Category Archives: Co-Creation 2012 Posts

Co-Creation 2012: Unearthing Buried Treasure

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For nearly a quarter-century, we’ve had a largely-unknown treasure buried in the Southeastern United States: the Servant Leadership School of Greensboro. Part of a larger movement that spans over 50 years, the Servant Leadership School has been bringing the unconventional leadership wisdom of Jesus to bear on organizational change for both church and business. Now, SLS Greensboro has teamed up with the Institute for Servant Leadership to bring their proven paradigm to a national audience: In Co-Creation 2012, they’ve attracted three globally-respected leaders in faith-change and transition to initiate a four-day gathering in Greensboro that engages both creativity and spirituality in a transformative way. They’re attracting hundreds of other participatns from across North America who are seeking to learn and …

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Servant Leadership: New Leadership Model for Our Challenging Times

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By Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D.(Published in News & Record, 2011 Since 1992, The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, has been offering classes, weekend workshops, training and retreats on various aspects of servant leadership in our community. For the past twenty years, the school has nurtured a generation of servant leaders who have made a significant impact on our community. May Toms started to take servant leadership classes in 2002 and says “this school has been life-changing for me.” She describes how, in this community of support and learning, she felt called to end her career of 24 years and “joyfully” venture forth exploring other areas of work and mission. She has been trained as a Stephen Minister and volunteers extensively …

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Center for Help and Hope for the Homeless: The IRC

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By Ruth D. Anderson The design on the sign at 407 East Washington Street includes a house with a yellow door with a heart at the center with the sun rising (or setting) behind the house. The sign reads “Help and Hope for those experiencing homelessness” Interactive Resource Center. The graphic and words capture the essence of this day center for the homeless in our community. As I walked toward the front of the building, with my briefcase and notepad in hand, someone opened the door for me and welcomed me into the large naturally lit room.  Jessie Watkins, Security Officer, smiled and welcomed me again at the front desk. I learned later that Watkins had been homeless and had …

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Hospitality For All of Us: Article on FaithAction International House

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By Ruth D. Anderson, PhD Executive Director of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro and on Program Committee for The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium RDAnderson@triad.rr.com At a time when the evening news tells stories of conflict between cultures and faiths, Greensboro and FaithAction International House are sharing positive stories of new neighbors and friendships in the midst of our diversity. Recently FaithAction held its Ninth Annual Multicultural Thanksgiving, where over 200 people representing over a dozen cultures and faiths shared food, music and fellowship. Faith Action International House, a nonprofit center for cross-cultural learning, service and advocacy, answers the question: Who are You? with the following reply: “We are people from America and around the world working together, serving each other …

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