The need to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders in Memphis is obvious to those who know our city best. To meet this demand, our young leaders need a place where they can learn proven leadership skills in a mutually challenging environment from top-flight coaches and mentors. Such a place is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.Read More
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An ongoing goal is to keep members of the NEXUS Network engage within the NEXUS Program and our city. NEXUS Alumni and current participants are key leaders within the community who want to continue to have a pulse of the needs of our city, the Memphis leadership community, and young emerging leaders of the next generation.Read More
We are excited to announce the below leaders as session speakers for the NEXUS Class of 2020. Speakers will share insight on leadership topics each month. Monthly sessions meet from 5:30-8pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Alumni are invited to attend. NEXUS IN MOTION will take place on Saturday morning in January and all NEXUS alumni are invited to join the Class of 2020.
September 5, 2019 / MEMPHIS / James Armfield / Director / NEXUS CONNECT
& Larry Jensen / President & CEO / Commercial Advisors, LLC / The Memphis Mentoring Awards will be announced
October 3, 2019 / PLANNING / Donald Comer / Staff Vice President / Operations Analysis / FedEx Corporation
November 7, 2019 / COMMUNICATING / Emily Callahan / Chief Marketing & Experience Officer / ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
December 5, 2019 / MOTIVATING / Danielle Lombard-Sims / Senior Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer / Regional One Health
January 11, 2020 / NEXUS IN MOTION at Church Health, Crosstown / DREAMING / Dr. Scott Morris / Founder / CEO / Church Health
February 6, 2020 / ETHICAL DECISION MAKING / George Robertson / Senior Pastor / Second Presbyterian Church
March 5, 2020 / FOCUSING / Jay Papasan / Author / Executive & Corporate Speaker
April 2, 2020 / LEADING THROUGH CHANGE / Beverly Robertson / President & CEO / Greater Memphis Chamber
May 7, 2020 / GRADUATION / BUILDING / Lee Harris / Mayor / Shelby County
Congratulations to the NEXUS Class of 2019! The mentors and protégés listed below are leaders who are motivated to lead our city and are sure to positively impact the next generation.
Lynn Ballinger, Teresa Blanton, Albert Carrathers, Kim Cherry, Mia Condon, Hayley Daniel, Orin Davidson, Ottie Dixon, Amy Beth Dudley, Rebecca Dupuy, Carlo Foster, Eleanor French, Ed Garrison, Carol Gaudino, Annette Hawkins, Deborah Hester Harrison, Adella Heard, Art Heun, Bliss Hicky, Lionel Hollins, Teresa Jenkins, Stephen Kelley, Drayton Mayers, Tarrin McGhee, Kevin Nowin, Randy Odom, Larry Papasan, Billie Jo Parker, Lesley Patel, Don Riley, Lisa Smith, Sally Summerlin, Kent Walker, Katie West, Lewis Williamson, Bob Willumsen, Kem Wilson and Courtney Winter
Taryn Burgess, Brandon Byrd, Jim Calhoun, Corbin Carpenter, Trey Carroll, Jill Coleraine, Mike Davis, Terrance Davis, Daniel Farrow, Dana Gatewood, Pedro Gonzalez, Mia Hamilton, Mike Hammond, Melody Holt, Bianca Jackson, Laquita Johnson, Nate Jones, Gracie Leathers, Devin Marmon, Bethany McRae, McKenzie Nash, Danae Pacileo, Angela Paige, Luka Perkovic, Taylor Perry, Rodrick Selmon, Marisa Simonetti, Carol Smith, Amy Strickland, Cathryn Tagle, Jermaine Taylor, Jordana Walls-Smith, Randall Weatherall, Amanda Wiig, Ashlei Williams, and Daniel Wynn
Mentor Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2020 is currently taking place. Mentor applications will be accepted through July 20. Interested mentor candidates please complete an application at www.nexusleaders.org. As we recruit, we will continue to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through mentor-ship, relationship and interactive teaching.
All participants are considered and approved by the NEXUS Board of Directors. Applicants will be contacted later this summer with additional information and please save the date for our Opening Retreat on August 24.
Contact NEXUS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.531-6171 if you have any technical difficulties or have any questions.
NEXUS Board Chairman and NEXUS Mentor Bathsheba Sams and NEXUS Protege, Class of 2017 Brooke Jones recently participated on a panel facilitated by Heather Hunt, NEXUS Director on Mentoring and the Mentor/Protege Relationship at the Junior League of Memphis Women’s Summit.
Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE.
The NEXUS IN MOTION event offered members of the NEXUS Network the opportunity to network, take-aways from table discussions, and to be inspired by a leader like Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum. Ms. Freeman spoke on of the topic of “Leading Through Change”.
Members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 partnered with New Memphis and volunteered at Promise Academy-Hollywood and KIPP Memphis Academy Elementary.
The NEXUS Class of 2019 recently graduated, NEXUS has now over 900 principle-centered leader graduates equip to lead ourRead More
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