Marcia shares her perspectives on COVID and the workplace as a business owner.

  5. Discussing the "Great Resignation" with Keith Black | Thousands of businesses are currently dealing with the loss of workers through “The Great Resignation.” In this episode, Larry and Keith Black, a Villanova HRD alum and current HRD faculty member, discuss how “The Great Resignation” is changing the landscape for hiring post-COVID.

  6. Covid's Impact on Women in the Workplace | The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on women in the workplace. In this episode, Larry sat down with Terri Boyer, the Founding Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s leadership at Villanova, to discuss the impact of COVID on women specifically and what is needed to support women reentering the workplace post-pandemic.

  7. Developing Talent with a Post-Covid Strategy | In this episode, Larry is joined by a familiar voice- Carlos Escobar! Carlos works as a Strategic Process Manager at H-E-B. He will offer up his perspective on Covid and the workplace through the lens of talent development and strategy.

  8. Leadership and the Pandemic | In this episode, Tom Tonkin will sit down with Larry to discuss authenticity and sincerity as a leader and how that relates to the many changes to the workplace due to Covid. With a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership and a long career in different roles, Tom has a lot of knowledge to share!

  9. Covid's Impact on Healthcare and Essential Workers | In the final episode of this season, Larry sits down with Jessica Visserman, a 2015 HRD graduate and current CHRO of a large non-profit healthcare organization. Jessica shares her perspective on how Covid affected the workplace through the view of the health care space.

HR Tea is available on both iTunes and Google Podcasts! Episodes will drop every two weeks so subscribe to be the first to hear when new episodes are available. If you love HR Tea, please share this podcast with your HR colleagues and friends. No matter what you are drinking, whether coffee, tea, or something a little bit stronger, we hope each episode will leave you with fresh-brewed ideas to help make work better for all of us!



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