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MVIFI currently offers two podcasts that invite listeners into empowering discussions of leadership, industry cross-pollination, and vulnerability for continuous improvement.

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Design Movement Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Brett Jacobsen, Head of School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Design Movement is a learning and leadership conversation of creative collaboration in education, business, and the non-profit community.

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This Is Iterative Podcast

Trey Boden and Jenn Chan chase questions about design and education. Driven by life's design tensions and a constant pursuit of practicing their craft,  they converse as two educators from different world's, both invigorated to dive deeper into their own vulnerability.

05 Dec 2017

Moving The Rock w/ Grant Lichtman | Part 2

Grant Lichtman joins to Design Movement to discuss his latest book, Moving the Rock: 7 Levers We Can Press to Transform Education. Grant moves past establishing a case for change and develops a practical toolkit for any school community to lean into the future in a collaborative manner. This book is a multiplier in closing the gap between school life and real life. In Part 1, we discuss the first 3 levers we can all press to transform our own […]

30 Nov 2017

Moving The Rock w/ Grant Lichtman | Part 1

Grant Lichtman joins to Design Movement to discuss his latest book, Moving the Rock: 7 Levers We Can Press to Transform Education. Grant moves past establishing a case for change and develops a practical toolkit for any school community to lean into the future in a collaborative manner. This book is a multiplier in closing the gap between school life and real life. In Part 1, we discuss the first 3 levers we can all press to transform our own […]

17 Nov 2017
28 Sep 2017
20 Apr 2017

Part 2: Keys to Lead w/ Michael A. Pitcher

This is part two of Design Movement’s interview with Michael ““Mike”” A. Pitcher former President and CEO of LeasePlan USA, one of the leading fleet management companies in the United States. Under Pitcher’s leadership, LeasePlan USA was recognized as a top workplace for its Atlanta and Chicago locations every year since 2010. In his book, the Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader, Pitcher identifies the seven key elements of leadership that are essential for leaders to […]

13 Apr 2017

Part 1: Keys to Lead w/ Michael A. Pitcher

Michael ““Mike”” A. Pitcher is the former President and CEO of LeasePlan USA, one of the leading fleet management companies in the United States. Under Pitcher’s leadership, LeasePlan USA was recognized as a top workplace for its Atlanta and Chicago locations every year since 2010. In his book, the Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader, Pitcher identifies the seven key elements of leadership that are essential for leaders to succeed. Design Movement is a podcast of […]

11 Jan 2017

Design Movement | 2016 Year in Review


Closing out the year, Brett calls us back to five questions from Design Movement in 2016. What’s the DNA of an Innovator? How do you run a meeting? How do you challenge assumptions? How do you make a decision? How do you give feedback? Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen
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10 Nov 2016

Design Movement | Blending Leadership w/ Stephen Valentine

Stephen Valentine joins Brett on Design Movement to discuss his book, Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs of Leading Online and Off. “Stephen is an educator, school leader, writer, and serial collaborator. He serves as the Assistant Head, Upper School, and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy and Coordinating Editor of Klingbrief, a publication of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University.” Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Steven on Twitter – @sjvalentine Connect with […]

03 Nov 2016

This Is Iterative | 301: It’s all about the empathy baby!

Jenn and Trey are back with a brand spanking new episode of This Is Iterative. This episode opens season three where there will be new voices from designers, educators, and you know… people. The subject… EMPATHY! Jump in with us! This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit Change.  We are produced by Matt McMichael at Digital Chemistry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.   Connect with us at http://www.mvifi.org and http://www.exhibit-change.com/. Tweet us @treyboden and @jennzia

11 Oct 2016

Design Movement | The Post w/ Andy Saberioon

On The Post, Andy has the opportunity to ask Brett a few questions. Andy Saberioon, Co-Founder of PledgeCents joins Design Movement to discuss the unique (crowd)fundraising design model developed to support educators throughout the US. Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

