Leadership and Spirituality Summit: Sustaining Performance

November 1, 2013 - November 2, 2013


Leadership and Spirituality Summit: Sustaining Performance

Hosted by A New Equilibrium
Princeton Theological Seminary
Erdman Center
November 1 & 2, 2013
Friday at 5:30 pm to Saturday at 4:30 pm

ButtonTo register, please click here.  For more information or with questions, call the Erdman Center at 609-497-7990 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

The Spiritually Engaged Leader

Would more spiritual engagement at work improve your leadership effectiveness and produce sustained business performance?

Yes, it is possible!

Join us for a powerful summit on November 1 & 2 at the Princeton Theological Seminary as we explore the ways and results of being more spiritually engaged in your leadership role.

What We Mean

To make the program as meaningful and relevant as possible, during the registration process, participants will be asked to choose from the following which best completes this sentence where you are now: “When I consider connecting my spiritual life to my leadership role at work,”

Spiritual Engagement: Positively managing your inner core of beliefs, feelings and thoughts in a way that enables you to experience God within you and the wholeness of who you are.

Leadership Effectiveness: A mindset and behaviors that build productive and meaningful relationships and enable you to make quality decisions and take effective actions which improve business performance.

Sustained Performance: Driving high performing people, teams, and organizations that achieve sustained improvement in business results and build loyalty and engagement of employees, customers, and other key stakeholders.

Rather than getting worn down by inertia, the spiritually engaged leader uses spiritual management tools to actively manage his or her inner core.

About The Summit

The Objective: Demonstrating improved business and people outcomes from your individual and team decision making through your greater spiritual engagement in your job.

The Outcomes: Demonstrably better leadership results through improved decision making and relationships. Plus feelings of greater calm and confidence in your job, and a support community for your ongoing learning plan.

Experience: You will form part of an Engagement Group for the duration of the event. These are leaders of similar background (e.g., small business, large business, church.) The focus is on your immediate business issues. Group breakouts are interspersed with stimulating speakers.

Through this process you will:

  • Clarify your Greater Purpose individually and organizationally
  • Hear from several business leaders who will discuss their own experience for creating joy and meaning in their work
  • Get mobilized to break out of a rut into a place of joyful engagement
  • Discover the potential for spiritual power energizing your personal and professional life
  • Enhance your capability to build meaningful and enduring relationships with employees, customers, and other key stakeholders
  • Discuss tips and pointers with peers for aligning your spiritual intentions, and words with your actions


Summit Leaders

Stephen Payne 2013Dr. Stephen G. Payne is an executive leadership coach, speaker, MBA teacher, author and founder of A New Equilibrium – a community of men and women dedicated to expanding their spiritual journey through their leadership work. He challenges leaders to stay more spiritually accountable throughout their entire career. His books and CD’s include of The Joy of Work, First Rule of Leadership, Total Leadership, and Driving Growth Through Leadership.


/uploadedImages/School_of_Christian_Vocation_and_Mission/Continuing_Education/terryhandsomeherring.1.pngTerry Herring ,a graduate of The Citadel, is President of the Mission Pharmacal Company. Terry’s career in the pharmaceutical industry has been noted for his increasingly larger leadership roles, and the consistent recognition of the teams that he builds and empowers. Throughout his career, Terry has intentionally relied upon his faith to inform his work and interactions with others. A proud husband and father, Terry lives in Doylestown, PA and is an Elder at Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, author of Marching Orders for Leadership Success and Vice Chairman of A New Equilibrium .

Program Speaker

MaryDennis2013Rev. Dr. Mary Dennis serves as the Director of Programs of the School of Christian Vocation and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Mary has 14 years of rich ministerial experience in the parish and in developing and delivering programs for ordained and lay church leaders at the Conference level. She is a certified Christian Educator. Rev. Dennis received her Doctor of Ministry degree in missional evangelism and her Master of Divinity degree (specializing in spiritual formation and discipleship) from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, November 1, 2013
3:30 PM
Registration Opens
4:30 PM
Welcome and Opening
Introductions and Briefing
Guest Speaker
Spiritual Engagement at Work
Lectio Divina
10:00 PM

Saturday, November 2, 2013
7:00 AM
Walking Meditation
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Awareness of Spiritual Power
Guest Speaker – Willingness to Engage
Lunch & Guest Speaker
Rethinking Business Activities
Ongoing Steps
4:30 PM


This program will be held at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary’s boutique meeting and lodging facility and home to the School of Christian Vocation and Mission. The Center is conveniently located in Princeton, NJ with ample free parking across the street in the Seminary Library’s surface parking lot. The physical address is 20 Library Place, Princeton NJ 08540.


The cost for the program is US$85, and includes the summit, materials, meals, and snacks. Onsite lodging is available for an additional US$65 (single room, private bath). Please read the registration and cancellation policy here.

ButtonTo register, please click here.  For more information or with questions, call the Erdman Center at 609-497-7990 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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