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Interlude - How Civilla Got it's Name

10/15/2018
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In this interlude, we hear from Paul Seibert, the designer who gifted Civilla with it's name. Listen in to hear the story and learn from his process. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:14:55

3x11 - Bring it on home

9/18/2018
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This is the season 3 finale! Lena, Adam, and Michael all join in to share their conclusion after 10 podcast episodes about how change actually happens in the world. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:31:58

03x10 - Living Out Conviction

9/4/2018
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Meet Leon Stevenson. He'll share the story of how the Mack Avenue Community Church came to be. Learn more about the role of unwavering personal commitment in the pursuit of social justice. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:39:46

03x09 - Leadership is Inhumane

8/28/2018
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Meet Lena and Michael, two Civilla teammates with a point of view on our previous podcast episode and guest Amy Kaherl. Tune in to hear their thoughts about giving oneself permission to take care of your own needs as a leader. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:12:26

03x08 - The power right here

8/21/2018
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Meet Amy Kaherl. She'll share some of the story of how Detroit Soup came to be and where the journey has taken her. Learn more about the toll change work can take on the individual and at least one strategy for addressing it (it involves a week of solitude in the desert). www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:44

03x07 - Charge into the next thing

8/14/2018
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Meet Michael Arena, the Chief Talent Officer at General Motors. He's spent much of his life passionately exploring how to lead change inside large complex organizations during which he's learned a thing or two. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:08

03x06 - Lazy (in a strategic way)

8/7/2018
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Meet Bryan Boyer, a true pioneer in the application of design to large government systems. He'll share incredible stories about his experiences traveling the globe and helping launch the esteemed Helsinki Design Lab. This is an episode you won't want to skip. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:34:23

03x05 - Secret Weapon

7/31/2018
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Meet Rachael, a Civilla design researcher with a very relevant point of view on our previous guest, LanVy Nguyen. Tune in to hear her reactions to the interview and episode. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:11:12

03x04 - Hungry for change

7/24/2018
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Meet LanVy Nguyen - the founder of Fashion4Freedom, a social enterprise that aims to transform establish a sustainable, ethical, supply chain featuring the work of some incredible artisans. Hear her incredible story and learn from her perspective on how change actually happens.

Duration:00:31:19

03x03 - Nothing happens without pain

7/3/2018
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Meet Taavi Kotka - the Chief Information Officer of Estonia (the former Soviet nation that borders Russia). Taavi helped lead Estonia's digital transformation to become the world's first e-government. He has an amazing story and a bold perspective on how change happens. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:32

03x02 - The Institutional Dilemma

6/26/2018
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Listen in as we discuss THE biggest problem in the world. Literally. Institutions are the entities with the greatest impact on our lives that are simultaneously the hardest to change! Fear not: we're going to figure out what the equation for removing friction and restoring humanity across the world's largest and most complex organizations. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:18:16

03x01 - Season 3 Opener

6/19/2018
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Meet Rachel. In just 10 weeks she's leaving to bike across the U.S.A. Before leaving she has decided to answer one extremely difficult question: how does change actually happen? She's going to chronicle her adventure from the Civilla podcast studio so you can follow along! Hang onto your hats, this is going to be an action packed season of One Billion, the behind the scenes podcast about the way change happens. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:10:40

Judge's Feedback

4/7/2017
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In this final interlude from Season 1 we hear the entire Civilla team read the feedback they received from applying to the Macarthur Foundation's 100&Change grant. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:36:23

018 - The Final Week, Part 2 (Day 17 of 17)

3/1/2017
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In the eighteenth episode of One Billion we listen as the Independent Sector executive leadership team responds to the user research work their team has conducted. We hear what excited them and what scared them. And then we hear the answer to the question: did the time at Civilla change your life? www.civilla.com

Duration:00:29:36

017 - Leading Change

2/24/2017
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In this seventeenth episode of One Billion we meet the CEO of Independent Sector Dan Cardinali. He and his team made the choice to send 4 key staff members to Civilla for a month which leaves us asking: Why? As it turns out, he has a fantastic answer. http://www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:19

016 - The Final Week, Part 1 (Day 14 of 17)

2/16/2017
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In this sixteenth episode of One Billion we prepare for the inevitable conclusion of our time with the Independent Sector crew. It turns out that design work is a roller coaster but by constructing an immersive story and painting a bold vision of the future maybe just maybe they'll be able to influence their leadership to lean into the work. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:34:03

Interlude - The Call In Show

2/2/2017
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In this special interlude we field questions from the folks back home. Tune in as the visiting team responds to question after question from the mothership. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:32:36

015 - Uncover The Meaning (Day 10 of 17)

1/30/2017
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In this fifteenth episode of One Billion we dive into the topic of design research synthesis. We learn what a difference deep synthesis makes in drawing meaning from your user interviews. The work concludes in a design review where the team gets feedback. The result of this work has started posing fundamental questions about the relationship between the conference and Independent Sector's mission. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:10

014 - A New Way of Working (Day 4 of 17)

1/27/2017
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In this fourteenth episode, the Independent Sector team conducts its first user interviews and starts working in a new way (it doesn't really feel like work). Life may never be the same. Tune in to learn about the pursuit of a different set of work inputs rooted in human-centered design methodology. www.civilla.com

Duration:00:24:21

013 - The First Day (Day 1 of 17)

1/23/2017
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Listen to the adventure of four leaders from Washington D.C. as they head to Civilla, a design studio dedicated to changework. Learn about the role of Immersions in readying learners to take on a beginners mindset. Isn't it possible that they are confronting the same types of challenges that are resident in your organization too? www.civilla.com

Duration:00:28:07