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Addressing the needs of our state’s poor and underserved.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation serves the unmet needs of children, families and communities in South Carolina through a variety of programs, grant opportunities, collaborative ventures, education and training for nonprofit organizations.

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SC has the 8th highest poverty rate in the nation.
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We’ve awarded 2500 grants to fight poverty in our state.
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We’ve awarded $60 million to fight poverty since we began.
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Nearly 17% of all homeless in SC are children.

FOUNDATION EVENTS

Aug
31
Wed
Crucial Conversations Under Pressure @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This course will help leaders to avoid common mistakes by first highlighting and understanding the things that are most important to their organizations, their employees, and themselves.  They will then explore behaviors, beliefs, and traits that either facilitate or impede progress and success, with an overview of practical ways to develop and build on positive and productive leadership behaviors, thus avoiding mistakes and achieving desired results.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Clarify their organization’s values and mission and describe barriers to reaching them
  • Describe how stress/pressure impact behavior both favorably and adversely
  • Incorporate practices to enhance leadership under pressure
  • Understand the components of the Human Attentional System and how it affects what and how we notice the world around us
  • Explain the role of focus, confidence, commitment, and adaptability as tools for more effective performance in leadership
  • Recognize key components of their Attentional and Interpersonal style under pressure and how they might address specific behaviors to make changes
  • Explain the common nature and course of difficult conversations in their organizations
  • Propose options for handling difficult conversations in more effective ways
  • Understand their own tendencies for communicating under stress
  • Describe a model for effective communication
  • Develop the ability to create simple but clear plan for gaining commitment, establishing accountability, and following up

ronRon Harvey is the founder and Vice President of Global Core Strategies & Consulting LLC.  Ron is a trusted advisor and an expert in helping organizations reduce the loss of top talent.  He focuses on individuals, teams and organizations with achieving and maintain high levels of sustainable performance by enhancing the leader experience, enabling and elevating employee engagement and coaching business professionals in dynamic leadership development. His career has not only spanned years across the military, but also a variety of business sectors. He is retired from the United States Army has more than 28 years of leadership experience of working with leaders at all levels. He has served as a leadership educator, executive coach, facilitator, program manager, trainer, and mentor. He has a distinguished record for helping organizations and individuals develop strategies to achieve optimal results by: building trust, developing relationships, putting people first, and becoming influential and effective communicators- “Leadership Matters”.

Ron excels in inspiring lasting transformations in leaders and organizations that value more than just revenues and maximizing shareholder value. Ron believes that the culture of any organization is driven by the leaders of the organization. He has one goal no matter what it is that he is doing, and that is to be intentional about adding value to the lives of the people that he has the opportunity to support.

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and MBA from Trident University. He currently pursuing his Professional Coaching Certification through Georgetown University and the International Coaching Federation.

Reframe How You Train: The presentation will focus on identifying and using the most effective methods to help learns get the most out of the training and increase their capacity to retain the information after the training is done. You will be able to identify several methods to increase your capability to develop others without telling them what to do.

Sep
7
Wed
Fundraising: Building A Team for the Task @ Webinar
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Often times non-profit executives think that fundraising is something solely left of to them and their staff.  Maximum success is achieved when there is a diverse team committed to the cause.  This session will give insight on who will be on the team, recruiting techniques to get them and how to keep the team motivated for the cause.

Participants will:

  • identify board support to assist with fundraising
  • assess skills of team members to assign specific roles
  • determine the role social media will play in fundraising

SchrendriaRobinsonSchrendria Robinson serves as President of Clear Vision Seminars & Consulting. Clear Vision specializes in professional speaking, business development, grant writing; non-profit management and strategic planning.  Robinson has served as a grant writer and grant reviewer for the past 15 years and has secured over 20 million dollars in grant funds for school districts, faith communities and non-profit organizations. Additionally she has seen dozens of non-profit organizations go out of business because they only had one revenue stream. Through her strategic planning sessions with non-profits she is able to introduce multiple streams of income.  Annually, Robinson speaks to thousands of individuals locally and nationally providing keynote addresses and seminars.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University and earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

In her spare time she loves writing as she is a published author and blogger.  She is happily married to Marcus Robinson of Greenville, SC and they have three boys Marc, Caleb and Kyle.

