The Shape of Leadership

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Ready for the next step in your professional growth? Need connections with colleagues? Want to learn more about how your gifts and abilities SHAPE your leadership? Step back from the tyranny of the “to do” list and attend to the deeper issues of leadership. SHAPE provides opportunities for growth that are both rare and essential in these challenging times.

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The SHAPE of Leadership is designed for clergy who want to make a significant impact on the future of the church. An ecumenical program, SHAPE participants will gather four times throughout 2017 to develop innovative practices, deepen self-awareness, and learn to navigate change, conflict, and the daily challenges of ministry leadership.

Participants will learn to integrate theological and Biblical commitments with best practices in leadership from a variety of disciplines, especially the adaptive leadership framework. The program is highly collaborative and offers the opportunity to develop long-lasting support systems among high-potential leaders in the church. This is your invitation to shape your leadership in a highly interactive, reflective, and supportive environment.

Dates (5:00 pm Sun – 12:00 noon Tues):

May 21-23, 2017 Who am I as leader?
Sept 17-19, 2017 Power and influence in leadership
Oct 22-24, 2017 Leading through change
Jan 21-23, 2018 Adaptive Leadership for a 21st century church

$1600 for the year-long program
(Scholarships potentially available. Please inquire.)
(Includes room and board)

MEET YOUR LEADERs

Mary Kay Mary Kay DuChene B. S., MA.

Creator of the SHAPE program, Mary Kay has a long career in leadership coaching and consulting in the corporate world. Called to devote her work to the church, in 2010 she brought that expertise to clergy through the SHAPE program. Today, in addition to facilitating leadership development experiences, Mary Kay serves clergy and staff teams doing one-to-one and group leadership development, team building, strategic planning, and organizational development consulting. Mary Kay is also an assistant to the Bishop in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA, and has an MA from Luther Seminary. She has also served a large Lutheran Church in Minnesota.

Mary Davis Rev. Mary Davis Mdiv, MA

An ordained Episcopal priest, Mary is Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham, NJ. Since arriving in 2011, membership has doubled and the first successful capital campaign in 20 years was recently completed. Mary has a BA in political science from The University of the South (Sewanee, TN) and an MA in Education from Columbia University's Teacher's College. Married for 28 years, her call to ministry surfaced while raising 3 boys, two of whom are on the autistic spectrum. Mary attended Drew Theological School where she received the award for preaching and traveled to the monastery in Taize, France, a trip that dramatically impacted her spiritual life. She currently serves on the Board of Crossroads and with Newark Shared Ministries.

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