ASF’s North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows Program was created back in 1994. Fifteen years later, it has implemented some exciting new initiatives — including expanding recruitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and offering sustainability grants to sites committed to continuing Fellows’ projects — thanks to a partnership with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
The Trust is deeply committed to supporting communities in their efforts to enhance the health of lower income North Carolinians — and at this weekend’s NC Schweitzer Fellows orientation, Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller will be delivering a workshop on leadership to new Fellows who are aiming to do just that. (Click here to read about the new class of NC Fellows’ projects, and click here to read an insightful profile of McNeil-Miller.)
“As emerging leaders in service, it is critical Fellows become skilled in all aspects of leadership development,” says Barbara Heffner, North Carolina Schweitzer Fellowship Program Director. “Therefore, we are thrilled one our partners and supporters, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller, has agreed to lead a 2-hour peer leadership workshop during our orientation training for our Fellows on May 31 in Davidson, NC.”
McNeil-Miller proved herself to be a rousing speaker at last year’s Fellows for Life Conference, which was geared toward strengthening the leadership skills of Fellows for Life in health-related service.
“Karen is an excellent example of professionalism and leadership for our Fellows,” says Meghan Johnson, ASF National Programs Director (and a Fellow for Life herself: 2000-2001, Boston). “Her presentation at the 2008 Fellows for Life Conference was energizing and inspirational for all who were in attendance.”
Expect the same from her talk this weekend.
“Ms. McNeil-Miller is a recognized expert in this field and has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit arena, specifically in the area of leadership training,” Heffner says. “Her workshop is one of the many ways the Trust has committed to partnering with the Fellowship to nurture strong leaders in service while meeting the needs of underserved communities in North Carolina.”