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    May 12, 2021- The Urgency of Purpose-Driven Leadership

    Date: May 12, 2021, 8:30am – 10:00am
    Cheryl Tunison, VP of Professional Development
    Members: No cost
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     In today's competitive marketplace, leadership development can be a key differentiating business strategy. Across sectors and industries, our employees are yearning for leaders who have both the competence and character to create purpose-driven workplaces: environments where our teams are aligned to a vision for impact, and where we champion a people-first culture. We all have the opportunity to develop this type of leader…and to be one ourselves.

    In this session, the key takeaways are how to:

    • Generate trust through vulnerability
    • Drive performance with purpose
    • Create fulfillment through community

    Meet our speaker:

     Rich Johnson is a leadership and organizational coach who helps executives, entrepreneurs and social sector leaders achieve greater personal and professional impact. With two decades of experience starting, leading and advising entrepreneurial organizations, Rich focuses on cultivating leaders with the competence and character for today’s changing world.

    Currently, as a Principal with sr4 Partners, Rich consults and coaches with people leaders across industries and sectors, specializing in leadership development strategies and inclusive leadership initiatives. Rich cofounded Ignite by sr4, a virtual leadership community with training experiences and a dynamic network of members and coaches. Over the past two years, Rich has overseen the leadership curriculum and instructional design, training and facilitation and cultivation of coaching talent for Ignite. In 2007, Rich co-founded Spark Ventures, an international development organization providing strategy and financial capital to social impact partners in Africa and Latin America. As CEO at Spark Ventures for 10 years, Rich managed global partnerships, corporate and individual fundraising and developed an impact travel program that has seen more than 500 participants in the last decade.

    Rich grew up in Rockford and is a graduate of Guilford High School. He holds a BA in Communications and an MA in Cultural Studies from Trinity International University and has studied Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. When he isn’t leading something, you can find Rich running, reading or hanging out with his two adopted dogs, Z and Kia in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

    **1.5 Continuing Education Credits have been approved from SHRM and HRCI***


    Thank-you to our May sponsor
    Ultimate Kronos Group