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Spring 2020 - Spring 2021

Celebrating 1 year in Leadership Service

#FNC Speaker Videos: Past Events

FALL 2020-SPRING 2021

ReDefining Leadership

Ebony Norris, MDiv, MACE

September 4, 2020

'Ministry Leadership'

VCU / Union Theological Seminary

Dr. Denise Purvis, Ph.D., NCC, LCPC, CRADC, CODP II

September 18, 2020

'Childhood Obesity & ADHD' -

Northern Illinois University

Walden University

LaDawne Jenkins , MS- Research Administration

September 25, 2020

'Exercise, Health Fitness and Wellness' -

Southern University

Rush University

Kesha Kent, BAOL, MAOL, Author, Speaker, National Diversity and Inclusion Expert 

October 2, 2020 -

'Networking Your Super Power'

Judson University

Dr. K. Shelette-Stewart, DBA.

November 6, 2020

Author - Revelations in Business

'Strategic Planning'

Harvard University

Nyasha Nyamapfene, MBA, MPP - December 4, 2020 

'Public Policies, Health Equities and the Non-Profit Sector'

Founder of The Gospel Run

6 to 16 Project

Magnetar Capital Youth Academy

University of Chicago

Mark Mines, MBA

January 8, 2021

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Army Corp of Engineers, Owner of Multiple McDonalds Franchises, Mines Enterprises, LLC

'Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development'

Hampton University, Central Michigan University

David Sidney, Urban Planning -

February 5, 2021 

'Shifting the Leadership Paradigm through Transform Rockford'

University of Illinois

Northern Seminary

Dr. Michael J. Love, M.Div, Th.D. 

February 12, 2021 

'Ministry, Leadership and Debt-Free Living

Randolph Macon College

Emmaus School of Theology

Dr. Teri Stein Merrill

February 19, 2021 

“Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Program Chair of Applied Psychology and Human Sciences Dept. 

Judson University

Dr. Curtis Sartor

February 26, 2021 

'Diversity and Inclusion'

Chief Diversity and Spiritual Council Officer

Judson University

Crystal Langston, MBA

March 5, 2021

'Cultural Leadership'

Principal, Chief Diversity Officer  Vanguard

UVA, Duke Fuqua

Jerry Lumpkins, MBA 

April 2, 2021

'Transformational Leadership through the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation'

Rockford University, University of Phoenix

Enoch Love and Rev. Shirl Love - Enoch Love, Inc. 

 May 7, 2021 -

'Building a Legacy of Excellence'

Enoch Love, Inc.

E-Love Racing, Inc. 

Enoch Walden Love

Studied at Northern Virginia Community College and Lord Fairfax College as well as Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Military USAF – Culinary specialist.  

General Motors Assembler

Scope Electronic Research Engineering Controller – Scope Research Inc.

Planning Program Manager

United Parcel Service​

President – CEO Enoch Love INC

Civic Appointed to the Virginia Lottery Board

         Daily Planet Homeless Service Provider

  1. President of the Board

  2. Interim Director of Daily Planet

  3. North Carolina A & T School of Engineering Board


Rev. Shirl Love

​​Rev. Love was called to ministry and licensed in 1998. She was ordained in 2006. While attending Faith Landmarks Ministries, she completed a two year Bible study at Landmarks' Bible Institute and became Department Head over the Nursing Home Ministry and was in charge of eight different Nursing Homes with 32 teachers. Her life changed when she spent two weeks in Haiti as a missionary.  There she saw the love of God for his people, working miracle after miracle.

Feeling the call to further her education in Biblical studies, she attended Samuel Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and received her Master of Divinity. After receiving her MDIV, she served as  Associate Minister of the Providence Baptist Church in Ashland, Virginia for five years.  There she held the position as the youth and children’s minister.  Her main focus was to develop and strengthen the spiritual growth of children.

Rev. Love enrolled at Regent University in the Doctor of Ministry program, where she has completed all the course work.  She developed a great interest in Transformational Leadership Coaching while studying at Regent University and received certification in “Life Coaching.” To further her studies in coaching, she took a class in “Gifting" to enhance the value of the coaching experience. Rev. Love has held workshops in various areas of Virginia, Philadelphia, PA and Cary, ILL.  One of the greatest rewards she has received from life coaching is helping others to get that “aha” moment about themselves. 

While serving at Prevailing Word Ministries, Rev. Love served as Assistant to the Pastor, the Youth Pastor, on the senior leadership team, preached, taught and was spokesperson as part of the church’s radio ministry.

