Walker Leadership Institute

Leading with Soul

Leading with Soul Retreat Series is a retreat experience designed for alums of Eden Theological Seminary who are in their first five years of ministry after graduation. In a cohort of 12, participants will have the opportunity to engage the Circle of Trust® model as a way to both connect with inner resources of courageous leadership and to engage and learn from other leaders seeking to lead prophetically and courageously in a variety of contexts.

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Walker Rural and Small Town Fellows

In response to the growing challenges facing congregational leaders serving in rural and small-town communities, the Walker Leadership Institute is launching a fellows’ cohort to support, engage and educate these leaders for new ministry ventures.

For our purposes, anyone who identifies as a small town or rural congregational leader is welcome.

The Walker Rural & Small Town Fellows Cohort will provide the opportunity to identify, develop and launch a new work with the support of a group of 6 – 8 leaders working in similar contexts. Using lean development and elements of design thinking, the process gives fellows a way to discover, design, and deliver a new offering to enhance their ministry in their current setting.

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Insights for Leadership in Challenging Times

Insights is a series of conversations on topics related to missional leadership. In each conversation Walker Leadership founding director Steve Lawler interviews subject matter experts as they share insights from their work that will strengthen the practice of missional leadership.

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Langenberg Leadership Forums

The Langenberg Leadership Forum is a program for business and organizational leaders offered through The Walker Leadership Institute at Eden Theological Seminary.

Monthly forums are hosted and speakers share their experience in community leadership.

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Tools for Leadership Webinar Courses

Tools For Leadership Webinar Courses are designed for congregational leaders with information to assist them in their role as church leaders.  Webinar participants may, if you choose, obtain a certificate from Eden by choosing the certificate option on the registration page and completing questions at the end of the webinar.

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NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond

NEXT Steps is a new, non-degree program of study and reflection for spiritually minded middle- and older-age professionals. NEXT Steps will lead you through a process of discovering purpose-filled work that contributes to the Common Good in our community. The class is forming now.

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LIFE at Eden

LIFE (Lifelong Learning Institute of Faith Exploration) is an open enrollment program for all people of faith:  lay persons, clergy, seekers, churches and nones.  LIFE is a series of mostly one-day seminars designed for anyone who would like to deepen and enrich their understanding of scripture, theology, history and the church.

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Our Mission
Working at the intersection of faith and business, the Walker Leadership Institute equips business leaders with skills and experiences to guide their organizations in better serving the Common Good. The Institute partners with other academic, religious, and business groups to put together workshops, conferences and forums to identify, encourage, and activate community leadership. Our goal is to empower and connect communities.
Our Vision

Business and faith leaders in every community working together for the Common Good.

Our Beginning

Founded in 2016, the Walker Leadership Institute was made possible by a generous gift from the late Ambassador George H. and Dr. Carol B. Walker.