Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

The Next Step: Employee Professional Growth Series

At the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, we’re committed to “growing disciples through shared leadership.” That’s why we started The Next Step, a professional-growth seminar series designed to support, benefit, empower, and enrich the life of our most-valued asset: you.

It’s our hope that by offering a free seminar twice a year, you’ll find an opportunity—emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and professionally—to take the next step in your journey. 

—Next Up—

Magic Sauce

with Dr. Karen Tilstra


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
Event is 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Lunch included)

Cohutta Springs Conference Center
1175 Cohutta Springs Road
Crandall, GA 

The seminar is free, but registration is required. 
CEU credits (for pastors) and PAC hours (for teachers) are provided.

Registration coming soon!

About Dr. Tilstra

Karen wants to live in a world where work is fast, people are free, and chocolate is devoid of calories; but in the meantime she is co-founder of the award winning FHIL, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab. One year later she launched the Orlando  Magic Innovation Lab, and co-designed the nationfirst undergraduate degree  in sustainable Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.


Last year, Karen, co-created San Diego State Universitys Design Thinking lab and is currently helping Santa Clara University become a Design Thinking campus.


Karen holds a Ph.D. in Innovation, Leadership and Change, an Ed.S. in Educational Psychology, and a MA in Counseling Psychology. She has taught in higher education in both the United States and Asia, and is a visiting professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.


Currently Karen lives in Orlando with her artist husband, they are enjoying watching their three sons make their mark on the world. She also owns the world's wackiest dog who resembles a cross between a raccoon, weasel, and opossum.

Karen Tilstra, Ph.D,
Karen Tilstra, Ph.D,

Co-Founder for the Florida Hospital Innovation Lab