The Dignity of Work show

The Dignity of Work

Summary: Welcome to the Dignity of Work, where we discuss best practices with leading workforce practitioners around the country, in order to help people increase their quality of life. Your host is George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services in Spokane, WA.

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 E25: How To Promote a Culture of Learning In Your Organization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:54

In this episode you'll hear from George Iranon, Career Path Services President and CEO, as he describes how to promote a culture of learning in your organization. He reveals how to move from an intellectual understanding of concepts to a more holistic way of knowing, and how to increase empathy in yourself and others. 

 E24: Developing the Next Generation of Workforce Talent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:48

E24: Developing the Next Generation of Workforce Talent

 E23: Successfully Navigating Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:27

In this episode, George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services, discusses what leaders need to consider when dealing with change. Discover how to prepare your workforce for change, and how to deal with resistance. 

 E22: Creating and Leading Diverse Teams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:39

In this episode, George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services, shares his perspective on leading diverse teams. Discover how to create a shared vision, and how to lead a multigenerational workforce. 

 E21: Decision Making- Tips for Leaders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:12

In this episode, George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services, shares his thoughts on how to make decisions effectively as a busy leader, and reveals his own process of how he makes decisions for his organization. Discover how to develop an effective framework for decision making, and how to choose among multiple opportunities. 

 E20: Succession Planning For Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:57

Recorded live at the 2019 NAWB Forum, this episode features a conversation with George Iranon, current  CEO of Career Path Services, and Cami Eakins, incoming CEO, as they discuss the importance of having a succession plan, and how they are working together to ensure a smooth transition for their organization. 

 E19: Creating Sustainable and Productive Partnerships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:43

Rick Sizemore, Director of the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, joins the program to discuss how his organization has been able to create lasting and beneficial partnerships, and discusses tips and takeaways for any organization looking to partner and leverage their efforts.

 E18: How Service Providers Can Be a Partner to Employers In Hiring and Retaining Persons With Disabilities- Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:25

In this special two-part episode, George Iranon is interviewed by disability and inclusion specialist Debra Ruh as he discusses how service providers can better partner with employers in order to improve recruitment and retention outcomes for persons with disabilities.

 E17: How Service Providers Can Be a Partner to Employers In Hiring and Retaining Persons With Disabilities- Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:47

In this special two-part episode, George Iranon is interviewed by disability and inclusion specialist Debra Ruh as he discusses how service providers can better partner with employers in order to improve recruitment and retention outcomes for persons with disabilities. 

 E16: How To Create a Work Environment That Is Enriching and Transformative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:00

Zach Clayton from Career Path Services joins the program to discuss how work can be both enriching and transformative, and shares examples from his own work. Discover low or no-cost employer practices that can make life better for employees. 

 E15: Job Shaming and The Dignity of Work- Lessons From Actor Geoffrey Owens- Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:19

In this follow up episode, George Iranon is again joined by producer Doug Foresta as they discuss takeaways from actor Geoffrey Owens, who was recently "outed" as working at Trader Joe's. Discover the structural issues that need to be address to ensure that everyone who is working has a living wage and reinforce the dignity of all types of work. 

 E14: Job Shaming and The Dignity of Work- Lessons From Actor Geoffrey Owens- Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:13

In this episode George Iranon is joined by producer Doug Foresta as they discuss the recent incident where actor Geoffrey Owens, who starred in The Cosby Show, was "outed" as working part time at Trader Joe's. Discover some of the lessons we can learn from Geoffrey's situation and the response from the media and general public. 

 E13: Go Ask Someone For Help | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:53

George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services, discusses the importance of asking for help, and shares a powerful story about how asking for help can help serve job seekers. Discover how to approach funding sources to get the best results.

 E12: Go Ask Someone Something | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:56

In this episode, Career Path CEO George Iranon discusses the challenge of how to expand social impact from individuals to the community as a whole, and the importance of asking questions. Discover the power of senior leaders having candid conversations with each other. 

 E11: Including Persons of All Abilities Into The Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:50

Global Disability Inclusion Strategist Debra Ruh joins the program to discuss the work that she does ensuring that people of all abilities have access to meaningful work. Debra shares her story of being a parent of a child with a disability and how she has leveraged the power of social media to become a global advocate. 

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