EQUIP and Ohio Christian University Partner to Offer Practical Leadership Degree and Certificates

EQUIP is adding new Leadership opportunities for those who desire to learn more and go deeper. At a recent meeting, President John D. Hull of EQUIP® (founded and chaired by Dr. John C. Maxwell) and President Mark A. Smith of Ohio Christian University announced a new partnership to offer Practical Leadership training and education through the convenience of Online Education beginning in March 2010. Dr. Maxwell is a graduate of Ohio Christian University.

EQUIPs Million Leaders Mandate educational content, offered to millions of people around the world, will now be available via online training that will receive credit toward a U.S. Degree. These Biblical, non-denominational leadership courses may be taken for academic credit or continuing education units (CEUs). Individuals that finish all three EQUIP Leadership courses will receive a certificate of completion signed by both the president of EQUIP, John Hull, and the president of Ohio Christian University, Mark Smith. These three courses are part of the new OCU Bachelor degree completion program with a major in Practical Leadership.

Online education has the flexibility of availability 24/7, when it is most convenient for the learner. Both the certificate and degree programs can be completed entirely online. Cohorts of students take all classes together in a pre-determined sequence of courses guaranteed to be offered as scheduled. The first cohort of students will start in March of 2010. The EQUIP Leadership courses are even more convenient and flexible; they may be taken individually and started whenever an individual desires.

EQUIP is a non-profit organization specializing in the development of effective international Christian leaders. Founded by Dr. John C. Maxwell in 1996, EQUIP is dedicated to developing servant leaders who shoulder responsibility, meet challenges with courage and creativity, and never relinquish their God-given dreams. EQUIP is located in Suwanee, Georgia (near Atlanta).

Ohio Christian University (OCU) was founded in 1948 and is associated with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. OCU offers traditional academic programs on its main campus in Circleville, Ohio (near Columbus), convenient evening classes at eight different locations, and flexible online classes. Enrollment in OCU educational programs has grown 125 percent over the past three years. OCU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Anyone interested in the new EQUIP Leadership courses or Practical Leadership degree program can visit OCUs Website at www.OhioChristian.edu/Leadership or call toll free 1-877-496-8342.