Dr. Whitney to Talk Personal Mission Statements for 2022 Summer Leadership Series
The Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (VACAPAF) – Leadership Academy and the Urban Financial Services Coalition DMV group are proud to invite leaders and influencers to the “Creating Your Personal Mission Statement” session of the 2022 Summer Self Leadership Series for leaders on Thursday, May 19, 2021, 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The featured speaker for this session is Dr. Deran R. Whitney, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Program Coordinator of the Administration and Supervision Program at Shenandoah University.
This session will identify how a personal mission statement can enhance your personal and career goals. Participants will be able to identify their assets, characteristics, strengths, and skills as an individual. Creating a personal mission statement will allow participants to understand the effects of how you present yourself and how others see you. A personal mission statement will help you identify your personal beliefs and objectives, defining what matters most to you professionally. Furthermore, this session will help participants understand the importance of decision-making; it will help clarify whether the decisions you are making are in alliance with what you want for your life and future.
This leadership series is open to entrepreneurs, college students, business leaders and non-profit leaders.
To learn more about the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. visit www.vacapaf.org and Urban Financial Services Coalition visit www.ufscnet.org.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Deran R. Whitney
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership &
Program Coordinator of the Administration and Supervision Program
Dr. Deran Whitney is a native of Hampton, Virginia, and attended Hampton City Schools. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Christopher Newport University, a Master of Science in Education Degree from Old Dominion University, and a doctorate from Virginia Tech with a major in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Dr. Whitney has worked as a public-school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the cities of Hampton and Suffolk, VA. He became the Coordinator of Elementary Education in Suffolk, transitioned to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instructional Services, and served as Deputy Superintendent for Suffolk Public Schools. Dr. Whitney completed his public-school career as school superintendent in Suffolk City where he served in that role for nine years. During his tenure as Superintendent, he was responsible for all schools becoming fully accredited and the construction of two new elementary schools and one middle school. Dr. Whitney has been awarded Teacher of the Year recognition, Outstanding Young Men of America Award, and Principal School Bell Award. Currently, Dr. Whitney serves as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Program Coordinator for the Administration and Supervision Program at Shenandoah University. Dr. Whitney and his wife have been married for 30 years and the have one adult daughter.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time.
To learn more about Urban Financial Services Coalition, visit www.ufscnet.org