College for Relational Development

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Certified Development Professional (CDP)

The CDP program is designed for those working in nonprofits. It is a comprehensive program, which requires the completion of several training modules, regular evaluation, and a course assignment. The program can be taken at your pace.

Certified Church Ministry Executive (CCME)

Our CCME designation is reserved for volunteers and/or staff members who administer the day-to-day challenges of growing a church ministry. It is a one-year program, but can be taken by you at faster pace.


Why Should You Enroll?

Regional Networks

The ultimate goal of the Global is to establish regional chapters that will allow members in those regions to meet regularly, host special events, and share more frequently with one another.

A World-Class Faculty

The faculty includes some of development's most successful practitioners, men and women who have a wealth of hands-on experience and success.


Interactive Blogs

Our blog allows members of the global community to share their ideas and to respond to regular articles written by others within the community. The BGW Development team will be posting pertinent news relating to our profession and recognizing achievements of those working in the cutting edge of development today.

White Papers

We live in changing times. Demographic shifts and projected losses of donor income over the next 10-15 years will make our work more challenging. An emerging new generation, the largest in world history, looks at life differently than their fathers and grandfathers. White papers will speak to current issues in provocative ways, will expand our vision of new opportunities, and provide critical analysis of new trends.


The Best of the Best

A good idea is worth sharing. Members of the global community will all have the opportunity to share programs that have been developed that engaged others in support of their work. Each quarter we will recognize the "best of the best" and each year we will give a special award to the "best idea of the year."

Virtual Mentoring

Want to meet personally with Jerry Twombly. Jerry is creating virtual online cohort mentoring groups of like-minded organizations. You can join a cohort and get Jerry's counsel, and the counsel of others, on how to grow your organization.



Our team will publish, on acceptance, your book and articles to the entire global community. Articles can be made available at no cost or at a modest fee that will be passed on to the author.

Free Resources

Our commitment is to provide a wide range of free resources that will included printed materials, monthly webinars, and special interviews with some of the leading development thinkers of our time. And most will be free!


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