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AD Boot Camp - May 2018

AD/MD Boot Camp, May 28-29, 2018, Macedonia

Participants: Andy Spradley, Brian Stout

Facilitators: Philip Jackson, Ken Guenther, Warren Janzen

Preparatory work for participants:

  1. Review our SEND U onboarding process for new ADs/MDs. Please read through this process, and we will discuss how it applies to you at the boot camp. 
  2. Do a DiSC self-assessment called Everything DiSC Work of Leaders. It focuses on leadership for a group. It will help you learn your leadership style and your top three leadership priorities (vision, alignment, and execution) and how your personality profile impacts these three. Ken has sent you a link to this assessment.
  3. Do a free Strengths test if you have not done the StrengthsFinder test in the past.
  4. Do a self-assessment based on the AD profile. The AD/MD profile is a one-page description of the skills and character traits of an ideal area/ministry director in SEND International. None of the field leaders match this description perfectly. It is not a description of qualifications needed to become an AD but rather a description of the areas we want to develop. This profile gives both you some targets for growth and development. 

Print out your self-assessments and bring them with you to the first session on Monday, May 28.

Schedule

Monday, May 28 schedule

TimeTopicFacilitator
8:30 - 9:00Prayer time for the new field leadersPhilip
9:00 - 10:30Understanding yourself and your roleKen
10:45 - 11:45The field leader and his wife - Implications of your role for your marriagePhilip
12:15 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 3:00Developing strategyWarren
3:15 - 4:15Developing yourself as a leader (onboarding)Ken
4:15 - 5:30Staying on top of thingsKen
EveningFree

  Tuesday, May 29 schedule

8:30 - 9:00Your story (how God has been preparing you for leadership)Andy & Brian
9:00 - 10:00SEND's organizational cultureKen
10:15 - 12:00Crucial ConversationsPhilip
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 3:30Supervision and delegationKen
3:45 - 5:00Leading MeetingsKen
EveningFree

 Resources & Handouts

Leadership Resources on the wiki

 Understanding your role and yourself (AD Profile, DiSC profiles) - Ken

Developing Strategy - Warren

Developing yourself as a leader (Onboarding and lifelong learning) - Ken

Staying on top of things - Ken

  • Handout
  • See Managing your workload section on Personal Well-Being of the Leader wiki page, which includes information about managing email and using virtual assistants.
  • Reflect & refocus - a quarterly review process to help you make sure you keep your focus on the most important things.
  • Some tools
    • Microsoft Teams - free with SEND's O365. Chat, online meetings, integrated with Planner and other Microsoft Office products.  A great way to work collaboratively online.
    • Microsoft Planner - free with SEND's O365.  Task management for teams. Makes it easy to assign tasks and track completion by various team members.
    • Google Calendar - works well with tools like Calendly and Doodle to plan meetings.
    • Evernote: used by many in SEND to organize notes, projects, and to-do lists.
    • Toodledo - free web-based to-do list. Works well with GTD system (Getting Things Done)
    • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - a book by David Allen that has helped many people in personal productivity. See review here.   GTD Work Flow​​​​​​​

SEND's organizational culture - Ken

Crucial Conversations - Philip

Supervision and delegation - Ken

Leading Effective Meetings - Ken

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