GBOD Summer-Fall Seminars

May 17, 2012

The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church (GBOD) is offering free webinars this summer and fall for church leaders. Register at www.gbod.org/adultseminars.  

June 5, 4:30-5:30 PM (PDT)
How Do Adults Make Decisions? Authority and Issues of Faith
Participants in this webinar will consider some of the traditional sources of authority (think quadrilateral) and what is happening now as the Church finds itself in a time of huge transition.
 
July 24, 4:30-5:30 PM (PDT)
What Happens When the Rules Don't Work? Critical Thinking and Adult Faith
Participants in this webinar will examine the role of mental models as they pertain to faith, and explore how critical thinking comes to the rescue when mental models don't seem to work anymore.
 
August 28, 4:30-5:30 PM (PDT)
How Adults Learn, Part 1: The Emotional Aspect of Learning
Participants in this webinar will explore how emotions function in ways to increase or shut down learning. Ideas related to developing a positive emotional climate in adult small groups will be included.
 
September 18, 4:30-5:30 PM (PDT)
How Adults Learn, Part 2: The Behavioral Dimension of Learning
Participants in this webinar will explore how the cycle of action/reflection/action contributes to effective learning with adults.
 
November 13, 4:30-5:30 PM (PDT)
How Adults Learn, Part 3: The Cognitive Dimension of Learning
Participants in this webinar will explore how the brain processes information, as well as how adults make meaning as an integral part of learning.