New England Leadership Training Seminars

November 10, 2016 9:00 AM–November 11, 2016 3:00 PM
Location Change: Lexington Christian Academy, 48 Bartlett Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420


Please note that registering for one of these events does not register you for the ACSI Professional Development Forum 2016 at Lexington Christian Academy. If you would like to attend one of these one-day events and attend the PD Forum the other day, please call the Northeast Regional Office at 717.285.3022 to arrange that. There will be no cost to attend the PD Forum if you attend one of these one-day events. 

Discounted Price Offering and Location Change

New England Leadership Training Seminars

November 10, 2016

Paul EdwardsMr. Paul Edwards, Gordon College

 Advancement and Development Personnel are invited to an off-site training featuring Paul Edwards from Gordon College.

Paul Edwards is the Chief Development Officer at Gordon College, previously the Senior Counsel for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA where he led the strategy for the world's largest Bible translation organization. Prior to Wycliffe, Paul was a consultant and motivational speaker for nonprofit staff and boards. He has led seminars on the techniques of large gift solicitation and provided specialized skills training for the staff and leadership of 90 US and international nonprofits including Penn, USC, Yale, World Vision US, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Bible Society.

Workshop Title: Skills that Support Sustainable Success

Topics Include:

  • Asking, Negotiating and Closing Major Gifts
  • Handling Challenging Objections
  • Discussing and Using Powerful Questions
  • New Trends and Tools in Development

November 11, 2016

 place holder  Dr. Bruce Lockerbie, PAIDEIA

 School Leaders and Board Members are invited to an off-site training featuring Dr. Bruce Lockerbie from PAIDEIA.

After 35 years of teaching and administering at the collegiate and secondary levels, ending in 1991, D. Bruce Lockerbie now leads a team of consultants called PAIDEIA, Inc., working with schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, as well as churches, helping agencies, and other institutions. D. Bruce Lockerbie received degrees in English and American Studies from New York University.  He has also been awarded degrees by Eastern University and Taylor University.

Workshop Title: 1996-2016: The State of Christian Schooling Today

In 1996, D. Bruce Lockerbie's book From Candy Sales to Committed Donors: A Guide to Financing Christian Schools became a catalyst for what an ACSI executive credited as "changing the way we do Christian schooling."  Read and adopted by thousands of Christian school leaders and their boards, the book moved them away from a failing financial model based on "keeping the tuition as low as possible" and fundraising to make up the difference by multiple product sales and events.  Instead they turned toward asking for voluntary gift support of the school's stated mission and vision.

But that was twenty years ago: What is the state of Christian schooling in 2016, and what challenges must be faced while we await the Lord's return?  New research and current observation has resulted in a revised edition of From Candy Sales to Committed Donors, to be published in the summer of 2016, and its findings presented in a full-day workshop for heads of schools, key administrators, and their board members on Friday, November 11, at Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA. 

Event Details:

Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Location: This event has been moved from The Forefront Center to Lexington Christian Academy

Registration Fee: $109.00 (includes continuous refreshment breaks and lunch)—Discounted Price Offering!

Register Now! Please note that registering for one of these events does not register you for the PD Forum at Lexington Christian Academy. If you would like to attend one of these one-day events and attend the PD Forum the other day, please call the Northeast Regional Office at 717.285.3022 to arrange that. There will be no cost to attend the PD Forum if you attend one of these one-day events. 





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