MTSU Nonprofit & Social Innovation Student Summit
FREE TO MTSU STUDENTS
Hosted by the Jones College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts
Departments of Management & Marketing, Business Communications & Entrepreneurship, and
Speech and Theater (Organizational Communication).
April 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Jones College of Business
Check In (8:30-11:30) – BAS 273 Coffee. Speaker Tables/Student Organizations Information
Session I (9:10-10:05) – Select one of the following.
BAS 272 – Becoming a Nonprofit Leader
Meagan Flippin, President and CEO, Rutherford and Cannon Co. United Way (MTSU Grad)
BAS 274 – Networking: How to Network and Get Results
Jennifer Seratt, Principal, Provident Consulting, Inc
Session II (10:20-11:15) – Select one of the following.
BAS 272 – Thinking Strategically in Your Organization and About Yourself
Ronni Shaw, Director, Rebecca and Jennings A. Jones Foundation
BAS 2274 – Social Business: Thinking Beyond the Nonprofit Box
Rachel Wilson, PhD, MTSU Entrepreneurship Professor and Guest Speaker
Session III (11:30-12:45) – Current Issues & Trends in the Nonprofit Sector (Q & A)
State Farm Room. Pick up your lunch before entering.
Lewis Lavine, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management
Chris Truelove, Executive Director, Special Kids
Lyn Knopf and Pam Eldridge, Co-founders, Connexon Partners
Michelle Kelley, A Soldier’s Child Birthday Foundation
Session IV (12:45-1:30) – Keynotes:We Did It – So Can You. State Farm Room.
Tasha French Lamley, Founding Executive Director, The Contributor (street newspaper in Nashville)
Amy Alexander, L.M.F.T., Co-founder and Executive Director, The Refuge Center for Counseling
Session V (1:40-2:30) -- Nonprofit Career Strategy Circles. Rm 262, Rm 264
Take your ideas fueled by the inspiration of the previous speakers, and create a personal action plan for taking steps to reach your career goals to work in this area. Students select a small group that is led by a community leader who will assist you with creating your plan. The Strategy Circle may remain in contact virtually to provide support, accountability, and ideas for how each member of the circle and reach their goals.