For C-level executives in Christian publishing November 9-11, 2014 Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort Orlando Florida (with spouse program)
Speakers and Sessions include:
Digital Disruption: What It Means For Publishing James McQuivey, PhD., author of "Digital Disruption"
James McQuivey, PhD. Vice President and Principal Media Analyst for Forrester Research, and author of the book Digital
Disruption explains how consumers are rapidly embracing the digital tools
and platforms that are changing every industry. He will explain why publishers
will have to meet consumers on their own terms, providing digital experiences
that meet the rising expectations consumers have learned from companies like
Apple, Google, and, yes, Amazon. To succeed, publishers will have to borrow a
page from their playbooks, building direct digital relationships with readers.
LEADERSHIP The Interplay of Bodies and
Influence in Leadership: A New Economics of Power MaryKate Morse, professor
of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary; author of "Making Room for
How do our
bodies "speak” even before we say a word?
How do groups instinctively "size you up” and decide who influences
them? How do our bodies impact culture-making? Observing these leadership realities
Dr. Morse studied the relationship of our physical bodies to influence and to
thriving organizations. Using the historical Jesus as a model she proposes a
new economics for the use of power in social environments such as the workplace.
Understanding Opportunities and Decision Making in the Global Church Jon Hirst, President
and CEO, Global Mapping International
As Christian publishing strives to serve a global audience,
it is important to understand the status of the Global Church, the challenges
they face and the types of content that are needed for a growing Christian
market. Jon Hirst, CEO of GMI – a mission research organization, will share
insights into the growth of the Church globally, and how it impacts Christian
publishing with a case study on GMI’s recent research on decision making trends
among Christian leaders in India.
Culture Matters in the Workplace Al Lopus, President and cofounder, Best Christian Workplaces Institute
Best Christian Workplaces Institute sets the standard for the best, most effective places to work in the world by creating processes of discovery,
facilitating organizational effectiveness, and encouraging practices
that build flourishing workplaces.
session will include a case study presentation by Bob Fryling,
publisher of InterVarsity Press -- a four-time winner of the Best
Christian Workplaces award.