Virtual Roundtables are opportunities for community leadership professionals

to explore best practices.

Led by various community leadership professionals from across the State of Indiana,

these sessions will provide you with the tools and tips you need to increase your impact!

Restorative Resilience: A look into the practice of self-awareness and self care for leaders

Wednesday, March 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., via Zoom

Program Description

Self-care is more than time out on the golf course, a drink or a bubble bath. As leaders we have the responsibility to notice how stress impacts our own self from the inside out and the duty to have an authentic self-care practice.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Explore & define the practice of mindfulness.
  • Pause and take a few moments to experience mindfulness as a tool for self-care as a leader. 
  • Gain an understanding on how to integrate self-care and mindfulness into your day-to-day life, work and personal.

Presenter Bio

Anne Darku

Anne Darku is the Director of Programs at Leadership Southern Indiana with vast experience in both leadership and community development. A proud graduate of Murray State University and a 500 Hour certified yoga and meditation instructor, Anne has served in roles from The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to Second City in Chicago as well as co-founding a local Louisville non-profit, Mama to Mama. You may find her guiding corporate employees through mindfulness, teaching yoga at the local YMCA or developing adult and youth community leaders to help them serve and transform themselves and our region.


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“How To Be a Super Connector – Make Meaningful Business Connections Beyond Networking”

Tuesday, April 13th, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, via Zoom

Program Description

Have you ever had a bad experience at a networking event? Do you wonder how to make new connections and build your sphere of influence in 2021? The speed at which you build deep and genuine business relationships can be taught, trained, and replicated.

Social capital is becoming the most important currency, now and far into the future. Super Connectors are those willing to make long-lasting connections, curate information and people connections, and are constantly learning about others. There is a strategy and art to this, and anyone can learn it.

During this informative and interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice the steps to make connections and leave with specific strategies and a game plan to build their connections.

Topics that will be covered include:

Participants will:

  • What is a Super Connector? What do they know? How do they think?
  • What are the 3 types of connectors?
  • The 8 steps to truly connecting.
  • How to overcome your biggest challenges in making connections
  • Practice the specific steps and create your action plan.

Presenter Bio

Barry Shrock

Barry has been working in coaching, training, and leadership for more than 28 years as a basketball coach, educational leader, and business owner. He is currently the director of leadership programs with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and is a sought-after high-performance coach, leadership trainer, and keynote speaker. He is an expert in helping individuals, teams, and companies discover high performance and unlock it for success. Barry has presented to thousands of individuals as a speaker, workshop trainer, company coach, guest lecturer, podcast guest and personal coach to C-Suite executives including CEOs, vice presidents, and managers.

Barry volunteers and serves in several capacities throughout the community. He has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Community Big and Lunch Buddy, and in the Real Men Read program, as well as serving as a Junior Achievement 100+ Entrepreneurs classroom speaker. He was selected to the Indiana Leadership Association board as treasurer and serves on the advisory board for Bring It-Push It-Own It and Founders Spark. Barry recently received the Community Builders award for the state of Indiana and was nominated for the Champions of Change Award in 2019.


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Previous Roundtables

  • How To Facilitate Community Conversations, Wednesday, January 27th facilitated by Susan Rozzi (Leadership Hendricks County)
  • Best Practices in Virtual Program Development,  Tuesday, February 16th by Eilis Wasserman and Tisha Gierhart (Shafer Leadership Academy)
  • Best Practices in Virtual Program Development