High-impact leaders get real In the Ring with Héctor Colón
This year, sector champions will share how they are connecting the dots across several components to elevate social services as a quality, values-based provider of best practice services.
Ringside audiences will learn how organizations are innovating to…
- compensate their colleagues fairly
- advance programs and policies that provide real community solutions and
- create systems that support financial viability
Episodes will also get real about the continued challenges and system barriers that demand full community access which hinder serving more people better and require increased sector alignment, funder investment, and corporate responsibility.
Thank you to M3 Insurance, our In the Ring podcast sponsor!
We are grateful for your partnership and your strong commitment to the communities where we serve.
Your humble Servant-Leadership is a blessing to LSS colleagues, clients, and our podcast audience.
Learn more about the people and services offered through this great organization.
Tough questions about the challenges facing social services are asked and answered by the most influential thought leaders of our time. Episodes don’t just dwell on the barriers, but they offer ideas and hope around the opportunities and innovations already underway and in the works. Watch on YouTube or listen wherever you find podcasts every third Wednesday of the month as Héctor “gets in the ring” with people representing all facets of social services including CEO’s, philanthropists, policy makers and more.
Meet Our Guests
Each episode offers real advocacy ideas and opportunities for listeners to connect on, move forward and share with the people and systems around them.
Season 2, Ep. 2: Maximize ROI by Harnessing Your Organizational Superpower
Season 2, Ep. 1: Amplifying Sector Voices for Change and Impact
Ep. 10: Champion Leaders Address Justice, Innovation, and Mentorship
Knocking Out the Real Social Issues in Wisconsin with Governor Evers
Ep. 8: Mike Victorson & Chris Kenyon - Not All Employees Are Treated Equal
Episode 7: Jose Olivieri - Living the Duties of Care, Loyalty and Obedience Over Self
Ep. 6 - Frank Cumberbatch - Humanity Up Close At The Heart of Philanthropy
Ep. 5 - David Duea - Mental Health Crisis Demands Intervention. Bold Asks
Accelerating Public Trust Through Sector Alignment, Investment.
If not us, who? Human services shift social challenges
Causing Disruptions: Upping the Social Services Game Across the Sector
About the Host
Héctor Colón is the President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS). Under Colón’s visionary and innovative leadership, LSS has adapted new models and business strategies to increase relevancy and operational efficiency. Before the start of Colón’s tenure in 2017, the organization had not met its budget for four consecutive years. Since that time, LSS has experienced a $17.6 Million dollar turnaround. He recently was named the Nonprofit Executive of the Year by BizTimes Media and the Hispanic Man of the year by UMOS. He is the host of LSS’ first podcast, “In the Ring with Héctor Colón”, released on March 16, 2022.
As Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services, Colón led several countywide initiatives, including efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, end chronic homelessness, transform mental health care, and end a 30-year waitlist for disability services.
Héctor will say that his own personal and professional turnaround began in boxing. As a member and champion of the national USA Boxing team, he won seven national titles and competed in the 1992 Olympic trials. At the height of his boxing career, Colón stepped away from a lucrative boxing career to serve God. Today, he is the USA Boxing Board Vice President where he and the organization focus on inspiring athletes to discover their own path towards personal and professional greatness. He also serves on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, and the Board of Directors for M3 Insurance, as well as Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ; NCBS), the holding company for Nicolet National Bank.
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