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CBL Program Offerings
The Center for Global leadership was established after discussions between former PBA president Bill Fleming, Randy Richards, provost, Craig Domeck, former Dean of the McArthur School of Leadership and Tim Sotos, current chair of the PBA Board of Trustees. Recognizing a need for the University to focus more on biblically-based leadership development, this group began to envision the role a professional center of excellence could play in this strategic initiative.
Chairman Sotos shares his leadership journey which compelled him join the efforts to establish CGL interview with chairman Sotos which provides additional background on his leadership journey.
In 2019 Sam Voorhies, PhD became CGL’s first executive director to help build and lead the Center. As a student at Wheaton College Graduate School, Sam envisioned investing in students and future leaders at a Christian university in the second half of his career just as those at Wheaton had invested in him. Joining PBA in this role was the fulfillment of his vision.
Recently the Center was the recipient of a significant gift from the Watson Family to launch an endowment for sustainable funding. The interview with Karl Watson jr. on his leadership journey provides an example of what CGL is seeking to achieve.
CGL is helping PBA to build on the original vision of Rev Moody and Dr Warren to equip Christians to lead in the marketplace integrating their faith from a biblical worldview to be better leaders whether at home, at work or in their community.
CGL’s three cords cannot be easily broken (from Ecclesiastes 4:12 -illustrated in Psalms 78:72) focuses on three critical dimensions of sustainable transformational development of 1) Leading Self from Within, 2) Leading Others, to 3) Strategic Leadership of Leading Teams & Organizations. CGL’s unique integration of corporate leadership best practices, biblical teaching on leadership, and ongoing spiritual growth will provide a transformative experience for each leader and their organization.
As a professional center of excellence, CGL programs are serving three categories of customers. First under President Schwinn’s leadership PBA’s senior leadership staff and faculty. CGL is working with the President’s cabinet and downline leaders and supervisors to model and develop biblical best practice leaders across PBA organizational community. Second courses and a certificate leadership program for students to both study and experience becoming a leader as part of their PBA college journey. Students can go to any university and earn a degree in their field. At PBA they can also learn to be an effective leader in their field integrating their faith and their work to the glory of God. Last, equipping marketplace business professionals through professional executive education programs that combine a focus on leadership character and competence. We work with not only the individual leader but with the context of their team and organizational culture helping to bring about sustainable transformational change that has both personal and company cost-benefit (ROI).