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CTP Leadership Development Breakfast 2/21/13

Brenda McCoy Hunter
Trainer and Certified Life Coach

Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:30 - 9:00am
Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room

Leading the Next Generation

We are now living in an historical time when more generations live and work together than ever before; when the fastest growing age group is over 85 and where life expectancy is steadily increasing as 10,000 people turn 65 years of age each day.  The current workplace is made up of four generations and is headed toward the greatest worker shortfall in history. Leadership development and knowledge transfer is crucial to the growth and success of progressive organizations and vibrant communities throughout society.

As the largest demographic shift in history begins, the aging workforce is focused on knowledge transfer and organizational sustainability. Mature workers are required to develop positive change, establish challenging opportunities, and implement lasting programs/processes to lead and guide the coming generation of workers. Just as they are called to contribute in the workforce, they must also support and encourage a better tomorrow for future generations in the personal arenas of family, friends and community.

Join in this interactive conversation as we address the following issues for leadership across the generations.

* The Age Wave recap: Who they are

* What needs and what contributions?

*How to help secure the next generation and make a difference

*Why Lead? What difference will it make

* The call to leadership across generations

Brenda McCoy Hunter Bio

Leigh Ann Roberts

Brenda Hunter is an internationally acclaimed trainer, coach and writer. She is uniquely qualified to inspire and develop people who a desire to rise to a new level in life. Her experiences an educational background combine to produce powerful, exciting presentations that audiences can relate to as she shares her thoughts about personal fulfillment, life, and leadership. Her genuine love for people is apparent throughout her engaging presentations to audiences of ten or ten thousand.

Brenda’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to open her first management consulting firm, Arrival, Inc. in 1982, where she specialized in management training and professional development. With that same creative force at work, she has authored a book, “Answering the Call: Six Steps to Leadership and Service.” She is
currently the owner of B. Hunter Associates through which she provides leadership training and life coaching. As a Certified Career Transition Coach, she helps new career entrants, mid-career employees and pre-retirees assess, develop and achieve their goals and missions in life.

She achieved proven leadership ability as the Director of the National Extension Leadership Development Program at Tennessee State University (TSU) in which she developed and coordinated the curriculum and activities for two cohorts of college administrators. During her six years at T. S. U., she also created and
conducted professional growth and leadership seminars for the Student Affairs Division, the Cooperative Extension Program staff, the Agricultural and Environmental Research team and the SGA. Her leadership
development activities have taken her throughout the U.S. working with local, state and federal governments, as well as globally to Japan, China, American Samoa, and New Zealand. Her clients have ranged from the board room to the mailroom. She has worked with individuals from entry level to pre-retirees and CEOs.

Previous clients include Nashville Electric Service, Fisk University, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, St. Thomas Hospital, Tennessee State University, Wake Forest University, Kroger, Winston-Salem State University, Metro Nashville Government, State of TN, TN
Valley Authority, The University of the South at Sewanee and the United Methodist Church.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Adult Education. She is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Nashville, a member of the Tennessee Coaches Alliance, a charter and current member and of Nashville CABLE Club, and a former member of the TN Board of Examiners in Psychology. Brenda is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She and her husband, Arlanders Hunter, have two adult children.