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Episode 43 - Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Rachel Maxwell

2/18/2019
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On today's episode, we have our 7th and final episode in our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with our conversation with Rachel Maxwell, Head of Learning and Teaching Development at the University of Northampton. Rachel shares her work in developing change maker learning outcomes to be adopted institution-wide, her own philosophy around change-making, and the impact the upcoming Ashoka U publication will have on the field of changemaker education. Biography Dr Rachel Maxwell is...

Duration:00:30:25

Episode 42 – Ashoka U on Teaching Change with Jacen Greene

2/18/2019
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We continue our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with our interview of Jacen Greene, Director of Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University. Jacen shares his winding journey from the private sector to consulting to higher education and working with change making education. He also shares how his private sector experience influences his work in education and how important learning outcomes are for a strong educational foundation. Listen to find out why Jacen believes that...

Duration:00:39:19

Episode 41 - Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Rebecca Riccio

2/18/2019
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Today's episode brings us our 4th installment of our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with our conversation with Rebecca Riccio, Director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University. Rebecca shares her philosophy of change making education from the ways of thinking, ways of being, and ways of doing, to her disdain for placing too much emphasis on specific terms like "social entrepreneurship" or "social innovation" and lastly her chapter in the forthcoming Ashoka U...

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 40 - Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Molly Ware

2/18/2019
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Today we continue with our 3rd episode in our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change by learning from Molly Ware, Professor of Education at Western Washington University. Molly shares her own journey to change making through the classroom, her work as an educator of educators, and her chapter in the upcoming Ashoka U publication Preparing Students for a Rapidly Changing World: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, and Changemaker Learning Outcomes. Biography How can we accomplish...

Duration:00:38:39

Episode 39 - Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Hattie Duplechain

2/18/2019
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On today's episode, we continue our special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with Hattie Duplechain, Research and Evaluation Specialist at Ashoka U. Hattie shares her own journey into change-making through the K-12 system, her role, and the process she helped lead in writing the upcoming Ashoka U publication Preparing Students for a Rapidly Changing World: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, and Changemaker Learning Outcomes. Biography Research and Evaluation Specialist, Hattie...

Duration:00:39:12

Episode 38 - Ashoka U on Teaching Change Series with Marina Kim

2/18/2019
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Today we kick off the special series Ashoka U on Teaching Change with an interview with Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ashoka U Marina Kim. Marina shares her passion for change-making, how she got involved in the field as an undergraduate and reflects on the last 10 years since she co-founded the organization. She also discusses her hopes for the field and the upcoming Ashoka U publication Preparing Students for a Rapidly Changing World: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation,...

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 37 - Refashioning 50B Tons of Waste Into Runway Worthy Clothes with Melissa Feezor

12/11/2018
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On today's episode, we learn about the 50 billion tons of waste the fashion industry generates per year goes into our landfills and how Melissa Feezor of Raw Materials by Melissa is determined to change that fact. Melissa Feezor shares her journey of operating a boutique one-off fashion business to struggling to pay her bills and take of her two children and back again. Melissa is creating cool stylish looks out of unlikely sources specifically "old man pants". Biography Melissa Feezor...

Duration:00:41:00

Episode 36 - Transforming Business with Dani Chesson

12/4/2018
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On this episode, we speak with a Dani Chesson who is a Business Transformation Consultant with Chesson Consulting in New Zealand. Dani shares her journey from New York to New Zealand with a few stops in between and shares her excitement for helping businesses to not only becoming more profitable but also more rewarding. Dani's work and passion are in building the capabilities needed for change! Biography Dani Chesson, Ph.D. With a unique blend of design, business, and organizations...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 35 - Social Entrepreneurship as Scholarship and Practice with Sara Frost

11/27/2018
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On this episode with speak with current doctoral student and aspiring social entrepreneur Sara Frost. Sara is finishing up her coursework for the Ph. D. in Leadership and Change, from Antioch University and will be embarking research on risk-taking in social enterprises. Sara shares her aspirations to begin her own "Art Bus" social enterprise that would travel around the United States bringing the Arts to school children. She also shares her own journey in discovering, studying, and...

Duration:00:27:25

Episode 34 - Building a Change Making High School with Randy Bartlett

11/20/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Dr. Randy Bartlett on his project of creating a new progressive independent high school named City of Bridges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Randy is the founder and will serve as Head of School when the school opens in the Fall of 2019. He has three core values at the forefront of the school's development real work project-based learning, peace and justice, and student agency. Randy shares why a new high school is needed in the Pittsburgh community and why...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 33 - The Power of Moms with Eryn Vargo

11/13/2018
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On this episode, we talk with Eryn Vargo founder of Moms Give Back, Shop with a Purpose, and Baby OK on the power of moms in the world. As an amazing woman, mother of four children, wife, and social entrepreneur she is kicking butt in social impact with her three companies all working to improve the lives of others. Eryn lives by the Gandhi quote Be The Change You Wish To See In The World; and thus, asked herself "How can I be the change" - Eryn Vargo How can I be the change - Eryn Vargo...

