Glenn Barker: Executive Director – Mankind Project Chicago
Dr. Marvin T. Thompson, Founder and President of EmpowerED
Since 2010, Glenn Barker has served as Executive Director of one of the largest community centers in The ManKind Project, currently hosting thirty weekly men’s groups, The New Warrior Training Adventure, leadership trainings, and community events.
For over twenty years, he created and implemented co-ed, interactive personal development workshops on gender roles and archetypes. Over the last ten years he envisioned, created, and implemented a 24- Week Course: A Do-It Yourself Men’s Group.
Glenn’s business development background is highlighted by the creation and sale of his unique marketing and sales processes in the credit card industry.
At The Mankind Project, acting on his vision called Bridge Builders between organizations, Glenn has forged relationships with mentoring agencies, the City of Chicago, and ten social service agencies to cooperatively implement the first men’s program curriculum of its kind, young men’s and mentors New Warrior Training Adventure Weekends followed by facilitated then peer-led men’s groups now poised for expansion into Chicago neighborhoods and other mentoring agencies.
Glenn’s innovative scholarship and funding strategies continue to provide resources for men to participate in these programs.
Collaborating with the Oprah/Iyanla Life Class, Fatherless Sons, Glenn organized a call to action to The ManKind Project network of international centers that resulted in the convergence of 100+ adult fatherless sons at HARPO Studios in Chicago as audience participants for one Life Class show that was extended to two.
Dr. Marvin Thompson currently serves as Founder and President of EmpowerED LLC, an educational consulting firm, assisting schools in challenged communities. Dr. Thompson has over 20 years of experience as an educator serving as classroom teacher to superintendent. He has worked internationally with The University of South Africa, as well as urban, suburban and rural school districts across the country.
Most recently, Dr. Marvin Thompson was the Chief Academic Officer for John McDonogh High School in New Orleans. His approach to school leadership is effective and transformational. Dr. Thompson’s experience at John McDonogh was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network in a Documentary entitled Blackboard Wars, which received numerous awards. An experienced educator, Dr. Thompson combines his extensive experience and a “systems thinking” approach to increase both student achievement and teacher effectiveness through educational training and support to schools and school divisions through implementation of quality management systems. Beginning in 2012, Dr. Thompson has focused his talents and expertise to turnaround the historical John McDonogh High School in New Orleans.
Dr. Thompson has authored articles on leadership and test scores, and has spoken at conferences on leadership, strategic planning, parental involvement and school improvement.
Dr. Thompson received his Ed.D. from George Washington University, his M. Ed from Virginia Commonwealth University and his B.A. from Randolph Macon- College.
Dr. Thompson is the proud son of a former U.S. Marine Sergeant Major, and the father of two college students.
Glenn and Marvin will be our show live tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific starting the journey of a three part series, The Courage To Be A Man. Tonight, they will be talking about “Accountability”.
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