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We view webinars as an opportunity to connect with you in the midst of your busy schedule to provide you with relevant and timely education and training. Our webinars enable you to engage with our faculty or other presenters and ask questions about the variety of topics. Through Connectional Learning, we will offer webinars on professional development, spiritual formation, congregational and community leadership, and more. 

Upcoming Webinars

The Heartbeat of Leadership: Weaving Together Personal and Professional Leadership for Increased Excellence

February 22, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell

How does your heart beat in strength of your leadership? There are two sides of leadership: (1) professional leadership, which includes the “hard” skills and abilities of tasks, management, and technical abilities, and (2) personal leadership, known as the “soft” skills of leadership. These unseen attributes, motivations, and life skills have profound influence upon professional leadership.

Professional leadership can only go as far as personal leadership allows.

This overview of the inner side of leadership brings intentionality for integration of spiritual direction in 21st century leaders. Two resource books will provide wisdom and direction for the conversation: Peter Koestenbaum’s Diamond Leadership model in his book, Inner Side of Greatness, and Gil Stafford’s book, When Spiritual Direction and Leadership Meet.



Webinar Recordings

Using Your MDiv in the Public and Social Sectors

Using Your MDiv in the Public and Social Sectors

Recorded October 25, 2017

Webinar Description:

Nearly one-third of graduates with a theological degree are looking for careers in non-traditional ministry roles from community action to government to business. What are some of those roles? Do you have questions about how to use what you have learned from your degree program to work in the public or social sectors? If this sounds like you, this webinar will help you think creatively about potential vocational opportunities in these sectors and how to pursue them. You will walk away with practical tools for how you can use your theological degree to effect change for the good in a wide variety of ministry settings.

Roxane White, Morgridge Innovator in Residence at Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Garrett-Evangelical trustee, and formerly CEO of a national nonprofit and chief of staff for a governor, will share how valuable a master of divinity degree is for landing a job with value-driven work and how to market the skills and knowledge a graduate theological education provides as you seek a position in the public and social sectors.

Webinar Leader:

Roxane White is the inaugural Morgridge Innovator in Residence at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. In this position, she expands the conversation around solutions for families with low incomes and advances systemic shifts and new ideas to serve children and their families more effectively. White has previously served as the President and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership, manager of the Denver Department of Human Services, and chief of staff to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A trustee of Garrett-Evangelical, Roxane understands the importance of preparing skilled, bold, and articulate leaders for a wide variety of ministry settings. White has her masters of divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary and her masters in social work, administration, and planning from San Francisco State University.

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