SUMMER
LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE

Mondays
June 13, 20, & 27, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Each summer, Healthy Congregations offers opportunities to engage in 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. The programs present theoretical perspectives, theological exploration as well as workplace and family application.

"Re-Engaging When the Landscape Has Changed"

After two years of learning how to disengage from routines, public spaces and other people, returning to "normal" does not appear to be an option. How has the landscape shifted in your world? Do you observe a sparseness? Do you see, like some, a vast landscape that feels almost uninhabitable? (And at the same time an on-line, virtual landscape that over-crowds and overwhelms?) How can we begin to see the lay of the land more clearly? How does this shift invite curiosity and creativity in how we engage with each other and the future? Through the universal and timeless lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory and its concepts we can begin to re-engage and re-ground in ways that are productive, life-giving and liberating.

WHAT

Presentation of theory and practice around systems thinking,
including sessions focused on small group coaching.​

WHEN 

Mondays:

June 13, 20, 27, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

WHERE

Online via Zoom

COST

$450

PREPARATION

There are no prerequisites to register. Participants will be asked to do some reading in advance of the class. 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 it along to class.

Summer Intensive Facilitators:

Rev. Lori Ann Strang

Rev. Martin Billmeier

June 13, 2022 (Mark 8:22-26)

"How might we see the lay of the land

more clearly?"

9-10:30 The Lens of the Eight Concepts of Bowen Family Systems Theory

10:30-11:00 Break

11-12:30 Seeing through the Lens of Two Life Forces & Two Variables in the Theory

12:30-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:30 Video

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45 Family Diagram Coaching

  • One Person's Family Diagram: Identifying the Two Life Forces & Eight Concepts in Family of Origin

  • Participant Family Diagram Coaching

June 20, 2022 (Luke 23:32-47)

"How might one define a self while inhabiting the new terrain?"

9-10:30 Triangles in the Passion Story and our Stories

10:30-11:00 Break

11-12:30 Differentition of Self & the Impact of Societal Emotional Process

12:30-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:30 Video

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45 Family Diagram Coaching

  • One Person's Family Diagram: Identifying the Two Life Forces & Eight Concepts in Family of Origin

  • Participant Family Diagram Coaching

June 27, 2022 (Acts 28:23-31)

"How does the sparseness - and the shift - invite creativity?"

9-10:30 Nuclear Family Emotional Dynamics at Church, A Case Study from Redeemer, Toledo

10:30-11:00 Break

11-12:30 Minding the Congregation's Emotional Process in the New Reality, A Case Study from St. Lucas, Toledo

12:30-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:30 Video

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45 Family Diagram and Case Study Coaching

  • Participants asked to bring case study from place of employment