Mercer Center for Community Development to Host Leadership Academy for Faith-Based and Community Organizations


WHO: Mercer Center for Community Development in collaboration with the Georgia Faith Based Initiative Task Force, Charitable Connections Inc., Covenant Community Services, CTS Training Services, Cutting Edge Consulting, ISAYES Inc., People TV and Safehouse Ministries Inc.
WHAT:Leadership Academy 2001: Building Our Capacity for a Better Tomorrow

WHEN: 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15

WHERE: Connell Student Center, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon.

WHY: Leaders in community groups, faith-based organizations and charities will have the opportunity to receive training on a number of topics, including federal funding, standards and ethics, marketing, conflict mediation, leadership, communication, churches and public policy, connecting with local governments, starting a 501(c)3 organization, grant writing and use of technology. The luncheon speaker will be Fred Watson, founder of Victory Over Violence.

The daylong event is open to public. The registration fee is $35, and participants can register in advance by calling (478) 301-5332.

Media interested in covering this event should contact Lance Wallace at (478) 301-4037.