Summer Leadership Intensives

Each summer, Healthy Congregations offers opportunities to engage in study of the application of systems thinking to theology, leadership and organizational process in a concentrated time frame. 

Modeled on our year-long Leadership Series, Summer Intensives give the opportunity to focus on the work of thinking about emotional process and leadership in a three day format.  Beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 4:30 pm each day,  the programs  present  theoretical perspectives, theological exploration and workplace and family application.

Each morning will be spent in the presentation of theory and practice around systems thinking.  Afternoon sessions will focus on small group coaching applying the morning presentations to family or workplace.


June 23-25, 2014
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July 21-23, 2014
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Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Registration Cost:

$450 for the seminar;  lodging may be arranged through the seminary’s coordinator of housing, Brenda Grubb ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or in an area hotel.  Further information is available by contacting the HC Office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  Each registrant is responsible for their own meals.

Preparation for the Intensives: 

There are no prerequisites to register.  Participants are encouraged but not required to review or read one of Roberta Gilbert’s texts on family systems thinking:  Connecting with our Children; Extraordinary Relationships; The Eight Concepts; or Extraordinary Leadership. 

Other options for reading and study will be explored during the three days of the seminar.  If you have already completed a family diagram, please bring that with you.