Nine selected for new Leadership 2.0 program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has selected nine individuals to participate in the first-ever cohort of the Leadership 2.0 program. Born from the Leadership Fort Wayne program, Leadership 2.0 helps participants take their leadership skills to the next level.

The Leadership 2.0 curriculum features tools and techniques that help participants more confidently lead, regardless of their position in an organization. Topics covered include:

  • Strengths-based, high-performance leadership.
  • Leading high-performing teams.
  • Leading vs. managing.
  • Self-aware leadership principles.
  • Core competencies such as how to read a financial statement, how to build a strategic plan, leading through conflict, building and conducting performance evaluations, and more.

“Our Leadership Fort Wayne alums told us they wanted to take their skills to that next level, and the result is the Leadership 2.0 program,” said Barry Schrock, GFW Inc.’s director of leadership programs. “This is a deeply talented cohort and a brand-new curriculum, and I can’t wait to see these nine individuals build on their talents, grow as leaders, and make a positive impact.”

Members of the inaugural Leadership 2.0 cohort are:

Nathan Berndt
Jenna Gunn
Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Justin Hayes
Lake City Bank
Stephanie Henry
Fort Wayne Agvocate
Casey Keirn
Lincoln Financial Group
Amanda Muldoon
3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Wade Owen
Jeremy Reidy
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jeri Rusk
WBCL Radio Network

Each participant is a graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne or the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Leadership Institute. The cohort will participate in 10 half-day sessions beginning Jan. 9, with a graduation ceremony scheduled for June 11, 2020, at the GFW Inc. Annual Meeting.

Individuals interested in participating in next year’s cohort can email for more information and to be placed on the waiting list.

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.