The program issues requests for proposals to nonprofit organizations with community impact projects

(FLINT, MI, September 23, 2022) – Eight area professionals will spend the next eight months honing their leadership skills through Lead Now Flint & Genesee. The Introspective Leadership Development Program, offered through the Flint & Genesee Group, began its ninth cohort on September 16.

“While the workforce landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, the need for effective leaders remains the same,” said Brianna Mosier, director of organizational development at Flint & Genesee Group. “It is very interesting to see how a new cohort of leaders decides to invest in their development. By the time the program ends next spring, cohort members, their employers and our community will be stronger because of it.”

As part of the Lead Now program, each participant takes an in-depth leadership assessment to identify areas for development. They also participate in one-on-one coaching and monthly coaching sessions focused on creating a vision, developing a following, executing on that vision, and achieving results.

Members of the 2022-2023 cohort work and/or live in Genesee County. They include:

  • Corinthian Caruthers II (Flint), Creative Hair School of Cosmetology
  • Chris Engle (Grand Blanc), Mott Community College
  • Vera Groesbeck (Flint), City of Flint
  • Brandy Moeller (Grand Blanc), Flint & Genesee Group
  • Joyce Sanders (Flint), NorthGate
  • Angie Scheidman (Pinkney), University of Michigan Credit Union
  • Beth Worden (Fenton), University of Michigan Credit Union
  • Jill White (Fenton), State Bank

A key component of Lead Now is its community impact project, which allows cohort members to put what they’ve learned into practice in the real world. For example, the 2022 group partnered with the Food Bank of East Michigan to address the volunteer shortage the local nonprofit faced after temporarily suspending its volunteer program due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To determine this year’s project, the program issued a request for proposal open to Genesee County’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies. Submitted projects for the 2022-23 RFP will be reviewed by the Lead Now Alumni Advisory Committee and narrowed down to three finalists. These organizations will then pitch their project ideas to the Lead Now cohort in November. After this session, the Lead Now cohort will select one organization to work with for a year.

To submit your proposed project, please fill it out this is an application and email back to bmosier@flintandgenesee.org on or before October 28.

To learn more about Lead Now, visit flintandgenesee.org/leadnow.

About Flint & Genesee Group
Flint & Genesee Group supports the region through its commitment to developing businesses, talent and places. Marketing its services through four divisions – Explore Flint & Genesee, Flint & Genesee Chamber, Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance, and Flint & Genesee Education and Talent – as well as with community partners, org works to strengthen the economy of Flint and Genesee County, and create a place where people thrive and businesses invest and grow. For more information, visit flintandgenesee.org and check us out Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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