Run to Win
35th Annual International Christian Business Leaders Conference
Speakers & Schedule: Schedule departure (Thursday) September 25th
Daniel Harkavy, Dr. Henry Cloud, David Green, Alex Hill, Colonel Lee Ellis, Ford Taylor, Walt Wiley, Terence Chatmon & International Panel from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe
Daniel Harkavy: Building Champions CEO and Head Coach, Daniel Harkavy, founded the company in 1996 and currently coaches a handful of executives while also representing Building Champions at events around the world. He has coached thousands of professionals to peak levels of success, performance, profitability and fulfillment. Daniel’s most recent book, Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions, takes his more than 13 years of coaching experience and transfers it into a system that leaders can use to more effectively develop their teams. Prior to founding Building Champions, Daniel spent 10 years at a non-depository lending institution where he led the sales team to record production levels. Daniel is also active in his community as founder of an international non-profit, a member of advisory boards and a mentor to those who seek his leadership advice. Click here for a sample of Daniel…
Dr. Henry Cloud: Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and best-selling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestselling Boundaries series, which sold over four million copies. In 2009, Integrity was identified as “the best of the bunch,” by The New York Times, and in 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the most important book you read all year,” and named by The Globe and Mail in the Best Business Books of 2011. Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured or reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He also contributes frequently to national networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, ABC News and others.
David Green: In 1972, David Green founded a small retail store to sell the picture frames he was manufacturing. With just a $600.00 loan and his retail experience, the store began to grow over the next three years. Hobby Lobby has more than 430 stores in 35 states. A minister’s son, during his childhood his family lived on a meager income, often relying on gifts supplied by members of the church. The Green family contributed to their income by working various jobs, including picking cotton.
From an early age David Green was fascinated with retail sales and gained valuable experience at various stores including TG&Y. Through hard work, he grew his business from a single 300-square-foot store to Hobby Lobby Creative Centers—a privately held chain of arts and crafts stores with a 3.4-million-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and office complex headquartered in Oklahoma City. David Green built his business squarely on Biblical principles and attributes his success to his faith in God.
Alec Hill: Alec Hill is the President and Chief Executive Officer of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, a nondenominational ministry serving nearly 39,000 core students and faculty on 560 college and university campuses nationwide.
Alec earned a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. He also holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Seattle Pacific University. Alec served as Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and also was a Professor of Law and Ethics at the university. As dean, Alec led Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics to accreditation by AACSB – a prestigious international organization.
Colonel Lee Ellis: Lee Ellis is Founder and President of Leadership Freedom® LLC and FreedomStar Media™. He is a leadership consultant and keynote speaker in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and human performance. His past clients include Fortune 500 senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, military, and other business sectors. His speaking and media appearances include interviews on networks such as CNN, ABC World News, Fox News Channel, plus hundreds of speaking engagements in various industry sectors throughout the world.
Lee has a BA in History and a MS in Counseling and Human Development, and he is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. He has authored or co-authored four books on leadership and career development, and his latest award-winning book is entitled Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton in which he shares his over five-year experience as a Vietnam POW and the leadership lessons that he learned.
Ford Taylor: Ford is the founder of “Transformation Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky” and founder of FSH Consulting Group.
He owned & operated an apparel company, sold it to a large conglomerate, then became CEO, taking the conglomerate public. He continues as a leadership consultant, specializing in acquisitions, turnarounds and mergers.
He offers training called Transformational Leadership: The Missing Link.
Walt Wiley: Walt has spent his adult life talking.
A former Walk Thru the Bible seminar instructor and chaplain of the Atlanta Braves, Walt speaks and teaches regularly in various settings.
His style is motivational, inspirational, Biblical, practical and peppered with lots of humor.
Terence Chatmon: Terence is a transformational leader amongst senior executives and CEOs. He has served in senior executive roles in fortune 50 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, and The Coca Cola Company. He has been a successful entrepreneur and has also served as President & CEO of global non-profit organizations.
He now serves as President and CEO of FCCI, a fellowship of executive leaders in 83 countries who believe that through Christ people, businesses, culture and nations could be transformed. In his role, he is leading unprecedented efforts to equip and encourage leaders in small, medium and large size companies. FCCI is known around the world for their global platform, world class annual international conference, rich library of business leadership resources and their transformational Kingdom Leader and Kingdom Company model.
Col Lee Ellis | How to Win Every Time: Withdraw, Dominate, or Engage
Description: As a leader in your home, work, or community, when you’re in a stressful moment and need to respond as a courageous leader, you have three choices. What’s the different between them? Lee Ellis takes you through the art and science of how to successfully manage difficult situations with wisdom and grace.
