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Excellence in Training is a CCCA strategic initiative designed to deliver training that is relevant to Christian camping, powerful in its impact and easily accessible. CCCA aims to deliver training opportunities, resources and experiences that will maximize ministry for members.


OCTOBER 26, 2016

This month CCCA presents Stan White.

How Does Your Hospitality Measure Up?

How does your camp or conference ministry do when it comes to welcoming campers and guests with open arms? You will receive material that will help you assess how well you honor and bless those who connect with your ministry. Also, you will receive insights on how you can make strides to provide even better Christ-honoring hospitality.

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Previous Excellence in Training Events

How To Build a Successful Recruiting Strategy
Mark Griffin
Mark Griffin - Founder, Chief Consultant, In HIS Name HR
Original Broadcast:
Jan. 10, 2019
Challenges Facing Youth and Youth Worker Strategies to Help
J. Warner Wallace
J. Warner Wallace -
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 20, 2019
The Power of Camp Research: Data You Can Use Today
Dr. Jake Sorenson
Dr. Jake Sorenson - Sacred Playgrounds
Original Broadcast:
March 18, 2019
Critical Camp Documents
Jon Ruybalid
Jon Ruybalid - CCCA General Counsel
Original Broadcast:
Mar. 19, 2019
Think Up: ... Think Differently and Lead Better
Jenni Catron
Jenni Catron - The 4Sight Group
Original Broadcast:
April 9, 2019
Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Dr. Tim Elmore
Dr. Tim Elmore
Original Broadcast:
May 16, 2019
Technology, Identity and Connection /
Working with Your Camp Board / Quality Service Training

EIT Fire Starters

Walt Mueller,
Ed McDowell,
Evan Liewer

Original Broadcast:
May, 2019
Camp Security / Foodservice Management / Spiritiual Transformation / Shepherding
CCCA Fire Starters

John Ojeisekhoba,
Matt Huffman,
Dr. Leanne Hadley

Rich Van Pelt
Original Broadcast:
Early June, 2019
Providing Quality Hospitality /
Evaluating Your Brand / Developing a Risk Management Plan

Horst Schulze,
Justin Wise,
Paul Sherrill

Original Broadcast:
Late June, 2019
Maximizing Online Fundraising /
Making Good Food at Camp / The Value of Team Building

Fire Starters Logo

Mike Rusch,
Elizabeth Bergman,
Dr. Jim Cain

Original Broadcast:
Early July, 2019
Integrating Your Brand /
Giving Youth a Voice / Living an Intentional Life

Fire Starters

Brandon Robinson,
Danielle Strickland,
Bob Goff

Original Broadcast:
Late July, 2019
The Powerful Tool of Listening /
Keeping Your Camp on Mission / The Power of Camp Study

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Mike Foster,
Nate Parks,
Dr. Jake Sorenson

Original Broadcast:
Early August, 2019
Experiencing God at Camp /
Identifying Gaps in Brand Marketing / Keys to a Long and Effective Ministry

Fire Starters

Megan Fate Marshman,
Charles Lee,
Dr. Marv Penner

Original Broadcast:
Late August, 2019
Funding Your Mission Through Quality Donor Relationships
Mike Rusch
Mike Rousch - Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity
Original Broadcast:
Sep. 10, 2019
The Summer Camp Marketing Jam: From Nuts and Bolts to Creative Storytelling
Travis Ramos
Travis Ramos - Marketing Director, CampMinder
Original Broadcast:
October 22, 2019
Beating the Blitz — Be A Team of Relationship Investors
Jeff Kemp
Jeff Kemp
Original Broadcast:
November 12, 2019
2018 EIT Events
Creating Balance at Work and Home
Robyn Dykstra
Robyn Dykstra - Author and speaker
Original Broadcast:
Jan. 16, 2018
Civility in an Uncivilized World
Glenn Packiam
Glenn Packiam - Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 21, 2018
Staff Training, Supervision, Care and Culture
Dr. Rob Ribbe & Rachael Cyrus
Rob Ribbe, Ph.D. & Rachael Cyrus -
Wheaton College Graduate School
Original Broadcast:
Mar. 20, 2018
Creating a Camp Experience for Kids in Foster Care
Jeff Juhala
Jeff Juhala - Royal Family KIDS, Inc.
Original Broadcast:
April 17, 2018
Suicide Prevention Training
Craig Lomax
Craig Lomax - Rock-N-Water
Original Broadcast:
April 24, 2018
Healthy Teams
Dave Marks
Dave Marks
Original Broadcast:
May 22, 2018
Camp Creates a Place to Hear From God /
The Joy of Giving / Healthy Feedback at Camp

