Walker Leadership Institute & LIFE at Eden: Leadership After 2020



Date(s) - 09/24/2021 - 09/25/2021
All Day

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 @ 7:00-9:00 PM CST
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 @ 9:00 AM -2:00 PM CST

Certificate Course: Leadership After 2020

Course Description:
How then shall we lead? Leadership after 2020

2020 brought disruptions unprecedented and unimagined. The COVID pandemic, a deeper calling to the work of reckoning and reparations after the murder of George Floyd, and new climate degradation and catastrophes. Communities of faith and those who lead these communities face increased challenges and diminished resources. What does this new, ever-changing “new normal” look like, and how can we respond with faith, hope, and love?

We will look at four core areas of disruption:

  1. changing context,
  2. changing technology,
  3. changing relationships,
  4. changing mission.

Participants will use the Disruption Analysis Tool (DAT) to gain insights into what’s next for their community and leadership.

Walker Leadership Institute’s founding director, Steve Lawler, MDiv, MBA is the convenor of this LIFE workshop.

Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!

Cost:  $100

About the Instructor:

The Rev. Steve Lawler is the founding Director of the Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He works to extend the Institute’s mission of leadership for the common good through the Institute’s programming, presentations and workshops.

Ordained in the Episcopal church, Rev. Lawler served from 2001 to 2019 as the priest of St. Stephens & The Vine, a parish and community collaboration hub in Ferguson, Missouri.