Take Aways: 1. Gain better self-awareness of your personal leadership style and understand the distinct differences between withdrawing, dominating, and engaging.
2. Learn how to engage your team and colleagues in the practice of healthy accountability.
3. Attendees will receive a practical engagement tool to help in their day-to-day work.
Daniel Harkavy | Balancing Success in Business and Life
Description: Finding balance in business and life can be difficult. Success in one often comes at the expense of the other. When you find yourself doing well and spending a lot of time in your business, some areas of your life can be overlooked. And few people have the same clarity on their priorities and what success looks like in their life as they do in their business. Being proactive and intentional with your priorities and actions in business and life will help you achieve balance and find lasting success in both.
Take Aways: 1. Establish proven methods for determining your priorities in both business and life.
2. Develop clarity on how to invest your time to have the greatest impact.
3. Tips to manage your activities and priorities to make the best use of your time.
David Green | Practical Aspects of Building a Business and Family Legacy
Description: Explore practical steps business owners should take in managing their businesses from a planning perspective, including their giving, handling the stock of their company and training up future heirs.
Take Aways: 1. Practical considerations in building a multi generational family legacy.
2. How to develop a family business mission, vision, values statement to govern the family business.
3. Alternatives for handling the stock in a family owned business, including charitable giving aspects.
Dr. Henry Cloud | Necessary Endings
Description: Dr. Henry Cloud will unpack some great business and personal applications from his best-selling book, Necessary Endings. “Endings” are absolutely requirements on the way to growth and crucial to increasing profitability and fulfillment. Inertia paralysis and plateaus can result from avoidance. Learn to respond proactively vs. reactively.
Take Aways: 1. Establish a framework for knowing when an ending is appropriate.
2. Determine a best approach to structuring the ending.
3. Learn when to pull the trigger.
Alec Hill | The Next Generation – Positives and Concerns
Description: Today’s college students will be your employees tomorrow and your company’s leaders in a decade. What strengths (spiritual and otherwise) do they bring? What areas of concern?
Take Aways: Determine how we should respond to the facts that the next generation tends to be:
1. spiritual, global, communal, justice-oriented and risk-taking.
2.It also tends to be overly-accommodating, cautious to take strong moral stands, syncretistic and biblically illiterate.
3. How will these traits – both positive and negative – impact their roles as employees and leaders?
Dr. Tim Voorhees & Joyce Avedisian-Riedinger | Run to Win on a Pathway Defined by God’s Love and Truth
Description: This presentation will illustrate how Christian leaders can take every thought captive and remain faithful to God’s purposes, lead in love, and experience the fruits in terms of unity, teamwork, product/service excellence, and customer/employee loyalty. Handouts will illustrate how Bible-based and spirit-led teamwork principles can help Christian company owners overcome challenges and win the race.
Take Aways: 1. Craft and live out a Mission and Vision based on serving one Master, Jesus Christ.
2. Build a culture grounded in love, faithfulness, service, and truth which can yield a quadruple bottom-line.
3. Align objectives and strategies, as well as key performance indicators, with the vision, mission and values.
Howard Dayton | How Handling Money and Operating a Business God’s Way Will Improve Your Marriage
Description: God intends married couples to use money and business, even challenges or crises with them, to grow closer to Jesus Christ and to each other, rather than them damaging the marriage. You will learn biblical steps to take to strengthen your most important relationship—the relationship with your spouse. These truths also will benefit your business and your financial life.
Take Aways: You will learn:
1. How to balance your responsibilities at business and at home,
2. Biblical guidance on challenges, crisis, money and business,
3. How to improve your marriage relationship.
Gary Williams | How to Get Through Tough Times
Description: As an owner of a company we’re constantly faced with tough times. This breakout provides empowerment to get through those tough times, maintaining mental, emotional, physical and spiritual peace.
Take Aways: 1. Explore real life examples of how this is done,
2. Review 8 practical things you can do today.
3. Establish Biblical references to support these keys.
Terry Parker, Bryan Green & Pam Pugh | Corporate Assistance Program – CAP
Description: We desire to make a positive impact as Christian business leaders. Do you wonder if you are truly impacting the lives you touch at work? How about your family? What can you do to experience family unity?
Take Aways: 1. Learn creative ways your business can make an impact on the Kingdom.
2. Hear from other business owners who use programs to care for employees and the community.
3. Discover concepts for business that sustain family harmony.
Larry Cabaldon | Business Leaders Challenge for the 21st Century
Description: Become an effective, influential Christian director who transforms the world for Christ through the boardrooms of nations, organizations and companies.
Take Aways: 1. Learn why boards are important to Christians in this age of globalization, technology, education/culture, economic and environment concerns–if we change what happens in the boardrooms, we change the world.
