Continuing Education and Renewal Week for Clergy and Lay Leaders
Spiritual Leadership for the Congregation and the World
June 3-7, 2019
The campus of Seminary of the Southwest
To register, please contact Laurel Schlueder
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 Rebecca Hall.
CEU’s may be available for this event. Please check with your diocese or certifying board