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PROGRAM
Highlands College

The Highlands College In-Residence Program is a cross-functional group of esteemed leaders investing their expertise and experience in Highlands College students to build more well-rounded leaders. The purpose of the program is to expose our students to various leadership approaches to educate, equip, and empower them to be leaders in their chosen ministry fields.

We are excited to continue on our In-Residence Program with Dr. Dharius Daniels on Thursday, September 23. Dr. Daniels is a prolific communicator and Lead Pastor of a multi-site, multi-regional church, Change Church.

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Pastor Dharius' Bio

One of the most prolific communicators of our day, Dr. Dharius Daniels is on a mission to help as many people as possible become their best selves while doing their best work. Speaker, coach, and certified emotional intelligence specialist, Dharius specializes in helping others self optimize without self destructing. He acquired his passion to add value to the lives of others at an early age growing up in a small town, Kilmichael, MS. Although the population was less than 700 residents, he was taught by his father that your enlightenment, not your environment, determines your outcomes. He was inspired to unleash his untapped potential while gaining his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College and post graduate degrees from Princeton and Fuller.

With over 20 years of leadership experience, Dharius understands that right information can cause a comprehensive revolution. This passion for transformation inspired him to continue his writing career by releasing his most recent published book Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need For The Life Of Purpose You Want. Dr. Dharius also emerged in the mentoring and coaching arena with the release of the Daniels Den Mentoring & Coaching Program which serves thousands of members.

In addition to his contributions in the field of speaking and coaching, Dharius continues to serve as Lead Pastor of the multi-site, and multi-regional, Change Church. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Princeton. He enjoys downtime with activities such as playing a round of golf or weight training. Dharius is married to his college sweetheart, Shameka, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Seth and Gabriel.

John Maxwell is joining us for a full day of teaching on Thursday, December 9. Dr. Maxwell is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and a longtime supporter of Highlands College.

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Dr. Maxwell's Bio

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, coach, and leader who has sold more than 33 million books in fifty languages. He has been called the #1 leader in business and the most influential leadership expert in the world. His organizations — the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation — have translated his teachings into seventy languages and used them to train millions of leaders from every country in the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell influences Fortune 500 CEOs, the presidents of nations, and entrepreneurs worldwide. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.

On April 27, we hosted Pastor Louie Giglio as our Visionary-In-Residence. Pastor Louie is the original visionary of the Passion Conferences, lead pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, and a national best-selling author. Read about the wealth of wisdom he deposited into our students and staff during his full-day investment.

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Pastor Louie's Bio

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion Conference has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion hosted over 700,000 people from over 150 countries online at Passion 2021. Louie is the national bestselling author of over a dozen books including his newest release, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, as well as Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and others. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

We were honored to welcome Pastor Craig Groeschel, Highlands College’s first Innovator-in-Residence on October 29, 2020. Read about the incredible day Pastor Craig spent with our students.

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PASTOR CRAIG'S BIO

Pastor Craig’s Bio

Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative multi-site church based in Edmond, Oklahoma. As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide, is a New York Times bestselling author, and serves as champion for the Global Leadership Summit. Through the top-ranking Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, he prompts innovative thinking in leaders at every level within any organization. Glassdoor has also named him in the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) and named Life.Church as the #1 Place to Work under his leadership. Craig lives in the Edmond, Oklahoma area with his wife Amy and their six children. To learn more about Craig, visit www.craiggroeschel.com.