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.
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. The 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.
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 900 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 a 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.