A discussion about the benefits of public-private partnerships will kick off a full day of sessions on Dec. 10 for the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP). In the afternoon, the MCLP class will learn what it’s like to lead non-profit organizations.
The public-private partnership panelists will be:
• David Hales, Bloomington City Manager
• Dan Irvin, Director Corporate Communications at Mitsubishi Motors
• Mark Peterson, Town of Normal City Manager
• Marty Vanags, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Council
• Ed Woods, Director of State Farm Bank
Moderator Jay Verner, Public Affairs Manager at COUNTRY Financial, will guide a discussion about the value and benefits of public and private entities working together.
Panelists discussing the roles of non-profit leaders and the challenges of their business will be:
• Jane Chamberlain, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McLean County YWCA
• Myra Gordon, Executive Director of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
• Lyn Hruska, Executive Director of Heartland Red Cross
• Dale Strassheim, President and CEO of the Baby Fold
Bruce Bergethon, General Manager of WGLT, will serve as moderator for the non-profit panel discussion.
This Dec. 10 MCLP learning event is one of 16 that participants in the 2012 MCLP class attend during the eight-month program. Each event includes sessions designed to increase participant’s self-knowledge, expand their connections with people of diverse backgrounds and expertise, and enhance their own leadership skills.