M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Leadership Now

Nonprofit leaders growing together

The Trust’s Leadership Advance conference is held annually for executive leaders who have the responsibility of leading Christian organizations, including the development of other leaders, and includes Christian ministry leaders, educators, trainers, business people and others.

Leadership Now: Called to Serve in This Moment

Presidents and executive leaders are navigating organizational challenges in the sea change of a pandemic, cancel culture, threats to religious liberty, and a toxic political season. We are charged with serving those we’re called to serve despite the volatility of the crazy times we are in. The Leadership Now* virtual conference is being developed to equip our invited presidents and executive directors with encouragement, inspiration, and guidance both from trusted authorities and curated networking circles.

We are designing this virtual conference to provide participants with outstanding thought leaders, meaningful conversations, and connections. We also have planned a few surprises!

Although we will miss seeing each other in person this year, our team at the Murdock Trust looks forward to hosting you, virtually, December 2-3, 2020!

Speakers/Resource Persons Include:

  • David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author
  • Anne Snyder, editor-in-chief, Comment magazine
  • Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and founder/director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University
  • Lecrae, hip hop artist, author, and leader
  • James Bryant Smith, founder and executive director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, as well as a founding member of Richard J. Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré.
  • and more to come…

*Leadership Now is the updated branding for our annual conference known as Leadership Advance. Our communities have faced unprecedented change in so many ways throughout 2020 and our conference is no exception. As we prepare to deliver the same high quality leadership content in a brand new format, we thought a new “look” felt appropriate. Leadership Now represents the need for innovative management and direction delivered immediately against the rapidly evolving backdrop of community need.

Have questions? Contact us at leadershipnow@murdocktrust.org or 360-694-8415.

“On Leadership” Video Series

How do you develop the leaders of tomorrow? At all levels of an organization, what qualities do existing leaders need to help people learn and grow? What tools and resources are necessary? In the Murdock Trust’s video series, On Leadership, nonprofit sector leaders with decades of experience and wisdom share their insights on these important topics. These short videos contain practical, illuminating perspectives on the most vital leadership themes, including making time to mentor, the traits of leaders, overworking, how to cultivate young leaders, and many more.

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