Brushy Fork Leadership Summit

About the Leadership Summit

The Brushy Fork Leadership Summit brings together community and nonprofit leaders to build skills and make connections to support their work. Brushy Fork is recognized regionally for high-quality workshops led by experienced, hands-on presenters.

This fall, Brushy Fork will host the 2021 Leadership Summit as an online event over two weeks, September 13 through 24. The Leadership Summit will offer an opportunity to connect with other leaders and focus on leadership solutions for organization and community issues.

The 2021 Brushy Fork Leadership Summit focuses on adaptive leadership in uncertain times. As our nation and the world emerge from a pandemic and grapple with the social and systemic issues that have become more recognized, nonprofit organizations and grassroots community groups will be dealing with the impacts for years to come. This year’s Leadership Summit has several workshop tracks designed to help nonprofits and community groups consider how to overcome challenges related to funding, program delivery, and other issues in the framework of adaptive leadership. Join us to explore adaptive issues that can’t be solved long-term by only technical solutions. We hope that your organization or community effort will leave strengthened and ready to face the coming year.

The virtual format for this year’s Leadership Summit will be easier to fit within a busy schedule. This year’s workshop tracks have been broken down into two three-hour sessions as seen here:

Week One: September 13-17, 2021
Mon, Sep 13 Tue, Sep 14 Wed, Sep 15 Thu, Sep 16 Fri, Sep 17 
1:00-1:30 PM

Opening Session

1:30-3:00 PM

Plenary Session: Considering Equity and Inclusion
 9:00 AM-Noon

Block One Workshop
Tracks

Part One 
 9:00 AM-Noon

Block One Workshop Tracks

Part Two 
9:00 AM-Noon

Block Two Workshop Tracks

Part One
9:00 AM-Noon 

Block Two Workshop Tracks

Part Two
Week Two: September 20-24, 2021
Mon, SEP 20 Tue, Sep 21 Wed, Sep 22 Thu, Sep 23 Fri, Sep 24 
 No sessions12:00-2:00 PM 

Virtual Spoonbread Experience

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Keynote Address: Geoff Canada
Harlem Children’s Zone
9:00 AM- Noon 

Block Three Workshop Tracks

Part One
 9:00 AM- Noon 

Block Three Workshop Tracks

Part Two
10:00 AM- Noon

Closing Session 
For a more comprehensive look, explore our new workshop schedule.

This format will allow workshop participants the option of attending more than one track. Online portions of workshop sessions will be scheduled for no more than three hours on any one day. We expect that the sessions will also include hands-on work through which you can immediately apply your learning on the workshop topic.

The Brushy Fork Leadership Summit is designed to serve people with a variety of skills and experience. Whether you are the executive leader of a nonprofit organization or a volunteer with a grassroots community group, the Leadership Summit has a workshop track for you! Learn more about our tracks and track leaders.

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Questions?

Please contact Donna Daniels or Jacqueline Corum, or call Brushy Fork at (859) 985-3858.

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