Anne Dilenschneider returns to California in January to teach the annual CLayM pastors' course in spirituality and leadership, as she has done each year since 1999.
This year she will be offering a mid-week, 11-hour (1.1 CEU credits) Transformational Leadership course for clergy and laity on Tuesday evening, January 17 (6-9 p.m.) and on Wednesday, January 18 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at Grace United Methodist Church in Stockton.
Transformational Leadership is a specific philosophy of community that differs significantly from management. Major contributors to this field have included Lovett Weems, Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley, and Daniel Kim. TL is grounded in spiritual disciplines and reflective learning theory. This course evolved from Dilenschneider's DMin dissertation research and her work in spirituality and leadership.
The course will include a look at what the Korean model of Transformational Leadership can teach those of us who live in the North American context, and will cover:
- The fundamentals of transformational leadership
- Identifying one's spiritual and leadership styles
- Developing a team of leaders and reframing ministry
- Applying leadership strategies in real-life contexts
These principles all have been "road-tested" in local churches. Dilenschneider also used them to work with staff and clients – to take a $1M mental health program that was slated for closure because it repeatedly failed state inspections, and turn it into a model, award-winning program.
Dilenschneider has taught this course at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and has led TL workshops for Ashland Theological Seminary and the University of Notre Dame. Participants have included MBA professors and seminary professors, as well as pastors, church leaders, and denominational executives.
The program cost is $75. This includes $50 for the course, and $25 for materials (course book, spiritual disciplines binder + contents, and all handouts).
Contact Anne Dilenschneider at 650.218.3217 or Bob Brazie at 559.579.8492 if you wish to register, have questions, and/or if you would like references from those who have taken the course before.