Book Review

Grace-Full Leadership, Understanding the Heart of a Christian Leader
by John C.Bowling

Book Reviewed by Pamela Bosworth

How are we to resolve the creative tension that exists between the biblical concepts of  servanthood and leadership?  In what ways should Christian leadership differ from all other leadership?  The author believes the answer is found in being filled with grace – that is being a grace-filled leader.    Read more

Officers on the Move

One thing people in The Salvation Army are familiar with is change.  Army officers expect to move on average every five years.  This means change not only for the officers and their family, but for the corps family as well. Given this historical perspective, you might think that people in The Salvation Army would be experts when it comes to change. This is not always the case. Read more

Leader Training



Welcome to the Training Connection!

SLD is excited to offer a variety of Leadership Training opportunities for all facets of leadership. While we realize that leaders must engage in continual leadership development, we also understand the demands on your time. Therefore we strive to offer training opportunities in several formats, including several onsite and online, to best meet your needs.


Cohort Opportunites

Blended Learning

  • Academy of Leadership at School for Leadership Development (AOL @ SLD)

  • Growing Disciples ~ Growing Leaders

Onsite Workshops

  • Leading Through Conflict

  • Building Trust Under Pressure

  • T.E.A.M Workshop

  • Welcome to My Window

  • Foundational Leadership Training

Online Training

  • Lunch & Lead

  • Leadership Development Series


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Recommended Reading for Building Teams compiled by Pamela Bosworth

The Networking Non-Profit by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine

The Call by Os Guinness

Stuck! Navigating the Transitions of Life and Leadership by Dr. Terry Walling

There’s More to Life than Making a Living by Jack C. McDowell

Strategy for Living by Edward R. Dayton & Ted W. Engstrom, reviewed by Pamela Bosworth

How to Mentor in the Midst of Change by Cheryl Granade Sullivan, reviewed by Pamela Bosworth

Relational Intelligence by Steve Saccone, reviewed by Joanne Holz

Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Dr. Henry Cloud, reviewed by Jennifer Baker

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