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Leadership Triangle Celebrates 21 years of Regional Leadership
The year twoof the Leadership Triangle Alumni Network (LTAN) will extend and enhance the value of Goodmon Fellows’ investment in their Leadership Triangle experience. Through ongoing networking opportunities, the Network will help Goodmon Fellows maintain the connections with their classmates and create new connections with other Leadership Triangle program graduates. Timely, relevant and carefully selected events and activities will continue Goodmon Fellows’ leadership development while also expanding their regional knowledge and perspective.
While all Goodmon Fellows may have access to LTAN events for a fee (usually $20 per event), membership will have its privileges. Paid members ($100 per year) will be able to attend all events free, except the Goodmon Awards, which will be discounted. A full calendar of high quality events and activities will be available in the following forms:
Leadership Triangle After Hours– Panel discussions on important, high visibility topics that will impact the competiveness of the Research Triangle Region. The first event was the April 30, 2012 panel discussion on Amendment One. We heard from community and faith based leaders and legislators. This Forum was moderated by Tom Campbell, NC SPIN. THis was followed by a Forum in May 7, 2013. That evening we tackled the Economic Impact of Immigration Reform. Dr. Jim Johnson from Kenan-Flagler School of Business presented and moderated. We also heard from Goodmon Fellow, Kurt Bland, Owner, Bland Landscaping and Anuja Purohit, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Labor and Employment Law at Research Triangle Institute from RTI International.
Our next Forum was Sept. 16, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 pm and sponsored by Quintiles, and located at the Quintiles Plaza Cafeteria. The topic was The Future of Healthcare. We had outstanding panelists who included:
Adam Searing, Director of Health Access Coalition for the North Carolina Justice Center, expert in the Affordable Care Act, represented the policy perspective, provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act, and voiced the need for progressive health care reforms that address the needs of the uninsured and underinsured.
Jeffrey Spaeder, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for Quintiles, representing the clinical research/development perspective, provided an overview of the healthcare landscape from the perspective of contract research organizations, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
Dr. Don Bradley, Sr. v-p, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, represented their customers.
Dr. Victor Dzau, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and President and CEO of Duke University Health System, represented the provider perspective on healthcare today from a hospital/health network perspective.
Future Forums....coming in 2014.
Leadership Triangle Over Lunch, presented by Triangle Community Foundation – These intimate lunches with Research Triangle movers and shakers who also enjoy global prominence give Goodmon Fellows exposure to the knowledge, expertise and perspectives of people who are making a difference in our region and beyond…up close and personal. The special guests for our Legacy Lunches for 2012 have included Ambassador James Joseph, the Consul General of Mexico in the Carolinas, Carlos Flores Vizcarra and Dr. Christy Shaffer, Venture Partner and Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery. Also Phail Wynn Jr., Vice-president, Durham and Regional Affairs, Duke University. We concluded this year with another standing room only luncheon-our guest speakers Pierce and his mother, Nnenna Freelon. Thank you Triangle Community Foundation for sponsoring this series.
Leadership Triangle On the Street– Goodmon Fellows value community and volunteerism. Therefore, group volunteer projects like working on a Habitat home will be arranged to provide more opportunities to give back and to spend quality time with other Fellows. See our Facebook page for pictures.
Thursday August 22, we enjoyed the Durham Premiere of Bringing It Home, with our Goodmon Fellow and filmaker Linda Booker. We gathered at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Power Plant. The screening was enjoyed by all.
Continue to enjoy the free tickets at PlayMakers Theater for their productions. Information sent to you as plays are presented.
Leadership Celebrations– Special events like the Leadership Triangle Awards Gala, presented by the Carolina Hurricanes, is scheduled for December 9, 2013 rovides an opportunities to celebrate the good work of community leaders and the impact of the Leadership Triangle program. This years co-chairs, Liz Goodmon and Jes Averhart are working diligently to bring you a grand night of celebration.The Leadership Triangle Newsletters include articles about our classes, events and spotlights Goodmon Fellow successes. Please see below for past newsletters.
We will also host outings, such as an alumni event at a Durham Bulls Baseball and more events being organized. Our Facebook page "shows" the excitement of these events. Many pictures to see.