Brandon Heath,
Kim Lester,
Brian Brandt

Original Broadcast:
Early June, 2018
Building Trust Within Your Ministry /
Women in Leadership / The Heartbeat of Jesus

David Horsager,
Trillia Newbell,
Peter Reid

Original Broadcast:
Late June, 2018
Journeying with Young Leaders /
Enhance Your Photography and Videography / Camp Tele

Dr. Kara Powell,
Donnie Rosie,
Doug McClain with Lauren Ingram

Original Broadcast:
Early July, 2018
Thoughtful Planning to Reality /
Social Media Like a Pro / Unity Through Worship

Garret Larsen,
Jenna Frank,
Jonathan Allen

Original Broadcast:
Late July, 2018
Youth Ministry Today /
Planned Giving / Pornography in Culture

Fire Starters

Crystal Kirgiss,
Greg Ring,
Sharon Hersh

Original Broadcast:
Early August, 2018
Challenges in Ministry /
Legal Issues / Suicide Prevention

Fire Starters

Eugene Cho,
Jon Ruybalid,
Craig Lomax

Original Broadcast:
Late August, 2018
What It Takes to Be a Royal Family KIDS Camp Facility
Jeff Juhala
Jeff Juhala - Royal Family KIDS
Original Broadcast:
September 18, 2018
Government Advocacy Program
Jamie Lord
Jamie Lord
Original Broadcast:
October 23, 2018
Using Your No-phone Policy
to Teach Campers About Digital Wellness

Michael Mercier
Michael Mercier - Screen Education
Original Broadcast:
November 13, 2018
Ministering With and to Youth of Color
Marcos Canales
Marcos Canales
Original Broadcast:
December 11, 2018
2017 EIT Events
Creating Order Out of Chaos: Strategies for Organizing Your Work
Sue McMillin
Sue McMillin - Professional Organization Consultant
Original Broadcast:
January 17, 2017
Equipping Leaders for Tomorrow, Building Strategies Today

Doug Chase - Vice President CRISTA Camps
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 14, 2017
The Power of Camp for Staff
Dr. Rob Ribbe & Rachael Cyrus
Rob Ribbe, Ph.D. & Rachael Cyrus -
Wheaton College Graduate School
Original Broadcast:
Mar. 21, 2017
Partnering with Church Leaders
Nate Parks
Nate Parks - Camp Berea
Original Broadcast:
March 28, 2017
Lost in Translation: Three Keys to Building Lifelong Faith in the Snapchat Generation David Eaton
David Eaton - AXIS
Original Broadcast:
April 11, 2017
The Path of a Peacemaker
Brian Noble

Brian Noble - Peacemaker Ministries
Original Broadcast:
May, 2017
Compassion at Camp / Crisis Communication / The Power of Camp

Dr. Richard Butman,
Jon Bisset,
Lisa Harper

Original Broadcast:
June, 2017
Sabbath / Enhancing Creativity / War Wounds in Ministry

Angela Aadahl,
Dave Sponholz,
Jay Trainer

Original Broadcast:
July, 2017
Social Media / LGBT / Leading the Next Generation

Laura Click,
Dr. Mark Yarhouse,
Brad Lomenick

Original Broadcast:
August, 2017
Flourishing: Why some people thrive while others just survive
Dr. Steve Graves
Dr. Steve Graves - Organizational Strategist and Author
Original Broadcast:
September 26, 2017
The Critical Role Of Leadership In Leading Your Organization

Dr. Donald Warrick - Doctor of Business Administration, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Original Broadcast:
October 31, 2017
Financial Leadership—A Short-term and Long-term View
Vonna Laue
Vonna Laue - Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Original Broadcast:
November 14, 2017
Summer Staff Recruitment

Tony Schmid - Director of Recruiting, SpringHill
Original Broadcast:
December 19, 2017
2016 EIT Events
H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.
Brad Lomenick
Brad Lomenick - best-selling author and leadership consultant
Original Broadcast:
January 19, 2016
Effective Project Management for Camps

Dave Lee - principal architect, Fletemeyer & Lee Associates
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 16, 2016
Discerning Impact
Rob Ribbe, Rich Butman, Laura Barwegen
Rob Ribbe, Ph.D., Richard Butman, Ph.D., & Laura Barwegen Ed.D. - Wheaton College Graduate School
Original Broadcast:
Mar. 22, 2016
Social Media: Your Organization's Greatest Asset
Justin Wise
Justin Wise - Think Digital
Original Broadcast:
April 19, 2016
Improve Your Sales Through Visual Merchandising and Display
Kathleen Silvius
Kathleen Silvius - Young Life
Original Broadcast:
May 10, 2016
Millennials, the Digital Age and working together / Creating Unity Among Your Team

