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From the Podcast: Leadership Development with Diane Egbers

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January 23, 2020

We Love Schools returns from the winter break with a conversation about breaking through leadership barriers.

Leadership development is about being intentional and deliberate. Diane Egbers, CEO of Leadership Excelleration, joins the podcast to explain further and discuss the development of district leadership teams.

Host Carole Dorn-Bell starts the conversation by asking about Diane’s passion for the topic of leadership development.

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How career centers can form partnerships with the business community

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December 3, 2019

Joel Gagne and Rick Smith of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center discuss the importance of career centers forming partnerships with the business community

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Rick Smith, Superintendent of the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Joel begins by asking why it is important for career centers to form partnerships with their local business community. Rick says he is always hearing about a looming workforce crisis—an estimated 4 million unfilled jobs in the next five years—that will affect businesses across all industries.

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Developing work ethic in students today

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November 19, 2019

Joel Gagne and Dennis Blatt of Washington County Career Center discuss the importance of developing work ethic in students today

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Dennis Blatt, Superintendent of the Washington County Career Center in Marietta, Ohio.

Joel and Dennis talk about work ethic, why employers are putting a premium on it, and how the Washington County Career Center cultivates it.

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From the Podcast: Career Technical Education and what parents need to know

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November 5, 2019

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Greg Edinger, Superintendent of the Vanguard Sentinel Career and Technology Center in Fremont, Ohio.

Joel and Greg discuss what parents need to know about career technical education, which is not what it used to be.

Greg describes career tech 50 years ago as a vastly different experience. The goal back then was to train for a lifetime vocation, and academics were not really emphasized. The majority of the programs that existed revolved around agriculture, especially in northwest Ohio, where Vanguard Sentinel is located. Vocational education was generally intended for students who did not go to college.

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From the Podcast: Agile Leadership: Orchestrate (Part 3)

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November 1, 2019

In the third installment in our series on Agile Leadership with Diane Egbers, Carole and Diane chat about the importance of being able to orchestrate as an agile leader

This exciting episode is the final installment of the Agile Leadership Series with Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration.

The previous two episodes covered the Adventure and Empower components of Agile Leadership. In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell and Diane close out the series with a discussion on the final component: Orchestrate.

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From the Podcast: Authentic Leadership—Meet your community where they are

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October 3, 2019

Tom Bailey of Washington Court House City Schools and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss authentic leadership

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell is joined by Tom Bailey, Superintendent of Washington Court House City Schools in Ohio. Tom is a repeat guest who brings incredible energy, creativity and care to what he does in his school district and community.

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From the Podcast: Being an agile leader: Empower

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September 12, 2019

Diane Egbers and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss the role of empowerment in agile leadership

In this second part of the new series on Agile Leadership, Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration discusses the Empower role.

Host Carole Dorn-Bell asks how the role of Empower complements the role highlighted in the previous episode, Adventure.

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From the Podcast: Getting to know a community as a superintendent

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September 4, 2019

Kirk Koennecke and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss how new superintendents can get to know their communities

Kirk Koennecke, the new superintendent for Indian Hill Schools near Cincinnati, Ohio, joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast to discuss how school superintendents can get to know their communities when they are fresh on the job.

Kirk brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a superintendent elsewhere, and offers advice on communication strategies and potential pitfalls to avoid.

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From the Podcast: Being an Agile Leader with Diane Egbers

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August 30, 2019

Diane Egbers and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss agile leadership in today’s education market

In this first episode of our series Being an Agile Leader in Today’s Education Market, we cover Adventure.

Diane Egbers, from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader, joins Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss what this means in today’s educational setting.

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From the Podcast: Healthy, Local Foods Students Will Eat

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July 2, 2019

Jay Clark and Brianna Reinhard chat with host Carole Dorn-Bell about getting students excited about healthy, local foods

Summer is a great time to talk about healthy, local foods and some incredible things are underway at the Van Buren Schools in northwest Ohio. The district has started to overhaul their food service program with no playbook to work from, and they join the podcast to share some advice for schools who are looking to implement a similar program.

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