In this episode, Joed Lopez discusses incorporating tech into your organization. One of the key points they discuss is committing to learning and using the new technology instead sticking with the old. If you don't like it, then don't use it, but it may take your organization to the next level. Other key apps discussed are:
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Welcome all to the Q2 podcast! Thanks for visiting, listening, and following us through our journey of enlightenment and awesome commentary. In this episode of the Q2 podcast we discuss the Pope's visit to the US and our feelings about what he brings to the Catholic community as well as his role in politics. We also break into an aside about ISIS and if a strong Islam leader would fix things in the Middle East. If you would like to participate in our discussion, please send an email to email@example.com and we will try to get you on a future show.Enjoy this episode and and thanks for listening!
In this episode, Joed and I discuss current event topics. Naturally, we discuss "The Don" and the cause and effect of his hair. Just kidding, but we do discuss our opionons on him as well as weighing in on his chances of winning. We also dive into the topic of STARS, a prison reentry program that not only works, but works well. The final topic we dig into is about "My Brothers Keepr", a national program backed by president Obama himself.
In this episode, John and I talk about the importance of establishing partnerships in creating value for those you serve. John outlines his plan on making partnerships work at his institution and why it is important to him. While on the topic, we are joined by a SURPRISE special guest Randolph Portugal, President of the Educational Opportunity Fund Statewide Alumni Association (www.eofsaa.org). He shares some of learning takeaways he gained through PanVisio's work with the organization as they went from 0 members to 600 in under a year! We finish with identifying some patterns we've picked up on the way in framing partnerships so those you reach out to understand the problem you are solving and why they should care.
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In this episode, John and I cover the first version of our PanVisio Checklist. We cover what we feel to be the most important categories that you and your organization should have in order to be considered ready for the next level. Please listen and enjoy to this episode of the Q2 Podcast sponsored by PanVisio.
John and Joed Speak With Colleague and Friend Reggie Walker About What We’ve Learned Since Sandra Bland
In this episode of the Q2 PodCast we discuss the Sandra Bland Tragedy and what has happened since then. We also discuss whether the solutions to societies current problems lie at the micro or macro levels. Please enjoy this episode and make sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you get our latest episodes and don't forget to share with your friends!
Poet, playwright, counselor and motivational speaker, Reggie Rashad Walker is a native of Trenton, NJ, who has been writing poetry since elementary school. He began to take his craft seriously in high school, under the tutelage of renown poet Doughtry "Doc" Long, who served as his Creative Writing Teacher. Since then Reggie has read at countless events, poetry slams, and open mic events. He has had the opportunity to have his poetry, essays and short stories published in every issue of On Fire, a literary journal published at Rider University, where Reggie attended for both undergraduate and graduate school.
He currently works as a counselor in the field of higher education where he assists students from academically and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in their quest to obtain a college degree. In addition to his work as a counselor, he has written and directed his first stage play entitled 1960-Black, which has been in production since the spring of 2010. Reggie has used his writing as tool to motivate others.
In this episode I share some of the findings from a survey we conducted months ago. We selected 9 of the entries we thought would be important to share and discuss further in a Q & A style format. Suggestions, tips, and resources are shared for each question in hopes to help empower those who are probably going through the same thing. Some of the things are:
- How do we really know the work we do on a day to day basis is really making a difference in the grand scheme of things?
- How does someone with high standards and integrity deal with co-workers who are okay with mediocrity?
- How do we inspire and ignite this next generation for action and change?
- My family doesn't agree with the community work that I do and I often overcommit myself.
All this and more.
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I had the chance to catch up with Geoffrey Canada, former CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, after his keynote. This was from a conference where John and I spearheaded their media/communication strategy for their website. In this episode we cover:
- Why accountability is key for organizational success
- What the nonprofit world desperately needs to borrow from for profit models
- Data. You can't be "too busy" not to make it a priority.
- Why Higher Education might NOT be the place to find answers to social change
- Ways to hold Higher Education more accountable
The success of the Harlem Children's Zone was so great that President Obama created "Promise Zones" based on his model. The zones include Los Angeles, San Antonio, Philadelphia, south-eastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma. Check out the bio and video of the interview below.
Having worked with the Harlem Children’s Zone® for more than 30 years, Geoffrey Canada is renowned around the
world for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, and as a thought leader and passionate advocate for education reform.
