Woodbury Workshops have been Andover Newton fixtures for 50+ years. Clergy, seminary students, and lay leaders attended these annual educational events to strengthen their capacities to lead. After a two-year break, Andover Newton resumes this tradition in 2019 while incorporating attention to lay leadership. This new portion, christened the Bauer-Broholm Workshop, is supported by a gift from Brad Bauer, DMin 2016, in honor of Richard Broholm’s ministry of lay leadership development.
The speaker for the Woodbury and Bauer-Broholm Workshop is the sought-after consultant and workshop leader, Rev. Susan Beaumont. Her topic: Leadership in the Liminal Season.
Program Description: Leading in a Liminal Season How do you lead when you don’t know where you are going? When you are stuck between something that has ended and a new thing not yet begun?
Welcome to liminality- a state of ambiguity and disorientation that occurs in transitory situations. Neither here nor there, you are caught between established practices that no longer work and new processes not yet clear.
Liminal seasons call for a different kind of leadership presence, one that connects the soul of leaders with the soul of the institution. Liminal seasons also call for a different body of work.
Participants in this workshop will:
Enter a three-way conversation engaging God, the soul of the leader, and the soul of the institution.
Examine the inherent leadership challenges and opportunities in liminal seasons.
Explore three fundamental shifts in orientation that invite a more soulful leadership presence. (From knowing to unknowing, from advocating to attending, from striving to surrender.)
Understand four bodies of work that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution: clarifying vocation & values, shaping institutional memory, deepening group discernment and engaging emergence.
8:30-9:30 am Registration
9:30-12:00 pm Presentation from Rev. Susan Beaumont
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch in Breakout Discussions
2:00-3:30 pm Debrief with Rev. Susan Beaumont
Cost for participants: $25/person to cover lunch and materials.
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