Woodbury Workshops have been Andover Newton fixtures for 50+ years. Clergy, seminary students, and lay leaders attended these annual educational events to strengthen their capacities to lead. After a two-year break, Andover Newton resumes this tradition in 2019 while incorporating attention to lay leadership. This new portion, christened the Bauer-Broholm Workshop, is supported by a gift from Brad Bauer, DMin 2016, in honor of Richard Broholm’s ministry of lay leadership development.
The speaker for the Woodbury and Bauer-Broholm Workshop is the sought-after consultant and workshop leader, Rev. Susan Beaumont. Her topic: Leadership in the Liminal Season.
Program Description: Leading in a Liminal Season How do you lead when you don’t know where you are going? When you are stuck between something that has ended and a new thing not yet begun?
- Enter a three-way conversation engaging God, the soul of the leader, and the soul of the institution.
- Examine the inherent leadership challenges and opportunities in liminal seasons.
- Explore three fundamental shifts in orientation that invite a more soulful leadership presence. (From knowing to unknowing, from advocating to attending, from striving to surrender.)
- Understand four bodies of work that connect the soul of the leader with the soul of the institution: clarifying vocation & values, shaping institutional memory, deepening group discernment and engaging emergence.