Recently, the GoLD staff at the WASB have focused on the question of leadership in today’s ever-changing context. One resource that may help with the exploration of that question is TED, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to spreading new ideas. TED provides access to short talks (none longer than 18 minutes) on a wide array of topics, including leadership.
Each month, Deb Gurke, Director of Governance and Leadership Development, will lead a virtual conversation on leadership, using a TED Talk as the basis for that conversation, creating a kind of virtual professional learning community.
You will need an audio connection on your computer to hear the TED Talk and a phone to join the conversation.
Questions, call Deb Gurke - Director of GoLD, at 608-512-1710.
Schedule of TEDTalk Webinars offered by GoLD
Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact
At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. At TEDxTeen she uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.
Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?
Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now? At TEDxSummit, Juan Enriquez sweeps across time and space to bring us to the present moment -- and shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests rapid evolution may be under way
Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership
We have all changed someone’s life -- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk from TEDxToronto, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
Drew Dudley believes leadership is not a characteristic reserved for the extraordinary. He works to help people discover the leader within themselves.
Seth Godin on the tribes we lead
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity
Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
John Wooden on true success
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.
John Wooden, affectionately known as Coach, led UCLA to record wins that are still unmatched in the world of basketball. Throughout his long life, he shared the values and life lessons he passed to his players, emphasizing success that's about much more than winning.