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GPS for Leadership: Finding One's Way in the System

Thinking Differently About Life and Learning

This course is currently underway and no longer accepting registrations. Check back in spring for 2024-25 registration information.

Need a way to think about leadership?

The course will provide an overview of Bowen Family Systems theory, an exploration of each of the eight concepts and an opportunity to apply theory in work and life.

This course consists of eight three-hour online sessions that meet monthly September 2023- April 2024.


  • "Early Bird" Discount Before August 21, 2023: $750

  • Beginning August 22, 2023: $800​

  • Payment Plan Option: 
    Installment 1 (due by September 11, 2023): $400
    Installment 2 (due by January 15, 2024): $400


 "The Cornerstone Concept" by Roberta Gilbert


The Family Diagram & Family Research by Victoria Harrison

Creating a Healthier Church by Ron Richardson

Growing Yourself Up by Jenny Brown

The Bowen Center website:


Mondays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

(Online via Zoom)

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 6, 2023

December 4, 2023

January 22,  2024

February 19, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024


1. Introduction: A Tale of Two Churches

2. A look at Family Emotional System

3. A look at Differentiation of Self

4. A look at Triangles, Family Projection and the Family Diagram

5. A look at Family Transmission, Cutoff & Sibling Position

6. A look at Societal Process and presentation of family diagrams

7. Theory in Real Time

8. Wrap-up and review

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