As a member of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia (SPBC) she served on the Shepherd Staff Team at the SPBC Elm Street Campus located in Petersburg, Va.  Rev. Love also serves as the team lead in the intercessory ministry.

Rev. Love was founder of Shared Ministries.  The purpose of the organization was to assist women in transformational development.  As a result of the program, the participants assisted in the design and the development of programs to train other women in transformational growth. Rev. Love is a co-founder of a non-profit organization that works within Petersburg, Va. with women ages 30 to 55, children ages 7 to 12 and men 50 years plus. The purpose of the organization is to improve the quality of life for individuals living in underserved areas and food deserts. 

She is currently a member of The Prevailing Word Ministry of Glen Allen, Virginia serving as one of the Pastors in the prophetic ministry and part of the Intercessory team. It is with great joy and satisfaction experiencing the true knowledge and understanding of her purpose while growing in God’s kingdom. Welcome to the Kingdom!

Rev. Love is a protégé of Rev. Wendy Mitchell’s Ministry. She was in Phase IA of her program. This encounter has afforded her the ability to re-examine her journey and to begin to develop her destiny for this season.  Self-examination under WMMI has been stimulating, perplex, thought-provoking, educational and inspiring.  This has been a life changing event. What great joy to experience the “present” in the “presence” of God!

Now God is during a New Thing as a part of Destiny Point Ministry.   The Teem Within through WMMI; Training, Equipping, Empowering Within. (Isaiah 43:19) See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.  Rev. Love thanks God for the connection of this powerful ministry.

Rev. Love is also the wife of Enoch W. Love Jr. and the mother of Enoch W. Love lll. She has two grandchildren, LaAsia Denise Love and Enoch W. Love lV. 

"I have a charge to preach and to teach, but I can't do it without the anointing of the Holy Spirit." she says.  "If He is not there, then I do not want to go."

Romans 8:16 For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

Rev. Love's ministry service included

Working with Women in the 21st Center which is a shelter for Homeless Women.

Served in the underserved community teaching them how to grow gardens, and supply fresh vegetables in a dessert place.

Served in the Parks and Recreation Dept teaching children life lessons

Served in the Men on the Front Porch Ministry

Worked with the Gov of VA for reconstituted men for voting rights. 

Jerry Lumpkins, MBA

Rockford University, University of Phoenix

April 9, 2021

Topic: "Leadership Lessons from Public and Nonprofit Real Estate and Community Development."

Jerry Lumpkins to the platform. Mr. Lumpkin's expertise is in commercial banking and real estate, procuring loans from $5 million to $30 million dollars. Mr. Lumpkins is currently serving as President of the Rockford Housing Authority Development Corporation. He was a Marine Corp Communications Officer with the rank as Lieutenant in excess of five years. He graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS), the Basic School (TBS) and Communications Officer School (COS). He is a graduate of Rockford University with a BS in History and Political Science. He attained his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. Additionally, he served as the Chairman of the Board for the Rockford Housing Authority, President of the Chicago Real Estate Council, and Board President for the Bickerdike Re-Development Corporation. Past leadership experience includes President of the Rockwell Community Development, Inc. The Bridge Rockford Alliance Inc., and Board Member of the Rogers Park Builders Group.

Crystal Hardie Langston, MBA 

March 5, 2021

University of Virginia, Duke Fuqua School of Business, University of Witwatersrand

Cultural Leadership: How to effectively negotiate "Diversity and Equity in C-Level Positions."

Crystal Langston is a graduate of UVA with a B.S. in Commerce, Marketing and Management and an MBA from Duke Fuqua School of Business. She was also a Rollins Scholar at Duke Fuqua School of Business. She studied abroad at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She serves as Principal, Chief Diversity Officer at the Vanguard Investment Group in Malvern, Pa. Vanguard is an investment group with approximately $6.2 Trillion in Global Assets. Crystal Langston's outstanding portfolio and professional career consists of the following positions: Principal, Chief Officer & Head of Specialty Programs, Principal, Corporate Strategy and Principal, Head of Vanguard Retirement Plan Access. Crystal has received several honors/awards. In 2007, the Diversity MBA Journal honored her as one of the Top 50 Corporate Executives under 50. In 2011, she was featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal as part of the Women Worth Watching Series. In 2012, she was nominated as one of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America. In 2016, she received the 40 under 40 Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Dr. Curtis Joseph Sartor, Jr. 

