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The Forum: Southeastern University's National Leadership Forum

The Forum 2010 Webcast

September 9-10, 2010

Two day web event - 10 gifted speakers - Free with registration

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About The Forum

Welcome to this special presentation of the 4th Annual National Leadership Forum hosted by Tommy Barnett and moderated by Ken Blanchard, and held on the campus of Southeastern University in beautiful Lakeland, Florida. The National Leadership Forum was originally developed as an avenue for Southeastern University to interweave students' educational experience with exposure to the teachings of world-class leaders. However, the Forum quickly became a predominant leadership conference in the business and church communities as well. The Forum's innovative and creative approach to teaching servant leadership through a cross-section of renowned experts from ministry, business, and academia has resulted in sold-out audiences in each of its four years in existence.

Format of the 2010 Webcast

Recognizing that not everyone can attend The Forum in person, Southeastern University, in association with 316 Networks and LifeChurch.tv, is pleased to provide the 2010 National Leadership Forum to you via this one-time special webcast. On September 9th and 10th, you'll hear from church leaders such as Craig Groeschel, Erwin McManus, Andy Stanley, Brian Houston, Joyce Meyer and Bill Hybels. You'll also hear from some of the nation's top business minds - Marcus Buckingham, Jim Blanchard, Patrick Lencioni and Mark Floyd. Space is limited for this free event. Register now to reserve your spot! Once you have registered, all you will need is a web browser and internet connection.

Comments From the 2009 Webcast

"It was an amazing two days! I am inspired to lead as God has called me! Thanks for the "shot in the arm" this pastor needed!" - David Robatzen

"This was my first exposure to Southeastern University and I was floored by the impact it had on me personally and spiritually." - Bill Crawford

"I am amazed at the line up of speakers and the innovation of Southeastern University! This is the best leadership conference going!" - Travis Worthington

"Absolutely amazing! Offering this free webcast allowed me, a small-town rural America pastor, to attend a five-star leadership conference. Thank you! - Tim Lillard

"God is going to move in incredible ways as the church continues to share and not guard resources that will strengthen His kingdom." - Mark Tetley

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Tommy Barnett

Tommy Barnett is the senior pastor of the fastest-growing church in America - Phoenix First Assembly of God in Arizona. The church is known as The Church with a Heart because of its more than 200 outreach ministries. In September 1994, Barnett launched the Los Angeles Dream Center as a home missions project. Beginning with a church averaging 48 people on Sunday mornings, the ministry now reaches 35,000 people each week. Barnett co-pastors with his son, Matthew, in providing the vision, leadership skills, training, and financial management for the ministry. After a visit to Los Angeles, President George W. Bush portrayed the Dream Center as a prime example of the effectiveness of faith-based social action. Barnett has authored and contributed to several books, including Dream Again, There's a Miracle in Your House and Portraits of Vision. He also has produced more than 50 church growth tape packets, including The Saturday Soulwinning Society.

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Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard, a prominent author, speaker and business consultant, is universally characterized by friends, colleagues and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate men in business today. Blanchard's best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, co-authored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 17 million copies in 27 languages. Blanchard is also chairman and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies. Blanchard is a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. He earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and counseling form Colgate University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration and leadership from Cornell University.

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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham researched the world's best leaders, managers and workplaces during his 17 years with The Gallup Organization. He drew on this reserach and used it as the basis for two best-selling books. A subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times and Fortune, Buckingham, now an independent consultant and speaker, is considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing. With 3.7 million of his books already in print, he released Find Your Strongest Life: What The Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently in September 2009. Buckingham's educational background includes a master's degree in social and political science from Cambridge University, in 1987. He is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management.

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Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author and the founder of North Point Community Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, NPM has grown from one Atlanta-area campus to three and has helped plant 14 strategic partner churches throughout the United States. Each Sunday, more than 20,000 adults attend worship services at one of NPM's campuses. For three consecutive years, North Point Community Church appeared on the list of most influential churches in The Church Report. In 2007, North Point Community Church was third on Outreach magazine's list of most innovative churches. Stanley is the author of several books, including Making Vision Stick and The Next Generation Leader. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

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Brian Houston

Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie established Hillsong Church in 1983 in what was then a school hall in Baulkham Hills, Sydney. It is now considered the largest church in Australia, growing from just 45 people initially to more then 21,000 people who now attend on any given weekend. In addition, Hillsong has growing congregations in London, Kiev and Paris. With a blend of wisdom and humor, Houston's practical teachings have helped inpact the lives of many - locally, nationally and internationally. He believes in key mandate of the church and individual Christians is to help others and make a real difference in their communities. In his current leadership capacity, Houston also serves as the National President of the Assemblies of God in Australia, representing more than 1,100 churches across the nation.

