Southwest appreciates the importance to clergy and lay leaders of continuing their education and offers several opportunities to earn CEUs.
- Each summer, Seminary of the Southwest presents a week-long continuing education session on the seminary’s campus for clergy and lay leaders. Meant to give you “food for the journey” the content will have practical application back home, and the learning shared with faculty and friends will renew and refresh you. See upcoming session below.
- Lecture series in September (Blandy Lectures), February (Payne Lecture), and March (Harvey Lectures) presented by distinguished scholars and leaders in the Church offer additional learning and renewal opportunities.
June 6-10, 2016
Leading in a Changing Church–Continuing Education Workshop
This workshop prepares you to anticipate the challenges of leading in a changing church and to effectively handle the difficult conversations involved. Whether you’re starting a new ministry, managing a growing ministry, or helping bring closure to a ministry, the skills and strategies covered in these sessions will help you handle critical discussions with grace and confidence.
To prepare for the workshop, participants will read two classic Harvard Business Review articles on change management and submit real-life scenarios about change and the difficult conversations involved. In the workshop we will study the scenarios, apply frameworks for leading change and preparing for critical conversations and role-play the conversations with feedback and coaching.
Faculty: Dr. Steven Tomlinson, visiting professor of leadership formation and vocational pedagogy at Seminary of the Southwest.
Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye: Steven’s experience of faith and life in the Episcopal Church, his background in business teaching and consulting, and his gifts in theatrical improvisation situate him perfectly to lead this kind of class.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the workshop.