From left, Zachary Schumacher, Shalynn Malone and Sherry Gibbens
Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health care, has three employees chosen to participate in the Southern Illinois Leadership Institute.
The institute offers emerging leaders individual leadership development, community-based service opportunities, and a broader understanding of the region’s economic, civic, and cultural drivers.
The Southern Illinois Community Foundation chose 15 participants out of all applicants. The three Centerstone employees chosen were:
· Sherry Gibbens – outpatient clinical coordinator
· Shalynn Malone – clinical coordinator and grant manager of the Trauma, Treatment & Training program at Centerstone
· Zachary Schumacher – Building Compassionate Communities grant coordinator
Participants will attend eight sessions, each six-hours long, covering topics such as:
· Strengths assessment
· Strengths-based leadership
· Servant leadership
· Diversity and inclusion
· Communication and emotional intelligence
· Nonprofit governance
· Finance and stewardship
· Fund development
· Policies and procedures
· Motivating and engaging volunteers
· Empowering and equipping employees
· Program development and evaluation
· Strategic planning
The Leadership Institute participants will strengthen their skills in developing community relationships from current leaders in the area, as well as representatives from food pantries, gardeners, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization that provides mental health and substance use treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services.