Part One: Transitional Religious Leadership

Part One: Transitional Religious Leadership

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Professional Interim Training Series

Part 1: Transitional Religious Leadership

The Guild of Interim Religious Educators is proud to offer its acclaimed transitional ministry education and training programs for religious professionals. This program is designed to equip religious professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to serve congregations in transitional settings, and to provide participants with the education needed for navigating ministry in a changing landscape.

The Professional Interim Training is comprised of two linked education and training programs designed to equip religious professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to serve congregations in transition. Registrants may take one class or both (however the first class is a prerequisite for the second). Click on link to learn more about Part Two: Adaptive Leadership Practicum which will be offered in September-October, 2023.


This series is a foundational four-session class which provides learning about transitions in systems and congregations, the work of the leader and the congregation during times of change, and an introduction to adaptive leadership skills and applications.

Dates: Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 2023

Time: 1:00 -3:00 PM ET

Deadline for registration: March 5, 2023

Cost: $200.00

To Register: click HERE

To Pay: click HERE

Learning for Part 1 includes:

  • Family systems and change models
  • Exploring Unintentional Bias and the ways in which white supremacy systems impact
  • The Interim Process and Developmental Tasks (the work of the leader and the congregation) through a time of change
  • Introduction to adaptive leadership methodologies including diffusion of innovation and appreciative inquiry – with a focus on nurturing visionary leadership in the congregation
  • Working as a staff team: collaboration, building synergies, respecting reporting structures
  • Leaving well and “with joy”; paving the way for new leadership and health in the congregation

Programs are facilitated by Lily Rappaport and Deborah Weiner, both experienced transitional religious leaders, along with guest presenters.

If you have any questions about this class, please email

DATES: Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 2023

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (2 hours)

Submit the registration form. Once you register, you will be directed to GIRE Payment Page or you can click on the link below. Deadline for registration is March 7, 2023

For more information on becoming a GIRE member visit GIRE Membership

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Date And Time

Tuesday, March, 14, 2023 @ 01:00 PM to
Tuesday, April, 4, 2023 @ 03:00 PM

Registration End Date

Sunday, March, 5, 2023


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