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Outcomes Academy Online Winter 2016

Christian Leadership Alliance

It’s time for the Outcomes Academy-Online Winter 2016 session.

As America’s premier educator of Christian nonprofit leaders, Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) offers training that is practical, biblically-based and cutting edge. And to enhance the educational and collaborative opportunities for leaders, CLA offers that training both online and at its national Outcomes conference.

The Outcomes Academy is CLA’s most in-depth professional learning experience. These modules/courses are designed to equip Christian leaders for excellence, and offer proven insights that will advance the organizations those leaders serve as well. You can experience the Outcomes Academy– Online and at the annual Outcomes Conference. Both experiences contribute to a leader earning his or her Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) status. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in excellence as a nonprofit leader.

Here is what CLA has planned for the Outcomes Academy-Online Winter 2016. Just click the titles to learn more!

Executive Leadership

Leadership Basics – Mark Vincent

Establish a solid steward leadership perspective and learn the basic skills required to lead others well. This module is an excellent primer for new leaders and for those that desire to lead with greater excellence.

Mentoring Emerging Leaders – Liz Selzer

Master the skills required to effectively mentor others. Learn core principles and how to successfully mentor people of different generations, genders and global/ cultural diversity and capitalize on the relational synergies that drive organizational effectiveness. This module advances your ability to develop other leaders.

Board Governance

Biblical Foundations of Governance – Randall Dick

Sharpen your insights regarding effective board governance that is based on biblical principle. Christ-centered governance evolves as leaders understand three core vantage points: self-revelation by God about God, direct instruction from God and how to adopt the best practices of highly functional boards. This module takes a deep dive in all three.

Financial Management

 Effective Financial Controllership – Vonna Laue

Learn the basic accounting functions of the controller position in a ministry. This module builds on accounting basics to get to a point of complete, and potentially audited, financial statements.

Resource Development

CCNL – Relationship – Guy Richards

Understand the executive-level view of how to create and build an engaging brand, connect that brand with various audiences, inspire donor support, and steward life-long relationships. This module is required for all those participating in the CCNL program and covers the core CLA categories of Communications & Marketing, Internet & Technology, and Resource Development.

Getting the Major Gift: Planned Giving & Noncash Gifts – Connie Hougland

Develop the unique skills required to connect with major donors and learn what triggers major gift giving. This module covers how to best serve donors by maximizing their giving while reducing taxes, utilizing different planned giving instruments, and offering options that enable them to effectively transfer wealth to support their passions.

People Management & Care

Employment Law, Ethics & Employee Relations – Joelle Peelgren

Based on biblical authority, this module is designed to position the historical context of employment law and how laws of today impact Christian ministry staff decisions. This module wrestles with timely HR ministry issues and offers ways to ensure flourishing and compliant work environments are established.

Internet & Technology

Website and Social Media Ministry – Jason Caston

Gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively establish an online ministry presence. Learn how to create an effective website, integrate multimedia, enable e-commerce, and effectively utilize social media

Be sure to reserve your spot by enrolling TODAY!

Christian Leadership AllainceCLA is grateful to the support of ECFA, this year’s sponsor of the Outcomes Academy-Online. ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing and applying Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ to accredited organizations. Visit their website at


What is Christian Leadership Alliance?

Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We are the leaders of Christ-centered organizations who are dedicated to faithful stewardship for greater kingdom impact.

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