Inter-America to Train Church Leaders During Online SeLD Conference

January 18, 2018 | Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens/IAD

Hundreds of board members from across Seventh-day Adventist unions, conferences, missions, and educational and health institutions in Inter-America will have the opportunity to take part in a special online training on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Inter-American Division (IAD) top church leaders will conduct the orientation event from the headquarter office stationed in Miami, Florida, United States.

The six-hour session is intended to equip members of governing boards and committees to fulfill their responsibilities respectively, said Pastor Balvin Braham, assistant the IAD president in charge of leadership development for the church in Inter-America.

“We want these board members to be able to support administration in fulfilling the mission, understand their roles in the process of decision-making in order to assist them in understanding the principles of the governing policies of the organization,” said Braham.

Holding such online leadership training for board members from the IAD’s 24 unions, 150 local fields and dozens of institutions will be more cost-effective and productive than gathering them in Miami for one day, explained Braham.

The training is part of the IAD’s ongoing Segment Leadership Development (SeLD) Conference series and will feature presentations on appeal processes and ad hoc committees, membership, agenda and communicating actions, accountability of members, audited statements, and more.

Several Q&A segments are scheduled into the online program. Participants can submit their questions during the online training program by emailing to

The training was previously scheduled to take place in September 2017 but because Hurricanes Irma and Maria affected the church across Caribbean belt, the conference was rescheduled for the new year, Braham explained.

To watch the online SeLD Training Session on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, tune in from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Miami Time, at

View the program schedule HERE

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