Finance Matters



A podcast series where we bring you bite sized thoughts in the hopes theyll be useful to you on this road were all on to do our best and be our best in the realm of financial matters here at UVA.


  • Gen Z in the Workforce: FinanceMatters

    16/09/2021 Duración: 51min

    There are now FIVE generations in our workforce, ranging from our Traditionalists in their 70s to the newest members, Gen Z, in their early twenties.  (And all the Millenials cheer, because they're no longer the babies!)  Today we have UVAFinance's Jack Sherwood, a rising UVA 4th year and member of the FST project team and Gen Z extraordinaire, for a discussion on how his generation participates in the workforce.   Resources Mentioned:  Intergenerational Workforce discussion with Lisa Harris: Info on Gen Z: Read more about Jack Sherwood:   

  • How to Navigate Change: Finance Matters

    27/08/2021 Duración: 46min

    Change Team Leader Angela Knobloch visits to discuss practical tips for managing yourself during times of change, including the dreaded "valley of despair."     Resources Mentioned: Gartner Report Engage for Change:  Clarify Purpose, Honest Reflection, Assess Opportunities, Note progress, Grow Skills, Exhibit Flexibility

  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace: Finance Matters

    11/07/2021 Duración: 50min

    How confident are you that you won't be retaliated against if you admit to a mistake at work?  The answer to this question is one of the biggest indicators of psychological safety in the workplace.  Listen in to learn more about psychological safety and its role in creativity, belonging, and productivity. Resources Mentioned:  Fifteen Ways to Promote Psychological Safety in the Workplace (Forbes) Deloitte's 2020 Global Human Capital Trends Report Amy Edmonson's Work on Psychological Safety: 

  • Wisdom is Knowing what you Don't Know: Finance Matters

    06/06/2021 Duración: 37min

    Do you ever look back on your past self and think about how much you didn't know then?  We all learn as we go through life, and we should get comfortable with the fact that we'll never know as much as we think we know.  Being aware of how much you don't know can actually make you a better manager and human being.  Listen in as Patty and Brandi discuss a book they admittedly haven't read full of good ideas on this very topic! Resources Mentioned: The Dunning Kruger Effect Think Again:  The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant Adam Grant Interviews: Finance Matters:  Crucial Conversations (4 part series)

  • Inclusive Leadership: Finance Matters

    19/04/2021 Duración: 39min

    Patty and Brandi welcome Lisa Harris back to Finance Matters to discuss the Six C's of Inclusive Leadership as identified by Dr. Shirley Davis.     Resources Mentioned:  Dr. Shirley Davis' 6 C's of Inclusive Leadership More about Dr. Davis Valerie Kaur, Revolutionary Love (See No Stranger book) More of Lisa Harris on Finance Matters: Find Your True North The Importance of Resilience Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace      

  • Six ways to support employee well-being: Finance Matters

    18/02/2021 Duración: 37min

    During times of stress, it's important that we as managers and as teammates pay attention to our own well-being and that of our colleagues.  Here are six practical strategies that work both in and out of a pandemic.   Resources Mentioned:  The original blog post UVAFinance Shoutout board

  • Challenging the Status Quo Panel Series: UVAFinance Service Model, Finance Matters

    01/12/2020 Duración: 43min

    The Challenging the Status Quo Panel Series was designed to show you different perspectives from UVAFinance employees who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo and share their thoughts and ideas with you.  Today's session focuses on the UVAFinance Service Model Project Plan, with guests Andrew Sallans, Scott Adams, and Raegan Harouff Gaye.     Want to watch the webinar?  Log in to the Continuous Improvement Community (behind NetBadge)

  • The Benefits of Volunteerism: Finance Matters

    23/11/2020 Duración: 42min

    Volunteering:  it's great for networking, skill-building, and soothing your soul.  Tune in to this conversation with Brandi and Patty to learn more!   Resources Mentioned:  UVA Public Service: UVAHR Volunteer Center: UVA Health: VolunteerMatch (choose your community for opportunities):   

  • Asking Questions for Better Collaboration: Finance Matters

    23/11/2020 Duración: 44min

    Let's talk about questions:  asking questions of others, asking questions of yourself, and asking questions for better collaborative results. Angela Knobloch joins Patty and Brandi to share how asking better questions can lead to improved relationships and better results. Resources Mentioned: UVAFinance Blog (Video):  Sharpen your questioning skills. Warren Berger's work:  Angela's previous pod: Our pod on President Ryan's book: TED Talk on asking questions: 

  • Challenging the Status Quo Panel Series: Individual Contributor Panel, Finance Matters

    09/11/2020 Duración: 42min

    The Challenging the Status Quo Panel Series was designed to show you different perspectives from UVAFinance employees who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and share their thoughts and ideas with you​.  Today's panelists are Amy Nolasco, Jonathan Agop, and Mara Hilliar.   RESOURCES MENTIONED: Watch the webinar on the Online Community in the CI space: (netbadge required) Listen to past webinars on Finance Matters!

