January 8 - 10, 2013 (arriving Monday, Jan 7)
Session 2: Community Well-Being
March 5 - 6, 2013 (arrving Monday, March 4)
Ellen Annala ~ President and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana since 1998. Born and raised in Arizona, she earned a master’s degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in religion from Phillips University in Enid, OK. Ellen serves on the Board of Trustees of Christian Theological Seminary.
Jeremy Bird ~ National Deputy Director of Organizing for America. Jeremy has worked in community organizing, political and, legislative campaigns and advocacy work. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wabash and a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, and currently lives in the Chicago area.
Ken Millard ~ Retired pastor of St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Indianapolis, one of the ten largest congregations of United Methodist Churches in the United States. In 2007 he received The Distinguished Evangelist Award given to individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments helping people experience God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ in the Wesleyan tradition. Dr. Millard states: "We believe God has called us into being to make a positive, transforming difference in the world and that the heart of transformation is the transformation of the heart."
Clay Robbins ~ President of Lilly Endowment Inc. and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Wabash College and received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a partner of Baker and Daniels prior to becoming President of Lilly Endowment. Clay is a member of North Methodist church in Indianapolis.
Session 3: Education in Indiana
May 7-8, 2013 (arrving Monday, May 6)
David Shane ~ Recently retired President and CEO of Lacy Diversified Industires, Ltd. LLC, investment company. In 2005 and 2006 he served as Gov. Mitch Daniels' senior policy advisor for education adn employment, working in the areas of workforce development, higher education and K-12 education.
Bill Stanczykiewiez ~ Preseident and CEO; Indiana Youth Institute; a statewide nonprofit which has become a forite resource for youth-service providers, government officials and the media across Indiana. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University; and Bill is an adjunct faculty member at Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Claudia Cummings ~ Vice President, Workforce and Education, Conexus Indiana. Conexus is focused on issues like workforce development, exploring new market opportunities and building research and supplier networks to help Indiana manufacturing and logistics firms succeed.
Jamie Merisotis ~ President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, America's largest private foundation whose goal is enrolling and graduating more students from college. Before joining Lumina Foundation, Merisotis was founding president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Founded in Washington, D.C., in 1993, IHEP is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to access and success in postsecondary education. While at IHEP, Merisotis helped establish the Alliance for Equity in Higher Education, a coalition of national associations whose members represent more than 350 minority-serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Jay Height ~ Executive Director of Shepherd Community Center and has served the near-east side of Indianapolis since 1995. At Shepherd, Height leads the charge in breaking the cycle of poverty. In ten years, Height has accomplished a budget growth from $100,000 to the current $4.2 million and a staff growth from three to more than sixty. Prior to leading Shepherd, Height served at Common Ground Ministries in Cincinnati for three years.
Jim McClelland ~ Since 1974 Jim has been President and CEO of the Indianapolis-based Goodwill organization which, with 2500 employees and $100 million in revenue, is one of the largest of 160 Goodwill corporations in North America. In 2004 Goodwill founded the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, a public charter school focused on helping increase the high school graduation rate in Indianapolis and the percent of graduates who enroll in and complete post-secondary education. In September 2010, Goodwill opened a second high school, The Excel Center, to provide a diploma option for older youth and adults who left school before graduating.
Dr. Vince Bertram ~ President and CEO of Project Lead The Way. Prior to joining PLTW, Vince was superintendent of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. He earned doctorate, specialist, master, and bachelor degrees from Ball State University, a master’s in education policy and management from Harvard University, an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is an alumnus of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Session 4: Changing Economies in Indiana
July 30 - 31, 2013 (arriving Monday, July 29)
Session 5: National Study Trip
August 12 - 19, 2013
Session 6: Immigration and Changing Demography
October 22- 23, 2013 (arriving Monday, Oct 21)
Session 7: Poverty and Hunger
January 7 -9, 2014 (arriving Monday, Jan 6)
Session 8: Conflict Resolution and Mediation
March 18 - 19, 2014 (arriving Monday, March 17)
Session 9: Administering Justice in Indiana
May 13 -14, 2014 (arriving Monday, May 12)
Session 10: Health Care and Ministry
July 29 - 30, 2014 (arriving Monday, July 28)
Session 11: International Study trip to South Africa
Hold October 4 - 17, 2014 (exact departure date TBD)
Session 12: YOUR Leadership
December 2-3, 2014 (arriving Monday, Dec 1)