This 8-session class, offered through United's Community Programming, is geared towards clergy already in the field who wish to enhance their leadership skills. The curriculum is based on techniques from both the corporate and church worlds.
Days and Times: Thursdays evenings, 5:30-9:00 PM (includes time for dinner together as a cohort group)
Dates: September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 15, February 5, March 5, April 9
Students will learn state-of-the-art leadership practices and explore how to adapt them to their ministry. Classes offer both small and large group discussions, with an emphasis on sharing and building support as leaders in ministry. Students who complete the course can expect to be able to identify strategies for visioning and strategic planning, develop skills for goal setting in ministry, and improve self-awareness and understanding about their strengths and points of vulnerability as leaders.
Mark Sundby is a doctoral-level psychologist and United Methodist minister. He has served as executive director of North Central Ministry Development Center (NCMDC) for 14 years. NCMDC sees around 1,000 clergy and seminarians per year from all denominations, ranging from Baptist to Unitarian. Mark's specialty at NCMDC is leadership development and the enhancement of health and well-being among clergy.
Mary Kay DuChene has served as a corporate consultant specializing in leadership development and strategic planning for many years. For the past four years, she has developed and led clergy leadership development groups through the ELCA; St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Southeast MN ELCA synods contract with her to run these groups, as well as coach individual pastors. Mary Kay also serves as director of On Purpose Ministries at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minn.
Fee: $1,600 (books not included)
Registration: Register Online or contact Brian Braskich, 651.255.6170.