Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training

Friday Facilitator Training

Healthy Congregations is offering training for workshop leadership as an alternative to intensive three-day presentations. This opportunity offers observation about practical application of the Healthy Congregations Workshops over two full days of training. A solid introduction to systems and Bowen family systems theory will be the foundation for presenting the strategies behind all  six HC workshops. Healthy Congregations Executive Director Dr. Emlyn Ott will conduct the training. We hope you will choose to be part of this exciting opportunity!


Each participant must be present for both days to complete Workshop Facilitator Training.

March 3rd and 31st
9am – 5pm


Healthy Congregations, Inc. which is located on the campus of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209


$300 for registered Seminary Students (Discounted registration fee) or $450 for all other participants, paid to Healthy Congregations by the first session. Tuition includes the training sessions plus a copy of the Facilitator Training Manual and DVDs for the six Healthy Congregations workshops.


There are limited accommodations at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for people who are coming from a distance for the day. The cost is $60 per night. Please call the Healthy Congregations Office if you are interested in making a reservation (614) 384-4611. If you prefer a hotel, please contact us so that we can recommend several options.



Training Facilitator:
ott1The Rev. Dr. Emlyn A. Ott
Emlyn Ott is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has served as a parish pastor, campus minister, pastoral counselor, leader and seminary professor during the past 29 years. She was named the CEO and Director of the Healthy Congregations, Inc. in 2005. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a Doctor of Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary and is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has participated for 12 years in post-graduate work at The Center for Family Process and The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Dr. Ott currently serves as Dean of Leadership Formation, Associate Professor of Ministry and Pastoral Leadership at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.