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EMERGE 2021
The delivery method may be different for Commerce Lexington's annual EMERGE Conference on Tuesday, March 9th, but the full-day of virtual programming will engage emerging leaders, providing community education and professional development on a variety of topics through dynamic speakers and panel discussions.

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3/9/20218:00am to 5:00pmAngela Carlos


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3/9/202112:00pm to 1:00pm


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3/9/20213:00pm to 4:00pm


Jo Ellen Carson will walk you through the ALP website and answer your questions.

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3/9/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


Leadership Metro Richmond and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities are excited to continue offering this educational training to teach best practices in facilitation by gathering safely in the virtual setting.  Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation is intended to strengthen the Richmond region by equipping our community leaders with the tools they need to lead conversations in a manner that is inclusive, informative, and effective.  The way we engage with one another is changing and it is important that we are equipped with the skills to not just navigate but also effectively communicate across this ever-growing digital landscape. This program will not only offer up practical tips but will also give participants the opportunity to put their new skills into practice.

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3/11/20219:00am to 11:00amPatricia Bradby


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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3/11/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


We have all found ourselves in more virtual meetings this past year than we have probably encountered in our entire lives thus far. What once seemed to be the exception is becoming more of a norm. However, just because we are holding and participating in more virtual meetings doesn’t mean they are getting better or easier. Virtual meetings require a different set of tools and strategies to be successful. This session will model the use of tools to create effective and engaging virtual meetings, provide you with some strategies and best practices, and address frequently asked questions about managing virtual meetings. You will leave this session with tools and tips that you can implement immediately to take your virtual meetings to the next level.
Brandy B. Walker, Ph.D.  
Associate Public Service Faculty
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
University of Georgia

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3/15/20213:00pm to 4:00pm


Do you know all that ALP has to offer?  Come hear about our resource library, the affinity groups, programming and more!
 

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3/17/20214:00pm to 5:00pm



 

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3/18/20218:30am to 10:30amEd Manning


Leadership Metro Richmond and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities are excited to continue offering this educational training to teach best practices in facilitation by gathering safely in the virtual setting.  Leading Conversations: Best Practices in Facilitation is intended to strengthen the Richmond region by equipping our community leaders with the tools they need to lead conversations in a manner that is inclusive, informative, and effective.  The way we engage with one another is changing and it is important that we are equipped with the skills to not just navigate but also effectively communicate across this ever-growing digital landscape. This program will not only offer up practical tips but will also give participants the opportunity to put their new skills into practice.

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3/18/20219:00am to 11:00amPatricia Bradby


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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3/18/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


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3/22/20211:30pm to 2:30pm


This pacesetter meeting will be an open forum.  Wendy Thomas, chair, will send a Doodle Poll soon to gather interest.
 

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3/22/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


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3/23/20213:00pm to 4:00pm


Diversity, inclusion, and equity are increasingly at the forefront of conversations throughout our communities. As strategic leaders and as the decision-making body at the highest level, nonprofit boards have a responsibility to diversify their composition, create an inclusive culture, and be equity-focused in how they see their work (and the world.)  

Jim Taylor (VP of Leadership Innovation, BoardSource) will discuss the importance of DEI to our missions and current national data on nonprofit board diversity.   Taylor will provide critical steps that boards can take (regardless of where they are in their racial equity journeys) to become more impactful through a more significant commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   


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3/25/20219:00am to 10:00amPatricia Bradby


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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3/25/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


Learn the skills necessary to facilitate effective and powerful group discussions to help teams move past complex problems or controversial topics through dialogue, feedback, and consensus building.
  • Facilitated by: Griff Hall, Griff Strategic Leadership
Course Objectives:
  • Learn what it takes to move past basic group conversations
  • Recognize group dynamics, motivations and audience feelings and how to manage
  • Practice advanced facilitation techniques including: maintaining neutrality, building consensus, addressing resistance, how to handle problems such as hecklers, bullies and other disruptive participants, and conquering fears during hard conversations

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3/31/202112:30pm to 4:30pmLura Hammond


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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4/1/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


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4/6/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


Regional Leadership Exchange: The Future of Community Leadership Programs and Member Impact

Join our Regional Leadership Exchange to engage in a forum on the impact of key leadership organizations across the community. We will consider new ways to sustain connectivity, increase collaboration and make a further positive impact throughout our region. 

