Leading with Agility: Every day, clergy are called to lead in new ways. They make decisions, offer pastoral care, preach sermons, lead their people and navigate a multitude of other needs and responsibilities all in the context of an ever-changing world. Understanding, practicing and expanding our leadership agility helps us to maximize our skills and abilities for greater fruitfulness and resilience in our ministry context. This peer learning group is designed to offer opportunity for peer support, reflective conversation and mutual sharing of ideas and applications for everyday ministry.
Outcomes: This course will give participants practice in at least three of the 15 Indicators of Vital Ministry outlined in the Bishops’ Call to Action Report:
#1 – Work in partnership with others to accomplish goals
#2 – Recognize and address discord in fair and positive manner
#6 – Develop personal knowledge, skills, and abilities to continuously improve and grow oneself
#8 – Inspire confidence and trust through words and deeds
#12 – Propel the local church to set and achieve significant goals through effective leadership
#13 – Understand and lead in the context in which they serve
Information: The cohort uses a narrative peer group form of learning which leans on participants’ knowledge and experiences. Each person’s input into the dialogue creates the learning.
Two Cohorts to choose from, one meets on Tuesdays and the other on Thursdays. Cohorts are limited to 8 participants to make space for substantial conversation.
2:00-3:30 pm ET
November 17, December 8, January 12, February 2, March 2
10:00 – 11:30 pm ET
December 3, January 7, January 28, February 25, and March 18
There is no financial cost for participating in the cohort for participants in the Bishop’s Emerging Leadership Initiative. You may choose to purchase resources used in the cohort (i.e. Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger, How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season by Susan Beaumont).
For more information, please contact the facilitator, Trish Archer, firstname.lastname@example.org