Do you know how to run a tight ship?

| tight ship: A well-managed organization, as in The camp director runs a tight ship. This metaphoric term alludes to a ship in which the ropes are taut and by extension the ship is strictly managed. [Second half of 1900s]. | (Source:

What might that look like in today’s world of team leadership?

Dr. David Wells instructs a very practical course that will examine four building blocks of an effective organization.

This directed study course (what is this?) looks at the cyclical stages of articulating a vision and mission statement, developing a strategy, implementing that strategy, and establishing formal assessment of results for review and revision of organizational behaviour.

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Vision, Strategy, Execution & Assessment DE

LS5104 DE

3 credits

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January 15 – April 18, 2024

Instructed by Dr. David Wells, Horizon Seminary offers a course to critically examine four building blocks of an effective organization. Students will be competent in leadership and administration as they learn to identify the key principles of setting a vision, developing and implementing a strategy, and evaluating organizational effectiveness.

Please note: This course is available by Directed Study only.

Dr. David Wells

David Wells, D.D.

Instructor | Ministry Leadership

About Dr. Wells

David Wells is the General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) and has served in this role since May of 2008. Prior to this he was the district superintendent of the BC/Yukon District. Dave serves as the President of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America and as Vice-Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He has also served in sports chaplaincy at six Olympic Games and other similar events. He served on the board of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada from 1999-2013, and served as chair of that board from 2007-2013.

Course Delivery Options

Directed Study

How to Join

For Credit

Current students can register for this course by contacting the Registrar’s office. If you are interested in taking this course but have not yet applied, please visit the Seminary (or International Students) admissions page.

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