Galvin and Associates

About

Quick Summary

  • Company Name: Galvin & Associates, Inc.
  • Headquarters location: Elgin, IL
  • President: James C. Galvin, Ed.D.
  • Founded: 1999
  • Clients: Nonprofits, faith-based organizations, businesses
  • Key Services: Organizational Consulting and Strategic Facilitation

James C. Galvin, Ed.D.

James Jim GalvinJim is an organizational consultant specializing in strategy, effectiveness, and change. He is relentlessly focused on releasing the potential of leaders and organizations.

His client list spans a wide variety of organizations including foundations, associations, universities, agencies, ministries, congregations, denominations, and businesses.

Jim holds the Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Illinois University, where the faculty nominated his doctoral research for the prestigious Dissertation of the Year Award. He holds the Masters degree in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College where he also completed his undergraduate work in Christian Education. In addition, he has served as Adjunct Faculty at Wheaton College for ten years and Judson University for five years.

As an author, Jim has written many best-selling books and instructional resources. He has been published by Zondervan, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson, Baker, Navpress, Moody, Intervarsity Press, Concordia, and Focus on the Family. He has won the C.S. Lewis Medal Award for Children’s Literature three times and has been honored by the ECPA as a Gold Medallion Award Finalist 15 times. His products have been translated into more than 37 languages around the world. He is most well known as the co-creator and co-senior editor of the best-selling Life Application Study Bible.

Jim is the former National Training Director for Youth for Christ where he was responsible for the ongoing leadership development of all full-time staff. He is the co-founder and former Vice President of Livingstone, the largest provider of outsourced services to Christian publishers in the nation.

Jim lives in Elgin, Illinois with his wife Kathleen. They have two adult children. Their son works as an audio engineer and their daughter as a graphic designer. Jim serves as the Chair of the Board for the Caspari Center in Jerusalem which takes him to Israel frequently.

 

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Recorded Presentations

  • “Engaging Your Team in Strategic Problem Solving.” Presentation at the ALDE annual conference February 25, 2015. (Available on CD from ALDE, www.alde.org.)
  • “Biblical Principles for Leading and Following Well.” Presentation at the ALDE annual conference February 25, 2015. (Available on CD from ALDE, www.alde.org.)
  • “Sharpening Organizational Strategy.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference May 1, 2013. (Available on CD from CLA, www.christianleadershipalliance.com.)
  • “Problem Solving Strategies.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 28, 2011. (Available on CD from CLA, www.christianleadershipalliance.com.)
  • “What’s Your Outcome?” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 26, 2011. (Available on CD from CLA, www.christianleadershipalliance.com.)
  • “Identify and Measure Ministry Outcomes.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 21, 2010. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Sage Scenario Planning.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 20, 2010. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “What’s Your Planning Style?” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 21, 2009. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Strategic Plans that Learn.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 20, 2009. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Beyond Servant Leadership.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 23, 2008. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Putting the Results Back in Strategic Planning.” Presentation at the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference April 22, 2008. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Breakthrough Thinking: Moving to New Levels of Ministry Vitality.” Presentation at the Christian Management Association conference March 13, 2007. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Getting Results That Change Lives: Moving from Transactional to Transformational Leadership.” Presentation at the Christian Management Association conference March 14, 2007. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Rapid-Cycle Scenario Planning for Nonprofits.” Presentation at the Systems Thinking in Action conference, November 13, 2006. (Available in audio CD from Pegasus Communications.)
  • “Group Dynamics in Board Effectiveness.” Presentation at the Christian Management Association Conference March 15, 2006. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Developing Transformational Leaders.” Presentation at the Christian Camp and Conference Association conference November 29, 2005. (Available in audio CD from CCCA.)
  • “Breakthrough Thinking.” Presentation at the Christian Camp and Conference Association conference November 29, 2005. (Available in audio CD from CCCA.)
  • “Succession Planning.” Presentation at the Christian Management Association conference April 27, 2005. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Scenario Thinking: Planning for the Future When the Future isn’t Clear.” Presentation at the Christian Management Association conference April 27, 2004. (Available in audio CD from CLA.)
  • “Authentic Leadership: The Link Between Doing and Being.” Presentation at the Systems Thinking in Action conference, October 8, 2003. (Available in audio CD from Pegasus Communications.)