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LEADERSHIP ABROAD: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF EUROPE

Elliot Posner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Posner gave an overview of the current state of the European Union, their COVID response, the situation between the Ukraine and Russia, as well as what may be in store in the future.

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Recorded 02/16/2022

CLEVELAND: AN ALL-STAR CITY

David Gilbert (LC 2001), President & CEO, Destination Cleveland & Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

David discussed the reach and anticipated impact of hosting the NBA All-Star game. He shared what the entire weekend entails, the collaborators that have helped make this weekend a reality, and what they have done to prepare the city. He also shared the ways they are expanding the reach of the event in the community beyond the weekend.

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Recorded 02/09/2022

CARING FOR OUR CAREGIVERS DURING COVID

Melissa Kline (LC 2021), Senior Vice President, System Chief Nurse Executive, The MetroHealth System

Melissa gave an overview of the COVID experience through the lens of nurses over the past few years and shared stories of their love, dedication, and sacrifice. She discussed how MetroHealth is addressing the needs of their nurses and the opportunities and support they are providing, as well as ways everyone can help support nurses.

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Recorded 02/02/2022

THE MAYORAL TRANSITION

Erika Anthony (CBB 2014, CLI 2010), Executive Director, Ohio Transformation Fund

Erika shared the process and priorities of the transition team, and the extensive research and conversations that led to the recommendations from each of the 10 committees. She also shared the extensive nature of the product they prepared for Mayor Bibb and his team, and the expectations and the urgency around the implementation of the recommendations. She discussed her takeaways from the process and how those across Northeast Ohio can best support the new administration.

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Recorded 01/26/2022

CHIEF WILLIAMS: SEVEN SIGNIFICANT YEARS

Calvin Williams (LC 2017), Retired Chief of Police, City of Cleveland

Chief Williams talked about his leadership and decision-making approaches, highlighting the importance of collaboration and cooperation. He talked about his proudest moments and moving the police force from a warrior mentality to a guardian mentality. He also shared his opinion on the greatest challenges and opportunities ahead for the police division and the charter amendment passed in November, as well as what’s next for him.

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Recorded 01/19/2022

THE OPPORTUNITY CORRIDOR – A NEIGHBORHOOD PERSPECTIVE

Joy Johnson (LC 2021, CBB 2015), Executive Director, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

Denise Van Leer, Executive Director, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

Denise and Joy shared the planning process for the Opportunity Corridor, how the neighborhoods and residents were involved, and the ultimate vision for the Corridor. They talked about projects underway, as well as what’s up next for the area.

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Recorded 01/12/2022