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  Working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.    
  In this October 2017 Issue:    
  Leadership After Hours    
  Celebrity Bartender Event to Welcome the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018    
    Thursday, October 12 at Pizza Gallery & Grill    
  Register Here    
  Save the Date!  Board Governance Training with Chuck Loring    
  Friday, January 26, 2018    
  Save the Date for LEAD Brevard's Signature Fundraiser      
  2018 Leadership Awards & 4 Under 40 Recognition    
  Friday, February 9, 2018    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 Session Update    
  LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!      
  Share your story: "I am LEAD Brevard"    
  Click Here to share your story    


  Click on the flyer above to register or visit:    



Save the date!  Friday, January 26, 2018  Save the date now and make plans to be at LEAD Brevard’s Board Governance and Fundraising workshop with Chuck Loring, sponsored by Florida Eye Associates (Practice Administrator, Trish Barker, Leadership Brevard 1996). 

If you serve on a board(s), are seeking a board service volunteer position or if you are a staff member working with a board of directors – you’ll benefit from this workshop. Last year’s attendees say: “Tactical, actionable for board members.”   “Role & function of board; fundraising section was very beneficial!”   “A great road map for board recruitment and retention.”  “Great information & great workshop!”
Registration and early bird pricing available soon; watch this newsletter and follow LEAD Brevard on Facebook for more information.  

  Friday, January 26, 2018    
  Suntree Country Club    
  Event registration available online soon!    

LEAD Brevard’s signature fundraiser; the Leadership Awards and 4 Under 40 Recognition recognizes a group of 12 finalists under the age of 40 selected from a pool of nominees representing a cross-section of young professionals working in Brevard’s businesses, public and nonprofit sectors.   All 12 finalists are featured during the event with the Top ‘4 Under 40’ receiving special recognition. 

At this signature fundraiser, LEAD Brevard also recognizes the recipient of the 
Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award

This event is a critical component of LEAD Brevard’s mission to attract and retain young professionals, helping to ensure that you have a creative and talented workforce in place.  A portion of your ticket purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.

  Friday, February 9, 2018    
  Space Coast Convention Center    
  Event registration available online soon!    
        Class of 2018 Session Update    

The session title ‘Your Journey Into Leadership’ had no mention of a map, GPS or other way finder for this journey – the 60 participants of the new (best) class of 2018 arrived with eyes wide open and trepidation of the introductions exercise…and of head shots!  The professionals at Simple Media Productions put all at ease and worked their photo shop miracles; headshots are available to each class member as a benefit of participation in Leadership Brevard.


LEAD Brevard board members/alumni

LEAD Brevard board chairman, Josh Field LB '07, Parrish Healthcare, welcomed the class, shared LEAD Brevard’s goals for the program and led a conversation with other LEAD Brevard board members/alumni. Dale Dupree LB ’17, Zeno Office Solutions; Gina Kaiser ’05, FLORIDA TODAY Communications, Gannett Co., Inc.; Dale Ketcham ’86, Space Florida; Kim Rezanka ’02, Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.; and Vinnie Taranto ’14, Media-Over-Matter Productions LC shared their leadership perspectives and their personal take on important leadership characteristics. 

Peer introductions were one of the highlights of the day; using a rhyme, a poem and/or song, classmates introduced each other – here’s what several of them had to say ‘after’ the exercise: 

glad to have met more people (leaders) from all walks of life; amazed at how much talent is in this class – wow! And the new friends I met today.  

Vocalist (and class member) Mel Scott and Theresa Clifton were featured in a news story in FLORIDA TODAY; columnist (and class member) Jessica Saggio wrote a column and will do so monthly; watch for it in your daily newspaper! 

Click Here to read Jessica's September column: "So what is this Leadership Brevard thing?"

The afternoon sessions featured Frank Abbate, Brevard County Manager; Mario Busacca '97, KeyStone Strategies; and Jacob Stuart, Orlando Economic Partnership.   Again, testimonial comments from the class say it best:

Brevard County is the best county in central Florida: Learning how the activities of all of Central Florida impact us in Brevard County; How much Brevard County is growing and the demands of the future and a clear picture of how Brevard is connected to the Central Florida region.  While Leadership Orlando may be the largest community leadership program; Leadership Brevard is the best community leadership program. 

The 2018 Leadership Action Projects (LAP) were on deck during the last session of the day and vied for the talents of the members of the class; seven LAP’s will be part of the Leadership Brevard program this year.  There have been 172 LAP's’s completed since 1986 with an average of 2,500 volunteer hours annually and a financial impact of $1.755 million dollars over 32 years. LAP partner organizations this year are: Aging Matters in Brevard, “Pets on Wheels”; Brevard Achievement Center, “Planning for the Future Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities”; Brevard Homeless Coalition, “Affordable Housing in Brevard County”; The Children’s Hunger Project, “Feed 500 Campaign Video”; Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), 18th Circuit, “Encouraging Volunteers to Take Leadership Roles”; Junior League of South Brevard, “Girl POWER” and LEAD Brevard, Inc. with the Board Doctor, LLC, “Leadership IMPACT: Matching Leadership Brevard Alumni with Nonprofit Organizations Needing Skilled Board Members”. 

CLICK HERE to meet the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018

If you’re interested in being part of this dynamo of leadership next year, please let us know by visiting our web site http://www.leadbrevard.org/leadership-brevard/enrollment-information/ to pre register now!



        LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!    

Share Your Story- "I am LEAD Brevard"
Dear Leadership Brevard Alumni – Share your Story – “I am LEAD Brevard” 
LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as a Leadership Brevard graduate, is making in our community, LEAD Brevard is gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have.

The information you share will be used to tell the community – “Here’s what we have accomplished.”  

        To share your story:    
        or visit: https://leadbrevard.z2systems.com/survey.jsp?surveyId=38&    




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