MA Snapshot

Mid-America, january 2018

FROM YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Happy New Year to my friends across the ACSI Mid-America region. I enjoy thinking about what the New Year may bring with exciting opportunities and challenges. And I love the fact that I get to be but a small part of His kingdom work. It is my prayer that I'm able to be a blessing to you in the mission to which you were called.

Last month we wrote about the need to take some time for yourself to strengthen your core competencies. As the authors of The 4 Disciplines of Execution write, "The real enemy of execution is your day job!" So take some time to grow yourself, and in so doing, grow your school.  

PD ZOOM Calls
Each month, we will have a ZOOM call where our Mid-America leaders may gather to be strengthened and equipped in the various roles you play. These are areas that you execute or at least oversee: legal/legislative, strategic planning, advancement and development, marketing, professional coaching, and more. During each of these 60-minute ZOOM calls an expert in the field will present some valuable information and give you an opportunity to ask questions. Last month, we heard from Dr. Tom Cathey on the implications for our schools of the new tax bill... now law. Click here to view a white paper brief on the final passage of this law.  

We will have two PD ZOOM calls in January. Dr. Alan Pue from The Barnabas Group will be sharing his wisdom on strategic and financial planning. This will take place Monday, January 22, at 11:00 AM (Eastern time). Then on Thursday, January 25, at 11:00 AM (Eastern time), Lyle Wells from Flippen Group will share his insights on executive leadership.  

Interested? Please email me and I will send you a ZOOM invitation. I will make known each month's ZOOM topic by announcing it in the Snapshot.  

Leadership Conferences
Registration is now open for our Mid-America Leadership Conferences. We will have tracks on executive leadership, strategic and financial planning, legal issues facing your school, and early education. Tom Cathey, Alan Pue, and Lyle Wells will be presenting, and we will also have an Early Ed track. Find out more.   I am looking forward to all the Lord of the New Year brings our way!  

Serving Together,  

Jeff Mattner, EdD
Regional Director