Kun Fu Panda 2: “The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now”

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2012 New Year movie lesson: “You’ve gotta let go of that stuff from the past, cause it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.” (Po, Kun Fu Panda 2)

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National Youth Leadership Training

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The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking scouts, venturers, and sea scouts. Each participant works through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their troops, crews, ships, communities, and future professions.

During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience.

Key topics are:
Vision – Goals – Planning: Creating a Positive Future Success
SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Planning and Problem-Solving Tool: What, How, When, Who
Assessment Tool: SSC – Start, Stop, Continue
Teaching EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Leading EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Conflict Resolution Tool:EAR – Express, Address, Resolve
Making Ethical Decisions:Right vs. Wrong, Right vs. Right, Trivial
Communication: MaSeR – Message, Sender, Receiver
Valuing People: ROPE – Reach out, Organize, Practice, Experience
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Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche was Scoutmaster / Course Director of BSA North Florida Council – National Youth Leadership Training in 2010 and 2011. He has been on NFC NYLT staff since 2007 assisting or mentoring Course Directors and Youth Staff. He is currently NFC Vice President of Program and NYLT program is one of his training responsibilities.

Selected Topics in Management: Diversity and Discrimination | TEDxFSCJ

Both TEDxFSCJ videos were delivered in our FSCJ stage. Both touch diversity and discrimination issues. Watch both videos and summarize the points that impact your way of thinking. What similar cases have you found in your workplace? How is your company/organization dealing with this type of cases?

Represent! Diversity and Equity in Arts Education | Marq Mervin | TEDxFSCJ

As a lifelong video gamer, Marq Mervin had always dreamed of working in computer animation, but as he entered his senior year of college, he began to despair for one simple reason: no one in the industry looked like him. Eventually Mervin found a mentor who, as a person of color, inspired him not only to believe in himself, but to believe in the unfinished fight for diversity in fine arts education. Like a sumptuous meal still lacking its full range of spices, American arts education will lack its signature flavor until we embrace the full diversity of our people. Marq Mervin is a graphic designer and CG artist focusing on visual identity/branding, animation and digital illustration. He has over seven years of experience as a professional artist, developing animations and graphics for clients such as WJXT Channel 4 and several start-up businesses. Mervin holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from New York Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Animation from Jacksonville University. A native of Jacksonville, Marq is a passionate advocate for developing young artists in his hometown.

The Involuntary Immigrant | Luis Mejia | TEDxFSCJ

As a college student, activist, and community volunteer, Luis is working to change our perspective on the undocumented immigrant youth of this country. Luis Mejia is a student at FSCJ. Although he has lived in the United States for 17 years, he is originally from Mexico, and is one of the thousands of people who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival by President Obama’s direction to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2012. Growing up between American and Mexican cultures, Luis has discovered how valuable an education is in each.

Cardiovascular Chronicles. #CardiacScience provided two AEDs to #Troop182Jax and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in 2010

#CardiovascularChronicles. #CardiacScience provided two AEDs to #Troop182Jax and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in 2010. Two Of our Scouts won a video contest for #BSA National Scout Jamboree that were awarded during CPR outdoors class. Mike attended Troop 182 Court of Honor to present the AEDs. They are in Gym entrance and Church bride room. You better know where AEDs are installed. You can save a life. 

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Sep 2010. Troop 182 Court of Honor. Presentation of Cardiac Science AEDs to Troop 182 and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mike Castleman from Cardiac Science, Eagle Scout Eric Matthews, Life Scout Matthew Tyrrell, winners of AED video contest, Jack Sears Jr., Scout Executive/CEO North Florida Council, Catherine Weide, Charter organization representative, Kevin Newman, Troop 182 Committee Chair, Jose Lepervanche, Troop 182 Scoutmaster. — with Eric John MathewsJack L. Sears Jr.Catherine Bergmeier WeideKevin Newman and Jose G. Lepervanche Valencia.

More photos of Troop 182 2010 Court of Honor

Cardiovascular Chronicles. 2011 Gate River Run with two Eagle Scouts

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#CardiovascularChronicles. 2011 Gate River Run. I was wearing #AHA American Heart Association Survivor’s Hat. Two Eagle Scouts flying faster than me. 🙂 I improved my PR but was cautious to avoid high heart beats. Keep running and stay healthy. #HealthyHeartsNews

Cardiovascular Chronicles. ICD shocks during 2012 Gate River Run.

 

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Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche after finishing 2012 Gate River Run.

#CardiovascularChronicles. I ran the Gate River Run on 2010, 2011, and 2012 breaking my own paced PR each time. On 2012 wearing a Sportline watch, heart beats were too high after crossing Heart Bridge. ICD shocked me near the stadium. I slowed down to cross the finish line and it shocked me again. “Lessons from my mended heart” are tough. Living the “second life opportunity” is a challenge. Stay healthy. Take care of your heart. #HealthyHeartsNews

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Rainsing awareness about the importance of CPR/AED training. I have worked with the American Heart Association in its efforts to make CPR training part of high school graduation requirements.

Be a Global Learner: Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

How to be a global learner using the Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) educational model. GLOBE is used in the following courses: Selected Topics in Management, International Business, Management of Information Systems, Strategic Management, and Global Management.