October 17-18, 2019


633 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC



Clergy leaders are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind Clergy Advocacy and Media Training on October 17-18, 2019, to be held at the historic headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (the only African American owned building between the White House and Congress), 633 Pennsylvania Ave NW, in Washington, DC. MSDC equips clergy leaders to become more astute and effective in the public policy making process that directly impacts the lives of African Americans. Masters Series for Distinguished Clergy (MSDC), is a 2-day interactive session, hosted by Skinner Leadership Institute.


This two-day course will include invaluable teaching on:


  • How to shape public policies, mock hearings, and congressional meetings.

  • How to shape real-time media messages through a mock press conference.

  • How to launch a church-based social media campaign.

  • How to impact public policy at the state level.

  • How to practice clergy self-care.

  • How to become part of a powerful network of clergy advocates.

  • How to lead from the inside/out as a high character difference-maker.

  • Outstanding Faculty Team of Dr. Therman Evans, Pastor, Author of From Purpose To Promise Driven Life; and Hon. Constance Newman, Leadership Development Expert

SPEAKERS include:

Frederick Douglass Haynes, III,

Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D.,

National Chair, National Council of Negro Women, Washington DC

Karl A. Racine

Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington DC

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

MSDC, Founder and Dean

Dr. Therman Evans

MSDC, Faculty

Hon. Constance Newman

MSDC, Faculty

Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary

Senior Pastor, Douglas Memorial Community Church | Baltimore MD

Ms. Dee C. Marshall

CEO, Diverse and Engaged, LLC

Newark, NJ

Mr. Dan Nejfelt

Public Relations and Communications Expert, Faith in Public Life | Washington DC

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