Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2015
    • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Olmsted Center, Drake University

    At the second-annual Converge workshop, the Regional Leadership Council will bring together leadership program participants and alumni from Central Iowa to learn and connect. This year, our focus will be intentional leadership through integrity and civility. 

    Event schedule:

    2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Check-in

    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Intentional Leadership (Dr. Matthew Davidson)

    Community Leadership is an essential element of a vibrant community, and a role to which many leaders feel called. However, leading in the community requires a particular mindset and a set of skills; it requires intentionality. Good people and good causes do not guarantee a process marked by integrity and civility, or the full realization of desired outcomes. Excellence with integrity is the means and end-goal for leading in the community. Educational, motivational, and replicable – this leadership session focuses on the interpersonal skills and habits, as well as the replicable group processes for enhanced community leadership.

    Each participant will walk away with a workbook filled with tools used by top Iowa employers, including Hy-Vee, Prairie Meadows and the Principal Financial Group.

    About Dr. Davidson: Through his work at the Institute for Excellence & Ethics, Dr. Matthew Davidson seeks to foster optimal performance in individuals and organizations through the assessment and development of leadership, teamwork, work ethic and overall well-being. He has dedicated nearly 20 years to theory, practice, and assessment of character and culture.

    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking 

    Connect with leaders from the various leadership programs throughout Central Iowa. We're better together, so let's meet!

    About the Regional Leadership Council: An initiative of Capital Crossroads, the Regional Leadership Council brings together directors and leaders of the various community leadership development programs throughout Central Iowa to share best practices, learn from one another, and foster collaboration which helps leverage the important work of each individual program to strengthen our region as a whole. For more information, visit Regional Leadership Council.



    • 17 Dec 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Tour the Des Moines Art Center 
    with Director Jeff Fleming

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Des Moines Art Center on December 17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with Director, Jeff Fleming. Surrounded by a world-class art collection, enjoy light appetizers and beverages while connecting with fellow alumni in this beautiful architectural setting.

    Director, Jeff Fleming, will take us behind-the-scenes of this Des Moines treasure, sharing intimate details surrounding a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits as well as local artists' work, which keep the Art Center ever-changing and fresh.

    Reviewed on Trip Advisor as “The Midwest’s best kept secret” and a “Truly unique art museum”, the Des Moines Art Center is a museum and school meant to educate and enchant. Even the buildings are art, all three designed by famous architects. 

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