14247182_sThis series will engage the challenge of fostering balance, agility, resilience, and adaptive learning in congregational life, and in our personal and relational lives.  Healthy balancing has multiple dimensions:  Between the individual and community; between leadership and management; between justice and mercy; between seriousness and humor; between planning and spontaneity; between pragmatism and vision.  Every desirable quality is accompanied by its opposite, or its complementary half.  Learning organizations welcome these sorts of paradoxes, contradictions, and opportunities for stretching beyond their learned limitations.

The series is specifically oriented toward professional development for People’s Church staff members, and thus is scheduled on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:15pm to coincide with regular staff meetings.  Nonetheless, ALL People’s Church members and friends are encouraged to attend.  Bring your own brown-bag lunches.  Here’s the schedule of dates and topics:

DATES                                 TOPICS

  • Wed 01 Oct          The Balancing Act, Overview   (Rev. Peter Steinke)
  • Wed 08 Oct          The Roller-Coaster of Change  (Rev. Gil Rendle)
  • Wed 15 Oct          Anxious Systems (Rev. Peter Steinke)
  • Wed 22 Oct          Edwin Friedman, consultations with UU leaders, part 1
  • Wed 29 Oct          Edwin Friedman, consultations with UU leaders, part 2
  • Wed 05 Nov         Edwin Friedman, consultations with UU leaders, part 3
  • Wed 12 Nov          Edwin Friedman, consultations with UU leaders, part 4
  • Wed 19 Nov         Edwin Friedman, consultations with UU leaders, part 5
  • Wed 03 Dec         Listening to Experience:  Visionary UU Ministers Discuss Growth
  • Wed 10 Dec         Listening to Experience:  Visionary UU Ministers Discuss Growth
  • Wed 17 Dec         Listening to Experience:  Visionary UU Ministers Discuss Growth

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