  • Challenging the Status Quo Panel Series: UVAFinance FST Panel, Finance Matters

    26/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    UVAFinance's Continuous Improvement Committee recently hosted a webinar on Challenging the Status Quo, featuring members of the FST team.  This webinar featured Lisa Shuler, Josh Breeden, and Phil Hamlett. Access the Continuous Improvement space in the online community (behind NetBadge):  More CI Webinar content on Finance Matters:  

  • Terminology in Racial Equity: Finance Matters

    15/10/2020 Duración: 49min

    This episode is a companion piece to our recent Brave Space discussion, found here:   This pod contains a brief exploration of many terms we refer to in our Brave Space discussion, terms that are frequently used when racial equity is discussed.  In this episode, LaVerne Harris Grant joins Patty and Brandi to go over the basics.     Resources Mentioned: Racial Equity Tools Glossary: Implicit Bias test: LinkedIn Learning "Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies"  Articles on the effects of bias: http://www.ohrc.on.

  • Challenging the Status Quo Leadership Panel 2: Finance Matters

    30/09/2020 Duración: 43min

    UVAFinance's Continuous Improvement Committee recently hosted a webinar on Challenging the Status Quo, featuring UVAFinance leadership.  This webinar was the second of a series and featured a discussion with Steve Kimata, James Gorman, and Julie Richardson.  Listen to Part One  Listen to the Manager Panel 

  • Brave Space in UVAFinance: Finance Matters

    30/09/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    We're joined today by members of the Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group from UVAFinance, with a discussion of why fostering a brave space within the workplace is so important.  Guests on the panel are Melody Bianchetto, Steve Kimata, LaVerne Harris, and Jenn Bari.   Resources Mentioned:  Inclusive Excellence at UVA: Inclusive Excellence work within  UVAFinance:  Previous Brave Space Podcasts: and 

  • Challenging the Status Quo Manager's Panel: Finance Matters

    29/09/2020 Duración: 47min

    Last week the UVAFinance Continuous Improvement Committee hosted the second "Challenging the Status Quo" webinar in that series, this time featuring three UVAFinance managers.  You can view the full webinar in the CI space in CommunityHub, or listen in to the discussion on Finance Matters.  We'll continue presenting the webinar series as a special edition run of the podcast.   Panelists: Isaiah Behnke – Director, Student Accounts Operations with SFS Jenn Glassman – Director, Procurement & Supplier Diversity Services Brian Logwood – Managing Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Challenging the Status Quo Webinar: Finance Matters

    23/09/2020 Duración: 46min

    UVAFinance's Continuous Improvement Committee recently hosted a webinar on Challenging the Status Quo, featuring UVAFinance leadership.  This webinar was the first of a series, and was full of such inspiration that we couldn't help but share it with you here on Finance Matters.  Tune in to hear Melody Bianchetto, Bill Ashby, and Augie Maurelli discuss continuous improvement.   More information on the UVAFinance blog:

  • The Truth About Employee Engagement: Finance Matters

    21/09/2020 Duración: 42min

    Patty and Brandi discuss a book by Patrick Lencioni (not Leoncini, Brandi), “The Truth About Employee Engagement.”  Everyone has a time in their career where they dread going to work.  This book addresses the three root causes of job misery and how they can be remedied.  Resources Mentioned: The Truth About Employee Engagement: Patrick Lencioni Ted Talk: Finance Matters “Start with Why” Podcast: The Stay Interview:

  • Finance Matters Promo: Share your Quarantine Stories

    10/09/2020 Duración: 02min

    You're invited to the Finance Matters party!  Share your stories from this wild ride that has been 2020:  what have you learned in quarantine?  What has changed in the way you work?  What's been most challenging or most interesting?   Share your thoughts via audio recording or the written word and send them to Brandi at  Need any help? Email Brandi and she'll be glad to assist.   We can't wait to hear from you.

  • Rest to Avoid Burnout: Finance Matters

    18/08/2020 Duración: 50min

    Science has proven over and over again that rest is necessary for both physical and mental recuperation.  Still, many of us don't take the time we need to rest, to enjoy our hobbies, and to replenish ourselves.  Now more than ever, in this stressful time of the pandemic, it's important that we make time to rest, not only to maintain and even increase productivity but also to avoid burnout.  Patty and Brandi talk through the work of Alex Soojung Kim Pang, taking walks, taking naps, and the paintings of Winston Churchill. Resources Mentioned:  Pang: Churchill: Dark:  https://www.netfli

  • Not Just Subtraction: Finance Matters

    28/05/2020 Duración: 36min

    We've been in quarantine for quite some time now, and it can be tempting to despair a bit at this "new normal."  Patty and Brandi discuss the pleasant additions this season can bring to our lives, as well as the mindset that will keep us sane as we move forward, even when we don't know how or when the pandemic will resolve.    Resources Mentioned: Todd Henry's article from The Accidental Creative UVAFinance's Quarantine Viewing Recommendations

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