February 26, 2021

Tuskegee University

University of Ohio - Cincinnati

Dr. Sartor is the Associate Vice-President of Diversity and Spiritual Council Development at Judson University. Dr. Sartor has expertise in Environmental Design, Architectural Design, Research Methodologies, Multi-Cultural Studies, Architectural Programming & Cultural Anthropology. He earned a master's degree in Architecture from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., and a Ph.D. in Environmental Design (with specialties in Cultural Anthropology and Multicultural Studies) from The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a licensed minister and serves as pastor and youth minister for Come As You Are Church (CAYA #1) in Elgin, Ill. Dr. Sartor is the author of several books, and a member of several professional affiliates. He was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ (CCCU) Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.  On January 21, 2020, Dr. Sartor received the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award during the City of Elgin at the  35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Prayer Breakfast During the period of civil unrest and uncertainty, Dr. Sartor directs, mentors, and cultivates an atmosphere of achievement and excellence despite the circumstances. He has been steadfast and intentional in seeking justice and equality for all. This man of God is taking the time to bless, share perspectives and affect change.

Dr. Teri Stein Merrill

February 19, 2021

Diversity from a Global Perspective

Mississippi State University

George Washington University

California State University

Dr. Stein-Merrill is the Program Chair for both Applied Psychology and Human Science Department. She attained both Masters and Doctorate Degree from Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS. She continued her studies as Specialist from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Followed by Post Doctorate work from California State University Fresno. She has published over 100 videos Fitness Videos. Dr. Teri Stein Merrill's has expertise in organizational leadership, executive coaching, , mentoring, and teaching which spans the globe. Dr. Stein Merrill views Diversity from a Global perspective. She lives by the mantra “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. Dr. Stein Merrill conducted research in China at SIAS International University and presented at the 9th Annual Women Leadership Symposium in China. She's hosted students from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, South Korea, China and Chicago (South Side). Tonight’s topic is Future CEO’s let’s embrace Cultural Competencies and Manage Emotional and Physical Self-Care through Faith. Welcome Dr. Teri Stein Merrill! As a Human Resources professional and an educator/consultant specializing in Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Development and Diversity for almost three decades, I was both honored and profoundly touched to share my thoughts regarding diversity and inclusion in today’s business and educational environment. I believe that the practice of diversity in both the business and educational communities have recently undergone a major paradigm shift. In its infancy, diversity was viewed as successful if a dedicated percentage of jobs or student acceptances were offered to minorities. However, we have now moved into a more impactful and transformational stage of diversity, which we call “inclusion.” So what does inclusion mean in reality? Through my research, I have determined that the practice of inclusion requires us to do more than simply recruit a diverse workforce or student population. Inclusion requires us to better understand how we can empower diverse people to thrive once they arrive on our campuses and at our businesses. Think of it like this: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” What do diversity and inclusion look like for an African American born and raised in the South? I have been fortunate to have worked for many organizations throughout my business career, which allowed me to witness the difference between organizations that focus on diversity metrics versus those that focus on inclusive diversity best practices. Some researchers suggest that focusing on educating individuals about inclusive diversity can be a challenging and oftentimes exhausting task. Quite the contrary, I am of the opinion that attempting to address, identify, solve and improve issues of race and inclusion does not have to be a daunting task. Over the last 10 years, I have had the honor of mentoring, executive coaching, teaching and hosting students from many parts of the world. To date, I have hosted students from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, South Korea, China and Chicago (South Side). Each experience has been uniquely rewarding, educational and lifechanging as well as providing me an opportunity to experience what it really means to be inclusive beyond academic theory. So back to the statement “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” What does “inviting someone to dance” look like in my home? At my home, our non-African American guests are expected to maintain their full identity and share their culture with us. We reciprocate by sharing our African American culture with them. When Hoalin, my most recent student from China came to live with my family two years ago, he was surprised to see that we used chop sticks every day at dinner, shopped at the local Asian markets and were eager to learn his language. Additionally, I am learning how to speak the Chinese language and how to cook a number of authentic Chinese dishes, which were handed down to Haolin from his grandfather. In return, Hoalin is currently reading a book by Fredrick Douglas, enjoying American cuisine and has many questions about the Christian faith. As you can see, the practice of inclusion as a host parent has been educational for the both of us. In addition, as part of my international research at Judson, I did my second speaking engagement in May at the 12th Annual World Academy Women’s Symposium held at Sias International University in Zhengzhou, China. God is forever working in my life, and this experience will allow me to interact with women from around the world and learn about their workplace and employment practices as well as share how such practices work in the United States. Praise be to God.


