Why You Should Apply for the CCDA Leadership Cohort
We asked former and current Leadership Cohort members why someone should consider applying for the CCDA Leadership Cohort and their answers all boiled down to this . . . iron sharpens Iron! The Cohort challenges, forms and encourages CCD leaders through peer-to-peer learning, and many opporutunities to interact with current CCDA board and staff leadership.
"It is a special community of encouragement, new ideas and perspectives . . . "
"You will have an opportunity to get to know those in current CCDA leadership: 'Coach' Gordan, Noel Castellanos, and others, and even Dr. John Perkins. The opportunity to glean from those leaders is priceless."
"The chance to hear from CCDA leaders how they have navigated their work in ministry, having families and all the things that go with it is priceless. I really can't say enough about that."
"Professionally, the way this expands one's network is phenomenal."
"Learn from your peers and also receive support and understanding from individuals who are currently facing the same struggles and challenges you face day to day."
"The Leadership Cohort provides a context for you to build deeper relationships with other CCDA practitioners from across the country. This deepening of relationships changes the entire CCDA experience going forward. Cohort participation strengthens your sense of associational ownership, it expands your sphere of 'approachable' experts (by way of the other cohort members) to draw from throughout the year, and it provides you with valuable face-time with some of the key established leaders of the movement."
It it is not too late to apply! The deadline for completing application materials has been extended to January 15, 2012. For more information about the Leadership Cohort and to apply, click here.