Park Enrichment Academy

The Park Enrichment Academy is a comprehensive, four-year program designed to develop Park Scholars’ leadership potential. Topics addressed are relevant to leadership across a variety of fields and organizations, including both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

The Park Enrichment Academy comprises the following modules:



  • Focus Power-Ups
  • Campus Conversations 1
  • Public Speaking
  • Campus Conversations 2
  • Leadership Development Program Leadership Certificate (Year 1 or 2)


  • Concepts and Models
  • Leadership Interview (Park Scholars interview leaders in their fields of study to build connections between theory and practice)
  • Campus Conversations Project (2 sessions)


  • Campus Conversations 1
  • Campus Conversations 2

Park Enrichment Academy Presenters for 2022-2023

  • Jones Loflin, Author, Coach, and Public Speaker
  • Marcey Rader, Founder, Marcey Rader Coaching, LLC
  • Kimberly Bloomfield, Assistant Director of Recruiting and Selection
  • National Coalition Building Institute
  • Civic Conversations Program

Park Enrichment Academy: Concepts and Models Coaches for 2022-2023

  • Theresa Amerson ’01, Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Mr. Corey Branch, District C Councilor and immediate past Mayor Pro Tem, Raleigh City Council; Associate Director of Technology, AT&T
  • Representative Rosa Gill, District 33 Representative, North Carolina General Assembly
  • Ravila Gupta, CEO, Bagchi Group
  • Brian Harry, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft; Farmer, Minka Farm
  • Oliver Schabenberger, Chief Innovation Officer, SingleStore
  • Tom Yarboro, Chairman of the Board, Ag ProVision, LLC

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