Dr. Michael J. Love

February 12, 2021

Ministry Leadership and Debt Free Living

Randolph Macon College 

Emaus Theological Seminary


Bishop Dr. Michael J. Love, Th.D. is the senior pastor of (TBCCI) in Crystal Lake, IL. on January 13, 1991. Dr. Love was licensed and ordained in June 1978. Under Bishop Love's leadership, Trinity has grown from a Bible study consisting of 13 individuals in the living room of his family's home to a 50,000 square foot campus on 4.2 areas. Included on the campus is a 30,000 square foot state of the art Worship Center, a new sanctuary with a maximum seating capacity of 800, a 225 seat capacity banquet hall, ten classrooms, and an inviting and open Narthex. The Chapel, has a seating capacity of 350. Trinity has partnered in ministry with over forty daughter churches in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, and Kenya. In 2016, Trinity began a ministry partnership in Jamaica. Through the stewardship of TBCCI, Trinity's Campus, the new Worship Center was acquired and completed debt-free. Over the past 30 years, Trinity birthed over 100 ministries. n 2014, Dr. Michael and Karen Love founded the Love Family Christian Foundation and purchased the old Masonic Temple built in 1923, a 50,000 square foot facility I Elgin, IL. LFCF is a 501c3 organization touching and empowering lives through Global and Domestic Education, Medical Missions, Worship and Performing Arts and Community Outreach.

David Sidney

February 5, 2021

Transform Rockford

University of Illinois

Northern Seminary

Transform Rockford Mission - "To facilitate the Rockford Region's transformation into a Top 25 Community by 2025. David Sidney - Executive Director for Transform Rockford, a grassroots private foundation. In 2013, Transform Rockford was ranked in the Top 10 for being one of the most miserable cities to live. David Sidney and Transform Rockford is seeking to facilitate the Rockford Region into a Top 25 Community by 2025 in Economic Quality, Education, Housing, Innovation, WorkForce Developments and Faith-Based Efforts.




January 08, 2021

Retired Lt. Colonel Mark Mines, the owner of multiple McDonald's Franchises, shared strategies for success, organizational excellence, leadership, discipline, and the challenges of building a brand. The Retired Lieutenant shared the critical importance of coaching, mentoring, capital outlays, and strong domain. He further explained the benefits of being committed to your passion and determination, commitment, networking, and relationship building. Mark Mines owns four McDonalds Franchises and will be opening two more very soon. He and his lovely wife Lydia plans to open 100 McDonald Franchises. The Retired Lt. Colonel leads the Empowerment Ministry at his church in Georgia. The Empowerment Ministry tithes 10% of the church collections to the community. This ministry adopts schools and donates tangible items such as computers to contribute to the students' education.  Congratulations, Mark.



University of Chicago


Nyasha Nyamapfene is a social innovator with a lifelong commitment to equity, social change, and service. She has an established track record of designing and scaling social innovations that address the most pressing issues of urban communities. She currently serves as Founder of Transcend Health Media – a health communications platform created to develop content, breakthrough health activations, and cause-related partnerships. Nyasha is also a Member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and a Board member of the Chicago Community Land Trust. Nyasha also serves as the Benefit Chicago Advisory Board Member, a collaboration of the MacArthur Foundation, which mobilizes $100 million in impact investments for Chicago nonprofits and social enterprises. Nyasha’s career has spanned public, private, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial sectors. A former finance professional, she has worked in Chicago and London in investment banking, private equity, private placements, and mergers & acquisitions. She has worked at companies including JP Morgan Chase, Shore Bank Capital, and $15 billion hedge fund Magnetar Capital. Nyasha also spent over 10 years in urban education reform in Chicago after being recruited to the Broad Residency in Education, a national executive development program that recruits experienced business and policy leaders into the k12 ed sector. Social innovations Nyasha has developed and scaled include: Gospel Run. Nyasha is the Founder of Gospel Run, a nationally recognized public health platform created to close the health gap and change the health narrative in urban communities. The organization launched a faith-based health and wellness lifestyle brand in 2013 and created a new category in the endurance running segment - the Gospel Run 5K. It is the first and largest endurance event of its kind in the country. 6to16. Nyasha spent four years in innovation at the University of Chicago developing and scaling 6to16 - a college-readiness intervention starting at sixth grade and integrating digital learning with traditional classroom curricula. The project design was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and 6to16 has reached over 16,000 students since inception. The Magnetar Investment Academy. Spending six years with the Magnetar Capital Foundation, the development, and scaling of its flagship work in financial education, a curriculum-centered program designed to teach high school students about the financial markets. The intervention reached 10,000+students in its first 5 years. It reaches both high school students which include public, , charter, selective enrollment, and independent schools.

