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.

2016 Track SessionTrack Leader
Engaged, Encouraged & Empowered: A Track for Youth LeadersHasan Davis & Dreama Gentry
Women and LeadershipLori Sliwa
Intergenerational Community BuildingCorita Brown
Reimagining Our Region: Economic Inclusion & InnovationDr. Lori Garkovich
Experience-Based Economies: Leveraging Cultural Heritage, Local Innovation, and Natural Assets to Promote TourismEmily Breedlove
Social Enterprise: Exploring How Mission Meets MarketPaul Wright
How to Change the World in Five Easy StepsDr. Randy Stoecker
Ordinary Communities Achieving Extraordinary ResultsDr. Vaughn Grisham & Sandy Grisham
Performing Community: Why Local Stories MatterRobert Gipe & Bob Martin
Digital Storytelling for ImpactMimi Pickering
Strategic Nonprofit Management & Transformational LeadershipAimee Russillo
Communication Strategies for Experienced LeadersSteve Kay
Beginning Grant WritingChristy Bailey
Fundraising Beyond GrantsLee Ellen Martin

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