Leadership is changing around the world, and so is leadership training. We cannot continue to do either the way we’ve done them before. While the essence of good leadership is timeless—methods and styles are radically shifting. Old school is out.

That’s one reason why I participate in the Catalyst conference every October. Catalyst is an event like no other—and is targeted at equipping a new generation of leaders. Each year about 13,000 leaders from all over the U.S. (and the world) gather at the Gwinnett Arena just north of Atlanta, for an incredible two-day experience. Catalyst isn’t for everyone and it’s really more than an event. It is a movement of next-generation, faith-based leaders who are not satisfied with merely dong what’s always been done. Status quo is not enough for these leaders. Nothing short of life transforming, spiritually alive organizations will do.

This year, speakers will be Jim Collins, Dave Ramsey, Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Judah Smith, Mark Driscoll and others. I will be dong a “lab” the Wednesday before on leading students past “artificial maturity”—and would love for you to join me, and then attend this great event. The dates are October 5-7, 2011. At this point, you can still get the Early Bird rate.

If this sounds good to you, check out this link.

Join me there.