From a $15 Billion Hedge Fund to $100 million in social capital, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the University of Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, God continues to orchestrate outstanding accomplishments through you with grace, elegance, and great intellect. The Gospel Run (now a health movement across the United States); the 6 to 16 project (effectively creating a digital learning community with traditional curriculum for Chicagoland schools - 15 000 students impacted); and Magnetar Capital Foundation (bringing financial literacy to 10,000 high school kids and teachers); you are a true testimony to what our God can do if we heed His calling. 


Harvard University

'Revelations in Business'


Dr. K. Shelette Stewart has over 20 years of leadership experience in teaching, strategic business planning, marketing, and business development with prominent academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies including Harvard Business School, The Coca-Cola Company and BellSouth Corporation/AT&T. She is a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program Specialist and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Stewart currently serves in a leadership role with Harvard University, overseeing strategic partnerships with global corporations for Harvard Business School. She is also the principal and founder of Stewart Consulting, LLC, a business consulting and leadership development firm serving both corporate and non-profit clients. Shelette’s board memberships include the LEAD Program, New Hope & Compassion (NHC) for China, the Warren Holyfield Boys & Girls Club, and Morehouse School of Medicine – School of Public Health Visiting Committee. She is the recipient of The YWCA of Greater Atlanta & The Coca-Cola Company Salute to Women of Achievement Award and is available for Keynote Presentations, Seminars, Workshops, and Professional Consulting Sessions nationally and internationally.

Your presentation provided Business Fundamentals based on the Sovereignty of God, His Power, His Will, and His Way for our lives as Business Leaders, CEOs, Working Professionals, Nonprofits, and Academicians. Your ability to convey Our Identity in Christ, Crafting our Executive Summary, Marketing Principles, Operational Plans, Strategy, Leadership in practical ways provided the necessary context and relevancy needed by all.


National Diversity & Inclusion Specialist | Professional Speaker | Best Selling Author | @TedxStLouis | Podcast Host

Author of Networking Your Superpower

Judson University

'Networking Your Superpower'


In August of 2019, Judson University hired me as the Program Director for Organizational Leadership. One evening Judson hosted a networking event for the traditional students. I heard that the guest speaker was a graduate of Judson in the Organizational Leadership Program. I knew that I must attend this event. Kesha Kent was the guest speaker that night. She immediately impressed me with her energy, the exactness in her vocal articulations, and more. Her message was poignant and timely. She contrasted transactional events (one-night stands) with transformation encounters in networking. She exuded power and confidence that night, and I’ve been following her ever since. According to, 85% of positions are filled through networking. 95% of professionals consider face to face communication vital for long term business. How does one achieve a transformational encounter?


Rush University

'Health & Wellness Strategies'

'The Alive Project'


How are you dealing with COVID19? Weight gain? Mental Stress?; feeling a bit anxious about the nation's current state, your family, yourself? Join #FridayNightChats with LaDawne Jenkins from Rush University Medical Center and Faith Community Church as she provides stats, strategies, insight for Health and Fitness, and it impacts on Mental Health.

LaDawne has a Masters in Research Administration from Rush University and have served as the Project Director for the 'Alive Project' (Abundant Living in Vibrant Energy). She is currently working on two research studies on Health Equity in the African American Communities, Heart to Heart Hypertension - Intervention Study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a COVID-19 testing initiative in the African American Community. 


Northern Illinois University

Walden University

'Sugar, Neuro-toxicants , ADHD and Behavior Disorders'


Student Presentations


Virginia Commonwealth University

Union Theological Seminary

'Leadership in Ministry Development'


Topics discussed; Succession Planning, Leadership in Ministry Development, Being the Change you want to see, Extracting the best in resistance forces to Change. Ministry Leadership Performance Assessment through the Revolving Leadership Platform. Engaging the youth in Church Leadership.


