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2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier.…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit…

Patience, Persistence, and People

2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier.…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit…

Patience, Persistence, and People

2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier.…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

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In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit dedicated to providing people of all ages, backgrounds and interests access to the tools necessary to develop and enhance their…

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2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier. In addition to losing 30 pounds, I’ve marked personal bests in weightlifting and cardio (thanks to Muncie CrossFit at The…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit dedicated to providing people of all ages, backgrounds and interests access to the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. The organization also held the largest program in its 14-year history when SLA facilitated 144 hours of virtual leadership training for Tyson Foods in Portland, Indiana.

Meet Eilis Wasserman

To help manage the explosion in digital interactions, SLA created a new position — Virtual Program Manager — and hired, Eilis (pronounced A-Lish) Wasserman, who has been connected with the Muncie nonprofit for more than five years as a participant and facilitator. Isaacs said Wasserman is a “perfect fit” for the emerging role.

“Eilis had been helping us since March convert our interactive, in-person programs into equally interactive virtual experiences. Virtual is here to stay, and we want to continue to leverage Eilis’ expertise and innovative spirit to remain on the forefront of virtual engagement,” Isaacs said. “She’s introduced us to easy-to-navigate tools that have elevated our virtual programs and empowered introverts and extroverts to fully participate.”

Wasserman said she is thrilled to take this next step with an organization that has supported and inspired her for years. It’s fulfilling, she said, to be part of a team that empowers all people to achieve the best version of themselves.

“SLA’s mission of inspiring positive action through inclusive leadership development directly aligns with my personal mission as an educator to cultivate confidence and inspire self-discovery. I have a background in career development and passion for virtual technology and facilitation, so this role is a great fit,” said Wasserman, who previously worked as an assistant director, career coach at Ball State University’s Career Center. “What excites me the most is the ability to build upon the momentum we’ve created in 2020 to deliver intentional and long-lasting impact. This is a brand-new role with the ability to grow, experiment and implement new virtual initiatives so that we leading virtually locally and regionally. Also, I love the empathic and resilient culture of the Shafer team.”

Growing Our Virtual Programs

Wasserman hasn’t skipped a beat as she transitions to the full-time role. She said her focus is on four areas of growth: intentional assessment, innovative programming, internal professional development, and an engaging online presence. Wasserman is driven to create a harmony between in-person and virtual programs, develop an online knowledge center and integrate future of work practices.

 “Shafer has a tremendous impact on the community around it and will continue to expand its influence to many communities across Indiana. The team is always innovating, so they welcome my entrepreneurial ideas and mindset of resilience and adaptability,” added Wasserman, who calls herself an “introvert advocate.” “Most importantly, Shafer listens to the community around it and meets the need of the time — bringing communities together.”

 Connect with Wasserman on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/eiliswasserman) and check out the many virtual programs she facilitates at shaferleadership.com/calendar. Keep up with SLA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

 

Patience, Persistence, and People

2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people.

I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier.

In addition to losing 30 pounds, I’ve marked personal bests in weightlifting and cardio (thanks to Muncie CrossFit at The Arsenal and Weight Watchers).

Shafer Leadership Academy and Country Village / Creekwood Neighborhood Association (where I serve as board president) are both finishing with record years, something I attribute to the amazing teams at both organizations.

Productive, Not Busy

Perhaps most importantly this year has taught me the value of patience, persistence, and people. I know how lucky I am to be sharing these successes, this year of all years, so I hope what I say next helps others.

For so long I’ve focused on achieving goals. I’ve let accomplishment define me, and while I will remain action oriented in 2021, 2020 has helped me better understand the difference between busy and productive.

Things Stack

The pandemic caused me to look at where (and how) I’m spending my time. I’m saying “no” more and rushing less. I’m also starting to understand that much of our success this year was built over several years. Things stack.

Climbing a mountain happens once step at a time just as getting buried by one often happens a rock at a time. Sometimes continuing to move forward is the simplest and most powerful choice we can make.

Change is slow. That’s patience and persistence.

Where the Magic Happens

People, however, is where the real magic happens.  Nothing truly good happens alone. Shafer has served the most amount of people in our history though the greatest number of programs in our history, because our talented staff and dedicated board. That’s not lip service. It’s truth.

This year my neighborhood association worked with the County Commissioners to get a five-year paving plan, had record number of pool memberships, and a record dues drive. This happened because we have an incredibly talented board who is committed to this community.

Once again, it’s the team who made all this happen.

Patience, persistence, people. Patience that change is slow; Persistence to keep going; and People to help you get there.

Here’s to a 2021 powered by persistence, sustained by patience, and realized by people!

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I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

I am grateful to the SLA for equipping the next generation of leaders with the tools, resources, and relationships they will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

I still remember activities that we participated in and utilize the lessons I took away from the program years later.

Lauren Berger

Assistant Dean for Students

Confident leaders and engaged board members make our community strong. That’s why it made sense to partner with Shafer Leadership Academy.

Kelly K. Shrock

President

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