Category Archives: ADR Podcasts

Podcast interviews with movers & shakers and diverse innovators.

Trends and Challenges: Systemic Diversity Panel

What’s Next for Inclusion?

Systemic Diversity Panels share ideas, articles, research and resources that reinforce our quest for diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice. The Systemic Diversity and Inclusion Linked group allow participants to share their work and encourage them to do so in a manner that is consistent with the group’s vision for peace, equity and social justice for all.

This group is committed to sharing ideas on effective policies and practices to eradicate misconceptions and biases in diverse workplaces, and thus promote positive work environments for all people. We also profile members and their work that aligns with our  vision. See interviews at Systemic Diversity and inclusion Group.

Deborah LevineDeborah Levine (Moderator)

Award-winning Author (14 books), including Un-Bias Guide for Leaders and Religious Diversity at Work | Speaker/Trainer & Coach | Founder/Editor: American Diversity Report |
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA (See her Bio)

Joseph NwoyeJoseph Nwoye, Ed.D (Partner)

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant with Unique Ability to Address Unconscious Bias, Inclusive Leadership @ Work & Beyond | Author of three books, including the most recent, Cultivating a Belief System for All (See his latest interview)
Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA

Colonel ReginaldColonel Reginald Hairston

Proven Senior Level Leader | Multiple Years Experience Setting Strategic Direction and Managing Change | Innovator | Author of Simple Man’s Leadership Guide
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

AtenaAtena Hensch

Inclusive Diversity and belonging Specialist | Unconscious Bias | Gender | Cultural Intelligence | Certified Trainer
Geneva Area, Switzerland

 

LouiseLouise Duffield

VP @GatedTalent | SEO | Executive Search | Social Media | Branding | LinkedIn Optimization | LinkedIn Profile Writer
United Kingdom

Planet Shakers Short Story Contest

Writing Project for Schools & Students

Short Story = A brief exploration of a subject in prose expressing a personal view or interpretation of a subject or topic.

RotarySchools may submit students’ short stories online to the foundation before or by March 1, 2020. Students should be 12-18 yrs. old.

Student Requirements:

  1. Only one short story written per contestant should be submitted on or before March 1, 2020.
  2. Submissions must be made to the school’s designated judge.  
  3. The top of each page must include the contestant’s name, page number, and story title.
  4. The Short Story should have a single storyline, no subplots, no more than three or four characters and a short time scale.
  5. The story must be double spaced and between 1000 and 1500 words.

School Requirements:

Schools serving students ages 12-18 may register to participate using the form below during the Fall 2019 semester.

  1. Each school must provide a contact person and their e-mail.
  2. The 1st place winner’s short story must be written in English or be translated into English in order to be published in the American Diversity Report
  3. The 1st place winner’s story must be submitted online by May 1, 2020. Directions will be provided to the contact person.
  4. The names of the 2nd and 3rd place winners and the titles of their stories will also be mentioned in the American Diversity Report.
  5. A minimum of one judge per school is required. The judge may be a teacher, administrator, or published author in the community.
  6. We suggest that our Short Story Writing Guide be used to assist students in their writing.

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Judges Criteria

Judges will use the following criteria and report the  students with the highest totals of points (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) by May 1, 2020.

General Merit (25 pts)

  1. Ideas (single storyline, no subplots, 3-4 characters, short time scale)
  2. Organization (consistent writing style, consistent mood, tone and space)
  3. Wording (appropriate language, brief descriptions)
  4. Flavor/Engaging

Mechanics (25 pts)

  1. Word usage
  2. Punctuation/Capitalization
  3. Spelling

Overall Effect (50 pts)

  1. Minimum background
  2. concise dialogue
  3. no lengthy preamble
  4. no contrived ending

WINNERS:

Judges report 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners
Awards courtesy of English with Mary Moore LLC

1ST PLACE- TROPHY AWARD
Story published in the American Diversity Report

2nd and 3rd PLACE = Certificate Awards
Names & story titles mentioned in the American Diversity Report

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The Art of Perseverance & Endurance

Deborah LevineHear Deborah Levine’s interview with Rabbi Tzvi and learn about the art of perseverance and endurance. She shares her personal stories that are captured in her memoir, The Magic Marble Tree.  In this interview Deborah talks about her journey through pain and incapacitation and why she decided to  write the book.

