information about 2020 program coming soon.
Continuing Education and Renewal Week for Clergy and Lay Leaders
Spiritual Leadership for the Congregation and the World
June 3–7, 2019 | The campus of Seminary of the Southwest
Cost: $495 – Students from SSW, APTS, or a local diocesan formation program may attend for $50.
Contemplation means to see clearly what is right in front of you. In his classic book on leadership, Good to Great, Jim Collins describes a level five leader as one who can “see with egoless clarity.” The leadership and change-management expert, economist Otto Scharmer, emphasizes that how you “see” or pay attention to a situation, ultimately has the greatest effect on the outcome of that situation. Seeing clearly is imperative for transformational leadership. Teaching for this week will draw on the works of thought leaders, teachings from the wisdom and mystical traditions, scripture and poetry to illustrate what it means to be a virtuous servant leader, one who incorporates the virtues of love, wisdom, equanimity and humility into their leadership.
We invite leaders of all sorts to this week-long teaching workshop: clergy, lay leaders, as well as leaders of non-profits, business and government agencies, lawyers and physicians. All can benefit from this work. Margaret Wheatley has defined a leader as anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the world. If this is your desire, we invite you to explore this topic with us through scripture study, spiritual practice, and experiential learning.
Teachers: Dr. Patricia Speier, Seton Cove; the Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson, the Rev. Dr. John Lewis, and Dr. Steven Tomlinson.
CEU’s may be available for this event. Please check with your diocese or certifying board.
PATRICIA SPEIER, DMin, is Executive Director of the Seton Cove and Director of Formation for Ascension Health. She is a spiritual director, teacher, and retreat facilitator who specializes in the use of literature and writing for spiritual growth and ethical development. She is passionate about the connection between Spirituality and Leadership and has developed the Leadership Pilgrimage, a yearlong intensive for leaders in all fields (business, medicine, law, religion, non-profit) which is now in its 14th year. She is the founder of the Institute for Soul-Centered Leadership at the Seton Cove which helps leaders tap into their authentic power and connect to the source of their leadership. Speier is a 2008 DMin graduate of Perkins School of Theology and a graduate of Seminary of the Southwest. She has studied spirituality at the Pecos Benedictine Monastery in New Mexico and Integral Spirituality with Ken Wilbur. She is a participant in and advocate of Otto Scharmer’s Societal Transformation work.
The Rev. John Lewis
Lewis Director of the Iona Center and Lecturer in New Testament and Spirituality
The Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson Associate Professor of New Testament and Director of Community Care
Dr. Steven Tomlinson Associate Professor of Leadership and Administration