Emily Greer, Chief Administrative Officer at ALSAC/St. Jude ...
NEXUS was founded in 2003 as 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.
“We are looking for protégés who are emerging leaders who have not emerged in their organization. We are looking for mentors who are making a difference in Memphis and we would like to replicate their leadership skills,” says Pastor Sandy Willson, NEXUS Co-Founder.
This initiative creates a forum for interaction across religious, racial, and gender lines based on the common interests of leadership development and community improvement.
Now within over 800 principle-centered leaders trained NEXUS continues with the same vision and mission of building a stronger Memphis through the duplication and multiplication of principle-centered leaders.
The mentor / protege relationship is the unique part of NEXUS. The mentors and proteges have individual monthly meetings taking place as their schedule permits. Discussion at these meetings surround the goals of the protege and the monthly assignments. Presently nine monthly sessions are led by proven key-leaders speaking on a series of topics that NEXUS feels every leader must master.