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I truly believe that each of us, working together, can use our leadership influence to transform the people and communities around us.

That’s why I’m excited that Wheaton College and Billy Graham Center are partnering with the Global Leadership Summit to help attendees deepen their summit experience and grow their influence by earning a Global Leadership Certificate.

Many organizations encourage their staff to demonstrate professional growth through continuing education. For all of you marketplace and ministry leaders who attend the summit (and for those of you that are thinking about attending!), this supplemental certificate can serve as evidence that you are continuing to sharpen your leadership skills.

The certificate course through WheatonX, Communication and Leadership, is designed to expose students to the dynamics of communication in relation to leadership in contemporary contexts. In particular, we will apply communication best practice to the leadership tasks of communicating vision, leading teams, and guiding change.

Building on the GLS content, the course will help students deepen their summit experience. Check out the syllabus.

To receive the GLS Certificate, students must attend both days of the Global Leadership Summit on August 9-10, 2018, and the WheatonX portion of the course on August 11. For more details and registration: https://wheatonx.wheaton.edu/.

Along with gleaning insights from all the amazing GLS faulty, students will also learn from the world-class faculty I’ve asked to join me in teaching the certificate course on Saturday.

They include:

Nicholas Pearce, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Dr. Nicholas Pearce is as an award-winning professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the founder and CEO of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory services firm. He is a leading scholar, lecturer, and trusted strategic adviser on values-driven leadership, collaboration, and change in organizations.

Eric Geiger, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President at LifeWay Christian Resources

Dr. Eric Geiger received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He has authored or co-authored several books including Creature of the Word, Designed to Lead and How to Ruin Your Life, as well as the bestselling church leadership book, Simple Church.

Rochelle Scheuermann, PhD

Associate Professor and Program Director at Wheaton College

Before coming to Wheaton, Dr. Rochelle Scheuermann served as Vice President of Academics at Lincoln Christian University. Rochelle has been involved in non-profit leadership and global relief work. Her research interests include culture, contextualization, and communication.

We hope and are working toward the GLS Certificate being the first step in a much broader plan to help summit participants deepen their scholarship and expand their influence as leaders in their local settings. To do this, we are working toward creating two more tiers of training, a Wheaton College Certificate through WheatonX and two M.A. degrees, one in Global Leadership and the other in Ministry and Leadership.

Stayed tuned for more details on those!

Why do I share all of this? Because I want you to join us.

If you are attending (or thinking about attending) The Global Leadership Summit, I encourage you to include the GLS Certificate course in your plans.

Whether you are a business leader, a community leader, a pastor, or a parent who wants to lead your family well, there is a place for you in the partnership between The Global Leadership Summit and Wheaton College.

Will you join us? For more details and registration: https://wheatonx.wheaton.edu/.

Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College, is executive director of the Billy Graham Center, and publishes church leadership resources through Mission Group.



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