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Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

Develop This: Economic and Community Development Develop This! Podcast

    • Business
    • 4.6, 25 Ratings

Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

    DT #289: Encore Episode - Get Familiar with Community Foundations

    DT #289: Encore Episode - Get Familiar with Community Foundations

    Dennis and Jason have the week off, so please enjoy this encore episode regarding Community Foundations.
    Whether it is support for human services or capital dollars for big projects, every community could use more financial resources.  Community foundations work tirelessly to build permanent assets in endowed funds.  Earnings from those funds go to support a wide variety of causes and initiatives each and every year.
    In this episode, Jason gives an overview of community foundations and explains the power of endowed funds.

    • 17 min
    DT #288: How to Read a Room - Series on Skill Sets

    DT #288: How to Read a Room - Series on Skill Sets

    If you are a podcast listener, odds are that you believe in continuous improvement.
    In this series on skill sets, Jason offers suggestions for identifying skill sets that can be used in a variety of disciplines.
    This episode answers the question: how do I get better at reading a room?
    We know that non-verbal communication is often more important that what is actually said, but how do we get better and interpreting these cues?  Tune in for tips and suggestions on scanning, listening, and watching a room.

    • 14 min
    DT #287: Preparing for the Marathon

    DT #287: Preparing for the Marathon

    We aren't quite out of this yet.  Are you ready for the marathon recovery period?
    In this episode, Dennis and Jason share tips for managing stress through this long road ahead.

    • 15 min
    DT #286: Block Out the Voices

    DT #286: Block Out the Voices

    There is no shortage of opinions about the way the world works- especially now.  All of these voices can affect the way you carry out your job duties and the way you lead the organization.
    Sometimes, you just have to block them out.
    In this episode, Jason provides some encouragement during this time of many strong opinions.

    • 7 min
    DT #285: How to Work a Room - Series on Skill Sets

    DT #285: How to Work a Room - Series on Skill Sets

    If you are a podcast listener, odds are that you believe in continuous improvement.
    In this series on skill sets, Jason offers suggestions for identifying skill sets that can be used in a variety of disciplines.
    This episode answers the question: how do I get better at working a room?
    For many of us, large rooms of people you only vaguely know can be pretty intimidating.  Yet, in this business of economic and community development, you need get comfortable in this setting.
    This episode offers strategies for maximizing your networking potential while minimizing your time investment by effectively working a room.

    • 13 min
    DT #284: What is Behind the Curtain?

    DT #284: What is Behind the Curtain?

    The future is uncertain.  It's almost like a game show, and you have no idea what is behind each curtain.
    So what should you do?
    In this episode, Dennis offers some words of wisdom for navigating through uncertain times and extends his offer to visit with you if you are struggling.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Souldrifter02 ,

Excellent Podcast for Those in Economic and Community Development

I recently became aware of this podcast at an IEDC conference and I’m so happy I did. The conversations and topics are very relevant to the work we do and the length of episodes is perfect. I will definitely be sharing it with my colleagues.

Psykoticgman ,

Awesome

Great industry podcast. Kudos to the guys for taking this on and providing the insights that we all benefit from.

Madigan1987 ,

Brilliant!

Extremely insightful podcast from some very knowledgeable and entertaining guys!

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