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CCI Global Gathering 2020 Executive Leader Training

This is a 9 month Executive Leader training course for the Global Leadership Program of Christian Camping International. It begins July 2020 and continues until March 2021. Our hope is this course will encourage, deepen and connect camp ministry leaders from around the globe. Each month we will have a 1 hour online workshop with course instructor Dr. Rob Ribbe, Mark Heasman, and other guests. Participants will be asked to watch a 5-10 minute instructional video, complete some reading and personal reflection, and meet with a small group for an online discussion. Our hope is that the course will end with an in person retreat at Miskoka Woods, a camp near Toronto, Canada, on April 7-17, 2021. Pre-registration with CCI is required for participation. A certificate will be awarded for those who complete the program.
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About This Course

This is a 9 session overview for the Executive Leader Training Cohort. These sessions provide an introduction to main topics including leading self, leading others, leading teams and leading organizations.

The course is set up to watch a 5-7 minute video every week along with participating in an online discussion with the week’s topic with other participants. There is some homework between sessions so we encourage you to get enrolled and start soon.

Our hope it that this by completing the sessions, homework and discussion questions, we will be better prepared to deeply engage each other about these important topics while we are physically together. The expected investment of time is 5-8 hours per week for each of these modules. Please complete them in order. Michael and Rob will be participating in the online discussions several times per week as well, and look forward to your comments and sharing of experience. God bless, we will see you soon. Please email us if you have questions. Contact information for Rob: Contact information for Michael:


There are no requirements for this course except that you attend the face-to-face sessions and have a heart for Christian Camping.

Course Staff

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Rob Ribbe

Rob has been married to Jackie for almost 30 years and has four grown children. He has been executive director of HoneyRock, The Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College since 2000, and has worked in the outdoor ministry field since 1987. He is also a faculty member in the School of Mission, Ministry and Leadership of Wheaton Graduate School where he teaches courses in the Master's of Outdoor and Adventure Leadership. His passions are leadership development, spiritual formation, experiential education, organizational leadership, and the theology and practice of outdoor ministry. Rob's mission is to build Christ's kingdom by investing in the development of emerging leaders and fostering of organizational effectiveness. When not at work, Rob enjoys training for triathlons, reading, canoeing, and doing anything with his family. Rob graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelors degree in kinesiology and a masters degree in educational ministries. His Ph.D. is from Biola University in Educational Studies.

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Michael Perry

Michael has been married to Denise for over 35 years. They have four adult children and one daughter in-law whom they love to spend time with. He’s worked for SpringHill since 1998 becoming its President and CEO in 2001. Before coming to SpringHill he spent 10 years in Human Resources, Quality, and Customer Service management at a large privately held corporation followed by 4 years as a partner in number of related startup businesses. During these years in the “for profit” world Michael and his wife Denise invested their avocational time in the lives of high school students through the ministry of Young Life where they were volunteer leaders and local committee members. It’s been through these experiences that Michael’s discovered his personal mission – to Glorify God by inspiring and equipping others to become all that God’s created them to be, so they can do all that God’s prepared for them to do (Eph. 2:10). Michael is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Administration and from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary through Cornerstone University with an M.A. Ministry Leadership. He’s of the author of the recently released book – Experience = Everything, Transforming Lives the SpringHill Way and two series of yearly Bible reading devotions. He enjoys fishing, reading, writing, and exploring the world by walking through it.

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