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Transleadership 2002 News and Events

2002 News


African Psychology and the Christian Worldview

Dr. Wilson-Starks participated as a roundtable panel member at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida. The roundtable was focused on African Psychology and she shared insights on African Psychology and the Christian Worldview. Faculty and students were in attendance from FAMU and other area colleges and universities.


Christian Management Association

The Christian Management Association (CMA) held its 25th annual conference in Anaheim, CA at the Hilton Anaheim from 4-7 March 2002. The conference theme was "How Then Shall We Lead?" Dr. Wilson-Starks was an invited speaker for three presentations:

    • Monday, Mar. 4th, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Celebrating Woman As Leaders: Our Gifts, Goals and Growth was the theme of a day-long seminar designed especially for the needs of women in leadership. Dr. Willson-Starks, one of several panelists talked about lessons from Women Leaders and challenges pertaining to diversity.
    • Wednesday, Mar 6th, 8:00 - 10:00 A.M. Making the Workplace a Safe Place for Women and Minorities. This important session for HR professionals addressed the business and Biblical cases for diversity and the necessary ingredients for creating an inclusive work environment. Issues pertaining to recruitment and retention were also addressed.
    • Wednesday, Mar 6th, 3:40 - 4:50 P.M. Balancing Famly and Work for a More Effective Kingdom. This session highlighted the importance of first pursuing and prioritizing intimacy with your spouse and then with other family members over the work you have been called to do.

For more information, please visit the CMA website.

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Monday, April 1st - Happy Seventh Birthday to TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC.

An afternoon celebration for staff, colleagues and strategic partners was held at the TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. Corporate office. The staff met earlier in the day to review strategic directions for the next year.

Informational Business Development Conference

The Let's Go Ghana Foundation sponsored a day-long conference on Saturday, 27 April at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC to highlight business development opportunities in Ghana, West Africa. The honorable Mr. Osafo Maafo, Finance Minister of Ghana, was the keynote speaker. A number of US-based business leaders were also invited to share their insights. Dr. Wilson-Starks functioned as the conference moderator/facilitator and Master of Ceremonies.

Please visit the Let's Go Ghana website, for additional information.



ChevronTexaco Management Institute (CTMI) Helps Build Leadership Excellence for National Urban League (NUL) CEOs

The ChevronTexaco Management Institute (CTMI) is designed to help non-profit leaders to obtain the same resources for leadership excellence as their for-profit counterparts. ChevronTexaco has been providing CTMI support to the non-profit community since 1996. This is the second year for ChevronTexaco to offer the course to the National Urban League (NUL).

This year, 21 NUL affiliate CEOs from throughout the U.S. participated in an intense leadership development program covering such topics as strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, situational leadership, best practice strategies for NUL executives, and diversity and empowerment. The program also included use of a 360-feedback tool and one-to-one feedback sessions for each CEO.

CTMI-NUL got off to an exciting start with Frances Hesselbein, Founding President and Chairman of the Board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Non-Profit Management, who dialogued with participants about "Leadership in a World that is Round." Other course faculty included Juana Bordas, President of Mestiza Leadership International, Dr. Karen Wilson-Starks, President of TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. and Nadir Muwwakkil, President of Vision Group International.

"It is an honor and privilege to offer our leadership tools and expertise to serve community leaders. The National Urban League has the important mission of providing leadership in the African American Community for the objectives of quality education, economic self-reliance, and racial inclusion," said Dr. Wilson-Starks. "We applaud corporate citizens like ChevronTexaco who understand that corporate success extends beyond the walls of the corporation to include the entire community. TRANSLEADERSHIP, INC. is pleased to be a part of this vital effort."

Please visit these websites for additional information:

Hugh Price, President and CEO of the National Urban League at the CTMI opening with Affiliate CEO, Darnell Williams of Eastern Massachusetts.

Dr. Wilson-Starks reviewing 360 Feedback results in the CTMI training room with NUL Affiliate CEOs, Laraine Bryson of the Tri-County Urban League in Peoria and Charles Anderson of the Detroit Urban League.

NUL Affiliate CEOs James Willingham from the Urban League of Greater Hartford and Howard Henderson from the Greater Baltimore Urban League at the CTMI opening social and dinner.

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