Sunitha Mortha

smortha@mcselca.org Reverend Sunitha Mortha has been preaching, teaching, leading trainings, workshops, within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) for over 15 years as Director for ELCA Global Mission Education and Interpretation. During her tenure, she conceived and launched ‘Glocal events,’ and built Global musicians community, a 170 multi-racial and ethnic community that strived to […]

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Episode 308: Context is Key with ideas42

At ideas42, brain and behavioral science are not theoretical or abstract. In this episode, Cassie Taylor, Principal Behavioral Designer, shares how she uses human-centered design to apply and scale behavioral insights in post-secondary education. Cassie highlights how context is key – everything from systemic racism to the seemingly innocuous ‘default’ options can hinder adults in […]

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Episode 307: Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills with IAF

Professional facilitators bring people together to discover creative solutions and resolve differences in ways that value inclusion while saving time, money and morale. The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) believe that there are some core competencies that hold true no matter where in the world (or on the web) you are. On this episode, we’re […]

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Rebecca Miller

Rdm124@case.edu Rebecca Miller, MPH, MS is a Cleveland, OH native who garnered much of her passion for education in early life. Being a woman of color brought a unique perspective to her worldview, as seeing those in her community suffer from preventable diseases often sparked complex questioning of societal systems. Starting out her career in […]

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Episode 306: Executive Function’s Critical Role in Adult Learning with LaDonna Pavetti

In adult learning settings, we’ve seen that “sit and get” rarely works to help adults gain the knowledge they need to succeed. To understand what the latest in brain science tells us about why a traditional approach often fails adults, we talk to LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy at Center on […]

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Scaling for Change: The Challenge of Pivoting a Large International Project

The Situation The International Budget Partnership (IBP), an international NGO focused on fiscal transparency and accountability across 100+ countries, was given a large grant from the European Commission for the Collaborating on Open and Accountable Budgets (COAB) project. The overall objective of the COAB project is to build the conditions for transparent, inclusive, and accountable […]

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Andi Waisman

andiwaisman@gmail.com Andi Waisman (M.S., Ed.) has a Masters degree in Education and has been working in the field of community education since 1981. She has directed the Education Departments of several family planning agencies (Planned Parenthood of Central Massachusetts, Pro Health in Fitchburg, the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont….) She has coordinated education programs for […]

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