Click below to hear true stories that will inspire you to Never Give Up!

Dr. Joseph Nwoye: Diversity Frontier Podcast

NwoyeDr. Nwoye is an educator and inclusion specialist. As the president of Diversity Frontier, he focuses on unconscious bias and diversity policies & practices that work.  Dr. Nwoye has contributed more than 50 articles with focus on tackling social issues such as achievement gaps, race, and gender among others. He served as the Director of Multicultural Education at Illinois State University and as chief investigator on discriminatory issues. Dr.Nwoye is the author of three books. His most recent one which is the focus of this podcast. (Click for Amazon) Cultivating a Belief System for Peace, Equity and Social Justice For All.

CLICK below to hear Dr. Nwoye’s podcast about his new book…

Selene Calloni Williams: Ancient Traditions for Modern Living

With a degree in psychology and master’s in screen writing, Selene Calloni Williams has authored several International best-selling books and documentaries. Her focus is on psychology, deep ecology, shamanism, yoga, philosophy, and anthropology. As a direct student of James Hillman, she studied and practiced Buddhist meditation in the hermitages of the forests of Sri Lanka, and is an initiate of Shamanic Tantric Yoga. She is the founder and the director of the Imaginal Academy Institute Switzerland.

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Pamela Teagarden: Systems Models to Sustain Inclusive Diversity

As a former banker, with grad studies in behavioral psychology, Pam Teagarden works from the intersection of business and behaviors. She developed AI models of ‘Inclusive Diversity’ using cutting-edge systems information to provide performance-based measures of effective inclusion, linking diverse workforces directly to increasing competitive advantage and to sustainable high levels of employee engagement.

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Leadership Planning Podcast Series – by Deborah Levine

Planning for Leaders

Welcome to the  4-part podcast series created to assist new and aspiring entrepreneurs and community activists in planning for the future. Learn how to map your Vision & Mission, proceed to Goals & Objectives, map your tasks & budget, and  create your success story.

PART 1: VISION & MISSION

PART 2: GOALS & OBJECTIVES

PART 3: TASKS & BUDGETS

PART 4: THE STORY

Dr. Val Margarit: Transformational Education

Dr. Val Margarit is an expert in Transformational Education, an award-winning educational leader, college professor, speaker, and the author of ​Why Not You? How to Become an Empowered Woman.
Val has a Doctorate in Education/ Educational Leadership and Masters & Bachelors degrees in Sociology and political science. She teaches, mentors, and advises future educational leaders. A passionate advocate, Val speaks on education equity, women empowerment, gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

Val grew up on a farm in a third world country, without money or indoor plumbing, and was determined to change her family’s legacy. Her mother’s lack of education set her on a transformational journey from working on a farm, working in a factory at 16 years old, moving across the globe, learning English, working multiple jobs, and becoming a transformational educator. Val believes  that ​”achieving one’s full potential has less to do with genetics and IQ and everything to do with opportunity, high quality education, and how you think about and live your life – the habits, self-discipline, resilience, hard work, and mindsets.”

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Keith Weedman: Empowerment & Change

Keith Weedman is Principal/ Founder of Level 3 by Design, LLC. focusing on empowerment & change. He is also a member of the Strategic Diversity & Inclusion LinkedIn network. His background includes an advanced degree in Psychology and undergraduate degree in Industrial Management. Founder of a non-profit organization that empowers public assistance clients to become financially self-sufficient, he also boosts volunteers’ empowerment skills. Weedman’s expertise in socio-economic diversity is featured in a case study by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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