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Pre- and Post-Forum Seminars

All Forum participants are strongly encouraged to come early to the Forum and participate in the Pre-Forum Seminars, which will occur at the 2020 Forum on Saturday, 23 May from 14.00 to 17.30. Many Pre-Forum Seminars are open to all participants, while others are by invitation only. Please see the charts below for more information. All participants are also encouraged to attend the Post-Forum Seminars, which will occur on Thursday, 28 May from 9.00 to 12.30.


Special Travel Arrangements

If you are flying into Krakow or Katowice, please plan your travel arrangements to accommodate for the travel time to Wisla. Travel time should be approximately 2 1/2 hours, which means arriving in Krakow or Katowice no later than 10.30 on Saturday, 23 May.

Because we realise that arriving early Saturday morning may not be a possibility for some participants, we have made special arrangements for participants who would like to arrive in Wisla on Friday, 22 May. For an additional pre-payment, we will provide hotel accommodations on Friday night in Wisla. The cost, including three meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch) will be:

  • 40 euros for scholarship participants
  • 70 euros for non-scholarship participants staying in a shared double room
  • 90 euros for non-scholarship participants staying in a single room.

If you would like hotel accommodations for Friday, 17 May, please email Kevin Saylor at as soon as possible.

Transportation by bus from both the Krakow and Katowice airports to Wisla will be provided during the day on both Friday (22 May) and Saturday (23 May) for a fee of 40 euros. More information about bus transport can be found here.


How to Sign Up

Sign-up for the 2020 Pre- and Post-Forum Seminars will be available soon.

Step 1 – Review the Pre-Forum Seminars and Post-Forum Seminars below.  When you click on a link in the table, it will take you to the summary on the page for that seminar speaker. You will find the speaker's bio at the top of each linked page. (Note that speakers and summaries can also be found in the registration form, too.)

Step 2 – Once you have decided which Pre-Forum Seminar and Post-Forum Seminar you would like to attend, log back into your registration account using this link and click OK. Note that you will need the confirmation number you received when you originally registered for the Forum.

Step 3 – Once you have signed back in to your account:

  • Click the yellow Modify button which can be found a little below the middle of the page on the left.
  • Click Next at the bottom right of the page until you reach the Registration Items section of your account.
  • Choose which sessions you'd like to attend.

The deadline for signing up is 13 April.  


2020 Open Pre-Forum Seminars

Saturday, 23 May 14.00 to 17.30


Seminar Title

Bobb Biehl

Organisational Development: Growing as a Servant Leader

Jim Cecy

The Crowns of Old Age

Jim Golden

Three Truths That Empower Change Agents: Unlocking the Secrets to Transformational Leadership

Jay Mosser

How to Flourish as a Pastor for the Long Haul

Greg Ogden

Turning Your Church into a Disciple-Making Mission

Keith Ogorek

7 Essential Elements of Effective Marketing Campaigns


2020 Invitation-Only Pre-Forum Seminars

Registration is not open for the invitation-only Pre-Forum Seminars. For more information about Year-Round Mentoring groups, click here.


Invitation-Only Seminar Title

Daryl McCarthy and Charles White

Year-Round Mentoring for Academics 2020-2021

John Stevens and Adrian Reynolds

Year-Round Mentoring for Church and Organisational Leaders 2020-2021

David Brown

Year-Round Mentoring for Church Revitalisation 2020-2021

Jim Crooks, John Kirkpatrick, and Jelena Sivulka

Year-Round Mentoring for Pastors 2020-2021

Alexander Fink

Year-Round Mentoring for Scientists 2020-2021

Adam Szabados

Year-Round Mentoring for Theologians 2020-2021

Ann Blaser

Year-Round Mentoring for Women in Leadership 2020-2021

Nola Leach

Year-Round Mentoring for Women in Organisational Leadership 2020-2021

Paul Bowman and Terry English

Year-Round Mentoring for Youth Ministry Leaders 2020-2021


2020 Post-Forum Seminars

Thursday, 28 May 9.00 to 12.30


Seminar Title

Bobb Biehl

Personal Development: Growing as a Servant Leader

Peter Saunders

Confident Christianity


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