ICAN – Working with at-risk youth

Shelby Pedersen, Director of Resource Development will be providing a brief overview of ICAN – a downtown Chandler nonprofit dedicated to preventing substance abuse, gang involvement and other forms of juvenile delinquency in youth. Come learn how ICAN is building a stronger community through their programs, their community outreach efforts, and their strong community mobilization.

Brownbag Memory Lane

While waiting for YouTube to finally lift their 15-minute limit on uploads, many our brownbag videos entered video limbo. Now, newly uploaded (and searchable) via our website, these valuable videos are getting a second life.

Take a walk down Gangplank Brownbag memory lane with some of these lost classics.

The Local Motors Story – John Rogers, co-founder of Local Motors

The Art of ImpersonationDennis Keogh, professional Sean Connery impersonator

Phoenix: A Place Giving Birth to Itself – Dogo Barry Graham

How Does the Angel Investment Process Work? – Marty Zwilling, Founder of Startup Professionals, Inc

Tips for Better Online Video – Izzy Hyman, Izzy Video

The Joy of Irrational and Impractical Design – James Archer, Forty Agency

Social Media and the Third PlaceJoe Johnston, Agritopia

Bootstrapping Your Business – Josh Strebel, Pagely

Building a Tribe – Jason Speck, CrossFit Forever Strong

Animation – Chad Smith

Styles of Thinking

An exploration of how each of us employs specific strategies of thinking when solving problems and making decisions; with every style having it’s own set of strengths and liabilities. Learning how to value our own needs and accommodate others Style of Thinking, produces increased creative opportunities and harmony in the workplace.

* The research behind “Styles of Thinking is compatible with personality profiles – but is more specific to the different thought process and needs of an individual.

Ubuntu – Exploring 21st Century Community

Join Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Steven Gerner as he reflects on his experience learning the values of Ubuntu through his service in South Africa and explores the evolving relationship between technology and development.

Ubuntu is the defining value of most Nguni cultures and even many other South African cultural groups. In many ways it is the the cultural glue that holds together South Africa’s 11 different cultural groups.