Elane V. Scott Welcomes TV Producer and Writer Dee LaDuke, in Conversation on the Media's Role in Shaping Tomorrow's Communities

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Executive Director of birth2work interviews LaDuke on Birth2Work Radio, exclusively on VoiceAmerica's Business and Women's Networks.

Host Elane V. Scott, Executive Director and Chief Connectivity Officer of Birth2Work (http://www.birth2work.org), welcomes TV Producer and Writer Dee LaDuke to Birth2Work Radio, simulcast live Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 2pm (PST) / 5pm (EST) on Voice America's Business and Women's networks (http://www.modavox.com/VoiceAmericaBusiness/). Their dynamic conversation traverses the spectrum of LaDuke's past involvement in the entertainment industry while forging current alignment with Birth2Work's model for creating capable people for tomorrow's workforce.

Civic leaders nationally can advance the vision of their communities by utilizing the principle tenants of writing for episodic television; that is, literally plotting their personal and community story lines years ahead with an agreement of values and language by the leaders at the table. TV often reflects life, however, utilizing this and similar strategic planning tools, stakeholder leaders from the business, government, media, health, education, and non-profit sectors have new opportunities to grow and shape communities of the future in which people want to work and thrive.

Airing weekly, Scott and occasional Birth2Work Radio co-host Rick Stephens, engage both the leaders and foot soldiers from the business, government, media, health, education, and community sectors to discuss the development of capable people for the future workforce. Workforce development is of national concern and on the forefront of leaders' minds throughout. However, despite a multitude of initiatives and countless programs put in place in an attempt to stem the tide of foreseeable workforce uncertainty, the consensus among leaders is that not enough progress has been made to meet the needs and expectations of our country as a whole. In a complex, global society driven by change, no one group can be held solely accountable to build an entire country's future. Every citizen has a share of the responsibility.

Elane V. Scott is Executive Director and Chief Connectivity Officer of Birth2Work, a non-profit organization focused on redefining community leadership and the development of capable people for the future workforce. She draws from more than 25 years as an education and workforce consultant for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, social services, educational institutions, parent organizations, & civic groups. Her lifework has been dedicated to cultivating business, education, and community models in which innovative and technically engaged people are born and can thrive. Companies and communities hire Elane and Birth2Work for leadership in the design of custom programs; integrating business, family, community, educational, and technological resources with sophisticated human decision-making processes to enable them to make better decisions about how to allocate resources and prepare for future workforce requirements. A key element of Elane's success is her ability to recognize the processes that drive individuals with diverse backgrounds to align their thinking toward the achievement of common goals.

Just released is her first book, co-authored with executive Rick Stephens, The System - Igniting the Soul of Commerce, a parable of modern business and the struggle of one community's leaders to develop a sustainable future workforce. The book is available at Amazon.com. More info at http://www.birth2work.org.

Rick Stephens is Chairman of the Illinois Business RoundTable (IBRT) and a Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for a Fortune 50 corporation. The IBRT is a voluntary association of 63 chief executive officers of Illinois' leading businesses formed in 1989 to study, make recommendations and take action on critical public policy issues. The Roundtable is nonprofit and nonpartisan. Their work is solely supported by dues and contributions from their corporate members. The Roundtable applies the knowledge, creativity and leadership resources of its members to the complex problems affecting both the current and future economic, educational and social vitality of Illinois.

Through publications such as Birth2Work's The System: Igniting the Soul of Commerce, the Birth2Work white paper, "Ensuring the Development of the Workforce of the Future", Birth2Work Radio, national speaking events for Scott and Stephens, and a wide-reaching website (http://www.birth2work.org) which includes educational media, information sharing, and links to relevant sites and conferences, Birth2Work explores the challenges of and opportunities in developing the pipelines that supply the workforce for our nation's future. Young people are being poorly prepared for success in tomorrow's workforce. Thousands of programs, policies, and initiatives have failed to generate a scalable and sustainable way forward. Birth2Work facilitates stakeholder leaders to integrate their actions to develop capable people who are creative, critical thinkers committed to responsible citizenship.

Dee LaDuke recently wrapped the final season of the series Girlfriends, where she has served as Executive Producer and finished as Consulting Producer. She has developed a bakers dozen pilots with writing partner Mark Alton Brown. With Mark she created and produced the series Reunited, starring Julie Hagerty and recently co-authored and published Gardner's Guide to Writing and Producing Television, for GGC Publishing She is also the author of Making Great Television: Four Essential Ingredients, also for GGC. She has co-authored several TV movies including Jackie's Back for the Lifetime network. Her many staff positions include Supervising Producer for Designing Women. Dee began her television career at Nickelodeon where she developed programming including the kids' game show phenomenon, Double Dare. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Birth2Work Radio airs live on Tuesdays at 2 PM Pacific / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern on VoiceAmerica Business Network and VoiceAmerica Women's Network. To access the show, log on at http://www.modavox.com/VoiceAmericaBusiness. All shows will be available in Elane V. Scott's Content Library on the VoiceAmerica Business Network for on-demand and podcast download.

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