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CTP Fellows Leadership Laboratory

The leadership laboratory provides participants with an opportunity to explore their leadership skills in a local setting in Nashville.  We seek to address issues of moral concern that cross the professions.  In past years, we worked on issues of homelessness, poverty, intimate violence, immigration and at risk-teen nutrition.

 CT Fellows will be divided into groups of up to 4 students who will be assigned a Community Partner to work with over the course of the year.  We are pleased to be working with the following organizations:

1.     Nashville Mobile Market
2.     Open Table Nashville
3.     YWCA
4.     The Clinic at Mercury Court

 The relationship between the CT Fellows and their Community Partner will begin at the annual retreat. The group will explore the dilemmas these agencies face, and delineate the intersections where Fellows and their partners can work together to make progress on our most pressing social challenges.

 Four mini retreats will compliment the annual retreat. Each group of fellows will meet with their Community Partner (click here for schedule) to: discuss further what it means to be a non-profit in Nashville; spend a day with the communities they serve; assess, identify and think through a challenge the Community Partner faces. In this way, the Fellows serve as students of and consultants to their partners.

 Each group will complete a case study after their assigned mini retreat which will be presented at the Fellows luncheons.  The rest of the Fellows will act as peer-to-peer coaches and discuss the case study. The Community Partners will be invited to participate in these luncheons as well.

 At the end of the year celebration in April, each group will present their Community Partner a brief report on their experience including any resolutions to the challenge they worked on during the mini retreats.








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