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Seven Strategies to Navigate Change

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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July 16, 2019

A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders
October 16 and 17, 2019
The Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC

Workshop Overview
A primary task of leaders is to initiate lasting and useful change in their congregations, and/or effectively navigate the whitewater of change in which they find themselves.  Doing this effectively is hard, difficult work – it requires knowledge of the different types of change and well-honed skills and perspectives.
Using a mixture of lecture, small and large group discussion, and a case study, participants will leave this highly interactive experience with a concrete action plan for initiating and/or navigating an important change in their church, a change that will enable the church to better fulfill its mission.
Ideally, a clergy leader and a lay leader from a church will participate together. If this is not possible, clergy leaders are encouraged to participate by themselves.

Workshop Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop participants will:
  • Understand and know how to use each of  the seven strategies
  • Learn how to minimize resistance to change
  • Learn how to best use allies and confidants, and learn how to keep the opposition close
  • Learn how to identify and manage their intrapersonal hunger
  • Become aware of the difference in technical and adaptive change and learn the necessary leadership practices needed to work with each
  • Know the difference in change and transition, and be able to help church members and other stakeholders work through the three phases of transition
  • Develop a specific action plan for using the seven strategies when navigating change in their church
Dates and Times: Wednesday and Thursday, October 16 and 17, beginning at 10:00 am on Wednesday and concluding at 3:00 pm on Thursday

Cost: This workshop is sponsored by the Leadership Development Team of the Western North Carolina Conference, and is partially funded by them. The cost per participant is $50.

About the Workshop Leader: Russ Moxley is an honorary senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, a principal in Moxley & Associates, LLC.  An ordained United Methodist minister, for the past 20 years Russ has co-designed and co-led the Reynolds Program in Church Leadership. Russ is the author of Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself (McFarland Publishing, 2015), Leadership and Spirit (Jossey-Bass, 1999), co-editor and contributing author of the Center for Creative Leadership Handbook on Leadership Development (Jossey-Bass, 1998), and an author of chapters in four well-known edited books.
 

For More Information please contact Russ at rmoxley@moxleyandassociates.com or call him at 336-210-3822

Please plan your arrival by 9:45 am to allow time for registration prior to the 10:00 am start time on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC. The workshop will conclude by 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 17
An offering of the Leadership Development Team of WNCC, re-investing local church apportionment dollars into Western North Carolina leaders.

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