The Convo featuring Vop Osili

“How can leaders use their voice? By speaking directly to things that are uncomfortable,” Vop Osili.

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet City-County Council President and SKL Class XXXII graduate, Vop Osili. Vop talks to us about the council’s unanimously passed resolution declaring racism a public health crisis as well as what leaders can do to positively impact the future of our community.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

City-County Council

The Convo featuring Al White


“The difference between a moment and a movement is sacrifice. Don’t let this be your moment. Make this the beginning of our movement,” Al White.

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Al White, Advisor, Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at Eli Lilly and Company and Vice President of the Lilly Foundation.

Al, a member of the Leadership Indianapolis Board, talks to us about the Indy Day of Solidarity, Lilly’s commitment to addressing systemic racism in Indiana and beyond as well as what it’s like to navigate the current times as a Black man in America.

Resources Mentioned in The Convo:
Indy Day of Solidarity

The Convo featuring Dr. Leah Gunning Francis

The Leadership Indianapolis series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues and opportunities in our city.

In this conversation you will meet Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, and Associate Professor of Christian Education and Practical Theology at Christian Theological Seminary. Dr. Francis, author of Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, talks to us about CTS poverty eradication efforts, policing reform and lessons to guide leaders during this time.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Christian Theological Seminary: More about Dr. Leah Gunning Francis