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Todd Guckenberger

Todd Guckenberger

6 Seasons

Todd Guckenberger is co-founder and Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, a non-profit that provides care and education to vulnerable children and orphans in Mexico, Haiti, Nigeria, and India. Founded by Todd and his wife, Beth, in 1997, Back2Back now has over 300 employees globally. Todd is an avid student of leadership. Over the last twenty years, he has become a sought-out voice and leader in the orphan care movement. Todd is a graduate of Indiana University. He and his wife have raised 11 children.

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Todd Guckenberger
  • Introduction to Development of Leaders in a Global Organization

    Episode 1

    Organizations with international operations will perform better and have more sustainable success when they develop international leaders.

  • Importance of Developing National Staff

    Episode 2

    Why is it important to develop national staff in a global organization? They give you greater sustainability and continuity, and they have a better understanding of the operating environment.

  • Working with 3 Cultures

    Episode 3

    Global organizations have cultures from three places: the organization, the organization's nation of origin, and the operating environment (host nation). Managing all of three cultures is essential to staff development.

  • Importance of Learning Culture

    Episode 4

    It's comforting to think we have all the answers, but it's more accurate to think we need to learn.

  • Eliminating Obstacles

    Episode 5

    Recruiting, retaining, and developing national staff involves some distinct obstacles.

  • Retention of Staff

    Episode 6

    National staff in a global organization present a different set of retention challenges.

  • Conclusion- Questions to Think About

    Episode 7

    Todd presents some key questions for you to think about as you develop national staff.