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Join me on the Intercultural Talk Facebook Page at 1 pm Central on Wednesdays for conversations about all things intercultural and intergenerational in daily life.
“What’s so Funny?” with Jessica Mitolo
October 7, 2020, 1:00 pm
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Jessica Mitolo is currently a Chicago-based director and teaching artist. In addition to teaching around the globe, for over five years Jessica worked as a Lead Teaching Artist in Open Book’s ReadThenWrite Residency Program where she traveled throughout Chicago, teaching reading comprehension and creative writing to students in underserved communities. She leads corporate improv and idea generating workshops for corporations and has directed more than 40 stage productions for various theater companies. Tune in on Wednesday, October 7, at 1pm CT on Facebook Live.
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- Tim Frick | October 21, 2020, 1:00 pm
Capture Your Dreams and Align Your Vision with Dr. Narketta Key
Always Be the One Who “Wants the Ball” with Chuck Frank
Chuck Frank owned his first car dealership at age 29, the start of a long and successful career in the automotive industry. Now that he’s “retired” (not really–he’s a partner in 7 Mathnasium education centers and manager of a commercial real estate portfolio), he is taking his passion for wilderness travel, environmental protection and adventure travel to raise the alarm about climate change. But what’s most notable throughout his life is his deep caring for connecting people and helping others, combined with his readiness to jump to action to do good in the world. Who says you can’t engage with others and make a difference in the world across your lifespan? Certainly not Chuck Frank. Watch the chat with Chuck now.
Change Your View, Change the World with Linda Rosenthal
Lindsey Grossman is a “Product and People Leader,” having led partnership initiatives for the likes of Netflix, Intuit and others around the globe. She’s also one of the nicest, funniest and most authentic people I know. Hear how being a tech savvy global citizen permeates her life and propels her personal and professional success. Watch the chat with Linda now.
Global Women Leaders with Lindsay Greenspan
Lindsey Grossman is a “Product and People Leader,” having led partnership initiatives for the likes of Netflix, Intuit and others around the globe. She’s also one of the nicest, funniest and most authentic people I know. Hear how being a tech savvy global citizen permeates her life and propels her personal and professional success. Watch the chat with Lindsay now.
Live Life Full Out with Tessa Greenspan
Tessa Greenspan said NO to bankruptcy and turned around her former business from $1M in debt to grossing $10M in sales before selling. Learn how to have business success through positivity and putting others first in our live chat on Wed. Sept. 2 at 1pm PT on Watch the chat with Tessa now.
“Nerding Out” on Gerontology with Shelby Hoefling
Culture and Community Marcelo Jarmendia
Marcelo Jarmendia was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He spent 10 years in Chicago, where he founded Brazil in Chicago, a language school and cultural center. Marcelo worked with different non-profits in Chicago and participated actively among the Brazilian community in Chicago. He still teaches online, from Estonia, where he currently lives and studies the impact of social media algorithms in the political polarization seen in many countries.
And, by the way, Marcelo is one of the most fun and positive people I know. Watch now find out how he creates inclusive spaces and his hope for the future.
An Anthropologist’s View with Dr. Alaka Wali
Dr. Alaka Wali, Curator of North American Anthropology at The Field Museum, on how the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and the economic crisis are related…and what’s driving the multi-cultural, international response now. Plus we cover identity politics, cancel culture, and what you can learn about resilience from cultural diversity.
How to Build Relationships with Digital Tools with Chris Brogan
How can one use electronic communications to build personal connections? A traditional marketing goal was to make personal contact–dinner, lunch, coffee, ballgame. How do you build and maintain rapport with someone you may never meet in person? Is it even possible?
Chris Brogan has been talking about how to do this for years, well before a pandemic made it the only option.
Chris is a speaker and New York Times Bestselling author of 9 books, including Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust –now celebrating its 10th Edition. Forbes listed Chris as one of the “Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014,” plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated him the #3 power influencer online.
How to Enter Your Grandchild’s World with Jerry Witkovsky
Grandparenting is easy when the kids are young. Ice cream, a trip to the train museum, it was so easy to win their adoration. And then they become teenagers. Suddenly a one word grunt is the answer to everything. The intercultural approach looks at how to enter each others world. It’s about how to meet your teenage grandchild where they are and to reap the amazing things you both will learn as you connect more deeply.
JERRY WITKOVSKY (MSW, University of Illinois) is a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership, eighteen of them as General Director of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. In 1995 he was named one of the city’s “Most Effective Non-Profit CEOs” by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine. Since his 1997 retirement, Jerry has focused his considerable energies on grandparenting facilitation—helping multigenerational families work (and play) together to create a rich family life. He has taken what he learned from spearheading a growing number of school-based programs designed to strengthen connections between grandparents and their teenagers and strengthen school communities, and turned it into an online curriculum, called The Grandparent-Grandchild Connection School Program. He writes the Legacy Column for Grand Magazine, the publication for grandparents. Learn more at grandparentsunleashed.com
Make Yourself Uncomfortable with Dr. Tanjia Coleman
Dr. Tanjia has more than 18 years of experience working as a senior level human resources and organization development professional in non-profit and Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Tribune Company, Whirlpool, Sears and Motorola.
Coleman is the President of Reimagine Development Organization, Inc. where she provides clients with various organizational solutions focused on cultural transformation, business optimization, culture realignment, leadership development, executive coaching, talent management and organizational design. She also teaches the Creating Ethical Workplaces course for the Baumhart Scholars MBA at Loyola University Chicago.
The Influence of Culture and Race on Communication Style with Elmer Dixon
Wednesday July 15, 4 pm Central: Elmer Dixon, President, Executive Diversity Services
Join us for a conversation about the influence of culture and race on communication style, and whats really at the heart of unconscious bias.
Elmer Dixon, has over 35 years’ experience as a consultant, trainer, senior manager and educator. Executive Diversity Services (EDS) has designed and implemented cultural diversity assessments, provided executive level coaching, policy and program recommendations, conducted and evaluated training for domestic and international groups and developed internal training teams and diversity, equity & inclusion programs. All EDS services are directed toward expanding the value of diversity, advancing equity and growing inclusion within organizations.