Brushy Fork Annual Institute

Track Sessions Overview

The Brushy Fork Annual Institute provides a place for community leaders from central Appalachia to come together to explore issues facing the region and to develop solutions they can implement in their organizations and communities. The Institute features informative plenary sessions, hands-on workshop tracks and focused networking opportunities.

Participants enroll in one track session, which provides 14 hours of intensive training focused on a specific skill set or interest. In addition to acquiring hands-on skills, participants join other inspired leaders who are making a positive difference across Appalachia, expanding their network of contacts and gathering resources for putting ideas to action.

2015 Track SessionTrack Leader
Story Bridge: Story, Performance, Relationship, Conversation, ActionDr. Richard Geer & Dr. Qinghong Wei
AIR:Shift WorkshopBeth Flowers & Tim Glotzbach
Digital Storytelling for ImpactMimi Pickering
Local Foods & Local DevelopmentGrow Appalachia Staff
Engaged, Encouraged & Empowered: A Track for Youth Leaders (16-24)Hasan Davis & Dreama Gentry
Women and LeadershipCaroline Carpenter
A Holistic Approach to Community HealthCarla Baumann
Ordinary Communities Achieving Extraordinary ResultsDr. Vaughn Grisham & Sandy Grisham
Becoming a Kentucky Trail TownElaine Wilson & Seth Wheat
Building & Sustaining Local PhilanthropyDr. Bob Long
Beginning Grant WritingChristy Bailey
Fundraising Beyond GrantsLee Ellen Martin
Strategic Nonprofit Management & Transformational LeadershipAimee Russillo
Communication Strategies for Experienced LeadersSteve Kay
Train the Trainer: The Brushy Fork Community Leadership CurriculumMark Nigro & Peter Hille

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