Leadership Development and Nominating Committee

Your Invitation: 5th Annual All Souls Leadership Course

The Vision: This Leadership Course is designed for people interested in developing their leadership capacity at All Souls and beyond. Participants will be exposed to new perspectives and innovative ideas in leadership; engage in reflective and collaborative exercises; and forge and strengthen relationships with other participants and members of the congregation.

The Why: All Souls is a growing, thriving UU congregation with many talented congregants. We work together through committees and working groups to support and sustain the church and engage with the larger community. With dramatic growth in the congregation, we are intentionally cultivating new leadership, diverse leadership, younger and older leadership -- and your leadership. Many Course alumni have gone on to serve in a variety of leadership roles. They are helping to develop a congregation-wide culture of leadership and supporting their leadership aspirations beyond All Souls as well.

The Course: Several of All Souls’ talented and experienced members co-facilitate each session – people sought frequently for their advice and counsel. All Souls and UUA staff also participate as resources. The program employs a variety of methodologies including interactive experience and small group exercises. The program will also inform participants of current and future leadership opportunities at All Souls.

Applications due by January 29, 2018

Apply online to participate in the 2018 Leadership Course or download a hard copy to scan and email to leadership.allsouls@gmail.com.

Course themes and schedule – ALL SESSIONS ARE SATURDAYS, 10 am to 3 pm

Date Topic/Theme
2/10 Leadership as a Spiritual Practice
2/24 How All Souls and Its Leaders Work
3/10 Serving as a Leader in Countering White Supremacy and Racism
3/24 Polarity Thinking and Leadership
4/7 Conflict Resolution
4/21 The Wrap-Up Session: Managing Self and Others for Sustained and Resilient Leadership

For more information, contact anyone on the Leadership Course team: Susan Crim (buck_crim@msn.com); Erika Landberg (erika.landberg@gmail.com); Tom Fox (THFoxDC@gmail.com); Jen Bolick (jenbolick@gmail.com); Elizabeth Ashwell (elizabeth.ashwell@gmail.com); Rashed Raiby (rrabiy@yahoo.com); Mary Topolinski (marytopolinski@gmail.com); Liz Coit (avalonmisse22@gmail.com); James Bowker (jr.bowker13@gmail.com).