 

 

Sep
15
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

Sep
28
Wed
How to Work Effectively with Funders
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will feature a panel of three funders from South Carolina who will share their perspective on how best to work with Foundations when seeking grant funds. There is more than $100 million distributed annually in funding by South Carolina based Foundations. Some are geographically constrained while others are not. Learns some ways to improve your relationship with funders and strengthen your chances for Foundation funding.

Facilitators include:

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Tom Keith is the President of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. Tom

In this position he oversees the operations of the Foundation and assists the Foundation Board of Trustees in setting policies and goals. Mr. Keith is active in establishing partnerships and coalitions with other organizations and community groups.

Mr. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marshall University and a master’s in business administration from Winthrop University. He has over 30 years experience in nonprofit management in five states and has served as president of the Foundation since March of 1996.

Mr. Keith also serves as treasurer of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Board of Trustees as well as on the Board of Trustees for Winthrop University Foundation and FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). He has been an active member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations since 2000. He is a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, a group of 40 grantmaking foundations from across the state.

In 2004, Mr. Keith received the Healthy Learners “In All Things Charity” award and in 2007, was appointed to serve on the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission. He was inducted into the Winthrop University College of Business Pinnacle Society in 2008 and earned the Clemson University Institute for Family and Neighborhood Life Leadership Award in 2009.

In 2013 Mr. Keith, was awarded the Otis A. Corbitt Leadership and Community Service Award for exemplary leadership in Human Services, Community Development and Education.

He and his wife, Doris, have two boys, Adam and Matthew. They enjoy traveling, family gatherings and their two dogs, Quincy and Ellie. He also serves as a Sunday school teacher for his church.

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chris steed photoChris Steed serves as Executive Director of the Fullerton Foundation, a private family foundation based in Gaffney, SC.  He works with a board of dedicated directors to foster  health innovation throughout North and South Carolina.  Prior to that he served United Way of the Piedmont for 10 years–first as their Vice President of Community Impact and then as their President & CEO.

The cornerstone of Chris’s career has been strong professional commitment to  innovative programming, leveraged resources and collaboration.  He successfully obtained AmeriCorps*VISTA and RSVP grants through the Corporation of National and Community Services to support specific volunteer efforts in the Upstate of SC.  He worked with community organizations to establish a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance initiative that annually returns nearly $2 million in tax refunds and credits to our local community.  Among his proudest professional accomplishments is the establishment of the Gifts In Kind Center that annually distributes more than $22,000,000 in donated household goods to nonprofits throughout our region. He worked with community partners to attack the significant gap in behavioral health services in our community.  In 2013, United Way of the Piedmont established a 2-1-1 program that provides a 24 hour hotline for people in need of community services.

Prior to his service at United Way Chris held professional roles at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System including the Performance Improvement Manager at the Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  Chris is an active nonprofit consultant and has worked with various agencies in the areas of leadership, planning, and board development.

Chris served on the Blue Ribbon Taskforce for Community Partnership with the National Stroke Association in 2003.  He has served his community on various boards and committees including Leadership Spartanburg Board of Regents, Spartanburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Spartanburg Academic Movement, Advisory Board for AFL, Spartanburg Community College, Cherokee 2020 and the Spartanburg Community Indicators Cabinet.  He is a member of the prestigious Blue Ridge Institute for Southern Community Service Executives.

Chris is a proud product of SpartanburgSchool District 7!  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from WinthropUniversity and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.  He and his wife Erin are the proud parents of 9 year old Sarah and 6 year old JT – two obvious geniuses that will, no doubt, save the world some day!

In their spare time, Chris and Erin enjoy family, travel, cooking, auctions, and entertaining.

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self__002A native of Washington DC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Frank Wideman served 24 years as a career officer in the United States Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Since 1993, he has served as president of the Self Family Foundation in Greenwood, South Carolina, established in 1942 by James C. Self, the founder of Greenwood Mills, and presently governed by third and fourth generations of the donor.

Frank has been active in organized philanthropy as a founding member and first chair of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, and as a trustee and chair of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

Frank is a former member of the Council on Foundations’ Family Philanthropy Committee, and chaired the Council’s 2009 Family Philanthropy Conference. He also currently serves on the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s Board of Directors.

