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    NEXUS Class of 2021

    Each year the NEXUS Class begins in August with an Orientation. Paired with a proven curriculum, participants will hear key leaders speak upon leadership topics and have opportunities to learn about different non-profits in our community. The mentor-protege relationship is the key component of the NEXUS program, these relationships will grow throughout the NEXUS experience.

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    NEXUS in Motion

    NEXUS in MOTION, a networking event for NEXUS Alumni and current participants, took place on January 11, 2020 at Church Health-Crosstown. The event provided directed networking, led by NEXUS Alumni who are experts in their fields. Round table discussions took place on selected topics provided valuable face time and personal interaction among members of the NEXUS Network. Jennie Robbins, CFO at Church Health was the keynote speaker on the topic of "Dreaming as a Leader".

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    NEXUS Night Out

    NEXUS NIGHT OUT, an annual appreciation event that connects current participants with NEXUS Alumni.

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    NEXUS Volunteers

    Each NEXUS Class volunteers with three different non-profits in Memphis. Members of the NEXUS Class of 2020 volunteered with STS Enterprise. NEXUS participants conducted mock business interviews with high school and college students at the University of Memphis.

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    Monthly Sessions

    Each Month NEXUS hosts Local Key Leaders to Speak to Mentors and Proteges about Leadership Topics NEXUS believes each leader must master

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    NEXUS on COVID-19

    The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues NEXUS is taking measures to provide a safe environment and will use the CDC’s recommendations when planning NEXUS events and adhere to all meeting guidelines.

Nexus 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 called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

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Nexus Connect

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Nexus Engage

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.

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NEXUS on COVID-19

The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. With news of the COVID-19 pandemic escalating and with regards to the CDC’s recent recommendations, NEXUS has rescheduled current events or reshaped how events may look. Members of the NEXUS Class of 2020 will be notified with upcoming communications. We look forward to finishing the Class of 2020 out strong together!

As recruitment season approaches, we look forward to recruiting young, emerging talent as NEXUS protégé participants; and pairing them with proven leaders from NEXUS mentors. If you have any questions, please feel free to call NEXUS at 901-531-6171 or email heather@nexusleaders.org.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together!

Announcements

  • NEXUS Matters Annual Fund Campaign

    NEXUS matters. Mentors matter. Protégés matter. Members of the NEXUS Network matter. Memphis matters. Since March, we have learned to appreciate what’s important and assess what really matters. We have seen now more than ever how strong the NEXUS Network is and how the relationships our protégés and mentors are building really matter. As we began to plan for the NEXUS Class of 2021, the NEXUS Board of Directors has... Read More
  • NEXUS has a Candid Conversation About D&I in Memphis

    In October, the NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted a panel of Memphis leaders that had a candid conversation about “Diversity and Inclusion in Memphis”. The Panelist included Corbin Carpenter, Owner & Managing Member, Carpenter Law; Leslie Coleman, Global Director, Diversity and Inclusion, International Paper; Terri Lee Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, George Robertson, Senior Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church and Jose Velasquez, Co-Founder and Managing Member at... Read More
  • Know Memphis to Lead Memphis

    The NEXUS Class of 2021 hosted the first, successful, in-person, session on September 10 with speakers James Armfield, New Memphis and NEXUS CONNECT & Larry Jensen, Chairman of Commercial Advisors, LLC. sharing on the topic of “MEMPHIS”. NEXUS begins each class with this informative presentation which gives leaders a better understanding about Memphis, our history, and our future. We believe that you must know our city to effectively lead our... Read More
  • Successful NEXUS Orientation – Class of 2021

    Back together again! Members of the NEXUS Network welcomed the Class of 2021 at the Orientation event on Saturday August 22. The event provided an opportunity for mentors and proteges to come together in a safe meeting environment. The NEXUS Orientation kicks off the NEXUS experience and gives Mentors and Protégés an opportunity to connect with fellow class participants, learn more about individual strengths and Emotional Intelligence, and training to... Read More
  • Statement from NEXUS about COVID-19

