This month we welcome Brett Cooper, Bryan Sampson and Chris Thomas (Central Florida) and Lyle Copenhaver (Jacksonville) to the Level II! Welcome guys! We look forward to see how God will grow you as a leader and give you greater responsibility.
Those of you who are finishing up your final course for People First, remember to mail or fax (706-534-0462) your Personal Action Plans (PAP) at the end of each chapter. I’ll grade these and send back to you.
Our core course this month is Strategic Planning and Decision-makingand our text: Executive Values by Kurt Senske. In this course you will leave with a game plan for Christ-centered leadership that stresses the development of a healthy organizational culture, values-based strategic planning, mentoring, and balancing professional and personal lives.
Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, November 16th. You’ll make an initial post and respond to someone’s post.
Congratulations Becca Price (Women at the Well, PA) for moving on to your electives!
Congratulations to Todd Adams and Laurie Lusink for moving on to your electives!
Our next Core Course is Values in Leadership and our text: People Firstby Jack Lannom. Lannom uses Leadership as an acrostic to describe a systematic way we can “develop world-class leaders and pass on an enduring legacy.” Lannom says “As I began to compare and contrast strong, growing organizations with those that consistently struggle, it didn’t take long to realize that a company is only as strong as its leadership.” The first principle of leadership is logos meaning knowledge; leaders know what they believe and why they believe it and from this knowledge they promote the idea of truth in all things, wisdom in all things and excellence in all things.
This course is a 3-month course and will be shipped from our office. Your first post will be up on the forum on Monday, August 17th. You’ll make an initial post and then respond to someone’s post.
Our core course this month is Ethics and Integrity and our text: Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud. Integrity—more than simple honesty, is the key to success. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. In Integrity, he explores the six qualities of character that define integrity, and how people with integrity:
Are able to connect with others and build trust
Are oriented toward reality
Embrace the negative
Are oriented toward increase
Have an understanding of the transcendent
Integrity is not something that you either have or don’t, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy.
Your first post will be up on the forum on Monday, September 15th.
Congratulations Rob Helfer (Vero Beach) and Nick and Rachel Aylor (Southwest Florida) for moving on to your electives!
Remember to return the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership DVD’s by July 31st. The cost to purchase a new DVD set is $299.99 (plus tax and shipping) and will be charged to your center if these are not returned.
Our core course this month is Conflict Management and our text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. Peacemakers are people who breathe grace. They draw continually on the goodness and power of Jesus Christ, and then they bring His love, mercy, forgiveness, strength, and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life. The emerging leader staff will learn to bring grace to conflict through Glorifying God, Getting the Log Out of Your Eye, Gently Restore and Go and Be Reconciled. The workbook for this course will be sent to you via email – look out for it. Your first post will be up on the forum on Monday, July 21st.
Okay, so we are on the very last post of People First by Jack Lannom. Remember there is no test for this course. Email or slow-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Personal Action Plan (PAP) fill-ins along with your assessment (first pages) and I’ll grade them and return to you.
The next core course is Strategic Planning and Decision Making and our text is Executive Values by Kurt Senske. “The book combines two aspects of organizational leadership not often mentioned in the same breath: getting results and integrating Christian values within an organization.” Executive Values is a “how-to” book designed to help you succeed in your chosen career without compromising your faith and losing your soul in the process. The first post will be up on the forum Monday, May 19th.
Congratulations to Phillip Talle’ (Jacksonville) and Sandra Marotta (Southwest FL Admin) for moving on to your electives!
As always, looking forward to chat with you on the discussion forum.