Oct
5
Wed
Leadership Wake-Up: what got you here won’t take you there, let’s get back to the gym Webinar
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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You will receive the link to the webinar one day in advance. If you have trouble connecting to the webinar, please contact Kim Frohnappel at 803-254-0230, Ext. 17 or kimf@sistersofcharitysc.com

When a professional musician needs to grow, that move to the next level doesn’t happen on stage.  It doesn’t happen back stage either.  Growth happens when a small set of hidden actions called the Practice Principles are triggered.

But these aren’t just about music, any non-profit leader can use them when life calls you to something bigger. 

  • Investigate the difference between good and great
  • Infuse your language with words that work
  • Inspire your team to not settle for less
  • Ignite a fire in your community 

Jarrod Haning is the Principal Violist with the SC Philharmonic.  As an award-winning speaker, his humorous stories and inspiring teaching is guaranteed to boost your influence and impact.  Hailed as the “Seth Godin of music,” his expertise has helped doctors, lawyers, teachers, leaders, pilots and more to make a bigger difference in the world around them. His unique approach will leave you talking about this message for days!

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Oct
13
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

Nov
4
Fri
Leading Bravely: Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Carolina’s growing diversity provides local leaders with an opportunity to strengthen their communities through courageous conversations, authentic engagement and social change. This interactive workshop is designed for nonprofit leaders and board members who are ready to build more inclusive, welcoming organizations for those they serve and work with. Utilizing a values-based transformational leadership lens, you will leave with a concrete vision and action steps to strengthen your leadership legacy.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
• Understand and apply core values of diversity, equity and inclusion to your work
• Recognize the inherent worth and dignity of diverse populations and communities
• Identify your signature strengths that can be used when leading organizational change

NewStephaniefor WebDr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, M.S.W. brings more than twenty years of experience in the nonprofit, social service, health, educational and philanthropic sector. As Vice President of Initiatives and Public Policy for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, she designs and manages the Foundation’s organizational strategy and mission effectiveness, ensuring community engagement and impact. She leads the Foundation’s diversity, equity and inclusion work statewide. She directs two statewide Foundation Initiatives, the Kinship Care Initiative and the Immigrant Families Initiative. She develops and implements an advocacy agenda while convening key stakeholders to address needed changes in systems that impact families experiencing poverty statewide. She works to build important alliances and relationships on critical issues affecting children and families to raise awareness and foster action while identifying promising areas for strategic expansion of Initiatives statewide. Previously President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, she joined the Foundation in 2009 after serving as a former grantee and Foundation consultant. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and the Southeastern Council of Foundations and is active on committees focused on governance, leadership development, programming and policy.
Her passion at the Foundation to help South Carolina families live out of poverty resonates personally. Orphaned at Mother Teresa’s orphanage in India and later adopted as a toddler to the United States, Dr. Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter is a first generation immigrant who became a naturalized citizen at age ten. Facing single motherhood in young adulthood, she received government assistance while bravely pushing forward to complete her undergraduate education despite those who advised her to quit. She now also holds a Masters from the University of Minnesota as a Child Welfare Scholar (1999) and a Doctorate from the University of South Carolina as a Council on Social Work Minority Clinical Fellow (2012). She is also a Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellow (2010-2011) and Alumni. She graduated from the Certified Personal and Executive Coaching Program through the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute approved by the International Coach Federation (2013). She is also a graduate of the Spring Midlands Diversity Leaders Initiative through the Riley Institute at Furman University and is a Riley Fellow (2015).

Nov
7
Mon
Best Practices in Nonprofit Financial Management @ Webinar
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Description:

This session is a high-level overview of key best practices in nonprofit financial management. It is designed for board and managers of nonprofit organizations, and will help those leaders understand what some of the best practices look like, so that they can determine if those practices are in place in their nonprofit organizations and how they might put those in place for the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand best practices in nonprofit internal controls
  • Understand best practices in nonprofit financial reporting
  • Understand best practices in nonprofit budgeting and other key areas of financial management

J Breland Feb 2015 (2)Jackie F. Breland is a Certified Public Accountant, financial consultant and President of Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A., a firm that provides comprehensive financial management services to clients in the non-profit, governmental and small business for profit sectors in South Carolina.  Jackie’s focus area is working with small to medium-sized organizations to provide assistance in building financial capacity and strengthening accounting systems and processes. She has over 32 years of financial management experience, with a brief summary as follows:

  • Public accounting experience with Ernst & Young in Columbia, South Carolina.  Primarily audited healthcare and non-profit clients.
  • Public accounting and tax experience with Elliott Davis in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Corporate tax experience managing a large corporate Tax Department for a large insurance company for over eight years, in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Financial Analysis experience, including financial forecasting, planning and general financial analysis.
  • Project Management experience, including the management of a large corporate data warehouse and other company-wide projects.
  • Extensive financial consulting experience with Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A. for the past 16 years, including grant management, financial project management, corporate accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, forecasting, and financial systems design and implementation.

