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Professional Interim Training Series

Part 1: Transitional Religious Leadershp

The Guild of Interim Religious Educators is proud to announce two linked education and training programs for religious professionals. Together, these classes comprise the GIRE Professional Interim Training Program which is 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).

Part One Details: Transitional Religious Leadership – Dates: Fridays January 21, January 28, February 4 to February 11, 2022.  1:00 PM EST (2-hour class)

This is a foundational four-session class. Deadline for registration – January 15, 2022.

Learning for Part 1 includes:

  • Family systems and change models
  • Exploring Unintentional Bias and the ways in which white supremacy systems impact behaviors
  • The Interim Developmental Tasks (or the work of 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
  • Understanding the ways in which grief and trauma can impact congregations
  • Leaving well and ‘with joy”; paving the way for new leadership

The registration fee for this class is $200 or $160 if you are a GIRE member (members receive 20% discount).

If you wish to take Part One and Part Two, there is a reduction of fee. The registration fee for both Part One and Part Two $380 or $304 if you are a GIRE member (members receive 20% discount).

To become a GIRE member and/or to make a payment for this course, visit or use this link:

Submit the registration form. Once you register, GIRE will send you an invoice for payment.

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Date And Time

Friday, January, 21, 2022 @ 01:00 PM to
Friday, February, 11, 2022 @ 03:00 PM

Registration End Date

Saturday, January, 15, 2022


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