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Today we are talking about sustainable futures, what that means and how it intersects with local government. I am joined by co-host John Diamond, Professor Emeritus, Edge Hill University, UK and three esteemed guests.Christa Breum Amhøj Co-founder Action University, Copenhagen Business School, DenmarkPam Adams, Sustainability Planner at Centre Region Council of Governments, Pennsylvania, USJim Price,...
What does an ethnologist in policing from the UK have in common with a Police Chief from the U.S.? Quite a bit as it turns out. But the contrast also helps us get a fuller perspective on what is going on behind the scenes. This is the first episode in our Across the Pond series...
Today we dive into the final conversations of our series. This time we talk about the multi-generational workforce and the path to professionalism. My guest, Kim Nash teaches for the Society of Human Resource Management and has a consultancy focused on helping HR professionals grow their career. This series contains six conversations that build on...
Welcome to PCC Local Time. I am your host Nancy Hess and today we continue our six-part conversation series on Busting HR Myths series with Kim Nash. We talk about whether organizations that pay the most get the best employees and how HR becomes the scapegoat in organizations. If you are interested in more in-depth...
Today I am excited to welcome three return guests. Dr Bev Cigler, professor emerita from Penn State, Dr John Kincaid, professor at LaFayette College, in Easton Pennsylvania and Matt Candland from Upper Moreland Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In this episode, we talk about the rising occurrence of national issues entering into local politics and...
This is a six part series made especially for HR professionals and managers who wrangle with HR issues. Today, my guest and partner in this series, Kim Nash joins me in the first two of our six conversations in Busting HR Myths Series. Each conversation is 30 min and builds on the central theme of...
Today Tremayne Terry and Jarvis Brown are with us to talk about what they do and why supplier diversity makes sense from every angle, including business, community, economics, sustainability and social governance. If you are like me, you may question where the path to diversity begins. This episode will change that. If you have a...
Chief John String is currently the Chief of Police at Narberth Borough in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Among other topics we explore the intersection between public demand for officers to be more involved in mental health and outreach, and the preferences of the new generation of recruits. Our conversation is wide ranging, so check out the...
For a long time, I have wondered why EAPs or employee assistance programs are so under utilized in organizations. Today I talk with Jim Oher who has worked as a corporate director, executive consultant, psychoanalyst and group educator. He is also a trained mediator and resiliency hardiness specialist. He is co-author and editor of two...
Today I meet with Ray Patchett for Part 2 of our conversation about organization teams and performance. In this episode, we delve into the topic of bureaucracy and its impact on organizations. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of bureaucratic structures and how they can either enhance or hinder results. Our conversation transitions to exploring...