    The health and safety for members of the NEXUS Network is the utmost importance to NEXUS. With the COVID-19 pandemic and with regards to the CDC’s recent recommendations, NEXUS has reshaped how events may look. I encourage you to reach out to your NEXUS Network during this uncertain time. NEXUS would like to thank the first responders, delivery drivers, grocery store workers and all of those who have led and... Read More
  • NEXUS Shares About Mentoring

    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. Read More
  • NEXUS Featured in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column

    Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE. Read More
  • NEXUS IN MOTION

    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 Jennie Robbins, CFO at the Church Health. Ms. Robbins spoke on of the topic of “Dreaming as a Leader”. Special thanks to those table leaders who share about important topics: JAMES ARMFIELD – PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO YOUR TEAM OLIVIA HAMMOND – TRANSITIONING CAREERS... Read More
  • NEXUS Volunteers with STS Enterprise

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2020 volunteered with STS Enterprise. NEXUS participants conducted mock business interviews with high school and college students at the University of Memphis. Read More

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2020 - November 19, 2020
“Understanding the Enneagram to Understand You! Stress & Change” -PART 2 hosted by NEXUS

Members of the NEXUS Network are invited to attend an Enneagram Workshop on November 19; 5:30-7:30pm at Second Presbyterian

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November 12, 2020 - November 12, 2020
“Understanding the Enneagram to Understand You! 9 Types Overview” -PART 1 hosted by NEXUS

Members of the NEXUS Network are invited to attend an Enneagram Workshop on November 12; 5:30-7:30pm at Second Presbyterian

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November 5, 2020 - November 5, 2020
Sandy Willson to Return to NEXUS in November

Sandy Willson will return to NEXUS on November 5 as the Class of 2021 Session Speaker. NEXUS was Sandy's vision and he

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Nexus Voice

  • Encouraging the development of new, capable and principled leaders for our city is critical for Memphis to thrive and be all that it can be. NEXUS has given me the opportunity to share some of my experiences while at the same time become encouraged myself about the potential class of rising leaders in the community. Developing a relationship with my protégé has been a privilege and a joy.

    Barbara Prescott

    Mentor / Vice President, Consultant & Licensed Professional Counselor / Allie Prescott & Partners

  • In NEXUS I have found a glimpse into the future of Memphis, with people of diverse backgrounds combining their collective wisdom and talents for the betterment of the community. My mentor provided me with his unique point of view which prompted me to look at issues outside of parameters based solely on my past experiences.

    Jeb Fields

    Protege / Vice President / Commercial Advisors, LLC

  • I’ve had the opportunity to participate in NEXUS as both a protege and a mentor, and both experiences have challenged me personally and professionally. The sessions are timely and applicable, and the personal interaction provides a type of “support group” that is often missing within the traditional business community.

    Sally Pace

    Mentor and Past Protege / Senior Vice President of Marketing, FTN Financial

  • I was a protege in the very first year NEXUS was introduced. Not only did I meet a great mentor but I was exposed to the community. I have built a network for which I am always indebted to NEXUS.

    Sridhar Sunkara

    Past Protege / Director Information Systems / Center City Commission

  • I felt like I got a renewed passion for our city. So many of the speakers really celebrated the great benefits Memphis has to offer as well as our unique culture and resources. Additionally, I got a chance to network with several different professionals in various careers, which was a great opportunity for me. As a teacher, I usually only network with others in education.

    Karen Brickey

    NEXUS Protégé and Teacher, The Soulsville Charter School

  • NEXUS exposed me to a diverse group of individuals with a common goal of improving themselves and Memphis. It provided a great network for future fellowship and leadership opportunities, and the protégé-mentor relationship brought many wonderful learning experiences.

    John Phillips V

    NEXUS Protégé, Chief Investment Officer, Red Door Wealth Management

  • Jan Mitchell, NEXUS Protégé

    Jan Mitchell

  • NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley

    Mentor-Jill & Hayley

  • NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.

    Amy Strickland

  • Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.

    Bethany McRae

  • Miska Bibbs

    Miska Bibbs

  • Kem Wilson

    Kem Wilson

  • Sandy Willson

    Sandy Willson

  • Jeb Fields

    Jeb Fields