bg-header-wemu-rs.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
See Our 45th Anniversary Video
0000017d-4e0c-dda1-a7fd-4fde73920000

Washtenaw United: 'Career Directions' Offers Guidance To Washtenaw County's Nonprofit Sector

David Gruner
Career Solutions
/
cdcpi.com

The past year has brought a global pandemic, political unrest, and a more concerted effort to combat systemic racism.  Put together, it has created new challenges for leaders in the non-profit sector.  Ann Arbor-based "Career Directions" is dedicated to coaching leaders and organization teams and, it too, has found new challenges to overcome.  On "Washtenaw United," WEMU's David Fair explores challenges and solutions with Career Directions executive coach/principal, David Gruner.

WEMU has partnered with the United Way of Washtenaw County to explore the people, organizations, and institutions creating opportunity and equity in our area.  And, as part of this ongoing series, you’ll also hear from the people benefiting and growing from the investments being made in the areas of our community where there are gaps in available services.  It is a community voice.  It is 'Washtenaw United.'

UWWC_2.jpg

  

WEMU_logo_print_sm_1.png

  

ABOUT DAVID GRUNER:

David Gruner has been coaching leaders in non-profits, government and universities for 25 years.  He's particularly focused on Washtenaw County non-profit executive directors, their leadership teams, and team leaders. 

RESOURCES:

Career Directions

UWWC STATEMENT:

In response to several executive leadership transitions in 2019 among local human service organizations, Career Directions began convening a cohort of seven new nonprofit executives to provide leadership coaching and peer-mentoring.  The goal?  Build the capacity of local nonprofit leaders to support the overall performance and stability of organizations that provide essential human services to Washtenaw County people.  The work of Career Directions, led by David Gruner, focuses on “supporting leaders in higher education, non-profits, government, health care, and business.” (http://www.cdcpi.com/services.html) Other services offered individual coaching, team coaching, and leadership assessment.

In 2020, UWWC joined the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and invested $10,000 from its COVID Community Recovery Fund for this project focusing its work on supporting professional coaching and leadership development for a cohort of new human service CEOs.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.
Related Content