Date Change: Transformational Leadership Training

April 08, 2010

There's been a date change for the Transformational Leadership training for pastors and congregational leaders, originally scheduled for April 16-17 and May 21-22.

The new dates are May 21-22 and June 4-5 – both at First United Methodist Church of Redding.
Presenter/instructor is the Rev. Dr. Anne Dilenschneider. 
The first weekend will cover the fundamentals of transformational leadership and developing a team of leaders and reframing ministry. The second weekend will cover identifying spiritual and leadership styles and applying leadership strategies in context.
Clergy will earn 3 CEUs by attending.
The plan is to repeat the training on the North Coast in the fall for those who cannot attend the May-June weekends.
The expected outcomes of this training are that participants will be able to:
·         Practice a fundamental spiritual discipline that will ensure that participants and their teams are steering by God's current leading and your values;
·         Identify and develop a collaborative team of leaders which is able to: grow in spiritual commitment, handle conflict creatively, develop supportive structures, and engage in your church's contextual mission;
·         Understand the difference between Transformational Leadership (which is grounded in spirituality and values) and transactional leadership/management (which is focused on effectiveness and efficiency);
·          Strategically lead the congregation using the principles of Transformational Leadership (real church case studies will be used to practice this)
Each participant will receive: 
·         A handbook on Transformational Leadership
·         All class handouts (this is a participatory class, so these handouts mean participants need to take fewer notes!)
·         A Spiritual Disciplines binder which includes four suggestions for ways to practice each of the 12 basic spiritual disciplines (48 total) – each of the four approaches are based on spirituality and learning theory – and dozens of prompts for the Soul Care of leaders
The simple processes participants will learn and practice in this training have been used to re-vitalize churches and non-profit organizations," Dilenschneider says. "They truly work because they allow God to lead the way, and they allow the pastor to be a person who cares for souls and tends the Holy."
The Shasta District School of Witness and Service is hosting the series.
Pre-registration fee is $75 for both weekends, made payable to Shasta District School ($100 at the door), which covers course materials and snacks. Meals and lodging are separate. To register (or for more information) contact Steve Pudinski, pastor of Smith River UMC and director of Shasta District School, at, 707.726.9432, or 707.845.7556.