I have had the privilege over the years to attend several Roundtable type events. These events have been among the most impactful training/teaching times in my life. The opportunity to sit in a room with a small number of other participants and glean knowledge and insight from great leaders is one I will continually take. I always learn so much more in these kinds of settings rather that in a room full of hundreds or thousands of participants, as you are able to look the coaches in the eye and interact with them, asking questions and getting answers.
On May 12th and 13th Celera hosted our annual Roundtable event. We had approximately thirty pastors and church leaders in attendance and two fantastic coaches. For those of you who were there, you know how amazing it was. Dave Stone and Mark Cole were phenomenal; we all (myself included) took pages of notes. Here are some comments from a few of the participants from this year’s event…
That was one of the best leadership events I have attended. Loved the openness of all three, Dave, Mark, and Chris. The most impactful part was just the atmosphere and genuineness of the time. Loved the stories of family and friends. Loved that there was no sense of “we want to impress you”, but a very genuine humility. I told my staff we are all going next year. – Brad Grams
I enjoyed the transparency and honesty from both Dave and Mark. They opened up their personal lives and shared their struggles, which made the sessions very relative. All the points of topic were great and it moved fast. I was thankful to be there and felt very uplifted when I left. Thanks again. – Johnny Hodges
All of us from our church LOVED it!! Best part was the small intimate setting with only a handful of leaders in attendance. It allowed for such incredible depth to the discussions. The coaches were both unbelievable. God really spoke to us through them and challenged us. Celera did a great job of blending the coaches. This should definitely be repeated. Mark had more of a pure leadership/organizational leadership edge to him while Dave had the ministry/pastor edge to his leadership. Great stuff! – Randy Sherwood
Thank you for all you did to put together last week’s (Roundtable) meeting. I found it very helpful. How often do those happen? I’m in for the next one! – Mark Oberbeck
I highly encourage you to seek out Roundtable type training events. Don’t get me, wrong large scale leadership/personal growth events are great, and I attend those as well. There is just something about a Roundtable environment that breads growth. Personal growth, leadership growth, organizational,church growth; all of these things and more are given mega nourishment in Roundtable environments. Continually seek to better yourself through books, audios, and coaching of various kinds, and be sure to add Roundtables to your repertoire of learning tools.
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.