Putting Our Differences to Work ONLINE DIALOGUES LIBRARY
Welcome to Debbe Kennedy’s ONLINE DIALOGUES Library with recorded highlights and other materials shared with participants.
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LIBRARY of Recorded ONLINE DIALOGUES with Debbe Kennedy...
The FUTURE of CONNECTING with CUSTOMERS
We continued our INNOVATION in HARD TIMES Series when Joel Barker and Debbe Kennedy met up with Jim Blasingame, one of the world's foremost thought-leaders on small business and entrepreneurship, to explore the future of connecting with customers through social media and building trusted customer communities.
Joel Barker introduces Jim Blasingame and sets the stage for the conversation.
Debbe Kennedy and Joel Barker in conversation with Jim Blasingame; they explore how social media is changing the game from unique vantage points.
Below are the HIGHLIGHTS SUMMARY and other HANDOUTS from
By popular demand, this ONLINE DIALOGUE continued our conversation on Innovating in Hard TIMES. Joel Barker and Debbe Kennedy review the "basics," share new examples of "innovating at the verge," address your questions, and announce the a new INNOVATION webinar series DATES inspired by input from participants like you. Learn what others are doing to forge new frontiers.
Jane Scandurra, former IBM Senior Marketing Manager turned filmmaker, entrepreneur, social networker, and master of popular "CONNECTION tools" like LinkedIn, Facebook, Xing, and Twitter joined author and founder of the Global Dialogue Center, Debbe Kennedy to explore the answers to these questions as part of our continuing "Economic Conversation Series."
November 11, 2008
Economy Series: Change, Gratitude & Reinventing Yourself
with executive thought-leader interview with Gloria Young
October 14, 2008
Economy Series: “When the Going Gets Tough...”
with Berrett-Koehler author, Stewart Levine
September 9, 2008 -- Guest Thought-Leader
We had a special guest, Emily Duncan, former VP, Culture and Diversity, Hewlett-Packard
and president, Emily Duncan Consulting, for this month's online dialogue. Eighteen participants from seven countries joined the conversation. Here are the key themes we covered:
Leadership traits for success
Diversity and Inclusion in organizations:
Advice for new companies; getting started beyond traditional training
Thoughts on taking diversity to the next level in an organization
Qualities of a diversity-driven organization
Inclusion: issues; ways to demonstrate inclusion; how to help yourself
People with disabilities as a global priority
U.S. Presidential Election and diversity: opportunities and how-to leverage them
How to approach companies to offer services? (e.g., facilitation, mediation et al)
Global companies: putting cultural differences aside for success
IDEAL WORLD: will we reach a place where diversity policies won't be necessary
2008 Dialogues with Debbe
August 12, 2008 -- Men and Women Working Together
Men and women from the Germany, China, Canada, Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, New York, and San Francisco put their fingerprints on this conversation. We talked about what works well, the challenges, what we learned from others.
BONUS: Our participants from China and Canada had audio trouble during the session. So, I met up with Shiny (China) and Nina (Canada) afterwards to learn from their unique perspectives. Listen here: