Leadership Character Award

LAURA PRITCHARD-COMPTON NOMINATED FOR A 2014 LEADERSHIP CHARACTER AWARD

Atlanta, Georgia — September 9,2014 – The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Atlanta-based Turknett Leadership Group have announced nominees for the 11th Character Awards. Laura Pritchard-Compton, Founder and Executive Director of Urban Perform has been nominated for the 2014 Leadership Character Award in the non-profit category. The awards will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Sheraton-Atlanta and will recognize individuals who represent the best in leadership character in Georgia.

Laura embodies leadership and leads by example. She has been the driving force behind the success of Urban Perform. Since Urban Perform opened its doors in 2012 Laura has been the renaissance leader.

Since 2003, the annual Turknett Leadership Character Awards have recognized Georgia leaders whodemonstrate character in leadership based on alignment with the Leadership Character Model, a model developed by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1995. The model represents character as a scale with integrity as the base and respect and responsibility balanced on either side. Nominations were accepted in six categories: CEO/President/Managing Partner – Large Company, CEO/President/Managing Partner – Small Company, Executive/Manager, Non Profit, Education and “Inspiritor.” The Awards ceremony will be a part of the 24th annual Greenleaf Center Servant Leadership Conference.

Top nominees in each category are selected by the five-person Advisory Board. Members of the 2014 Advisory Board include Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates; Tom Crawford, owner of Crawford Corporate Coaching; David Ratcliffe, former President, and CEO of Southern Company; Conchita Robinson, President and CEO of C Robinson Associates, Inc.; and Dr. Betty Siegel, President-Emeritus of Kennesaw State University.

Winners will be announced at noon on September 24th

UPS will be the presenting sponsor for the 2014 Awards, and Kroger, GV Financial, and CMIT Solutions will also sponsor. For additional information about sponsorship, please click here.

For additional information about the Awards see www.LeadershipCharacterAward.org or www.Greenleaf.org

About Urban Perform:

Urban Perform (UP) is a non-profit organization making exercise accessible and affordable to the underserved communities of English Avenue, Vine City and Washington Park in Atlanta.  We are striving to remove all ‘Gym Deserts’ by remodeling abandoned spaces in low resourced communities where obesity and hypertension are rampant. We improve the health of families in underserved communities by promoting quality nutrition and active lifestyles. Our vision is to partner with local organizations to decrease rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes; thus, creating a health conscious change in the community.

About the Leadership Character Awards

Since 2003, the Turknett Leadership Character Awards have recognized Georgia leaders who display character in leadership based on alignment with the Leadership Character Model, a model developed by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1995. For 10 years, the Awards were presented by Turknett Leadership Group. Annual Leadership Character Awards will be presented under the auspices of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and will be held on September 24, 2014 at the Sheraton Atlanta. About the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership Founded in 1964, the Greenleaf Center is an international nonprofit organization that serves students, individuals, workplaces and the community by growing servant-leaders through education and programming. Robert K. Greenleaf was the author of “The Servant as Leader,” a landmark essay that coined the phrase “servant-leader” and launched the modern servant leadership movement. Today the Annual Turknett Leadership Annual Leadership Character Awards. The Awards will be held at the Atlanta Downtown Sheraton. Greenleaf Center nurtures students, enhances workplaces and builds the servant leader community through education, leadership development and conferences. To find out more, please visit www.greenleaf.org.

About Turknett Leadership Group

Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) founded the Awards in 2003 and presented the Awards from 2003 through 2013. TLG’s expertise is Leadership. With over 25 years’ experience, TLG is Atlanta’s premiere resource for Executive Coaching, Talent Assessment, Leadership Team Development, Culture Assessment and Change, and more. Through an approach grounded in science and guided by the Leadership Character ModelTM, TLG helps organizations hire the best people, identify and develop high potentials, and create high-performing cultures.

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