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The Flourishing Culture Podcast

Welcome to the Flourishing Culture Podcast, brought to you by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Each week, we bring you timely, transformative truths from the Christian workplace you can use to build a flourishing culture and a thriving organization. Listen in as Al Lopus, President of BCWI, conducts interviews with Best Christian Workplace leaders. Learn more at www.bcwinstitute.org.
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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 29, 2017

Is your organization facing a major leadership change on the horizon? How can you create a healthy transition at the CEO level? And how might having a flourishing culture help in the process?

Today’s guest is Vince Burens, the new President and CEO of the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), one of the most respected organizations involved in student ministry on university campuses.

Over this past year, we've had the privilege of watching Vince transition into becoming the CCO's third president in its 46-year history. It’s been inspiring to see the planned process and smooth transition, as well as to watch the CCO’s culture continue to maintain its flourishing status under his leadership.

What were some of the key steps that Vince, the outgoing president, the Board, and the organization took to help create the positive transition they have experienced so far?

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2e29-vince-burens-cco

May 22, 2017

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. And nowhere is that more true and relevant than in onboarding new employees.

Research has proven that an employee’s first impression of an organization has a significant impact on their future engagement and commitment to that organization. In addition, it’s important to the organization’s performance to get new hires up to speed in their job as soon as possible.

Our guest today knows this by heart. Today we have the pleasure of visiting with Cate Given, Vice President of Human Resource Services at Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, California. Joni and Friends reaches out around the world to people and families affected by disability with the love of Christ and the practical help they need.

Listen in to this conversation to learn Joni and Friends' impressive step-by-step onboarding process.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2-e28-cate-given-joni-and-friends

May 8, 2017

Have you ever had a conflict with another person in your organization? Well of course; we all have.

But how can a leader effectively manage conflict? We have found it is  especially difficult in Christian organizations because people are so often afraid to face conflict directly. So today, let's talk about key ways to look at conflict.

To help us address this topic, we're talking with our very own Giselle Jenkins, BCWI's Human Resources Consulting Director. Giselle is a conflict coach and board member with Peacemaker Ministries, as well as a former Vice President for People Development with Prison Fellowship.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/encore-giselle-jenkins-bcwi

May 1, 2017

In this episode, Al has the great pleasure of talking with longtime friend, colleague and board and leadership consultant John Pearson. Join us for this fun and far-reaching conversation that covers everything from great leadership books, to board governance best practices, and even how to infuse fun (or as John likes to call it, "hoopla") into your workplace culture.

John's fingerprints are all over the founding of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Yet, he’s known for so much more than that. For 25 combined years, he led Christian Camping International/USA (now Christian Camp and Conference Association), the Willow Creek Association, and Christian Management Association (now Christian Leadership Alliance). Today, he’s a management and board governance consultant whose clients read like a who’s who of respected ministry organizations.

Find the full show notes at http://blog.bcwinstitute.org/s2-e26-john-pearson

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