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.
NEXUS hosted the Fifth Annual Leadership Luncheon on January 30 with Jason Wexler, Chief Operating Officer for the Memphis Grizzlies and FedEx Forum. The event offered a special opportunity for community leaders, NEXUS alumni and current participants to come together and learn more about NEXUS and mentoring. Please contact NEXUS for more information. Our recruitment efforts will begin this spring for the NEXUS Class of 2015.
Congratulations to the 2014 Memphis Mentoring Awards Presented by NEXUS:
Outstanding Mentoring Industry/Company: The Society of Women Engineers at Medtronic
Outstanding Mentoring Organization/Non-Profit: Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
Outstanding Male Mentor: Walter Casey
Outstanding Female Mentor: Nicole Gates
Outstanding NEXUS Mentors: Lewis Williamson, Jr.