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  • 00:59

    Community College Now: Student Engagement

    in Education

    Dr. Susan Gardner, host of Community College Now discusses student engagement at the community college challenges and opportunities. Her guest is Chris Conzen, Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership at Suffolk County Community College (NY)
    Christopher Conzen is the Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus, where he has been for the past 7 years. Under Chris’ supervision are campus activities and programs, orientation, leadership development, recreation, campus reservations, Federal Work Study, and student center management. Christopher is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Christopher earned his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland College Park and his BA in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Christopher has been a directorate member of the ACPA Commission for Student Development in the Two Year College and is currently the chair of a joint task force through ACPA and NASPA exploring student involvement in the community college. In addition, Christopher will serve as the chair for the NASPA Region II conference in June. Christopher’s interests are in the use of technology in higher education, leadership development, and student success initiatives in the community college sector.

  • 00:29

    Community Engagement As A Powerful HR Initiative!

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity interviews Judy Enns, Executive VP, HR Division of Eastridge Workforce Solutions and Rebecca Smith, Senior Recruiter, Eastridge Workforce Solutions. 

    When HR professionals collaborate with the community in relevant and creative ways, their companies can be more successful at attracting candidates and developing employees.

    Cecile Bereal is your host of Serving Up Diversity, a show designed to showcase the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to examine best practices among stellar companies striving for a cohesive and diverse workforce. Cecile is currently the President/Founder of RMA Management Alliance, a human resources training, consulting and organizational management firm specializing in the “ations,” – employee relations, investigations, mediations, and facilitations.

  • 00:30

    Show #128: The Neuroscience of Engagement

    in Business

    Amy Brann, of Synaptic Potential

    Amy passionately delivers the message that you and your organisation have a huge amount of potential that can be better accessed if you understand how to work with your brain optimally.

    Leaving UCL medical school Amy ‘s company, Synaptic Potential, works with orgnisations strengthening their strategy, culture and performance. The team works globally sharing reliably simple applications of neuroscience that lead to game changing insights and results.

    Having partnered with Bangor University’s Behavior Change Centre the trainings gained additional credibility from the input of thorough researchers.

    She is the author of ‘Make Your Brain Work’ & ‘Neuroscience for Coaches’ & ‘Engaged: The neuroscience behind creating productive people in successful organizations’.

    Join us as we talk about the neuroscience of engagement. Looking at the cutting edge game changing insights we can take from the world of science to provide reliably simple ways to move forward. Offering ways to turn organisations on their heads with radical shake ups, or ways to just incrementally inch in the right direction.

    Host: TBC

  • 00:30

    Show #133: A Coach Approach to Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Bob Hughes of The Forton Group

    Bob is a successful leadership consultant who has worked at senior levels in large organisations. With a track record in people motivation and project delivery, he has transformed corporate cultures to be more inclusive, engaging and coach-like. As well as being a director of the Engage for Success Foundation, he co-chairs the Guru Group. Bob is an acknowledged expert in the fields of leadership, talent management and employee engagement. He continues to coach leaders 1-1 – from graduates to the C-Suite – and has had particular success working with high potential leaders.

    Bob talks about why a leader who adopts a coach approach to leadership will be more engaging – directly addressing one of the 4 pillars of engagement.

    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:30

    Show #132: Visual Thinking and Employee Engagement

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    Special Guest: John Ashton of Crackerjack Visual Thinking

    Join us as we talk about what visual thinking is, how to get an organisation ‘visual thinking’ and how it can be used to engage a workforce.

    John helps to increase engagement by helping people explore and visualise their organisations story.

    Helping people throughout an organisation have a shared understanding the organisations story (often referred to as its strategic narrative) is a key part of any engagement strategy.

    His career began working in a variety of learning and development roles for Boots the Chemists including e-learning and behavioural competency development roles. He then went on to lead the learning and development function at Nottingham Building Society introducing a blended learning approach, overseeing the skills and behavioural development aspects of a major core systems implementation and designing the society’s first management and executive development programmes.

    Host: Jo Moffat

  • 00:31

    Show #127: Repositioning Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guests: Andy Heath, co-founder of WeThrive; Piers Bishop, co-founder of WeThrive and Janine Osmond, Head of L&D at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

    At WeThrive we spend our working lives talking to people whose lot is to create or maintain an engaged workforce. They don’t always put it like that – the expressed desire might be to have a happy staff, or to improve employee retention, but what they actually want in the end is a workforce that really wants to engage with the company and their work. That doesn’t just happen, of course; it’s a consequence of getting a lot of other things right, so since 2011 we have been working on a way to help HR and L&D people move employee engagement out of the realm of ‘good idea, but…’ and into the very heart of the people-management efforts.

