Discussions That Matter: Compassion

Discussions That Matter: Compassion

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To maintain security of the meeting, registration closes at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT the evening before the National Leadership Network events.

Alumni of Leadership Programs across the country discuss topics that impact our communities. This session will explore Compassion.

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This event will take place on Zoom. The meeting link will be sent out the morning of the event.

Effective Human Resource professionals and managers recognize that employees who feel that a supervisor cares about them at work are more likely to stay with their organization, have more engaged customers, are more productive, and produce more profitability for the organization.

What happens in communities where leaders across sectors and industries behave with compassion, demonstrating that they care for those in their community? What can we accomplish locally by leaning on compassion that could have a collective impact nationally?

Analyzing words like caring, friendship, happiness, and love; Gallup learned through asking 10,000 followers that compassion is one of four basic needs that followers say the most key influential leaders demonstrate in their lives.

On Tuesday, May 18, hear from national experts and compassion-centered practitioners before you engage with fellow alumni from across the country in small groups, applying theories to practice.

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Arrey Obenson, President and CEO of International Institute of St. Louis, MO

Arrey Obenson is the President & CEO at International Institute of St. Louis. Prior to this role he served as Secretary General of JCI a global network of 150,000 young active citizens in more than 100 countries. In this capacity, supervised a team to advance the mission of the organization and empower young people to create positive change.

"Leadership is empowering others to achieve their greatest potential and finding what's best inside of everybody."

Bill Haslam, Former Governor of State of Tennessee

As a former business leader, two-term mayor of Knoxville, TN, and two-term Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam has been at the center of tough decisions on the local, state and federal levels. He is well known for making decisions on issues ranging from capital punishment, health care and free college tuition based on compassionate ideals and his faith.

"We will make the right decisions that point us toward the future, while doing so with a measure of compassion."

Chetana Bhat (2020 graduate of Leadership Howard County, MD), CEO of Personal, Professional, Relationship Development

Chetana Bhat is a counselor, entrepreneur, and business owner who believes in the importance of connectedness and relationships whether it is within oneself or with the world around us. As an executive coach, she helps executives, managers, and aspiring leaders to improve executive presence, communicate clearly and effectively, recognize both strengths and areas for improvement, and transition into new leadership roles.

“Compassionate leadership includes feeling for people, seeing the world through their perspective and helping them to achieve the stated goals to move the organization forward. ”

Registration for this 90-minute session closes on Monday 05/17 at 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST!

About Discussions That Matter

Discussions That Matter, an ongoing virtual series by National Leadership Network, provides an opportunity for graduates of Community Leadership Programs to engage with their peers from across the nation. A panel of seasoned professionals in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors introduce and discuss relevant issues impacting our country. Along with expert panels, alumni are placed in small groups to engage in meaningful discussions with fellow leaders from across the nation.

National Leadership Network is committed to offering one quarterly session on each of the four basic needs of followers: Trust, Compassion, Stability, Hope.

Tuesday, February 23, 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT - Discussions That Matter: Trust

Tuesday, May 18, 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT - Discussions That Matter: Compassion

Tuesday, August 10, 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT - Discussions That Matter: Stability

Tuesday, November 9, 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT - Discussions That Matter: Hope

About National Leadership Network

NLN was formed with the belief that we are stronger together. It is designed to connect more than 700,000 community leadership program (CLP) alumni nationally from more than 800 CLPs. Through open, honest conversations and a willingness to listen to and learn from differing opinions, NLN participants are committed to finding common ground, addressing the most pressing needs of their communities, and fostering local economic opportunity and long-term change.

Find out more at www.NationalLeadershipNetwork.org