April 2020 - July 2020

The purpose of FNC is to connect Organizational Leadership throughout a full spectrum of industries. Through the FNC, leaders from diverse sectors share their cultural competency through the diversity of thought, dynamism, and change. Our Spring/Summer 2020 topics for discussion were Leading Intelligent Teams. Leadership and the Law. HR Management. Toxic leadership. Leading Global Teams. Women in Supply Chain Management. Innovation. Ethics. Leading the Generation Z cohort. Union Leadership. Eight Strategies to a successful business. Emotional Intelligence and Wellness Strategies. Healthcare in America. Technology Intelligence. Organizational Leadership - Discovering your uniqueness by embracing your weakness. The spring faculty consisted of both domestic and international graduates from the University of Washington State, University of Illinois, University of Miami Law School, DePaul University, Northwestern University, MIT, University of Wisconsin, IIT, and, Vanderbilt. FNC’s composition of faculty includes Lawyers, MBAs, Ph.D. Supply Chain Management, Nursing Informatics, and Project Managers. Many are working for Fortune 500 companies. One individual has written several books, spoke for TEDx McHenry and TEDX Zurich. This cadre of leaders encourages coaching, mentoring, and professional counsel for individuals seeking to gain a broader understanding of Organizational Leadership.



Innovator,  Motivational Speaker,  Mentor,  Entrepreneur,  Change Agent,  Visionary

Chicago native and community innovator, Terrance Wallace spent seven years in New Zealand, where he created the InZone Project, providing opportunities for minority youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to live in a nurturing residential environment with wrap-
around support. In 2016, Wallace returned home to Chicago from New Zealand to leverage his sphere of influence to combat the challenges that continue to plaque minority communities across the USA.

In 2014, Wallace co-founded ScanOne LTD, a biometric device that was originally developed to provide an easy way of monitoring students within the education sector. The device helps track attendance and student location. With the success of the ScanOne application in schools, it quickly became clear that the system could be used in a variety of other sectors, including businesses and corporations.

Terrance Wallace welcomes the opportunity to encourage and empower today’s youth, believing that no child should be left behind, and when given the best support, any youth can achieve.

Vodafone New Zealand‘World of Difference’ award (2013).


Judson University

University of Phoenix

'Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness'


Dr. Rendall is a Judson Alum who graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Judson University, M.S. in Counseling Psychology - University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), and D.M. in Organizational Leadership - University of Phoenix. He is a TEDxZurich and TEDxMcHenry phenomenal speaker and has spoken on every continent. Most of all, he is a believer in Christ. As a child, Dr. Rendall was labeled as Oppositional, Fidgety, Talkative, Unfocused, Unfocused, Obnoxious, Inappropriate and Immature. Listen in and learn how Dr. Rendall pivoted his "Weakness into Uniqueness. • During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm. Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. Author of Four Books: - The Four Factors of Effective Leadership - The Freak Factor - The Freak Factor for Kids - Pink Goldfish The Freak Factor/ Your Weakness is Your Power - 2017 Conference The Opposite of a Good Thing - TEDx Talks Freak Factor: Discovering Your Uniqueness Dave Rendall: Embrace Your Freak Factor Oppositioning: A Simple and Surprising Strategy for Innovation and Differentiation


M.B.A. - Northwestern University

Ph.D. - MIT

Wealth Accumulation, Public Service Demands and Stewardship Crisis: An Intelligent Greed Leadership … Opportunity."


What does Technology Leadership, Resource Optimization and Wealth Accumulation have in common? How does the technology giants meet the Public Service Demands? Dr. Karl Wyatt, COO from incCommunication Services, Inc discusses the complexities of Wealth Accumulation, Public Service Demands and Stewardship Crisis: An Intelligent Greed Leadership … Opportunity."


Vanderbilt University

'Leading in an Intergenerational Culture/ Women in S.T.E.M.'


 Influencer, Speaks Truth to Power, Cultural Awareness, Risk-Averse and More Adverse, Masters of the Digital Network, Pragmatic, Industrious and Driven by Money are attributes of the Generation Z Culture. How does one lead, motivate, and influence the Generation Z Culture? 


University of Illinois, Urbana

Northwestern University

'Creating Your VPC of Excellence and Success'


What does Project Management, Marketing Innovation, Ideations, Leading High-Performance Teams, and Strategy have in common with Organizational Leadership? Plenty, according to Diana L Clopton. Join Diana as she challenges us to use our multidiscipline talents to drive Strategy, Execution, High-Performing Teams, Organizational Culture, and Product Development. With a background in Marketing, Product Innovation, Talent Acquisition, Sales Strategies, Finance and Data Analytics, Diana leveraged her multifunctional skills to launch 20 products at PepsiCo. She is currently leading the digital and social channels for a top 10 product brand at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. Find out how she optimizes career opportunities by developing a VPC model of success.

Value Proposition Channel - Teaching us how to create value through personal branding and translating our skills into branding for success and excellence.


