Millennials, Continued: How to Engage and Retain This Amazing, Complex Generation

Plan to join us for a lunch and learn with Dr. Rogan Kersh,
Provost and Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University.

Monday, March 27
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Benson Center, Wake Forest University

$25 per person Early Bird registration by March 13, 2017
$30 per person after March 13, 2017

Box lunches and drinks will be provided.
Seating is limited.
Please click here to register.

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to serve and improve our community.

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Alumni Action Learning January 10, 2017

Have you wanted to be more involved as a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem? Do you miss your days of working with a group on an Action Learning Project?

For those of you who graduated prior to 2006, Action Learning Projects are now done by groups of current LWS participants throughout their class year. Since inception a decade ago, LWS has worked on 70 projects dealing with things from logos to assessing relocation options to marketing and branding

Do you feel you could be helpful to organizations who have a project to be completed?

If YES, then join us on January 10, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and learn all about our how you can be on an Alumni Action Learning Team.

On January 10th, you will have the opportunity to meet with numerous organizations that have a need. You will select one and over the next four months you will have the opportunity to meet with them several times to work together to accomplish their project.


January 10, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
at The Winston-Salem Foundation Third Floor

751 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Art Exhibit Preview and WSPD Trust Talk:

Our next education event will take place at SECCA on Wednesday, December 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. and will offer you the opportunity to socialize with friends, preview a new art exhibit, and participate in a Trust Talk with the Winston-Salem Police Department. Here are the details:

Alumni Social and Art Exhibit Preview:
5 – 6 p.m.

You are invited to attend an Alumni social and a preview of SECCA’s newest exhibit “Dispatches” prior to the Trust Talk.

“Dispatches” provides live news through art. The exhibit gathers and generates artistic responses to the news by 34 contemporary artists and photojournalists. The exhibit includes a survey of works from 2010 – present and launches a series of commissions, or “dispatches,” on current events and the critical issues of our time.

Trust Talk: 6 – 8 p.m.

Following the social hour, the Winston-Salem Police Department is hosting a Trust Talk, a Police and Community Dialogue, specifically for LWS current class participants and Alumni.

The goal of this event is to bring together members of diverse communities and its police officers to improve community and police relations, further an authentic community policing culture, and promote dignity, understanding, trust and respect in police and community interactions.

750 Marguerite Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Registration for the Alumni event is free.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Limited space available.
Click here to register by December 9.

Join Fellow LWS Alumni for Our Inaugural Day of Service

What better way to re-engage our LWS Alumni than by serving our community? We are excited to announce and welcome you to participate in our inaugural Alumni Day of Service on June 9th, where we will reconnect while making a difference. We have partnered with four local non-profits for the Day of Service and there are a variety of 2-hour shifts. If you are unable to participate in the Day of Service, we ask that you make a difference through a LWS Act of Kindness.*

Photos from the Day of Service and LWS Acts of Kindness will be highlighted through pictures that evening at our Alumni Celebration!

WHO: Any LWS Alumni

WHEN: Thursday, June 9th

WHERE: FOUR locations and times to choose from OR LWS Acts of Kindness (anywhere/anytime between now and June 9!)

WHY: Giving back and cultivating community allows alumni to continue Leadership Winston-Salem’s mission

Space is limited, so sign up today! Additional details can be found here.

*If you participate in the LWS Acts of Kindness, please e-mail Susan Morris and tell your story of kindness or any pictures you may take showing your kindness by 12pm June 9. We would like to share as many as we can at Celebration.

Millennials: Attracting, Retaining and Engaging the Next Generation in our Community

Join Leadership Winston-Salem for a Community Conversation luncheon with Rogan Kersh, Provost, Wake Forest University.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Wake Forest University, Benson Center


This is your opportunity to join Provost Kersh in an exploratory, interactive conversation.  We’ll explore questions such as:

  • How do you keep millennials at your company/nonprofit?
  • Why is this generation referred to as narcissistic?
  • What are 3 tips for engaging millennials in the workplace?
  • How many jobs are millennials projected to have before they retire?
  • What will make millennials most likely to join or stay on your board?
  • Are you a millennial?
  • What are the giving patterns of millennials and why?

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

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