Jody Oates

Principal and Consultant, Kaleidoscope, Inc.


Leadership - Making the Hard Decisions
Leadership is hard - and Life-giving. Leading change and making hard decisions for the sake of the mission is what we are called to do. How do some camps move toward their vision while others remain stagnant or decline? This session will explore leadership and systemic change, including case studies from camps that have moved through change toward greater ministry.
Creating Places of Meaning: Master Site Planning
Holy Ground is identified by experiences and your camp and retreat center is an excellent tool for life-changing ministry. But the tools must be the right tools to meet the demands of today's guests and safety standards. This workshop will review the process of master site planning including the strategic definition of ministry, assessing current facilities and defining a site plan that launches your center to serve the next generations of guests.