TABPHE President Shares Tips for Being a Great Leader with Young Professionals

Members of the Tarrant County Chapter of the Texas Association of Black Professionals in Higher Education (TABPHE) welcomed educator Curtis Hill, Ed.D., to TCC Trinity River May 17 as the first speaker in the TABPHE Talks series.

Hill is a lecturer at Eastfield College and current state president of TABPHE, a professional organization that provides a statewide vehicle for a diverse, multicultural workforce to learn, share, direct and influence our educational system.

During his two-hour presentation entitled “Leadership or Leadershape,” Hill noted that leadership is all about relationships — how you relate to others and how they relate to you. Hill also shared his views on leadershape, a concept that focuses on how to “effectively lead yourself, your people and organization for optimal results.”

Audience members asked questions about appreciative leadership, integrity and career advancement. Hill discussed key traits of great leaders and candidly spoke about the current state of higher education and how to best position oneself for any opportunity that may arise. “Be ready when opportunity comes your way,” said Hill. Lifelong learning is the key to being prepared for those opportunities.

TABPHE Talks is an initiative that is designed to bring high-profile leaders to the area to connect with current and inactive TABPHE members and professionals in education, law, community service and other sectors.

The purpose of the new speaker series is to connect the Tarrant County community with the state’s most influential education and thought leaders by sharing their stories, expertise and advice in a flexible format at venues throughout Tarrant County. “The next installment of TAPHE Talks is being planned for late summer,” said Sabir.

All current, inactive and prospective TABPHE members, professionals, educators and community members are encouraged to attend. For more details about TABPHE Talks, contact