Ohio Christian University hosted its 11th annual Leadership Forum on April 11, 2017, in the Maxwell Center on its Circleville campus. Featured speakers included leadership expert, Dr. John Maxwell; former Milwaukee Bucks star athlete, Michael Redd; and Fortune 500 CEO coach, Dr. Dale Bronner. More than 1,000 people gathered for the main event, and hundreds more participated in executive and ministerial sessions throughout the day.
John Maxwell spoke about the importance of having an abundance mindset. When one has an abundance mind set they invest in themselves and others around them to reach new heights.
"The Leadership Forum is a great opportunity to practice an abundance mindset by investing in your growth. Growth is the only way to assure that tomorrow is better than today," Maxwell said.
The annual leadership forum is an increasingly popular event that facilitates the professional development of those currently in executive leadership roles or who aspire to be effective leaders. Proceeds from the event support the Ohio Christian University Scholarship Program.
“The forum focuses on enhancing one’s leadership abilities,” said Craig Brown, Vice President for Advancement at OCU.
Brown believes the profiles of this year’s speakers demonstrates leadership experience that is harmonious with the ideas and mission of OCU.
Dr. John Maxwell, a graduate of OCU, is a New York Times best-selling author, business coach, and speaker. In 2014 he was named the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazines.
Michael Redd was the Milwaukee Bucks’ 4th all-time leading scorer and a 2008 Team USA Gold Medalist. Redd was drafted by the Bucks with the 43rd overall selection in the 2000 NBA Draft and went on to play 11 seasons in Milwaukee, where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Dr. Dale Bronner is an internationally recognized leadership expert and an EQUIP® board member. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of the 19,000 member Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bronner is the author of multiple best-selling pastoral leadership books. He coaches Fortune 500 CEOs and pastors of some of America's largest churches.
In addition to the evening event, Dr. Bronner presented with Dr. Gerald Brooks at the Leadership Forum's Pastoral Seminar.
Dr. Gerald Brooks is the founder and Senior Pastor of the 5,000 member Grace Outreach Center in Plano, Texas. He serves as coach to pastors of some of America's largest churches. Dr. Brooks is a prolific presenter at John Maxwell's "Breaking the 500 Barrier" and "Breaking the 1,000 Barrier" conferences worldwide.
As one of the nation’s fastest growing universities, Ohio Christian University has approximately 4,800 students enrolled in residential, online, and adult programs. OCU prepares students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing a holistic, Christ-centered, biblically integrated education.