August 25-26, 2015 Stepping Up to Staffing and Supervision of Church Staff
Are you stepping into unfamiliar territory where you must supervise others, or have you been supervising others for some time without a clear understanding of what you are doing? Supervision, especially in a faith-based environment, requires learning new skills—probably skills you did not learn during your professional formation. This event provides you with practical skills and tools for supervising the work of others, and aligning the work of the team with the overall goals of the congregation.
You’ll learn about:
- Managing the difference between covenantal and employment relationships
- Creating a cycle of performance management for your team
- Setting performance expectations through job descriptions and goal setting
- Using behavioral-based interviewing techniques to get the right people on your team
- Providing effective feedback and conducting performance appraisals
- Dealing with chronic under-performance and learning how to let an employee go
- “So practical. Ms. Beaumont gets the church and culture of congregations.”
- “One of the best continuing education events I have been to.”
- “Exactly what I needed. Well organized in terms of time, length and content.”
- “It was very practical. I wish I had this two decades ago!”
Contact Hours: 12
Class Times: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- 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.