    Janine is in the ‘interesting’ position of trying to help NHS staff stay engaged with their work at a time when the organisation is under more pressure than ever to deliver more with less, and we’d very much like to hear from you too – please email us with questions or topics you’d like covered on the show, starting at 5.15 on September 7th.

    Host: Jo Moffatt


  • 02:04

    Community Reinvestment/Development Lecture and Music Showcase

    in Lifestyle

    In this episode of The Community Reinvestment Show we listen to a community reinvestment/development template that could fit into any community that is economically depressed. It's a good lecture (20 minutes) for those looking for ways to transform communities by direct engagement with the people living in them. I am currently working on implementing this template in a local community. After the lecture I will showcase some local as well as out of state music talent associated with the upcoming HoodRich: The Play which is scheduled to debut in Huntsville on January 1st, 2016 at Club Envy located at 200 Oakwood Avenue NW, Huntsville, Alabama 

  • 00:31

    Show #131: Relationship Between Unresolved Conflict & Employee Engagement

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    Join us as we explore the relationship between unresolved conflict in the workplace and a breakdown in employee engagement. We examine the impact on trust, understanding and productivity and explore the role of mediation and the benefits its can bring in terms of employee voice, line management effectiveness, restoration of the psychological contract and creating a culture of collaboration.

    David Liddle is the founder and CEO of The TCM Group, one of the largest and most well established mediation companies in the UK.

    For the past 20 years David has been successfully promoting the principles and practices of mediation and non-violence across numerous walks of life including neighbourhoods, schools, prisons, workplaces and boardrooms. David has been instrumental in transforming attitudes to conflict management within UK business and he has played a major role in cementing mediation as a credible and mainstream activity for some of the most well-known and valued brands.

    David is an engagement expert with the Engage for Success movement. He has developed training and consultancy programmes to help organisations develop and embed employee engagement programmes, with mediation at their heart. David is also President of the Professional Mediators’ Association – the independent trade body for mediators in the UK.

    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:55

    Community Garden "Shout Outs" in the USA

    in Gardening


    Todays show has "Shout Outs" to various Commnity Gardens in the USA.  Also, there will be some Community Garden info and other news to share. We'll listen to an interview from England on what they are doing and of the Hartley Botanic Greenhouse folks also from England.  Enjoy!  Cheers!


    Have a Great Community Garden Day!

    Mary K. Hukill, Author, Radio Show Host, and, Publisher

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    Books and AudioBooks:  Community Garden Revolution and Community Garden Revolution Notes!

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  • 00:35

    Show #129: Interview With Tom Morrell, Perspectives on Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Tom Morrell of Approaches for Performance Excellence and Chair of the E4S London Region Champions Group

    Join us for an interview with Tom as he shares his broad-ranging insights and experience of employee engagement with host, Jo Moffatt. From 33 years’ service with London’s Metropolitan Police to his current role as a trainer,
    executive coach and visiting lecturer at Kingston University, Tom’s particular interest in diversity, inclusion and engagement is informed by operational and practical experience from a variety of settings.

    Add to that being Chair of the CIPD’s south west London branch, Chair of Engage for Success’ London Region Champions Group and lead assessor for the British Quality Foundation and you’ll see why Tom’s going to be an informed and insightful guest for the show

    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:25

    Show # 125 High engagement scores through systematic engagement processes

    in Business

    Craig Rollason, UK Business Analysis and Solution Architecture Manager at National Grid

    Craig is the UK business analysis and solution architecture manager within National Grid running a matrixed team of internal employees plus contractors and third party suppliers. His focus is success through people by developing individuals and teams within and outside his organisational remit by aligning individual and organisational needs, and building an inclusive culture.

    He is a skilled facilitator and enjoys designing and creating sustainable processes and events that engage and inspire individuals and teams at all levels of the organisation.

    His team have recently rated high engagement scores and in the radio show Craig explains the underlying thinking and processes he uses to build, manage and engage his team by supporting staff and helping them be successful at the heart of management practices

    Craig is a contributing author to a best selling BCS business analysis book. Finalist for BCS IT Manager of the year 2014/15.Presenter at IIBA European Business Analysis Conference in September 2014 and 2015. And one team member won BCS BA of the year award for 2013/14 and was a finalist for 2014/15.

    This week's host is Jo Moffatt