National Leadership Forum 2014


I’ve always been a strong advocate of cultivating a healthy approach to personal development. It’s an important part of discovering deeper levels of our divine design. We must seize opportunities that will push and challenge us to be empowered according to God’s divine design. One of my favorite events for this type of development at Southeastern University is The National Leadership Forum. This event is specifically designed for encouraging and empowering all leaders to become effective in their missional path. The conference will be held on our campus on Friday, March 7, and tickets are now on sale. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers planned.

Here’s the 2014 lineup:

Ben Carson:

Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over a quarter of a century. He served on the President’s Council on Bioethics under President George W. Bush and was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He’s a published author and a highly regarded motivational speaker who has presented in many events including the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.

AmyK Huthchens:

AmyK is a well-known speaker, trainer and business strategist. She’s got an impressive resume with over 1,000 presentations to over 30,000 executives in eight countries. AmyK brings an exceptional perspective on leadership and innovation. She has been a featured guest on numerous television and radio networks including NBC, Fox and ABC for her brain-based commentary on current events. As CEO and Intelligence Activist of AmyK, Inc., she travels the world helping companies and individuals grow profitability.

Simon Sinek:

Simon is a trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. Simon offers a unique perspective on leadership as he has identified patterns in the thinking of successful leaders. His unconventional and groundbreaking outlook on business and leadership has attracted international attention and many opportunities to speak with leaders and organizations in a variety of industries.

Jonah Berger:

Jonah serves as the James G. Campbell associate professor of marketing at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His focus is on social influence and social epidemics, or how certain products and behaviors catch on and become popular. He has also published dozens of articles in top academic publications and his research ahs been featured in The New York Times Magazine’s annual “Year in Ideas” issue.

Jon Meacham:

Jon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at Time. Jon is among America’s most prominent public intellectuals. As an accomplished historian with in-depth insight about politics, religion, and current affairs, Jon understands how issues impact the modern life. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular guest on Morning Joe and has appeared on Meet the Press. He currently serves as distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University.

All in all, the National Leadership Forum serves as a way for all leaders to gain a broader perspective on leadership in the global community. Our aim this year is make sure that all those who attend will leave with a deeper sense of empowerment to effectively apply their divine design to their life mission. I hope you can attend the Forum in 2014.

Have you attended the National Leadership Forum in the past? Who was your favorite presenter?