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    ACF Leadership Skills Training
    is a key item on our “ACF Winning the Future” tool box. Our goal is to drive improvements in leadership effectiveness and operational efficiencies by employing the tool of systemic and systematic skills training.


    The initial plan was to set up regional training centers in proximity to chapters, but that plan had to be set aside due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to massive improvement in video conferencing technology we have re-imagined our plan and will now deliver a series of monthly webinars beginning September 2020. In addition to the outline below other training topics will be added in due course. Long term, our goal is to develop a semester by semester outline with fully defined syllabus, curriculum and faculty.

    • September 19, 2020. Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm. EST

      Topic:

      ACF 101 & 102 - Foundations of ACF Leadership

      Scope:

      ACF USA history/vision/mission and strategic core initiatives

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter Executives
      • Regional Executives
      • ACFUSA/YA Board
      • ACFUSA/YA Regional Representatives
      • ACFUSA Admin & Management Team
      • National Missions Council

      Objective(s):

      • Building #OneACFUSA.
      • Level setting on our
      • At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to clearly articulate ACF’s fundamental guiding principles, and able to identify how these principles would apply to their specific role and local context.

      October 17, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm. EST

      Topic:

      Non-Profit Financial Skills Training

      Scope:

      Basic Bookkeeping & Accounting; Introduction to basic principles of budgeting and financial reporting.

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter Treasurers and Financial
      • Regional Treasurers and Financial Secretaries
      • ACFUSA/YA Treasurer & Financial Secretary

      Objective(s):

      • Financial Accountability. Provide necessary basic tools for understanding and meeting minimum expected financial documentation and reporting standards for non-profit organizations.


      November 21, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm. EST

      Topic:

      Effective Small Leadership

      Scope:

      Conducting effective meetings; Recruiting and retaining members/volunteers; Basic Administrative and Facilitation skills for group leaders. Overcoming the challenge of growing in diversity; Basic tools for conflict resolution.

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, & Program Coordinators
      • Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, & Program Coordinators
      • ACFUSA/YA Officers, including Regional Representatives
      • ACFUSA Admin & Management Team

      Objective(s):

      • Operational efficiency through adopting best practices.

      January 16, 2021 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

      Topic:

      Vision 2030 - ACF USA Pathway For Success

      Scope:

      Current state of ACF Missions and strategies for achieving the Vision 2030 objectives

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, and Chapter Missions Teams
      • Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries, and Regional Missions Teams
      • ACFUSA/YA Leadership, including Regional Representatives

      Objective(s):

      • Deepen the organizational understanding and buy-in to the Vision 2030 Strategy
      • Equip chapter and regional mission teams to effectively implement the Vision 2030 Strategy

      February 20, 2021 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

      Topic:

      Legal Framework for a thriving ACF Community

      Scope:

      State and Federal requirements for incorporation; Filing requirements for maintaining non-profit status; Key aspects of the ACF USA Bylaws and Chapter Bylaw Template

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries
      • Regional Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretaries
      • ACFUSA/YA Officers, including Regional Representatives;
      • ACFUSA Admin & Management Team

      Objective(s):

      • Equip leaders with necessary information to ensure that the African Christian Fellowship is on strong legal footing at all levels of the organization.

      March 20,2021 Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

      Topic:

      Passing on The Legacy

      Scope:

      Contextual implementation of the ACF USA Passing on the Legacy initiative through Age appropriate programming; Effective use of online tools; Adequate resource allocation; Mobilization and Empowerment.

      Target Audience:

      • Chapter, Regional and YA Leadership Teams
      • Children and Youth Program volunteers
      • National Board

      Objective(s):

      • Deepen the organizational understanding and buy-in to the Passing on The Legacy Strategic Core Initiative
      • Review historical and current challenges, explore practical ideas and strategies for effective implementation

 

ACF USA Vision

ACF shall be a thriving Christian Community that models integrity, excellence, and compassion to mobilize and empower Africans worldwide to impact their generation and Africa.

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