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
Arts-Based Community DevelopmentDr. Richard Geer & Dr. Qinghong Wei
Local Foods & Local DevelopmentGrow Appalachia Staff
Engaged, Encouraged & Empowered: A Track for Youth Leaders (16-24)Hasan Davis & Dreama Gentry
Women and LeadershipCaroline Carpenter
Digital Storytelling for ImpactMimi Pickering
Building & Sustaining Local PhilanthropyBob Long
Strategic Not for Profit Management & Transformational LeadershipAimee Russillo
Ordinary Communities Achieving Extraordinary ResultsDr. Vaughn Grisham & Sandy Grisham
Becoming a Kentucky Trail TownElaine Wilson & Seth Wheat
A Holistic Approach to Community HealthCarla Baumann
Fundraising Beyond GrantsLee Ellen Martin
Beginning Grant WritingChristy Bailey
Communication Strategies for Experienced LeadersSteve Kay
Train the Trainer: The Brushy Fork Community Leadership CurriculumPeter Hille & Mark Nigro

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