The CEOs/Executive Directors of each participating regional leadership organization will provide a 3-minute lightning round presentation. Each presentation will focus on what the leaders of each organization think the ideal role of their groups should be within the community. 

As a key influencer in the region, your perspectives are vital to helping shape the future vision of our organizations. Attend to share unique perspectives, big picture ideas, and observations on the role and nature of community leadership programs.  

Moderated by: 

Marty Rodgers, Senior Managing Director - Market Unit Lead - South & Metro Washington DC Office, Accenture


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4/8/202110:00am to 11:00amJay Shepley


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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4/8/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


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4/12/20212:00pm to 3:30pm


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4/13/202112:00pm to 1:00pm


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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4/15/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


This will be a two hour planned topic session

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4/19/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


Participants were forgiving when the pandemic began and events quickly shifted online, but now they realize that “bad Zoom” is the cause of their “Zoom fatigue.” It’s time to think differently. Instead of trying to replicate in-person events, let’s reimagine them to meet the needs of participants. We invited Robbie Samuels to share his personal evolution from speaking on stage to online. He’s a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer who has hosted or presented at nearly 100 virtual events, including a weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour he’s hosted since March 13, 2020.  He will share:
  • The ingredients and skills necessary for designing an engaging online experience.
  • The importance of identifying the purpose of your event. 
  • What it means to think cinematic rather than theatrical.
  • Why it is important to get 5% better every time you host or present an online event.
Attend this session and you’ll receive Robbie’s #NoMoreBadZoom Settings Checklist so you’re ready to try out the techniques he shares.

Robbie has been certified as a virtual presenter and virtual convener. Through The 5% Advantage Program, he helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences. Participants of this 4-week training are eligible to become Certified Virtual Event Professionals #NoMoreBadZoom. 
 
 

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4/20/20213:30pm to 5:00pm


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4/21/20213:00pm to 4:00pm



Companies recognize the fundamental value of developing talent, advancing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and finding innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. At the same time, nonprofits require highly effective boards to strategically and financially achieve their more significant potential. So here is the great opportunity: for business people to serve on nonprofit boards, including with a clear understanding of how they can have a meaningful impact. Our studies show the benefits of nonprofit board service to companies, employees, nonprofits, and communities, including advancing racial equity fundamental to success.  

Join Alice Korngold to learn how companies and nonprofits can grow value by advancing DEI and effective nonprofit board service.  Alice's organization has trained and matched over one thousand business executives to nonprofit boards worldwide, consulted hundreds of boards, and advised companies on ESG (environment, social, and governance). She speaks at global meetings, including the United Nations. 


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4/22/20211:00pm to 2:00pmPatricia Bradby


Connect with peers for an open conversation, ask questions, or share what is on your mind.

 

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4/22/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.

Sessions will be held each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom beginning March 4. 

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4/22/20214:30pm to 6:00pmKelly Doucet


Journeying from our childhood days to adulthood, powerful learning takeaways emerge and become foundational to evolving our hearts and minds.  The stories handed down to us are invaluable. The ones we create help build our character and shape our cultures. This session focuses on shared stories with the backdrop of Kentucky. It's the kind of forum you can lean into and reflect upon your own experiences. Join in to connect with what drives you forward and get inspired to share with others.

This Green Room Microlearning features Henrietta Pepper, Chief Strategist, Author, and Speaker. As a self-described serial entrepreneur, Henrietta Pepper has built a successful career in marketing and advertising spanning more than three decades, including owning and operating a successful brand communications firm for 14 years. After selling that firm in 2018, she founded GCJ Consultants, LLC and serves as Chief Strategist for the firm today. 

An advocate of further education, Henrietta’s own educational background includes dual Bachelor's degrees from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky/University of Louisville Executive MBA program. A lifelong learner, she has earned accreditation from several leadership training and management programs,
including Harvard University. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Louisville College of Business.

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4/23/202111:00am to 12:00pmShelley Douthitt


Join ALP Board Chair Christopher Kennedy (CEO of Leadership Austin TX) and his Board Chair Jessica Weaver as they discuss the value of ALP to board members.

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4/26/20211:00pm to 2:00pm


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4/26/20211:30pm to 2:30pm


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4/27/202112:00pm to 1:00pm


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4/29/20213:00pm to 4:30pm


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5/4/20214:00pm to 5:00pm


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