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Successful Eighth Annual VisionFund Leadership School

Monday, 17 Nov 2008

By: VisionFund Marketing & Communications

Nearly 90 Participants Gather from Around the World in Cambodia

Nearly 90 microfinance leaders from around the world left the VFI Leadership School energized and excited to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. These participants described themselves as “family,” a word used by over 30 attendees to express the feeling at the end of the two-week learning summit in Cambodia. This global family - made up of members from Microfinance Institutions, National Offices, Support Offices and VisionFund International – once again gathered to dialogue and discuss the microfinance ministry of World Vision.

During the summit, there was lively discussion on integration with World Vision on all levels, performance measures, leadership development, strategic planning, negotiation, governance, donor and commercial funding, loan tracking systems, as well as a collection of topics that were expanded and engaged on through various breakout sessions. The passion and engagement was impressive, sometimes seeing teams working late into the night, long after the session was closed.

A special thank you to all those who were involved in the planning and execution of this years’ VFI Leadership School. There is much anticipation for the many great things that will come out of this time together.

If you were an attendee of the VFI Leadership School and would like to access the materials, please contact for the link.