Spiritual Leadership Institute (SLI)

The Spiritual Leadership Institute is ministry of the CEO Forum designed for CEOs and Senior Executives who want to take the next step in their spiritual leadership development. Modeled after higher education, SLI offers a curriculum based cohort environment organized in partnership by an administrative team and a teaching faculty team comprised of top-tier teachers, speakers, and facilitators. 

Types of SLI Classes

 

Core Class:

(For CEO Forum Members)

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Overview

This course is an intensive deep dive into what God’s Word has to say on leadership with a custom curriculum that builds off the truths discovered from Dr. Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God. Students will experience God through a personal relationship with Him on a journey to Spirit-led servant leadership in the home, the church, and the global marketplace. “Called by God”, “Conformed by God”, and “Commissioned by God” are the three areas of focus. The course culminates with a presentation made by students, “My Life as a Spiritual Leader of Influence in the Marketplace.” 

Distinctives

  • Bible-based teaching designed to address the demands you are facing in your family and career
  • Real-world business case studies drawn from the lives of CEO Forum members
  • Cohort based interactive sessions providing a graduate level academic atmosphere
  • Practical Q&A times with world renowned teachers and leaders
  • One-on-one discipleship opportunities

Female Executive Core Class:

(For CEO Forum Female Members)

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Overview

Similar to the Core Class, this class is an intensive deep dive into what God’s Word has to say on leadership with a custom curriculum that builds off the truths discovered from Dr. Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God. Students will experience God through a personal relationship with Him on a journey to Spirit-led servant leadership in the home, the church, and the global marketplace. This cohort’s curriculum and teaching are specifically tailored to the challenges and issues that Female CEOs and Senior Executives experience.

Distinctives

  • Bible-based teaching designed to address the demands you are facing in your family and career
  • Real-world business case studies tailored to the challenges and issues that Female CEOs and Senior Executives experience.
  • Cohort based interactive sessions providing a graduate level academic atmosphere
  • Practical Q&A times with world renowned teachers and leaders
  • Group discipleship opportunities

Graduate Class Offerings:

(For CEO Forum Members who have completed the Core Class)

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The Spiritual Leadership Institute offers Graduate classes for CEO Forum members who have completed the Core Class. These Graduate classes are taught by guest teachers on a variety of topics. Classes still hinge on biblical based teaching and cohort-based interactions designed to build on the lessons learned in the core class.

Next Generation Core Class Offerings:

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Next Generation leaders can access the Core Class model through CEO Forum’s ENTRUST initiative. Learn more about ENTRUST here.

Teaching Faculty

Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Richard Blackaby

Senior SLI Teaching Faculty

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Menefee

SLI Class Facilitator

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Richard S. Lytle

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Bachelder

SLI-Female Teaching Faculty

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Sheri Schulze

SLI-Female Class Facilitator

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Rick Atchley

SLI Teaching Faculty

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

John Aden

SLI Teaching Faculty

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Mark Bailey

SLI Teaching Faculty

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brent Garrison

Senior Discipleship Fellow

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Richard S. Lytle, Ph.D. President & Chief Executive Officer

John Stonestreet

SLI Teaching Faculty

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SLI Testimonials

“The 3 years I spent in SLI were life-transforming. The exceptional teaching and the personalized discipleship by a successful CEO enabled me to better understand how I could honor God in my career and be a true spiritual statesman. I have such fond memories of how God used my time in SLI to mold me into the leader, husband, and father he created me to be. Every Christian CEO needs to make the time to go through SLI.”

Wil VanLoh – CEO, Quantum Energy Partners

“SLI has been a true life-change experience for me – It has helped me to better grasp the concept of Abiding and trusting God to guide me thru every situation in life, both business and personal.”

Paul Mahan CEO, Outdoor Cap Company, Inc.