As part of the commitment supporting the needs of the clergy, counselors, and congregations across the church, the Iona Center offers continuing education opportunities throughout the year.
Below are the currently scheduled offerings:
This year there will be two timely and provocative continuing education offerings. Descriptions for each offering and schedule can be found here: 2018-Blandy-Lecture-Schedule
Thursday – November 8
Gender and Sexual Orientation in the 21st Century
CEU’s offered for clergy, therapists, and chaplains
- Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, Acting Dean and President, Seminary of the Southwest
- The Rev. Sarah Knoll Sweeney, Director of Spiritual Care Education, Seminary of the Southwest
- Sarah Kapostasy, LPC, Clinical and Social Services Director, Out Youth and Transgender Wellness
Friday- November 9
Navigating Difficult Conversations in a Polarized World
CEU’s offered for clergy and chaplains
- Dr. Steven Tomlinson, Associate Professor of Leadership and Formation, Seminary of the Southwest
- The Rev. John Lewis, Director of the Iona Center and Lecturer in New Testament and Spirituality, Seminary of the Southwest
- The Rev. Jane Patterson, Associate Professor of New Testament and Director of Community Care, Seminary of the Southwest
Alumni should note that the dates of the Blandy Lectures and Alumni Convocation have been changed to coincide with the annual Polity Bowl on November 10th. Plan on staying through Saturday and cheering on your Southwest Thuribulls!
For more information, please contact Katherine Bailey Brown, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-472-4133 ext. 333.
Continuing Education and Renewal Week for Clergy and Lay Leaders
Spiritual Leadership for the Parish and the World
June 3-7, 2019
Campus of Seminary of the Southwest
Registration opening in November, 2018
Contemplation means to see clearly what is right in front of you. In his classic book on leadership, Good to Great, Jim Collins describes a level five leader as one who can “see with egoless clarity.” The leadership and change-management expert, economist Otto Scharmer, emphasizes that how you “see” or pay attention to a situation, ultimately has the greatest effect on the outcome of that situation. Seeing clearly is imperative for transformational leadership. Teaching for this week will draw on the works of thought leaders, teachings from the wisdom and mystical traditions, scripture and poetry to illustrate what it means to be a virtuous servant leader, one who incorporates the virtues of love, wisdom, equanimity and humility into their leadership.
We invite leaders of all sorts to this week-long teaching workshop: clergy, lay leaders, as well as leaders of non-profits, business and government agencies, lawyers and physicians. All can benefit from this work. Margaret Wheatley has defined a leader as anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world. If this is your desire, we invite you to explore this topic with us through scripture study, spiritual practice, and experiential learning.
Teachers: Dr. Patricia Speier, Seton Cove; Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson, Rev. Dr. John Lewis, and Dr. Steven Tomlinson
CEU’s may be available for this event. Please check with your diocese or certifying board
For more information, please contact Laurel Schlueder at email@example.com or 512.439.0356