Monday, July 08, 2013

DUKE - Faith and Christian Leadership - Professional Certification

A few years ago, I participated in a Leadership & Study program for Leaders at DUKE - Faith and Leadership - Where Christian Leaders Reflect, Connect, and Learn.

I reported on and archived the course content and curriculum for  my employer when the program ended.

I had reason to pull that file today and am posting it here for two reasons.  (1) There are persons who might be considering DUKE's program and this might help them find out specific information about the experience and teaching.  I have recommended the program to many persons and maintain vibrant connection with the leaders I met there!

(2) This blog serves in some ways as a kind of C.V. of my life's experiences - so it will be archived here publicly for anyone to track my "reading and reflections" in life.

Professional Certificate in Leadership Education

Marty Alan Michelson, Ph.D.

The Foundations of Christian Leadership program helps leaders of church institutions explore their gifts for leading in the church; develop their capacity for effective, strategic and theologically wise leadership; and examine what it means to be a Christian leader in a Christian organization.

This program strives to develop Christian imagination, enabling leaders to see their work in the light of God's active presence in the world. Participants will develop a new language and a new way of thinking about their role in cultivating thriving communities that are signs, foretastes and instruments of the reign of God. Leaders also will learn to connect their fundamental personal, character with the specific gifts and challenges that are required for transformative leadership.

Foundations of Christian Leadership is designed for people who are directing significant programs or services within a Christian ministry.

Specific Outcomes for Marty Alan Michelson included: 

·         Ability to discern how to form a community rooted in Christian practices that will be mutually supportive over time.
·         Ability to articulate a theory of leadership and Christian leadership.
·         Assess administrative skills.
·         Adopt practices of theological reflection and action including reflection about leadership and organizations.
·         Identify institutional and individual resources.
·         Continue personal and vocational growth and development through establishing and monitoring goals in relationship with a coach.
·         Explore the concepts of traditioned innovation, transformative leadership, and vibrant institutions as they relate to cultivating thriving communities.

Specific Seminars in Calendared Engagement

Three Calendared Experiences @ DUKE University in 2009 & 2010

Seminar:  “Introduction to Core Leadership Concepts”
David L. Odom, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Foundation of Christian Leadership at DUKE.  David is the founder and president of the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Seminar:  “Traditioned Innovation and Thriving Communities”
L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D.  Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School and Professor of Theology

Seminar:  “New Testament Visions of Thriving Communities”
C. Kavin Rowe, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

Seminar:  “Marketing and Mission”
Gavan Fitzsimons, F.M. Kirby Research Fellow and Professor of Marketing and Psychology, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Seminar:  “Physicalizing Leadership”
Tamara Kissane, Program Coordinator, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Seminar:  “Thinking Opposably”
David L. Odom and Christi O. Brown.  Christi O. Brown is the Managing Director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity

Seminar:  “Navigating Difficult Conversations
Craig Clawson, Ph.D. Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education

Seminar:  “Improvisation” 
Both Hands Theatre Company

Seminar:  “Introduction to the Six Domains of Leadership”
Seminar:  “Six Domains Leadership Survey and Individual Assessment”
James Emery, Research Director, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, Duke University

Seminar:  “"Who Do We Say That We Are?" Theology and Personality Assessment”
Jason Byassee, Executive Director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, and Editor, Call & Response blog, Faith & Leadership

Seminar:  “Adaptive Leadership”
Christi O. Brown and Tamara Kissane

Seminar:  “Practicing Adaptive Leadership”
David L. Odom

Seminar:  “Improvisation”
Anthony M. Kelley, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music, Duke University

Seminar:  “Debriefing and Discerning Improvisation”
Jason Byasee

Double Seminar:  “Work Place Big Five – Leadership Skills”
Chris Gambill, Ph.D., Manager, Congregational Health Services, Center for Congregational Health
Monica Rivers, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Winston Salem State University

Seminar:  “Storytelling”
Tracy Radosevic, storyteller

Seminar:  “Prayer Journaling”
William H. Lamar IV, Managing Director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity and  itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Seminar:  Hugh Heclo and Vibrant Institutions - Thinking Institutionally”
L. Gregory Jones

Seminar:  “Practices of Vibrant Institutions”
L. Gregory Jones

Seminar:  Win as Much as You Can”
Nathan Kirkpatrick  directs the Duke Course of Study and leads Courage to Serve, the Institute of Preaching

Seminar:  “Leadership Manifesto”
Dave L. Odom

After each seminar, opportunity was given within Certificate Program for leadership participants to debrief in various ways, including numerous sessions for Peer Discussions, shared meals, and opportunities for shared worship experiences.

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