University of Wisconsin

How does COVID19 Global Pandemic changed Business in your field?
How do you lead in the new normal? Whether you are leading a church function, global teams, nonprofit, what strategies are in place for organizational sustainability? 

The Pandemic Crisis has caused many companies to rethink, restrategize and reexamine

Source to Pay, Procure to Pay
• Portfolio, Program and Project Management
• Continuous Improvement, Lean-Six Sigma
• SCOR, Supply Chain, Operations Management, and Quality
• Finance and Economics
• Management Information Systems (MIS)
• ERP : SAP, PeopleSoft
• Microsoft Suites, Minitab
• Ariba, Zycus 

Enterprise resource planning is the integrated management of main business processes, often in real time and mediated by software and technology.

SAP ERP is enterprise resource planning software developed by the German company SAP SE. SAP ERP incorporates the key business functions of an organization. The latest version of SAP ERP was made available in 2006. 


Illinois Institute of Technology

Elmhurst University

'Women in Leadership in Supply Chain Management'


What is Supply Chain Management? What role does Gender Diversity play in this industry? What percentage of Women serve in Leadership in the Supply Chain Profession? Business Acumen, Global Mindset, Leadership, Cost Minimization, Logistical Reasoning, Process Design, Supply Chain Execution; all accolades you will hear when discussing the Supply Chain Profession. What aspect of Organizational Leadership is demonstrated through the role as Director in the Supply Chain Management Genre? Cultural Competency, Team Development, Effective Communication, Organizational Analytics, Effective Collaboration Techniques and Becoming an Agent of Change.







Central Michigan University

'Leadership and Human Resource Management'


Human Resource Leadership. Human Resources is more than compensation, compliance, training and development.  Human Resources Leaders actively advocate for the employees while enforcing company policies and leading to affect change.   

  • Valuing Human Capital in a Toxic Environment

  • Diversity Initiatives

  • Training and Development Programs

  • Women’s Leadership and Organizational Support

  • Policy Initiatives

  • Nonprofit Initiatives for COVID19 Preparedness

  • Sexual Harassment in a “Me Too” Culture

  • Nonprofit Sustainability

  • Competing in the Marketplace of Innovation



Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

'China, SupplySide Pharmaceuticals and the impact on Healthcare in America'


Antoine's background encompasses both military and healthcare leadership experience for the last 20 years. Mr. Shaw is Director of Immunology Product Sales at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals. He addressed the topic of Women in Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Convergence of Thought in Team Development. He discussed China's healthcare vision for 2030, which presents opportunities in the United States to become a significant exporter in Pharmaceuticals overseas. It was also interesting to learn about the background of AbbVie. A very young company, but a company that has become the market leader in product offerings, Top Tier 2nd largest market supply chain management with 65% of the manufacturing produced in the United States. AbbVie is the #1 supplier of Electricity and Employment in Puerto Rico. The sustainability of their revenue stream through product diversification. From a Leadership Perspective, Mr. Shaw pointedly and explicitly emphasized the critical elements of strategically making intellectual contributions, demonstrating your body of knowledge, and bringing your quality of work to the table as formidable attributes when seeking to work for a successful company. Show people how-to walk-in purpose as a leader. How are you contributing to the collection of experience and quality of work? How are you differentiating yourself from the collective? Critically important was seeking an advocate or sponsor who will represent you in the organizational structure. The sponsor has the power and authority to position you for greater exposure to and recognition of your professional contributions to the organization. Your sponsor will provide a value proposition metric which will clarify and align all expectations in your professional development. Thanks again, Mr. Antoine Shaw for providing context in Healthcare Leadership from both a professional development perspective and organizational leadership implication


University of Wisconsin

'Living in the COVID19 Era & Hospital Preparedness'


Team optimization and technology

  1. Technology and Patient Flow Charts

  2. Unavailable Resources Essential to Patient Care

  3. Facilitating Communication to Families (patient care, death of loved ones, body identification, etc.) through technology

  4. Proper identification of Patients for Medication Disbursements.

  5. Disruption in information collection, recording and documentation by nurses during the COVID19 Crisis

  6. Hospital screenings outside the scope of COVI19 testing (i.e., changes of a behavioral nature (suicide watch)

  7. Leadership and Patient Care

The hospital business model has changed dramatically. Scarcity of funding, reallocation of resources, safety, health care is some of the variants challenged in today's medical institutions. 