David Kinnaman &
Peter Reid

Original Broadcast:
June, 2016
Rites of Passage / Making Girl Time Matter / Women in Leadership

Muhia Karianjahi, Ph.D.,
Crystal Kirgiss, Ph.D.,
Jo Saxton

Original Broadcast:
July, 2016
Preventing Burnout / Spiritual Growth / Returning Summer Staff

Norm Hoyt,
Duffy Robbins, Ph.D.,
Mary Bowers

Original Broadcast:
August, 2016
Camping, Culture and Multicultural Inclusivity

Dr. Christena Cleveland - Duke Divinity School
Original Broadcast:
September 29, 2016
Stan White
Stan White - Zephyr Point Conference Center
Original Broadcast:
October 26, 2016
Revolutionizing Your Marriage

Dr. Clarence Shuler - Author, Counselor, Speaker
Original Broadcast:
November 15, 2016
Sticky Faith
Kara Powell
Kara Powell - Fuller Youth Institute
Second Broadcast:
December 13, 2016
2015 EIT Events
The Good News about Power
Andy Crouch
Andy Crouch - Christianity Today
Original Broadcast:
Jan. 30, 2015
Trends in Youth Culture
Walt Mueller
Walt Mueller - Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 27, 2015
Building a Flourishing Culture of Employee Engagement
Al Lopus
Al Lopus - Best Christian Workplaces Institute
Original Broadcast:
Mar. 27, 2015
The Give and Gain of Mentoring
Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore - Growing Leaders
Original Broadcast:
April 24, 2015
Gender Matters: Working Well With the Other Half
Shaunti Feldhahn
Shaunti Feldhahn - Veritas Enterprises Inc.
Original Broadcast:
May 19, 2015
Encouragement to Camp Staff / Leadership 101

Kyle Idleman &
Brad Lomenick

Original Broadcast:
June, 2015
Cultivating a Healthy Team / Making Most of Evaluations

Nancy Ortberg &
Rob Ribbe, Ph.D.

Original Broadcast:
July, 2015
Avoiding Spirit of Professionalism / Pursuing Impact or God?

Bryan Loritts &
Phil Vischer

Original Broadcast:
August, 2015
Branding: Creating the Right Perception of Your Ministry

Brian Brandt - Core Insights
Original Broadcast:
September 29, 2015
Building a High-Trust, High Committment Culture
Michael Perry
Michael Perry - SpringHill Camps
Original Broadcast:
October 20, 2015
Community is Messy

Heather Zempel - National Community Church
Original Broadcast:
November 24, 2015
Development - The Power of the Ask
R. Mark Dillon
R. Mark Dillon - Lead Consultant, Generis
Original Broadcast:
December 15, 2015
2014 EIT Events
Hospitality and Service Design
Ryan Magnon
Ryan Magnon - Chick-fil-A
Original Broadcast:
Jan. 27, 2014
What CCCA Members Should Know and Do
Jon Ruybalid and Rhett Butler
Jon Ruybalid & Rhett Butler
Original Broadcast:
Feb. 28, 2014
A World full of Good Ideas
Charles Lee
Charles Lee - Ideation
Original Broadcast:
March 20, 2014
Child Sexual Abuse: Is Your Camp Safe?
Kimberlee Norris
Kimberlee Norris - Ministry Safe
Original Broadcast:
April 29, 2014
What does Christ-centered Leadership look like?
Bob Lonac
Bob Lonac - CRISTA
Original Broadcast:
May 28, 2014
CCCA 2013 National Conference - Best of the Best
Best of the Best
CCCA 2013 National Conference
Best of the Best
Who Are You Going to Be When You're All Grown Up?
Reggie McNeal
Reggie McNeal - Leadership Institute of Dallas, Tx.
Original Broadcast:
July 31, 2014
Developing A Leadership Cult or Culture
Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore - Growing Leaders
Original Broadcast:
August 28, 2014
How CCCA research impacts your ministry
Kay Edwards
Kay Edwards - Outsight Network
Original Broadcast:
September 25, 2014
Sticky Faith
Kara Powell
Kara Powell - Fuller Youth Institute
Original Broadcast:
October 23, 2014
Building Better Processes
John Pearson
John Pearson - John Pearson Associates, Inc.
Original Broadcast:
November 20, 2014
Becoming a Catalyst Leader: Lead Well, and Lead Now
Brad Lomenick
Brad Lomenick - President of Catalyst
Original Broadcast:
December 12, 2014