2. Understand, as a Christian director, how to access the boardroom and use Kingdom principles to transform the world.
3. You will be challenged to make to make a major impact by becoming an effective director in your church council, PTA, business, city/state/federal/international governments, associations and global organizations.
Walt & Patti Wiley | Your Mom ‘n Them
Description: One of the foremost contributors to marriage discord is family. There will be an entertaining discussion of how family backgrounds impact marriages as well as practical Biblical solutions to consider in order to help alleviate some of the issues.
Take Aways: 1. Examining different vs. wrong.
2. Bottled up feeling because of backgrounds.
3. What the Bible says regarding attitudes.
Mark Merrill | Love Well – How to Love and Lead Your Family
Description: We will tackle the 4 essentials that every husband and wife, mother and father, must know to effectively love and lead at home.
Take Aways: 1.Get a clear picture of your mission, goals and job description as a spouse and as a parent.
2.Learn practical ways to love each person in your family well.
3.Learn how to lead with greater influence in your home.
John Purcell | The 5 Dysfunctions of the Kingdom Company
Description: Come to evaluate how many of these dysfunctions your company has. Warning: Most have at least 3 and many have all 5, and they will ALL challenge you. You can expect to take away the following:
Take Aways: 1. A personal evaluation of where your company is in each of these areas.
2. A personal evaluation of where you are personally in a couple of the areas.
3. Suggestions for beginning to address these areas.
Ford Taylor | The Six Stages of Building a Team
Description: Learn about the six stagesof building a team & many of the ingredients, tools and behaviors to progress through each stage.
Take Aways: 1. Understand the difference between relational and transactional leaders and leadership models 2. Learn how to build a Christ-centered high-performance team, 3. Learn how to build Christ-centered healthy relationships.
Cliff Parrish | Bringing Business Beyond Developing Personal Leadership Effectiveness
Description: The pressures and demands of growing a successful business often overshadow our God inspired passion to make a difference in the world. Developing worldchanging mission begins at the core of our business through building personal leadership effectiveness in ourselves and throughout our organization. Investment in developing deep, healthy roots will always result in a bountiful harvest of fruit.
Take Aways: 1. Learn practical and robust processes for developing deep personal leadership roots in yourself, your leadership team and your staff.
2. Be challenged to take on and accept the leadership mantle of developing your own character through mentoring others.
3. Be inspired and equipped to begin intentionally leveraging your unique opportunities for outreach and mission in the communities you serve
We invite Christian business leaders and pastors to this leaders conference.
Leading Florida Industries by Employment:
- 11% Electronic and other electric equipment
- 10% Fabricated metal products
- 10% Food and kindred products
- 9% Printing and publishing
- 9% Industrial machinery and equipment
Largest Florida Manufacturers by Employees:
- Harris Corp. (Palm Bay) – 5,000
- Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles & Fire Control Div. (Orlando) – 3,700
- United Space Alliance, LLC (Cape Canaveral) – 3,500
- CSX Corp. (Jacksonville) – 3,300
- Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando) – 3,000
- New Life Christian Fellowship
- Amelia Baptist Church
- Five Points Baptist Church
- Memorial United Methodist Church
- Grace Community Church
- New Life Baptist Church
- Springhill Baptist Church
- First Baptist Church
- First Presbyterian Church
Sponsorship | PDF
- What are some Christian Business leadership worldview essentials?
- How do I lead my company in a way that honors the Lord?
- How do you build an enduring company with Christian values and practices?
- What core values and purpose are essential to build your company on?
- How can a Christian business person integrate biblical principles into the workplace?
- How can we do business by the book in this economy and time?
- What are some core leadership principles to operate my business by the book?
- Can a successful business be honoring to God?
- How can I integrate prayer into the workplace?
- How do I build high performing teams?
- Can a business operate with a higher set of principles that surpass shareholder value?
- How to build a sustainable peer to peer discipleship group?
- Do you feel your people are not responding to you in a way that is helping to further your mission?
- Are you working harder but feel it isn’t helping you accomplish your goals?
- Do you tend to take on more than you can personally handle?
- How can God use a Christian merchant like you?
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Local and regional events may include seminars, workshops or simply a social evening that enhances your experience of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International.Paul Jew | Area Leader
Cancellations – Any cancellations/requests for refunds after your registration is received must be made in writing to the FCCI office. If received on or before August 1, 2014 a $50.00 administration fee will apply. If made after August 1, 2014, a $150.00 fee will apply. FCCI will issue a cancellation number showing fee and date cancellation was received. If you do not have a cancellation number on or before September 1, 2014, you will not receive a refund. No credits or refunds will be issued to registrants who do not attend the conference or provide proper cancellation notification.