National Leadership Forum To Be Webcast Without ChargeBy Southeastern University, PRNE
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
LAKELAND, Florida, September 1, 2010 - The widely acclaimed 4th Annual National Leadership Forum that took place
at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., last spring, can be seen and
heard free September 9-10 by anyone with a computer, an internet connection
and a desire to learn highly effective leadership principles from some of the
world's top practitioners.
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The university will present this special webcast only once and only to
those who pre-register at www.forumwebcast.com. Participants will be
able to download resource materials at no charge, as well.
The speakers are world-renowned, primarily from the church, academic,
business and professional communities: Craig Groeschel, Erwin McManus, Andy
Stanley, Brian Houston, Joyce Meyer, Bill Hybels, Marcus Buckingham, Jim
Blanchard, Patrick Lencioni and Mark Floyd. Ken Blanchard, the No. 1 author
on the subject of leadership, will serve as moderator.
"This is the second consecutive year we're giving the Forum away on the
web," said Dr. James L. Davis, Southeastern University's Vice President for
Development and the Forum's chief organizer. "We had more than 700 people see
and hear these speakers up close and personal in our auditorium last March
and, without question, that's the way to experience it. There's absolutely
nothing like being in the same room with these leadership luminaries and
gleaning their wisdom and passion. But we recognize that not everyone in the
world can come to the Forum so, we bring it to them online!"
The Forum focuses on a concept known as "servant leadership," which is a
foundational principle at the Central Florida private, liberal arts
university. Servant leaders are those who set out to serve others first, and
then develop as leaders.
Southeastern University began the annual Forum in 2007 primarily for the
purpose of interweaving students' educational experience with exposure to the
teachings of world-class leaders. However, the gathering quickly became a
predominant leadership conference in the business and church communities as
Southeastern's National Leadership Forum has played to sold-out audiences
in each year of its existence. Among the speakers who have appeared in person
during those years are former President George W. Bush; Mrs. Laura Bush; Gen.
Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Super Bowl winning
coach Tony Dungy; and former GE Chairman and CEO Jack Welch.
Next year's Forum, with the theme, "Igniting the passion of servant
leadership," is scheduled for March 8-10. President Bush will return to the
university to head the distinguished lineup of speakers along with
Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State 2005-2009; evangelist Franklin Graham;
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner; Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy;
and former advisor to four U.S. Presidents David Gergen. For more
information, go to www.seuleadershipforum.com.
Southeastern University, located in Lakeland, is the world's largest
Assemblies of God educational institution. With about 3,000 students and 400
employees, it is accredited to offer 44 programs leading to bachelor's
degrees and eight programs leading to master's degrees. For more information,
call +1-863-667-5000 or visit the website at www.seuniversity.edu.
Gary Kimler, Public Relations Director, Southeastern University, +1-863-667-5410 or +1-863-712-5089, gdkimler at seuniversity.edu
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