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 32 - Developing Young Leaders Through Scouting with Autumn Herod

11/6/2018
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On today's episode, we speak with Scout Master Autumn Herod on the leadership development scouting provides to young boys and girls. Autumn has been a scoutmaster with the Girls Scouts of America and currently the Boy Scouts of America as she raises her two stepdaughters and son. Autumn is particularly excited about her upcoming female scout troop which will be aligned with a boy scout troop in February 2019. She sees a tremendous benefit of the Boy Scouts of America becoming even more...

Duration:00:22:56

Episode 31 - Social Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Happiness with Mohit Mukherjee

10/30/2018
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In this episode, we explore social entrepreneurship and social impact work as a pathway to finding true happiness with Mohit Mukherjee Founding Director of the Center for Executive Education at the United Nations Mandated University of Peace in Costa Rica. Mohit shares how growing up in the streets of Paris and Calcutta left an indelible mark on his worldview and instilled a desire to create more social justice. His work up to this point in his life has taken on many different paths and...

Duration:00:40:48

Episode 30 - Finding Your Purpose with Student Guests

10/23/2018
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Purpose is a difficult concept to articulate for most people let alone follow towards a career or vocation. On this episode, Jerrid explores what it takes to pursue one's purpose with student guests Ryan, John, and Ian. The Valencia College students, participated in the live radio podcast, while their classmates tuned in to the broadcast live from the classroom via Facebook Live. Students also enjoyed communicating during the program through Facebook’s chat feature, engaging in witty, fun...

Duration:00:47:35

Episode 29 - The Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida Part 2

10/16/2018
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In this episode, Mentor Dida of the International organization Ashoka explains how he and others developed the Change Maker Journey template that is utilized around North America in the K-12 Education system by Ashoka to create change makers. Biography of Mentor Dida I'm a people person who always gets excited about new ideas and possibilities to design meaningful solutions to advance humanity. Advancing humanity is dear to my heart because after having lived through the 1999 Kosovo war, I...

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 28 - The Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida Part 1

10/9/2018
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In the next two episodes, we learn about the Change Maker Journey with Mentor Dida of the International organization Ashoka. Mentor shares his personal journey through growing up in a war zone to his transformation into a change maker and then to a change leader. In this episode specifically, Mentor shares his own change maker journey. Biography of Mentor Dida I'm a people person who always gets excited about new ideas and possibilities to design meaningful solutions to advance humanity....

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 27 - Strategies For Change Making with Josephine Balzac

10/2/2018
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In this episode, we explore some interesting courses called Strategies for Change Making, Be The Change, and Intrapreneurship taught by Josephine Balzac of Rollins College. In these courses, students learn the necessary skills to bring about lasting change in their communities. We also dive into Josephine's own journey into change making and how she approaches her work as an attorney, professor, and activist. Biography of Josephine Balzac Josephine M. Balzac is an Assistant Professor in the...

Duration:00:31:49

Episode 26 - Building Community With Micki Meyer

9/25/2018
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In this episode, we dive into what it means to be in community with others and how to foster community in your world with Micki Meyer of Rollins College. Micki shares her journey to community building from her early days in Orlando and her almost 20 years at Rollins College. Learn what Micki says are the three building blocks of community and how self-discovery and mindfulness are essential elements of a happy life. Biography of Micki Meyer, Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student...

Duration:00:45:38

Episode 25 - Productivity with Business Strategist Deana Kalakay

9/19/2018
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The ever elusive concept of productivity is explored with Workflow Management Strategist and Productivity Coach Deana Kalakay on this episode. Deana has been helping professionals and businesses build confidence and take action using the science of consistency and workflow mastery. Her clients overcome chaos and inconsistency by getting organized, becoming confident and taking the massive action required to meet and exceed their objectives. To learn more go to her website at...

Duration:00:24:18

Episode 24 - Pursuing Your Passion with Student Guests

9/19/2018
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Passion is a difficult concept to articulate for most people let alone follow towards a career or vocation. On this episode, Jerrid explores what it takes to pursue one's passion with student guests Todd Bernard, Robert Manfreda, and Tatiana Fritz. The Valencia College students, participated in the live radio podcast, while their classmates tuned in to the broadcast live from the classroom via Facebook Live. Students also enjoyed communicating during the program through Facebook’s chat...

Duration:00:31:16