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Tune in to Leadership Forum – The Podcast, a new podcast series offering guidance and inspiration for public and nonprofit professionals. Listen as experts who have walked in your shoes share leadership tips, advice for achieving your career goals and stories about leading positive change in the world.
The podcast advances the mission of the Glenn College and its Leadership Forum conference by supporting public service professionals who want to grow in their careers and by nurturing passion for public service throughout the year.
POWERcast Episodes feature women leading in public and nonprofit organizations and their stories of overcoming challenges unique to women in politics and public service.
Produced by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.
POWERcast: Investing in Diversity and Public Purpose
In our latest Leadership Forum: The POWERcast, Elizabeth Edwards, founder and managing partner of H Venture Partners, shares how policymakers and investors can demand that companies factor into their operations good environmental and social standards as well as diversity and transparency in governance. Brands with a strong sense of purpose tend to attract quality employees, more consumers and better supplier partnerships — and outperform other companies in investment returns.
The Science of Leadership
As a scientist, educator and president and CEO of Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Frederic Bertley applies the organization’s motto — “Science is Everywhere and for Everyone” — to leadership. He meets the audience where they are to form effective connections and creates synergistic partnerships for indelible results. By following the scientific practices of achieving clarity through data, analysis and objectivity, he says, you can get to “next” in a very powerful way.
Fostering Reform through Leadership
Reginald Wilkinson, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, now advocates for higher education, including as an Ohio State University trustee. He discusses the parallels in any leadership position — higher education, prisons, hospitals, the military — and the responsibility to make sure anyone who enters your organization leaves better off. Tune in as he explains how leaders can influence change toward social justice.
POWERcast: Anticipating and Leading Through Social Change
Transformative change in our communities requires innovative, committed leaders. In this Leadership Forum: The POWERcast, Erica Crawley, president of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, and Elizabeth Martinez, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, share how leading with authenticity, bringing community voices to the table, finding collaborative partnerships and taking risks all result in sustainable success.
Four Core Keys to Navigating Bureaucracy
Irv Dennis, former CFO of H.U.D., discusses how leaders can navigate the most difficult bureaucracies to get things done. He shares the core areas — governance, people, process and technology — that leaders should evaluate to understand an organization’s strengths and weaknesses. Leveraging those findings, you can plan structural change, motivate your team, improve policies and procedures and build resources toward success.
POWERcast: Advocate for Yourself, Your Team and Your Community
Experts on the gender pay gap and its impact on our communities, Barbara Smoot and Rep. Monique Smith know the barriers in standing up for change. In this Leadership Forum: The POWERcast, these women share tips and tools to help you gain confidence — whether you’re battling daily challenges such as public speaking or leading organizational transformations, including fair pay practices.