What is the Leadership Matters Course?
The Leadership Matters Course is a two-week intensive course, focused on developing basic leadership skills for Christian workers in diverse cultures around the world.
“Training” in the LMC context focuses on participation and practice with the goal of developing skills. Participants remember and use much more of what they experience in LMC because there are opportunities to actually practise the new skill and to apply principles to their lives and ministries within the course itself. Our objective is for the participants to leave the training to put new skills into practise immediately in their life and ministry contexts.
For whom is the Leadership Matters Course designed?
The Leadership Matters Course is for people who are or soon will be in leadership positions, such as team leaders or department heads. The course is also well-suited for those who may not have responsibilities over other people, but who have functions in areas such as: 1) public relations, 2) training, 3) communication or 4) management.
We encourage senior leaders to participate, preferably before sending team members working under them. LMC is different from most courses, and alumni want to put what they’ve learned into practise immediately. This could potentially cause problems for supervisors who are not familiar with LMC. Plus, the insights and understanding directors and supervisors gain will enable them to decide who from their teams or organisation will most benefit from participation in future courses.
There are significant advantages when the whole team or organisational staff to does the training together (or within a short period of time). LMC provides a common leadership nomenclature (terminology), and has transformed entire organisations.
For more information, contact one of the members of our leadership team today.
Before signing up, please see the following requisites:
English – In our English language courses, because of the highly interactive nature of the training, participants need to have the ability to express themselves well in English. (Note we also offer the training in French and Spanish.) People who are unable to do so may struggle and find themselves unable to fulfill assignments.
Time commitment for the course – Participants need to devote themselves completely for the full two-week period, including evenings and the weekend. There will be little to no time available for continuing ministries, albeit via email, Skype or phone. Go prepared to dedicate the entire time to the course. Only those who attend all sessions and complete all the assignments will receive the course certificate.
Personal motivation – The course is for leaders who have a personal desire to grow in the areas of personal and leadership skills. A positive attitude and open mind is essential in the LMC training environment.
Did you know that…
- ITA has hosted the LMC in 38 different countries?
- 190 different agencies have sent their leaders to LMC?
- LMC’s 3000 alumni work in over 100 countries?
- That we sponsor the LMC in French and Spanish?