2019 PD Forum - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZNovember 7: 7:15 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
& November 8: 7:15 a.m. — 12::00 p.m.
Grace Christian Academy
1200 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85262
Register for this Forum
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America's most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referreed to him as "a very gifted and inspirational leader." Evangelist Josh McDowell called him "a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture." Through his speaking engagements and media appearances Dr.Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He is the author of 14 books, including Understanding the Faith, Understanding the Times, and Understanding the Culture textbooks which are studied by tens of thousands of students. Dr. Myers holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He continues to engage college students and adult learners by serving as a trustee of Colorado Christian Univeristy and through a Signature Leadership Course offered by the Lumerit Corporation, which serves the training needs of many Fortune 100 companies. Jeff and his wife Stephanie and ther family live in Colorado.
Dr. Vernard Gant is the director of A.C.E. Student Success Center with the Association of Christian Schools International. Dr. Gant's department oversees over 700 Christian Schools throughout the nations that target and serve academically, disenfranchised, and/or economically disadvantaged children (A.C.E. students). Dr. Gant is a gaduate of Columbia International University, Birmingham Theological Seminary, and Trinity University. Dr. Gant has been the recipient of numberous awards including the prestigious Jeffersonian Award by the Jeffersonian Award Foundation in Washington, DC. And the the Paul Harris Fellow Award presented by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He helped develop two Christian schools in Birmingham, AL serving A.C.E. students and has assisted in the start-up of several similar schoools acrross the nation. Dr. Gant has served on several boards including the Life Skills Alternative School, the National Association of Street Schools, the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the American Center for School Choice, and chaired the Colorado State Advisorty Committee for the US Commission on Civil Rights. Dr. Gant has been involved in urban ministr for nearly forty years and in the parental choice movement for over 20 years. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife, Cynthia.
Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski is the executive direcotr of CLC Network, where she serves as a champion for ability inclusion in schools and churches. Through passonate storytelling and candor, she helps Christian schools include students with disabilities and transorm their community. Rooted in a faith-based foundation and equipped with resources for practical partinership, eductors will find her expertise in effective inclusive school leadership compelling for further reflectin God's kingdom.
Day One8am - 4:30pm
7:15 a.m. — Registration
8:00 a.m. — Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. — Afternoon Sessions
4:30 p.m. — End of Day
Day Two8am - 12pm
7:15 a.m. — Administrator Prayer Breakfast
8:15 a.m. — Morning Sessions
12:00 p.m. — End of day
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe
4400 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
Rates from $149 per night
Reserve your room by October 11 by calling 480-897-7444 or on website.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Tempe
1520 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
Rates from $119 per night - ACSI PD Group Rate.
Reserve your room by October 23 by calling 480-831-9800.
A detailed schedule, speaker resources, and more can be found in the ACSI Community closer to the start of the event.ACSI Community Page
- Standard $149
- Walk-in $159
- Standard (Register by Sept 28) $189
- Walk-in $199
You will receive continuing education units for your participation in the Forum. CEU type (Educational/Bible) and amount will vary based on session selection.
Your registration also includes 12 months of ConNEXUS Premium, providing access to on-demand courses and additional CEUs throughout the year.