PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
How to Nurture Leadership Growth in Others and Ourselves
Build the Future
Kathy Godwin, PFLAG National Board and Jean Hodges, PFLAG Boulder County, PFLAG National Board
Workshop Block 4: Sunday, October 22 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
This session will explore the concept of “servant-leadership” as a tool for successful leaders. Through the use of role-playing various scenarios, participants will develop the spirit to serve so there is effective communication for personal growth and organizational effectiveness. How can members nurture mutual personal growth in interaction with leaders, others members, and allies? How can collaboration with other community groups apply these principles? We will practice the skill of listening intently. We’ll discuss learning opportunities to increase awareness and inform action. We will work on building consensus by considering consequences of all decisions. We will challenge ourselves to move beyond our comfort zone to include greater intentional diversity. Participants will share their experiences of how they inspire leadership growth in others and themselves.
Kathy Godwin has been a member of PFLAG since 2004. Currently, she is the Chair of the Regional Directors Council, and on the PFLAG National Board. She previously was a PFLAG chapter leader in Salt Lake City, Utah and a Regional Director of the Mountain West Region. She has been involved in various volunteer roles for a faith community, her children's schools and as a Board member and president for the Tanner Dance Program which is linked to the Fine Arts Department at the University of Utah. She and her husband owned and ran a small business in Utah for 23 years. Kathy and Bill have been partners for 39 years. She is the mother of 2 adult sons, and the grandmother of 2 beautiul girls. She and Bill now live in Berkeley, CA.
Jean is a PFLAG mom, educator, community organizer, citizen lobbyist for equality, and advocate for inclusion in her faith community. She and her husband helped to cofound the PFLAG Boulder, Colorado, chapter and led it for many years. She rose through the national ranks, first as regional director then as the chairperson of the Regional Directors Council. Elected to the National Board in 2007, she was elected National President and Board Chair in October 2014 and will complete her term in 2018.