CEO as Chief Momentum Maker
As the senior leader, you shape culture and inspire momentum. Highly effective leaders know how to develop and execute strategy. They commit to intentional leadership development, and establish a routine process for monitoring succession plans.
The combination of strategy development and execution, intentional leadership development, and succession planning are the keys for high-impact outcomes and kingdom momentum.
In this session we’ll explore best practices in all three.
You will learn from the life-lessons of highly experienced leaders, discover how your organization measures up, and gain valuable best practices from other leaders who are currently experiencing strong momentum.
CEO Forum Leadership Team:
Ed Morgan has served The Bowery Mission and Kids With a Promise for 18 years, and has been instrumental in leading the 133-year-old organization to a renaissance in reputation, program effectiveness, and income.
Prior to his current post, Ed had a 20-year career with General Electric in Washington DC, New York, and Fairfield and Stamford, CT, where he was in charge of communications for several of GE’s top officers, won several management awards, and founded an award-winning customer magazine.
Wayne Pederson is President Emeritus/Global Ambassador for Reach Beyond, following 8 years as the organization's president. Reach Beyond is a global ministry using media, health care and leadership development to reach those who have never heard the Gospel. Reach Beyond serves in 5 regions: Latin American, Asia-Pacific, Euro-Asia, Middle East-North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Prior to that, Wayne served as Vice President for Broadcasting at Moody in Chicago, Executive Vice President for Radio at University of Northwestern in Minneapolis, Executive Director for Christian Music Broadcasters, and President of Mission America Coalition in Palm Springs.
Wayne serves on the board of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) where he previously served as chairman and president. Wayne continues to work as speaker, media spokesman, consultant, and writer.
At age 16, he received his call to ministry to "make the Gospel clear to good people who need a personal relationship with Jesus". Wayne earned his BA at University of Minnesota and M.Div at Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.
Wayne and his wife Willi live in Colorado Springs. He has two daughters, Michelle and Christy, plus 9 grandchildren. His hobbies are running, hiking reading and travel.
Dr. Jerry White is International President Emeritus of the Navigators and Chairman Emeritus for the US Navigator Board The Navigators is a mission organization of 5500 staff that does Evangelism and Discipleship in 107 Countries. In the US they work among students, the military and churches.
Dr. White earned a Masters and PhD in Astronautics...the PhD from Purdue. He was an associate Professor of Astronautics at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He was a Mission Controller at Cape Canaveral in the early US Space program. He served in the Air Force for 37 years...a combination of Active and Reserve service....and retired as a Major General.
Dr. White first came into contact with The Navigators as a student at the University of Washington. Throughout his military career, he maintained close contact with The Navigators, beginning the organization's ministries at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Purdue University. After several Regional Director roles he accepted the position of Executive Director in June 1983. Dr. White became International President on June 18, 1986 and stepped out of office on January 1, 2005.
Dr. White’s current role is to help connect The Navigators with the boarder Body of Christ. In that capacity he is on the Board of the Lausanne Movement, chairing the Lausanne Workplace Network, on the Boards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the Christian Leadership Alliance and World Vision.” He continues a personal ministry among businessmen and Air Force friends and leaders.
He and his wife, Mary, have written 16 books, the latest of which is TO BE A FRIEND: BUILDING DEEP AND LASTING FRIENDSHIPS. Jerry serves on the boards of The Lausanne Movement and World Vision.
He and Mary live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. He is a long term member of his local church.
Jerry holds a commercial Pilot’s license, earned a parachutist rating and is an avid handball player.
In 2004 when most 22 year olds, fresh out of college, are looking for their first job, traveling Europe or moving back in with their parents, Jena Lee Nardella was on her way to Nashville, TN to co-found Blood: Water Mission, with Grammy Award winning band, Jars of Clay.
Over the past 11 years, under her vision and leadership, Blood: Water has become an internationally renown equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AID and water crises. They have brought clean water access to more than one million people through their 1000 Wells Project, funded health clinics, and provided treatment, care and support for communities affected by AIDS.
In addition to her work at Blood: Water, Jena is a popular speaker on college and University Campuses, churches and conferences around the world. In 2012, Nardella was invited by President Obama to pray for the nation in front of a TV audience of 20 million. She has been honored as an Epoch Award Winner, as GOOD Magazine’s GOOD 100, and as one of Christianity Today’s 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of faith.
As a writer, She has contributed to numerous books including Hope in the Dark and The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World, and has been featured in the films Sons of Lwala and Unconditional Love. Her first book One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It released August 2015 (Howard Books, Simon & Schuster).
Jena and her husband, James, have one son, Jude, and split time between Nashville, Tenn. and East Africa. Follow Jena on Twitter @JenaLeeNardella
You are invited to register for the CEO Forum when you register for the Outcomes Conference Academic Experience.
The CEO Forum is limited to the first 100 (CEOs, Executive Directors, Senior Pastors) who register.