WCS Welcomes Jonathan Wilkins to 2021 Speaker Series

Jonathan Wilkins (Photo Provided)
Warsaw Community Schools, in conjunction with the recently adopted Strategic Plan, will host the second keynote for the 2021 Speaker Series. WCS is excited to welcome Jonathan Wilkins this week to support the goals of the Strategic Plan’s Four Pillars: Empathy, Inclusivity, Adaptability, and Experience.
Jonathan Wilkins, a former Chaplain for the Chicago Bears, is an emerging voice and cultural champion for team building, accountability, and leadership development. Jonathan possesses a unique gift to inspire corporate influencers toward personal responsibility and transformation.
Jonathan currently serves as Manager of Leadership and Learning Development at CBRE where he most recently led the creation and delivery of the Global Workplace Solutions Leadership Series, a premier multifaceted learning program for 5,000 Managers. He is currently managing the development and launch of a new Global Learning Development program for 8,000 Project Management professionals. Prior to CBRE Jonathan served as Facilitator within the Leadership and Development Department at American Airlines where he was the Lead Facilitator to the company-wide on-boarding course entitled “Take-Off”. He developed Courageous Conversations which is a required course for all Level 5 managers.
Jonathan graduated from Morehouse College and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and Master of Divinity from the Harvard Divinity School becoming the only student to do so in the class of 2009. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Jonathan is married to the lovely Paris H. Wilkins (Master Personal Trainer and Indoor Spin Cyclist). Together they have three beautiful children Yuri Crenshaw (16), Jonathan Wilkins, Jr. (11), and Princeton Wilkins (1 1/2 years old).
Warsaw Community Schools is excited to welcome Jonathan Wilkins whose message will be delivered to a student audience in the PAC and streamed to secondary classrooms. Wilkins will also lead discussions and answer questions. After, Wilkins will host a workshop to engage students, faculty, and community around the goals of the strategic plan. Jonathan Wilkins will also be the keynote speaker for Tri Kappa’s Senior Honor Reception at 7 pm on April 15. WCS would like to thank sponsors Tri-Kappa, 1st Source Bank, Sym Financial Advisors, and the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust.