2018 CEO Academy

The Lutheran Services in America CEO Academy is a unique executive retreat designed to connect and engage the country’s top nonprofit leaders. This highly interactive, three day event brings together over 50 chief executives from Lutheran social ministry organizations to challenge assumptions, inspire solutions and deepen connections.
The CEO Academy will be held January 28-31, 2018 at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor, Florida. 
This year’s program will focus on the increasingly complex environment in which nonprofit organizations operate. Attendees will explore how to build better, more dynamic organizations that align mission, money and core competencies in an age of constant disruption. Throughout the program thought leaders and experts will focus on how organizations can build value, invest in innovation and maintain mission focus.
Sessions include facilitated problem solving activities, team building exercises and interactive panel discussions with engaging Q&A and interview-style presentations.
Featured speakers include:
        Melissa Bradley Dan Cardinali Antony Bugg-Levine Michelle L. Janssen

Testimonials from 2017 CEO Academy

“The CEO Academy is the best conference I attend each year. It has an excellent balance of leadership training from thought leaders and practical application from our fellow CEO's.”
“You have done a wonderful job managing the range of experience, size/scope of agencies/established & new CEO. Well done!”
“Such a fabulous event. I am impressed with your planning and execution. The talent in the room and camraderie is amazing.”
“It actually gets better every year. It is obvious that a great deal of work went into the planning and executing this year. Well done - as always!”
The 2018 CEO Academy is made possible through generous gifts from:


Mission Investment Fund | ELCA


I'm President of the Board of Trustees for Lutheran Community Services in Wilmington, DE. Our current executive director will retire at the end of December 2017. We hope to send our new director to this valuable forum. Please send program and any possible scholarship/travel support as it is available. Many thanks.

Hi Timothy,

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 CEO Academy. We would love to have the new Director of Lutheran Community Services join us in Safety Harbor, FL. Please contact my colleague Kim Roque at kroque@lutheranservices.org or by phone at 202-499-5824 to receive more information regarding scholarships and travel support.

Jasmine Gibson

Leah M. Reynolds, M.S.P.L.
Vice President, Philanthropy & Mission Advancement
3 Manhattan Drive
Burlington, NJ 08016
P: 609-699-4138

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