Leading in a Liminal Season

August 24, 2017 - August 25, 2017
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

Leading in a Liminal Season

August 24-25, 2017 Leadership

We are living in a liminal season, an era which finds congregations betwixt and between a known past and an undefined future. In a liminal season a different kind of leadership presence is required; a presence that connects the soul of leaders with the soul of the institution.

The soul of the institution is the divine spark within the organization that inspires ministry and invites transformation. The soul of the institution is the authentic and truest self of the institution, the source of divine calling and the protector of institutional integrity.

Participants in this workshop will enter a three-way conversation connecting God, the soul of the leader and the soul of the institution. Participants will:

  • Examine the distinctiveness of leadership in liminal seasons.
  • Identify and locate the soul of your institution.
  • Explore three fundamental shifts in orientation that invite more soulful leadership. (From knowing to unknowing, from advocating to attending, from striving to surrender.)
  • Learn techniques for tending the soul of the institution, including: discerning the vocation of the organization, cultivating collective wisdom among leaders, reframing institutional memory, and fostering adaptation.
  • Deepen your personal capacity for discernment as a leader.
  • Learn various techniques for facilitating discernment throughout your organization.

Tuition: $225

Contact Hours: 12

Class Times:

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Seminar Leaders:

Susan Beaumont has consulted with more than 100 congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and Canada. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years with the Alban Institute. She is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making, and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.

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