01 Aug 2016

Design Movement | The Post with Chris Hill

Chris Hill joins Design Movement to discuss his life as chef, entrepreneur, brand builder, and author. We dialogue about his new book release, Making the Cut. On the post, guests of Design Movement get the opportunity to ask Brett a question. Connect with Chris: Website – http://www.mybachelorkitchen.com/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/bachkitchen Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

28 Jul 2016

Design Movement | Chef Life Is Real Life

Chris Hill joins Design Movement to discuss his life as chef, entrepreneur, brand builder, and author. We dialogue about his new book release, Making the Cut. Connect with Chris: Website – http://www.mybachelorkitchen.com/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/bachkitchen Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

09 Jun 2016

Design Movement | The Post With Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum to The Post. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. The Post is a segment after podcast and where Brett is interviewed by the guest on Design Movement. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

02 Jun 2016

Design Movement| Tactics vs Stategies w/ Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

12 May 2016

Design Movement | Part 2: Cultivating Organizational Culture w/ Billy Phenix

Billy Phenix, lead pastor of Buckhead Chuch in Atlanta, Georgia joins Design Movement to share his story of cultivating strong, sustained organizational culture within NorthPoint Ministries. Connect With Billy Twitter – https://twitter.com/billyphenix Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

12 May 2016

This Is Iterative | 205: It’s All About Questions

What makes a good question? How do you form great questions? Can you have a “best” question? See what we have done here? Our intro is about questions… Show Notes A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger – LINK Failure Lab (Seriously, we hope you weren’t offended!) – LINK This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit Change. We are produced by Matt McMichael at Digital Chemistry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Connect with us at http://www.mvifi.org and http://www.exhibit-change.com/. Tweet […]

14 Apr 2016

This Is Iterative | 204: Constantly Learning

How do we maintain learning? Where do we go to stay plugged in and continue to grow in our design thinking practice? In this episode, Jenn and Trey reflect on their learning habits. This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit Change.  We are produced by Matt McMichael at Digital Chemistry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.   Connect with us at http://www.mvifi.org and http://www.exhibit-change.com/. Tweet us @treyboden and @jennzia

17 Mar 2016

This Is Iterative – 203: Designing For Passion

This week we take a break from our typical conversations about design and education and peer into a living room discussion between two new moms. Jenn and Mandy have both been working in education in different ways and together even designed a passion-based learning experience called UExperience. Now they turn their attention to their two sons and how they feel about possibly starting a new school. This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit […]

18 Feb 2016

The Power of an Influencer – Part I

Ted Wright, CEO of Fizz Corp, joins Design Movement to discuss his book, Fizz: The Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth. Connect With Ted Twitter – https://twitter.com/tedwrightmedia Website – http://www.tedwrightmedia.com/ Buy Ted’s Book – http://www.thefizzbook.com/ Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

12 Feb 2016

This Is Iterative – 202: Feedback From Season 1

In this episode Jenn and Trey explore the feedback from Season 1. Huge thanks to our listeners for providing great feedback! Be sure to keep it coming by sending us a tweet! This Is Iterative is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute of Innovation in collaboration with Exhibit Change.  We are produced by Matt McMichael at Digital Chemistry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Connect with us at http://www.mvifi.org and http://www.exhibit-change.com/. Tweet us @treyboden and @jennzia

05 Feb 2016

The Post W/ Jeff Hilimire

Jeff Hilimire, CEO of Dragon Army, interviews Brett on The Post. The Post is a segment after podcast and where Brett is interviewed by the guest on Design Movement. Connect with Jeff Twitter – twitter/jeffhilimire On His Blog – jeffhilimire.com Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

22 Jan 2016

Podcasts From MVIFI.org

Sharing is a core “what” to who we are as an organization (mvifi.org/shares). We want others to experience what we are doing, thinking and being challenged by. We are excited to announce that we will be bringing two podcasts to our normal share-outs. Design Movement For the past few years Dr. Brett Jacobsen (@jbrettjacobsen) has been hosting Design Movement – a learning and leadership conversation in education, business and the nonprofit community. His show has featured interviews with inspiring leaders such as innovative […]