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From the Periphery to the Core: A Discussion with Dr. Tony Burgess

January 26, 2017

[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance will host Dr. Tony Burgess to discuss leadership and how it relates to grassroots community engagement o n Wednesday, February 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the CVI Building at 165 Sullivan Avenue in Ferndale. The seminar will explore different leadership styles and concrete ways toward inclusive and purposeful community involvement. 

Dr. Burgess is a teacher, consultant and founder of the Cornwall Leadership Institute. He
graduated from West Point in 1990 and served as an Army officer for 24 years, creating a grassroots, peer-to-peer learning network that evolved into a leader development and
organizational learning research center at West Point.  He is the author or co-author of a   number of articles, research reports and book chapters, as well as two books. Tony is excited to be launching the Cornwall Leadership Institute to improve leader effectiveness through teaching, consulting, coaching and inspiring.

During the seminar, Tony will share inspiring moments and community stories.  Participants will reflect on their own leadership path and learn how they can influence the journey of new volunteers to sustain their engagement. Concrete actions organizers can take to foster meaningful experiences for group members to draw them in will be identified.

It is not necessary to be enrolled in a Sullivan Renaissance project to benefit from this seminar. Everyone is welcome, however p re-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be served. 

To register, visit or call the Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445.  Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook and Twitter pages.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.