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 www.firsttennesseefoundation.com.  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.

 

Announcing the NEXUS Class of 2015 Session Speakers &Dates:

NEXUS is excited to announce the session schedule for the NEXUS Class of 2015, we have invited dynamic Memphis leaders that will speak each month on leadership topics that we believe every leader must master!  Alumni are invited to attend the monthly sessions.

Recruitment for the NEXUS Class of 2015 is underway.  As we recruit, we continue to search for experienced, proven leaders to duplicate and young, emerging leaders to develop through mentor ship, relationship and interactive teaching. Please encourage friends and co-workers to participate in the NEXUS program and complete an online application at www.nexusleaders.org by July 18.  Please contact NEXUS at nexus@2pc.org or 901.454.0034 if you have any questions. 

August 23, 2014                       
Opening Retreat                                            
Ed Garrison, Director of Leadership, International Paper

Sandy Willson, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church

For the Kingdom Camp, Memphis, Tennessee

September 4, 2014                  
James Armfield, Managing Director, Firethorn Pictures & Mainstay Entertainment                                     

Larry Jensen, President & CEO, Commercial Advisors, LLC

October 2, 2014                      
Dr. Todd Richardson, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis / Co-Leader, Crosstown Development Project                                                             

November 6, 2014                                                                                                                                                William C. Rhodes, III, Chairman, President & CEO, AutoZone

December 4, 2014                   
Jason M. Little, President & CEO, Baptist Memorial Health Care

January 8, 2015                       
Rose Jackson Flenorl, Manager, Social Responsibility, FedEx Global Citizenship

February 5, 2015                      
Duncan F. Williams, President, Duncan-Williams, Inc.             

March 5, 2015                         
Eric Mathews, Founder & CEO, Start Co.                                              
Douglas G. Scarboro, Chief Learning Officer, City of Memphis                      

April 9, 2015                            
Nancy Hughes Coe, Senior Vice President & Financial Advisor, Dominion Partners             

May 7, 2015                            
Graduation                                            
Rufus Smith, Senior Pastor, Hope Church

All sessions take place at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn.; 5:30-8pm.

 

 



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Testimonials

"Through NEXUS, I realized just how much I could gain from a formal mentoring relationship.  My mentor was an amazing resource for me during our year together, and she continues to be someone I turn to for wisdom and encouragement today. Participating in NEXUS also opened my eyes to the many great things going on in our city and made me excited to be a part of what’s happening here."

 

Julie Blair - NEXUS Protégé and Principal Medical Writer, Medtronic
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