2020 Summer Calendar of Events2020-04-24T20:47:09+00:00

Due to safety concerns around COVID-19, the 2020 Fellows Program calendar has been adjusted to move the first half of the program to virtual platforms. Our events May 26-June 23 will be interactive Zoom activities. In hopes of keeping the two-day training with the Center for Creative Leadership in-person, we rescheduled the training for July 27-28, 2020.

We are optimistic that our event on July 7 will be our first in-person event of the summer. However, as time goes on, we will be following government and safety guidelines and may need to adjust accordingly. We will post updates on this page.

May 26 – Mentor Meet-Up2020-04-24T19:31:38+00:00

This is the first event of the 2020 Fellows Program where the Fellows meet their mentor for the first time! We will use Zoom to conduct small group discussions between the Fellows and their mentors.

  • What: Mentor Meet-Up
  • When: 6-8PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • Where: Virtual on Zoom
  • Who: 2020 Fellows and mentors

Thank you to Replacements Ltd. and the Dawn S. Chaney Foundation for co-sponsoring this event!


June 2 – Fellows Mixer2020-04-24T20:41:48+00:00

The Fellows will participate in an interactive Zoom call where we will do “speed networking” in small groups using breakout sessions. Everyone will get to meet everyone!

  • What: Fellows Mixer
  • When: 6-8PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2020
  • Where: Virtual on Zoom
  • Who: 2020 Fellows
June 9 – Making Real Connections in an Unreal Time2020-04-30T19:12:01+00:00

In lieu of the Welcome Reception, we are hosting a virtual networking workshop presented by Katie Marshall of Creative Machine Consulting. Katie is a presentation coach and communication consultant, working with a diverse group of clients from a variety of industries. She coaches, trains, and facilitates from the belief that authenticity is the core of success. Katie is certified in several tools that gauge leadership potential and agility.

Networking does not look anything like it used to. It’s not what you know, but who you know. But in a moment of social distancing in an age of internet communication, how can we get to know anyone? Especially those connected to our futures in an authentic, lasting way? During this workshop the Fellows will learn and practice tangible communication skills to connect virtually in authentic, lasting ways.

  • What: Making Real Connections in an Unreal Time – presented by Katie Marshall, Creative Machine Consulting
  • When: 5:30-7PM, Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Where: Virtual on Zoom
  • Who: 2020 Fellows

June 16 – Trivia Night2020-04-24T19:21:05+00:00

Fellows will be put into teams to play trivia together! Topics will include fun facts about Greensboro, local industry knowledge, random tidbits, and pop culture.

  • What: Trivia Night
  • When: 6-8PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
  • Where: Virtual on Zoom
  • Who: 2020 Fellows
June 23 – Professional Development Workshop2020-04-24T18:48:06+00:00

The Fellows will participate in an interactive Zoom workshop on self-management and prioritization, presented by Jordan Lacenski, creative consultant and entrepreneur. Matt Mullens, recent NC A&T grad, 2018 Fellow, and owner of Empasta Foods will be joining Jordan as a guest speaker.

  • What: Professional Development Workshop
  • When: 6-8PM, Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • Where: Virtual Zoom call
  • Who: 2020 Fellows
July 7 – Downtown Wind Down2020-01-24T14:43:55+00:00

At Downtown Wind Down, the Fellows will network with synerG Young Professionals, City Connectors, and Fellows Program alumni over beer and appetizers.

  • What: Downtown Wind Down
  • When: 5:30-7PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Where: Southend Brewing: 117B W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC 27406
  • Who: 2020 Fellows, Fellows Program alumni, synerG Young Professionals, and City Connectors
July 14 – Get Outdoors!2020-04-24T17:43:31+00:00

The Get Outdoors event gives the Fellows the opportunity to explore some of the amazing green spaces in our city. Fellows will be able to decide whether they want to go kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding at Lake Brandt, play golf at Gillespie Golf Course, or play on the SKYWILD Tree Top Adventures Course at the Greensboro Science Center.

Thank you to the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Science Center for making this opportunity possible!

July 21 – Personal Finance Workshop2020-04-30T19:14:07+00:00

The Fellows will participate in a personal finance workshop presented by Lindsay Brock, Wealth Management Advisor with Stearns Financial Group.

Financial planning is a broad concept that includes things like budgeting, retirement planning, saving and investing, insurance, and debt management. You don’t, however, need to be a financial planning expert to have a firm grasp on what each of these concepts means and how they impact you. In this presentation, the Fellows will gain a deeper understanding of how keeping a pulse on your personal financial life in your early to mid-20s works to lay the groundwork of a solid financial foundation for you as you enter and grow through your career.

July 27-28 – Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute with the Center for Creative Leadership2020-04-24T20:43:14+00:00

This is a full 2-day training during which the Fellows will receive executive leadership development through the Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute from trainers from the Center for Creative Leadership.

Thank you to the Toleo Foundation for helping to fund this opportunity, and for Quaintance-Weaver for allowing us to use their beautiful space!

July 30 – Campus Greensboro Day Celebration on National Intern Day2020-01-13T19:02:51+00:00

July 30 is National Intern Day! Join us for a party in Center City Park to celebrate the value interns bring to our city. We’ll have food trucks, music, games, and more!

  • What: Campus Greensboro Day Celebration on National Intern Day
  • When: 11:30AM-2:30PM, Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Where: Center City Park – 200 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Who: 2020 Fellows, internship hosts/supervisors, mentors, community leaders… anyone is welcome to bring their interns out to celebrate with us!
August 4 – Closing Reception2020-04-24T18:49:25+00:00

The Closing Reception our last Fellows Program event of the summer. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with 250+ business leaders, community stakeholders, internship hosts, mentors, and other Fellows.

  • What: Closing Reception
  • When: 5:30-7PM, Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Where: TBD
  • Who: 2020 Fellows, internship hosts, mentors, corporate partners, event sponsors, and university/college partners