Key Development Assignments (KDAs) that “STRETCH”

Key Development Assignments (KDAs) are a key element in our Position Focus conversations, the Staff Development Cycle and our Leadership Pipeline Process. We also call KDAs “STRETCH” assignments”. Here is a creative and helpful explanation of what that means. S – Specific and Strategic – Developmental assignments should be laser focused. What exactly do you want

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New Session 1.10 Theological Development available for New Staff Training

Eric Schlottman from the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Area has generously created a session for 1.10 Theological Development. As you may remember, specific theological content was not developed because the resources vary so greatly from Area to Area. However, Eric and the team felt it would still be helpful to have a basic session on that topic.

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New Staff Training and Volunteers for the Great Commission

How can we recruit and train more people to be involved in the Great Commission? During the Global Leadership Conference (GLC) this past summer, the LDHR leaders identified key SHIFTS we need to make to achieve our 2020 goal of 10 million multiplying disciples. The first two of those SHIFTS are greater spiritual dependence and a volunteer friendly

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LAC Area New Staff and Trainer’s Training

New Staff really do represent the future of our movement, and to see their eagerness to learn and their enthusiastic participation is a great encouragement. We recently completed a four-day Trainers’ Training session in Panama for 17 trainers from nine countries in our Area (Panama, Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Chile).

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Raise up leaders!

Feeling overwhelmed? Have too much to do? Wondering how to make more progress towards the mission? Those are common concerns for new team leaders, and my conversations this past week indicate that one answer is for leaders to invest in the growth and development of their team members and volunteers in order to reach 2020 goals. I’ve been thinking about

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Coaching Groups for Trainers Training

Coaching groups are a powerful addition to a NST Trainers Training event. They are a great place to process questions and practice the learning content. Coaching groups serve various important purposes: They help the participants/trainers to get to know each other better. They create a interactive, peer learning community. They provide a great opportunity to increase skills

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Chess not Checkers

The following guest post is by Terry Morgan. Her blog is MaturitasCafe.com. She writes about learning and leadership in an authentic, warm, honest and challenging way. You can sign up to follow her blog on the site. Chess not Checkers offers some great insights for new team leaders…Enjoy! ___________________________________ I don’t even know how to play

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Great Teams Don’t Just Happen

by Andrea Buczynski A team is a group of people committed to a common purpose who choose to cooperate in order to achieve exceptional results. Pat MacMillan Certainly, when we think about “movements everywhere” and helping to fulfill the Great Commission, the need for teams and partnerships is obvious. The practical necessity of teams is so clear; yet the development

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