An in-depth look at impact–a focus on Leadership Winston-Salem

Did you miss these Winston-Salem Monthly articles when they first came out?  Read them here now:

May 2015               Lessons in Leadership: Igniting Community Leadership for 30 years—and beyond

April 2015              Called to Lead: Leadership Winston-Salem aims for diversity

March  2015           Allied Forces: LWS has led to numerous collaborations over the years: here is a recent example…

February 2015       Double Duty: Local couples discuss sharing the Leadership Winston Salem Experience

January 2015         In Good Health: How a recent LWS challenge is creating a “Healthy Winston-Salem”

December 2014     A Christmas Collaboration: How a LWS project continues to make the holidays brighter for families in need

November 2014    Moving Forward: New space provides new connections for LWS

October 2014         Healing Force: How LWS helped launch Crisis Control’s innovative Free Pharmacy

September 2014   How LWS Graduate Trae Cotton is Paying it Forward

August 2014         Leadership Connects to Education

July 2014             Leadership in Action: Action Learning Projects help build and better the community

June 2014           Igniting Community Leadership: For 30 years, Leadership Winston-Salem has connected, energized, and transformed local leaders

 

 

LWS Welcomes New Board Members

WINSTON-SALEM – Leadership Winston-Salem announced the addition of eight new members to the Board of Directors, and the election of officers for 2015-2016. Chairing the Board of Directors is Andrew (Andy) Dreyfuss, Venn Capital. Other officers include Vice Chair Andrew (Andy) Brown, COR 365; Secretary Kathy Goliszek, Carolina Urological Associates; Treasurer Lisa Venable, DataMax Corp; and immediate past Chair is Dr. D. Kathy Stitts, Winston-Salem State University.

Newly appointed board members are Dr. Trae T.Cotton, Winston-Salem State University; Dale (Dek) Driscoll, The Driscoll Group; Rev. Donald Jenkins, St. Paul United Methodist Church; Joanna Lyall, Wake Forest Baptist Health; Wendy Poteat, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce; Evan Raleigh, City of Winston-Salem; Claire Tuttle; Community Volunteer; and Brad Zabel, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County.

The Board of Directors acknowledged the contributions of outgoing board members Linda Jackson Barnes with the Office of the Mayor for her six years of service; Cynthia Charles, Secretary for her three years of service ; Bishop J.C. Hash with St. Peter’s World Outreach Center for his six years of service; Thomas (Tom) Ingram with Wake Forest Baptist Health for his six years of service; Peter Juran, past board chair for his seven years of service, Dr. Doris Páez  with Forsyth Futures for her five years of service; Vickie Russell with Wake Forest Baptist Health for her three years of service, and Karl Yena for his six years of service.

With a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community, Leadership Winston-Salem, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization founded in 1984, offers a nine-month Flagship Program that challenges participants to increase their personal and collective capacity to transform the community through civic engagement, servant leadership and building social capital.

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Leadership Winston-Salem Receives Award

WINSTON-SALEM – The Association of Leadership Programs (ALP), a national organization of community leadership programs, has presented its 2013 Excellence in Innovation award to Leadership Winston-Salem. Jo Ellen Carson, executive director, accepted the award at the association’s annual meeting in Arlington, VA.

Leadership Winston-Salem was selected based on a component of its Flagship Program curriculum called Action Learning projects. Since 2005, more than 60 Winston-Salem area agencies such as Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, Smart Start and Senior Services have benefitted from having small teams of Flagship Program participants learn about a dilemma facing the agency and then develop recommendations for how to solve it. Many of these agencies would not have resources to pay for professional guidance, so they appreciate the insights that the teams provide.

“Leadership Winston-Salem has existed for nearly 30 years, but the Action Learning projects were not part of the curriculum until eight years ago, explained Carson. The projects allow class participants to learn a lot about a local agency partner, but also they help individuals learn more about themselves as leaders and how they can use their skills to make a positive difference in the community.

To facilitate the action learning projects, each year about 50 Leadership Winston-Salem class members are divided into teams of six to eight people. Each team is assigned to work with an agency partner. Over several months, they meet with the agency partner, but also separately as a team, to explore ideas and strategies for how to solve a challenge that the agency faces. Participants learn to ask insightful questions and use reflective listening. At first, it’s tempting for team members to jump in and start brainstorming a solution before they fully understand the problem, Carson said. That’s why each team has a coach who attends some of their meetings. The coach helps them think about how they are interacting and approaching the problem-solving – individually and as a group. As a result, participants learn more about themselves as leaders while also gaining experience working with a diverse group of people to solve a problem, Carson added.

With a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community, the Leadership Winston-Salem Flagship Program is a nine-month experience with monthly sessions covering topics including healthcare, human relations, government, public safety, social services, community development, arts and education. For more information visit www.leadershipws.org.

Leadership Winston-Salem Elects Officers

WINSTON-SALEM  Leadership Winston-Salem announced the addition of five new members to the Board of Directors, and the election of officers for 2013-14. Chairing the Board of Directors is Peter J. Juran, Blanco Tackabery;other officers include Vice Chair Dr. D. Kathy Stitts, Winston-Salem State University; Secretary Alison Y. Ashe-Card,Wake Forest University; Treasurer Benjamin Rowe, City of Winston-Salem; and immediate past Chair is Cheryl D. Joyner, BB&T.

Newly appointed board members are Tyke Arbaugh, BB&T; Andrew (Andy) Brown, COR365; Carrie Collins, YMCA;Kathy Goliszek, Carolina Urological Associates; and Lisa Venable, DataMax Corporation.

The Board of Directors acknowledged the contributions of outgoing board members B. Jane Doub with Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. for her six years of service and Lawrence (Rence) Callahan with Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce for three years of service.

With a mission of educating, connecting and energizing leaders to serve and improve the community, Leadership Winston-Salem, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization founded in 1984, offers a nine-month Flagship Program that challenges participants to increase their personal and collective capacity to transform the community through civic engagement, servant leadership and building social capital.