From 1990 to 2014, Mr. Canada served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone, which The New York Times called “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time.” In 2011, Mr. Canada was named to the TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world and, in March 2014, was named one of Fortune’s 50 greatest leaders in the world. As of July 1, 2014, Mr. Canada stepped down as CEO, handing the reins to COO Anne Williams-Isom. He continues to serve as President of the HCZ and Promise Academy Boards.
Under Mr. Canada’s visionary leadership, HCZ has become a national model and the subject of significant media attention. Mr. Canada and HCZ have been featured in the documentary Waiting for “Superman,” as well as on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper 360°, Black in America 2, The Charlie Rose Show, This American Life, and in articles in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Associated Press. In 2008, Houghton Mifflin published Whatever It Takes, by Paul Tough, a detailed look at the work of Mr. Canada and HCZ.
Mr. Canada grew up in the South Bronx in a poor, sometimes violent neighborhood. Despite his troubled surroundings, he achieved great academic success, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After graduating, Mr. Canada began his life’s work helping children who, like himself, grew up in poor, distressed neighborhoods.
Mr. Canada has written two books: Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America (1995; reissued as a graphic novel in 2010) and Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America (1998). A strong voice in public debates on education, he also has written for a number of publications, including op-eds for The New York Times and Daily News; gave a TED Talk on our failing schools and the need for innovation that was broadcast on PBS; and has spoken to audiences around the world about what it takes to help children succeed, from evaluation to early childhood education and beyond.
In 2006, Mr. Canada was selected by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve as co-chair of the Commission on Economic Opportunity, responsible for formulating a plan to significantly reduce poverty. In 2011, he was appointed to the New York State Governor’s Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors. He is also an advisor to and board member of several nonprofit organizations.
CEO, Lawyer, and international best seller, Charles A. Archer, joins us today for this episode of the Q2 Podcast. Check out his book Everybody Paddles on sale at Amazon now. In this episode we cover:
- What is The THRIVE Network and why high quality and honest delivery is the "The NEW Standard" for organizations to succeed in service.
- ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the 25th anniversary of the landmark civil rights legislation.
- Translating community organizing and advocacy into legislation and policy
- How to gain access to special committees and be invited on commissions for county, city, or state levels.
- Has the generation before us "fumbled" in empowering the next generation? What does it truly mean to "pay your dues?"
- The power of learning and leveraging your networks for education.
- Brooklyn stand up! The opening night of the "HERE" Art Exhibit event coming up this Friday (July 24th) at SHOPS at the Loom
Charles Anderson Archer is an American lawyer, author, speaker, entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of The THRIVE Network (formerly known as EDCSPIN - Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need), which offers services to
thousands of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families in the 5 boroughs of New York City and New Jersey. Archer has written the Everybody Paddles book compilations that provide strategies to building a unified team through leadership, and in 2011 served as a Cuba Research Delegate with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities AAIDD for which he has also lectured.
Before his CEO assignment for The THRIVE Network, Archer also served as an Associate Executive Director to the InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disability Agencies of New York, where he liaised with state agencies and community and government organizations on behalf of the mentally disabled & disadvantaged. Archer worked closely with local, state and federal legislators and contributed to shaping the programs and policies that directly impacted this group.] In December 2010, Archer was recognized by former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for the revitalization of EDCSPIN in the community and presented with a citation from his office.
In 2012, Charles A. Archer was among a select group of public executives invited to participate in the Harvard University Kennedy School Driving Government Performance consortium, and later that year he received The Network Journal 40 Under 40 achievement award for professionals who have significantly impacted their respective industries and community. The following year he was the recipient of the King of Kings County award for his depth of community service with disabled and disadvantaged citizens and in 2013, received a proclamation for his leadership as CEO for EDCSPIN from former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg Early 2015, the acting commissioner for the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities chose Archer to join an elite group of experts and individuals in the service of the mentally disabled to lead their transformation panel initiative.
In 1996, Archer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He continued on to Brooklyn Law School in 2001 where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree and soon after was hired as an assistant district attorney in Kings County where he prosecuted criminal matters on behalf of the State of New York. Charles continued on his educational journey and earned a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College where upon graduating he joined the faculty and served as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Affairs. He later went on to earn his accreditation as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional CCEP and Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional. Archer earned his Green Six Sigma Belt and Black Six Sigma Belt from Emory University in 2014.