NEXUS Leadership Experience

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 now available in Memphis. It is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

Founded in 2003, NEXUS is a vehicle for the development and improvement of leadership skills, as well as a means for participants to make valuable connections with leaders in the Memphis community. Relationship is the key component of the NEXUS experience. NEXUS is unique in that it seeks to duplicate the experienced leader and develop the young, emerging leader through mentorship and relationship.


Congratulations to First Tennessee on their 150th Anniversary!

Vote for NEXUS to be a recipient of First Tennessee’s 150 Days of Giving.  First Tennessee is celebrating their 150th anniversary with 150 Days of Giving.  Voting beings on March 10.  VOTE HERE and search for NEXUS.

Starting on March 25, 2014- the 150th birthday First Tennessee is giving away $5,000 a day, each day, to a different nonprofit. The winners will be determined by online voting that’s open to the public. Anyone can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits each day at  You can simply visit the website and vote each day from any device. You can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits from each device each day.



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NEXUS Recruitment Reception

Thursday, April 24, 2014

NEXUS will host a Informational Recruitment Reception for interested Proteges to participate in the NEXUS Class of 2015.  The reception will take place on Thursday, April 24; 5:30pm at Second Prebyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis in Room C310-West Entrance.  For more information contact

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"NEXUS has provided me a meaningful distraction from the urgent, high pressure routine of the normal workweek.  It’s a meaningful distraction because it’s an opportunity to step outside of yourself, to focus on sharpening your skills, network, etc., but do so in an environment where you have a real opportunity to make an impact through the mentoring relationship.  While mentoring is an important activity regardless of the venue, NEXUS is unique because the program maintains a sharp focus on building strong mentors – providing the skills, content, etc. – while at the same time fostering similar skills among the protégés.  The result is a mutually beneficial relationship and an effective leadership program."   


Shad D. Williams - NEXUS Mentor and President and CEO, sergemd