PeerForward Leaders Share and Learn at National Convenings

PeerForward takes pride in the depth of knowledge and skills that our staff bring to our mission every day. Recently, three key PeerForward leaders shared their knowledge and insights and learned from others at the following two prestigious gatherings.

2019 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit 

Vice President of Philanthropy at American Express, Richard Brown (center), joined by PeerForward Coaches, DC Howard (left) and Loubert Senatus (right), at the 2019 Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit.

American Express hosted its fifth annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit from March 31- April 2 in Washington, DC, where two of our PeerForward Coaches, Loubert Senatus and DC Howard, joined for a weekend of networking, professional development, and shared learning. 

The summit brought together leaders and social entrepreneurs from around the world to gain deeper understanding of best leadership practices in the social sector. The event featured a keynote talk by Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka, titled, “Engaging All: Strategies for Thriving in Complexity.” 

 The weekend also included a group visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to broaden participants’ understanding of race, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to their leadership and professional work. PeerForward Coach Loubert Senatus shared that a highlight of the eventful weekend was “having the opportunity to network with different people from around the world that are doing important social justice work in order to understand our own work better.”  

2019 ASU GSV Summit 

PeerForward’s Managing Director of Program Operations and Innovation, Gary Linnen, attended the 2019 Arizona State University x Global Silicon Valley (ASU GSV) Summit in San Diego, Calif. from April 8-10. Known as the world’s leading education and workforce innovation summit, the convening brings together more than 4,500 leaders, including tech CEOs, higher education leaders, policy makers, and more from more than 45 countries to exchange and inspire innovative ideas across sectors. 

Gary Linnen was honored with a fully-funded scholarship to attend the summit through the Entrepreneurs of Color Scholarship Program, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At the summit, he was able to share his insight on scaling innovation in education through our PeerForward Method and exchange ideas with some of the leading minds in the field of education. 



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