Jackie also provides financial workshops and technical assistance to non-profit organizations in areas of accountability, financial management, financial reporting, accounting policies and procedures, budgeting, cashflow management, internal controls and fraud prevention, federal / state grant compliance, Form 990, risk management and other related topics.  She and her team of CPAs also serve as the outsourced CFO to a number of nonprofit organizations in South Carolina.

Jackie currently serves on the faculty of the Nonprofit Management Program at Winthrop University, a certificate program designed for professionals working in nonprofit organizations.

Jackie served on the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Preserving the Public Trust in 2006 and 2007.  This group developed the Guiding Principles and Best Practices for South Carolina’s nonprofit organizations, which is now in its third edition.  In addition, she is an active member of the American Institute for CPAs, the South Carolina Association of CPAs and South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Contact Information:

Jackie F. Breland, CPA                                      email: Jackie@jackiebreland.com

Jackie Breland Consulting, P.A.                         web site:  http://www.jackiebreland.com

2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 313C

Columbia, SC  29204

803 / 429-1705 (cell)

803 / 252-7337 (fax)

Nov
10
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

Dec
8
Thu
Nonprofit Leadership Development Program @ 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29204
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 Session Dates                      Leadership Themes and  Acclaimed Films

August 18, 2016 Problem Solving & Critical Thinking — Apollo 13 (1995, Ron Howard, Director) The well-known historical events of Apollo 13 are viewed from the human side.  Leaders  must deal with unexpected events that prove well established routines useless.  Examine how well-trained  and disciplined people solve critical problems under extreme duress.
September 15, 2016 Conflict Management & Influence — 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumat, Director) Explore improbable  persuasion as 12 strangers selected for a criminal jury  move from an 11 to 1 vote to convict a minority teenager to a unanimous (0-12) not guilty.  Discover how and why minds are changed.
October 13, 2016 Empowerment and Employee Relations — Norma Rae (1979, Martin Ritt, Director) Follow the evolution of a frustrated mill worker into an empowered leader who helps change a noxious and entrenched work culture.  Contrast how leadership impacts lives through abuse of power as opposed to true empowerment.
November 10, 2016 Power and Authority, Crimson Tide (1995, Tony Scott, Director  Examine the difference between power and authority.  Does the distinction matter to potential followers? Crimson Tide offers a stark comparison of leadership approaches during a crisis.
December 8, 2016 Coaching for Success — Miracle (2004, Gavin O’Connor, Director) Based on the true story behind the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey victory over the USSR, this story is perhaps one of the best examples of successful coaching and team building.  Delve into the way Herb Brooks blends 20 college rivals into a committed, high-performance team.

Facilitator:

Rex Meade
PO Box 14940, Greenville, SC 29610864-421-3014
www.MeadeLLC.com
RexMeade@MeadeLLC.com

Leadership Forum FacilitatorMeade, LLC For over 40 years, Rex Meade has been assisting others in identifying and honing the talents and leadership potential of individuals that is so vital to organizations.  Grounded by his own work  experiences within large engineering/construction firms and a regional hospital setting, Rex has a strong base of practical, workplace knowledge. He has also been active on national, state and local non-profit boards.

During the past 30 years, Rex has focused on organizational improvement and leadership  development.  Having consulted with numerous large and small organizations, he continually strives to deliver highly customized services to each of his clients. Recent clients include Fluor, CB&I, Lafarge, LINC, Shaw, Alcoa, Furman and KBR Building Group. In addition, Rex has worked with several national
professional associations as well as with family owned businesses and many non-profits.

Areas of expertise include:
Assessments, Executive Coaching, Meeting Facilitation, Pragmatic Planning, Leadership Team Alignment, Change Management and Succession Planning.

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