2015 Lutheran Leadership Summit

Lutheran Leadership Summit
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
105 N Bayshore Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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What does it mean to be a leader of a Lutheran social ministry organization? What are the unique challenges that nonprofit executives and senior leaders in the Lutheran community face?

LSA is reinventing the annual "Leadership Academy" event to help you tackle these issues and drive both your career development as well as strengthening your organization. The new event – the Lutheran Leadership Summit – is geared toward executives and senior leaders, and focuses on what you can’t get outside the LSA network: leadership within a Lutheran context.

Join your peers for candid discussions, interactive sessions and thought-provoking speakers that will help you learn more about how to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. You'll experience a trusted environment of faith and mission, within a powerful network that you can rely on throughout the year, long after the Lutheran Leadership Summit has concluded. 

Registration is now open – for the latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Keynote and Opening Speakers Announced

John NunesWe're pleased to announce that John Nunes has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the Lutheran Leadership Summit! The former President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, Nunes is a very popular speaker and will present on the topic of what it means to be a leader of a Lutheran social ministry organization and the unique challenges of leading in a Lutheran context.

Nunes holds the Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University supporting the study of Christian values in public and professional life. He teaches in the departments of English, International Studies and Theology. Nunes is the author of numerous articles and the book "Voices from the City: Issues and Images of Urban Preaching."


James JohnsonOur opening speaker is Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr., the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Dr. Johnson is an expert on community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, urban poverty and public policy and was named one of the 17 "brightest thinkers and doers in the new world of work" by Fast Company magazine.

His center focuses on innovative approaches to revitalizing urban areas and working with leaders to become more entrepreneurial and he will speak with us about nationwide trends impacting the marketplace and how they affect your organization’s business model and the way you think about delivering services to your community.

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Safety Harbor

Safety Harbor Resort and SpaThis year, we are hosting the Lutheran Leadership Summit at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa in Safety Harbor, Florida, outside of Tampa. Known as "the jewel of Tampa Bay," Safety Harbor enjoys an average high temperature in February of 73 degrees and is located about 15 miles from Tampa International Airport.

The Safety Harbor Resort & Spa is one of America's oldest spa resorts, known for its healing waters, and situated on 22 acres of Tampa Bay coastline. The resort is a member of Historic Hotels of America and provides a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, but close to many amenities including dining, outdoor activities and shopping. 

Click here for more general information about Saftey Harbor and reserve your room today by calling (888) 237-8772.

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The Lutheran Leadership Summit is made possible through generous gifts from the Twin Lakes CommunityPortico Benefit Services, and the Mission Investment Fund. Lutheran Services in America and its members offer their sincere thanks for this support.