Nonprofits to Explore Innovative Leadership with National Coach and Community Leaders

Jovian Zayne leadershipDNA Creative Communications (DNA), in partnership with Community Foundation of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Hollingsworth Funds, announces the launch of its 2016 Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums series, “Transforming Nonprofits Through Innovative Leadership” with its kickoff session “Leading Forward: The Mindset of the Nonprofit Leader.” This event will take place on May 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at The Warehouse Theatre, located at 37 Augusta Street in Greenville.

Leadership and professional development coach Jovian Zayne will present the keynote address at the kickoff session. Zayne, a nationally-recognized thought leader, is committed to helping organizations and individuals “Live on Purpose” through targeted training and unique facilitation experiences. In her most recent corporate position, she served as Managing Director of Talent Recruitment at Teach for America where she was responsible for identifying top talent and cultivating more than 2,000 professionals. Zayne has nearly a decade of experience in change management, global leadership development, and organizational transition planning and design and is a recognized leader in the professional development and diversity-training field.

“Jovian is an amazing leader as she embodies and embraces the essence of leadership: to inspire, engage and empower others. Her single-minded focus is to encourage and enable others to live on purpose and she is intentional about acquiring and distributing the intellect and experience that will inspire others to lead,” said Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley and author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win.

“Leading Forward: The Mindset of the Nonprofit Leader” will also feature an experience new to Shine the Light with Innovation Labs facilitated by community leaders. Facilitators will encourage attendees to share their experiences and insights in a dynamic, robust and authentic conversation about the power of mindset in achieving an organization’s mission. Innovation Lab facilitators include Michael Allen – McMillan Pazdan Smith, Whitney Hanna – Greenville County Schools, Billy Crank – Michelin North America (retired) and community volunteer, Calvin Hurst – TD Bank, Cherington Love Shucker – Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Tobi Kinsell – United Way of Greenville County, Beverly Ward – Talent Management, Jo Watson Hackl – Wyche Law Firm, Addy Matney – TM Public Relations, Nika White – Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and Carol Hamilton – Red Fox Road.

“This year’s Shine the Light series focuses on innovation in leadership and is designed to help nonprofit leaders develop the skills to generate transformational change to ensure their organizations thrive in the future,” said Debbie Nelson, president of DNA and founder of Shine the Light. “Each session takes a closer look at key areas where leaders can engage, inspire and encourage their teams to shape an organization prepared to face the challenges of today and tomorrow. We look forward to the added dimension the Innovation Labs will offer attendees in sharing their insights and learning from others’ experiences.”

Click here to register for 2016 Shine the Light Nonprofit Forums!

Posted April 25, 2016 in: Blog, Speakers, Press Releases by Debbie Nelson

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