1. Systems integration, team coordination, effective leadership during crisis management; 2. team optimization and technology; 3. facilitating communication to families (patient care, death of loved ones, body identification) through technology; 4. Disruption in information documentation, hospital screenings outside the scope of COVID19 (i.e., suicidal ideations); 5. Leadership and patient Care; 6. Government access to medical records; 7. challenges faced by organizations whose employees refuse to wear masks or refused to return to work. 8. Telemedicine and Healthcare; 9. Source Contact Tracing



Washington University

University of Illinois Law School

'Leadership and the Law'


How do you prepare for labor negotiations? How does your organization support your professional development and the development of its employees? How has the COVID19 shelter impacted your industry in place order? What are your experiences in working with a culturally diverse team? How do you prepare for conflict negotiations (legal) (conducting due diligence) (developing relations), etc.? How do you manage conflict on your team, or with the employees (speak to unionized employees as well)? Have you worked with toxic leaders before, and how did it impact your career? What impact did the toxic leader's influence have on your team? Or currently have on your team......... How do you define success (personal), organizationally


Mr. Clopton has experience in labor relations, contract negotiations, chaired arbitration hearings and corporate representation. Mr. Clopton will address the topics of Conflict Negotiations, Labor Relations (from both the Corporate and Union perspectives), and their impact on Leadership and the organization. In addition to addressing labor relations perspectives, listed below are questions for consideration to incorporate in the discussion as well

Thank you, Eddie Clopton, JD for stopping and sharing your knowledge and expertise with the students from the Division of Professional Studies Programs. This week we had student representatives from Organizational Leadership, Human Resources and Master of Business Administration. Whew! Engaging Crowd.  Topics discussed were Labor Relation Negotiations, Critical Thinking, Conflict Resolutions, COVID19 Preparedness, Security Measures for Organizations during the Shelter in place order. Toxic Leadership, Contract Negotiations with Unions. Professional development...


Northern Illinois University

Walden University

'Emotional Intelligence and Wellness Strategies'


Thank you, Dr. Denise Purvis, Elizabeth Brekelbaum (December, 2020 Grad) and Takesha Brooks (December 2020 Grad) for providing strategies for developing Emotional Intelligence and good mental health.
Negative Emotional Behaviors
• Frustration and Irritability
• Worry and Nervousness
• Anger and Aggravation
• Dislike
• Disappointment and Unhappiness
Leaders w/Emotional Intelligence has been positively correlated to
• Better Planners
• Disciplined
• More Deliberate Action
• Great Discerners of potential problems
• Emotional Regulators
The team defined and discussed Hyper-Arousal, Window of Tolerance, and Hypo-Arousal. We were taught the impact of Anxiety and Cortisol Levels. The team shared proper breathing techniques and the importance of instituting wellness strategies proactively The presentation was insightful, the testimonies of the students were impactful. It is amazing what God can do. Simply Amazing


DePaul University

University of Miami Law School

'Business Strategies'


Eight Strategies to a Successful Business Model.

1. Identify the Outcome (what do you seek to accomplish)

2. Identify the Stakeholders

3. Conduct a human capital needs assessment (poor management, talent acquisition, leadership development

4. Identify resource needs (Technology (ERP/CRM System, Consolidation Tool, Procurement Tools, Logistic Tools), Proper Financing, One or more viable core businesses, Effective Operators

5. Design Strategy for the Desired Outcome (Long Range Plan (3 years); Place it aside; 3 Month Plan/ Build Out to the 1-year plan; then marry the feasible steps to your 3-year plan.

6. Over Communicate - ‘always and often’ by a factor of 10 to your immediate team, their broader company team; and then the organization.

7. Get your team to Buy-In. Win Everyday.

8. Trust your team, but hold them accountable. Hold their hands through the first two months, so that the cadence is engrained in them. Always reinforce positively. Build them, develop them, and grow together.

Creating Intelligent Teams

  • Chose individuals who love the product

  • Chose individuals who enjoy the company

  • Chose individuals who know the current full product life cycle.

  • Chose technologically, competent individuals.

  • Chose individuals who are capable of working in a quicker tempo.

III. Inherited Teams

  • Always start from scratch.

  • Never review the notes of the previous leader, allow the team to teach processes/strategies instituted previously. The team understands the nuts and bolts of the operation. 

  • Let the team know you are supportive of them and that they are the critical stakeholders.

  • Team conflict is addressed via deliverables, not individuals.

  • As a consultant, I build from a flat structured organization and progress to a vertical structure.

  • After four months of team building, the proper cadence is usually established. Gaps in the process identified. Is this a developmental gap or a capacity gap? Can we address the capacity gap with automation? Is additional headcount needed? 

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