Behind the Podium Podcast

Behind the Podium is a podcast series produced by Fusion Learning Partners that lets you hear what speakers are saying before or after the podium mic is turned on. Find out what makes these speakers tick, and discover new insights about topics that matter to you on each episode of Behind the Podium.


Episode 15: Behind The Podium with Chris Hein

With Chris Hein, Google Cloud’s Director of Customer Engineering for the Public Sector/SLED, Dec 12th 2023 GOVIT Keynote Speaker

Episode 14: Behind The Podium with Nancy Lyons

With Nancy Lyons, CEO and co-founder of Clockwork, Dec 7th GOVIT Keynote Speaker

Episode 13: Behind The Podium with Dr. Verna Price

With Dr. Verna Price, CEO of The Power of People Consulting Group™, Dec 8th GOVIT Keynote Speaker

Episode 12: Seeing From a Different Point of View

With Maurice Ashley, First African-American Chess Grandmaster, Analyst, Commentator and Emcee

Episode 11: Land Use in a Post Pandemic World

With Thomas Fisher, Professor of Architecture & Director of the UMN Design Center

Check out our first Behind the Podium videocast with Michael Bonner! 

Michael is our 2021 Transforming Learning Summit keynote speaker. As both an educator and innovative leader, this is a can’t miss podcast!

Episode 10: Using the Cloud to Impact Change

With Karen Rewalt, Government Health and Human Services Social Program Management Product Offering Lead, IBM

Episode 9: Innovating During Times of Adversity

With Jessica O. Matthews, Innovator, Founder and CEO, Uncharted Power

Episode 8: Building A Culture of Innovation

With Andy Zimney, Principal Advisor and Team Performance Coach at Employee Strategies, Inc.

Episode 7: A Focus on Educator Mental Health

With Mandy Froehlich, Author & Education Consultant

Episode 6: Human Understanding & Engagement

With Irina Fursman, HueLife

Episode 5: A Journey to Deliver World Class Technology and Service

With Shawn Riley, CIO of North Dakota

Episode 4: Threat Gamification Engineer

With Hayley Cohen, IBM Security Command

Episode 3: Data Security

With Ryan Cloutier, Sourcewell Technology

Episode 2: Social Justice in Education

With Ayaan Natala, Science Museum of MN

Episode 1: The World’s Most Connected Human

With Chris Dancy, Mindful Cyborg