Innovative leadership skills for today’s changing religious communities
Fridays: January 22, 29 and February 5 and 12, beginning at 1:00 PM EST
To survive and lead creatively and responsively in uncertain times, religious leaders need to understand the tools and behaviors that can help inspire and support out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration. Join leaders of the Guild of Interim Religious Educators for this four-part course. This program is best suited to those who have had some grounding in adaptive learning and change processes and those who have completed the UUA Professional Interim Training course (or similar training).
In a time of uncertainty, when everything around us is changing constantly—We light our chalice to remind ourselves of our grounding in our faith.Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
We’ll explore the following areas:
- Systems Thinking
- Unintentional Biases and Dismantling White-centric Systems
- Acceleration of Change Theory
- Innovation Theory & Lean Experimentation
- Appreciative Inquiry Techniques
- Understanding Cultural Icebergs
- Adaptive Change
- Building a Community of Communities
Facilitators: The program is facilitated by experienced transitional religious leaders Deborah Weiner, Lily Rappaport, and Michele T. Grove. Guest presenters include Rev. Patrice Curtis (Assistant Director, UUA Transitions Office) and Paula Cole Jones (independent congregational consultant).
When does the class meet?
The course will meet on four Fridays: January 22, 29 and February 5 and 12, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST. Participants will be divided into small learning communities to further explore topics.
Who can apply?
Individuals who have completed the UUA Professional Interim Training course will receive priority registration for this class. This course is an advanced-level training. Members of LREDA, UUMA, AUUA, AUUMM, and UUAMP who have completed transitional leadership education are also invited to apply.
Deadline for application:
Registration will be capped at thirty participants; all classes will occur on the Zoom platform. Register Here no later than January 10, 2021.
Cost: $165 includes four sessions. Members of the Guild of Interim Religious Educators receive a 20% discount. Join GIRE
Cost for Adaptive Leadership in Uncertain Times
GIRE member reduced tuition rate (20%) for Adaptive Leadership in Uncertain Times