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Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel, founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, is known for his creative and relevant Bible teaching. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in the Edmond, Oklahoma, area where LifeChurch.tv began in 1996. Groeschel's passion - to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ - is the driving force behind his down-to-earth teaching method that is touching thousands of people weekly. Under his leadership, LifeChurch.tv has become one of the country's first multi-campus churches, with at least 40 weekly worship experiences at nine different locations. Groeschel's educational background includes a bachelor's degree in marketing from Oklahoma City University and a master's of divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary. Groeschel is the author of several books, Chazown: A Different Way to SeeYour Life, Confessions of a Pastor, IT, Going All the Way, and The Christian Atheist.

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Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni's eight best-selling books have sold 2.5 million copies around the world with translations in 20 different languages. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is his flagship book having sold more than 1 million copies. In addition to writing, he is the president of The Table Group, a consulting firm which works with CEOs and their teams to improve organizational effectiveness. Clients include Southwest Airlines, New York Life, Microsoft, the 82nd Airborne Division, Charles Schwab, Genentech, Staples, Cisco Systems, the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and FedEx.

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Jim Blanchard

Jim Blanchard served as chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial Corporation, a more than $33 billion, multi-financial services company that provides a diverse set of products and services that touch people around the world. His tenure spanned the periods of greatest growth and prosperity in the company's history, which dates back to 1888. He retired as Chairman of Synovus in October 2006. Blanchard earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Georgia in 1963, and earned his law degree from The University of Georgia in 1965. He served two years as 1st Lieutenant and Finance Officer in the U.S. Army and then returned to Columbus to join a law firm. In June 1970 at the age of 28, he was selected as the top executive at Columbus Bank and Trust Company, a position previously held by his father, James W. Blanchard.

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Mark Floyd

Mark Floyd is the Chairman of the Board of Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), a high-performance network applications company based in Morrisville, N.C., whose products are deployed in large wireless and wireline carrier networks worldwide. Floyd also serves on the boards of Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD)., San Francisco, CA, and Ripcode, Inc., Dallas, Texas. He is also a senior consultant to Ericsson and 3COM Corporation and serves as a venture partner with El Dorado Ventures based in Menlo Park, CA. From August 2002 until February 2007, Floyd was president and CEO of Entrisphere, Inc., a company focused on broadband solutions for large carrier networks. Entrisphere's solutions supports voice, video, and data applications, including gigabit passive optical networking (GPON). Entrisphere was acquired by Ericsson in February 2007 in an undisclosed cash transaction.

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Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times best-selling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on hundreds of subjects, has authored more than 80 books, and conducts approximately 15 conferences per year. To date, more than 12 million of her books have been distributed worldwide, and in 2007 more than 3.2 million copies were sold. Meyer also has a television and radio program, Enjoying Everyday Life, that is broadcast worldwide to a potential audience of 3 billion people. Meyer was awared a Ph.D. in theology from Life Christian University, an honorary docotorate in divinity from Oral Roberts University, as well as an honorary doctorate in sacred theology from Grand Canyon University.

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Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus serves as the lead pastor and cultural architect of Mosaic in Los Angeles. Known around the world for its spiritual creativity and cosmopolitan diversity, Mosaic is a community of followers of Jesus Christ committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope. McManus is the catalyst behind Awaken, a collaboration of dreamers committed to creating environments that expand imagination and unleash creativity. He is also the author of numerous books, including An Unstoppable Force, a Gold Medallion Award finalist; Chasing Daylight, and Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul. His work is featured in numerous films, articles, and magazines across the U.S. and internationally. McManus is a native of El Salvador and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Southwestern Theological Seminary.

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Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. The church began in 1975 with a handful of young people with a vision of turning irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Today, more than 20,000 people attend weekend services on the church's 230-acre campus and its regional sites. An internationally sough-after speaker, writer and consultant, Hybels is known for his relevant teaching and cutting-edge leadership. He has authored 20 books, including such classics as Too Busy Not to Pray, Becoming a Contagious Christian and Courageous Leadership. Hybels serves as chairman of the Willow Creek Association, a fellowship of more than 12,000 like-minded churches worldwide. He has a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Jack Welch

Jack Welch served as chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric. During his 20 years of leadership in this position, he increased the value of the company form $13 billion to several hundred billion dollars. Welch's column, "The Welch Way," which he writes with his wife, Suzy, appears in Business Week and is published by the New York Times syndicate in more than 45 major newspapers. His best-selling books include Winning and Jack: Straight from the Gut. In 1999, Fortune named Welch the Manager of the Century, and the Financial Times recently named him one of the three most admired business leaders in the world. He is currently the head of Jack Welch, LLC, and also teaches a leaderhip course at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Welch received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Univeristy of Massachusetts and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

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