Events - Wednesday, November 18

MBF Leadership Academy: Direct Your Purpose with Ruby Maddox

November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Register at Eventbrite to attend this event! www.eventbrite.ca/e/mbf-leadership-academy-direct-your-purpose-with-ruby-maddox-tickets-128026602013 This event is the kickoff of the Middle Border Forward Leadership Academy! Now, you can experience key components of the innovative MBF Fellowship program without the year-long commitment! These monthly courses can be completed separately or as a series. Join us to sharpen your skills and make an even greater impact on our region. More About "Direct Your Purpose:" What's going to be different this time? How many times have you had great intentions but didn't know how to follow through? Are you feeling "all over the place" on your goals or ideas? Do you need direction and accountability to move forward? Start with Purpose. Your leadership journey is fraught with all kinds of stumbling blocks and misdirection. Clarity and focus are essential. Developing a strategy for follow through is just as important. Direct Your Purpose is a framework for helping participants become more purpose-directed in their lives and in their work. It's about finding alignment between your values and your impact. Participants learn step by step how to connect to their purpose, develop their vision, and turn it into action. About the speaker: Ruby Maddox is a consultant, speaker, and workshop facilitator, dedicated to helping individuals cultivate their potential for meaningful contributions to society. She has spent more than 15 years working in the field of nonprofit management and philanthropy. She is the co-founder of two nonprofit organizations focused on social justice, leadership, and equity. Ruby has received numerous awards and recognition, including a 40 Under 40 Business and Community Leader's award. Ruby Maddox has also has also spent more than 12 years working in the field of higher education and experiential learning; coordinating internship and fellowship programs focused on academic development and professional achievement. Ruby co-founded Gardening the Community, a youth urban agriculture program in Springfield, Massachusetts and Leaders of the Free World, an international experience and leadership development program for young black men. As a first generation graduate, Ruby pursued a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Public Policy and Urban Communities. In 2013 she received her Masters in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path College. Ruby believes in cultivating community and inspiring others to lead their best lives.