2017 Sierra District Conference

Event Date
  • 9/20/2017 3:00 PM -
    9/22/2017 11:00 AM
    Please arrive early for registration
Location
  • Doubletree Los Angeles Commerce
Address
  • 5757 Telegraph Road
    Commerce, California 90040

Building Teams by Building Relationships


Doubletree by Hilton, Commerce, California
September 20–22, 2017

 

Join us in Los Angeles for the Sierra District Conference, September 20-22, 2017! Continue to build already established relationships through fellowship and make new ones with like-minded Christians in mission ministry. Retreat with us for a few days before heading into the busiest time of the year!

You will not want to miss our beautiful venue, the Doubletree by Hilton–Commerce, just minutes from theme parks, Long Beach, Hollywood, and Universal Studios. Plus, we've arranged the schedule so that the conference officially ends Friday morning, leaving you with practically the whole day to enjoy the area or visit other local rescue missions.

Registration includes dinner on Wednesday, all meals on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.

Conference Lodging

 
           
 

Doubletree by Hilton–Commerce is located just 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and a short walk from the historic Citadel Outlet Mall. Amenities include a fitness center, pool, on-site convenience store, restaurant, and complimentary parking.

Our special rate is $159/night. Click here to make your reservations or call 888-370-0998 and reference the AGRM Sierra District Conference/LA Mission rate. Make sure to book by August 31 to get these rates!

 

Speaker: John Pearson

John is a board governance and management consultant from San Clemente, California. He served more than 30 years as a nonprofit ministry CEO, 25 of those years as the CEO of three national/international associations, including Willow Creek Association, Christian Camp and Conference Association, and Christian Management Association (now CLA). 

For five years, John has been the lead facilitator for the M.J. Murdock Trust Board Leadership & Development Program. He also writes a board blog for ECFA, “Governance of Christ-Centered Organizations” and is the creator of the ECFA Governance Toolbox Series. He is author of Mastering the Management Buckets: 20 Critical Competencies for Leading Your Business or Nonprofit. 

Visit his website at: http://managementbuckets.com/about.

 

Schedule [subject to change]

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 20

 

 

 

 

8:00 AM

-

2:45 PM

Media Training - This has been cancelled!

Steve Ruppe

12:00 PM

-

2:45 PM

Registration

 

3:00 PM

-

3:15 PM

Welcome & Orientation

Herb and Kevin

3:15 PM

-

5:30 PM

Breakout 

"Managing the Buckets"
John Pearson

6:00 PM

-

8:30 PM

Dinner/Worship/Mixer

John Pearson

 

 

 

After Glow - Book Signing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21

 

 

 

 

7:00 AM

-

8:00 AM

Breakfast

 

8:00 AM

-

9:00 AM

Devotions

Ken Petersen

9:15 AM

 -

10:30 AM

Breakouts

Track A: "Wow Good or Bad"
Scott Swedenburg
Track B: "Your ACE"
Don Cabaleros

10:30 AM

-

10:45 PM

Refreshment Break

10:45 AM

-

12:00 PM

Breakouts

Track A: "Why Give to You?"
Thomas Hooper
Track B: "Program Audits - Your Best Friend"
Cassie Sorensen

12:00 PM

-

1:00 PM

Lunch

 

1:45 PM

-

3:00 PM

Breakout

Track A: "How to Deliver Bad News and Build Trust in the Process"
Gary Jones
Track B: "21st Century Programs"
Derek Burton

3:00 PM

-

3:30 PM

Refreshment Break

 

3:30 PM

-

4:45 PM

Breakout

Track A: "Board and Staff Challenges" Roundtable
Herb Smith
Track B: "Human Trafficking"
TBD

6:00 PM

-

9:30 PM

Long Beach Rescue Mission Tour

Barbecue Dinner, and Tour of the City on a Double Decker Bus

 

 

 

After Glow

On your own

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 22

 

 

 

 

8:00 AM

-

8:45 AM

Breakfast

 

8:45 AM

-

9:15 AM

Devotions

Ken Petersen

9:15 AM

-

10:00 AM

Connection Builders

10:30 AM

-

4:30PM

Optional Mission Tours

 

 

 
Sponsorship Opportunities

 

There are several levels of sponsorships available at the conference. Sponsor sign-up is located at the bottom of this page. A sponsorship or display table is required in order to attend. Please note that sponsors must be in membership with AGRM. If you plan to participate in the conference sessions and/or meals, you will need to register as an attendee in addition to purchasing your sponsorship. If you have additional questions, please email Herb Smith, hsmith@lamission.net.

  • Primary Meal Sponsor - Lunch or Dinner ($1,000) 
    • Address attendees during one of three meals
    • Place materials on attendee tables during sponsored meal
    • Display table during conference

     

  • Breakfast Sponsor ($750) (Sold Out)
    • Address attendees during one of two breakfasts 
    • Place materials on attendee tables during sponsored meal
    • Display table during conference

     

  • Break Sponsor ($400)  
    • Place materials on attendee tables during one of two breaks
    • Display table during conference

     

  • Display Table ($250)
    • Display table during conference
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  • Book Sponsor ($1,000) 
    • Recognition when books are given out
    • One conference registration is included

     

  • Gift Card Sponsor ($300) 
    • Acknowledgement during the conference each time gift cards are handed out

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, you may do so with no penalty up to two weeks before the event. Cancellations requested less than two weeks before the event will result in a 30% cancellation fee.

  • Lunch Meal Sponsor ($750) 
  • Lunch Meal Sponsor ($750) 

Online registration is not available at this time.