Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video 1:  David Damberger: What Happens When an NGO Admits Failure

Description: In this 13 minute TED talk, David Damberger describes his experience participating in the Engineers Without Borders Program in India and Africa. He determined that the Aid System was broken in the development sector; new wells created water supplies, but no thought was given about maintenance over the longer term. The organization was not learning from mistakes, until it embraced talking about failures and began publishing open reports about these failures.


Video 2:  Madeline Albright: On Being a Woman and a Diplomat

Description: In this 12:53 TED talk, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about politics and diplomacy, making a case that women’s issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. She points out how the tone and goals of conversations change when women are given a seat at the table--having other women in the room for support is also critical. She encourages women to support each other rather than to criticize or diminish the contributions of other women to an organization.


Video 3:  Organizational Politics--Rough

Description: In this hour-long webinar from the Utah Leadership Institute, Dan Chase, Development Consultant with the Utah Department of Human Resource Management, discusses the difficult topic of organizational politics in the public sector and why politics is not a dirty word.


Web Resources

Web 1:  Independent Lens: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Description: This web article on KPBS (PBS affiliate) provides a description as well as video clips of the work of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who inspired Kenyan women to plant trees. The Greenbelt Movement is credited with tackling dwindling natural resources, poverty, and oppressive government practices by giving women access to information. As a result of these empowerment efforts, women have gained rights and the ability to change the world.