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"Authenticity and Leadership Effectiveness" Class Offered During January Term

Posted Nov 14, 2006

Research by the Alban Institute on "involuntary termination of clergy" shows that many clergy fail in their calls due to lack of interpersonal skills needed to get along with the people in their congregations.

"Authenticity and Leadership Effectiveness" co-sponsored by the Lutheran School of Theology and the Cathedral College, Washington, D.C., and led by Roy Oswald of the Alban Institute, aims to raise the emotional intelligence of church professionals to help them become more effective leaders in their ministry settings. The class is offered at St. Mary by the Lake in Mundelein, Ill., 1000 East Maple Avenue, January 22-26.

Participants will spend much time in small groups with two experienced trainers per group. They will experience group phenomena such as stages of group development and will watch the effect of their own behavior on the group. They will be able to invite feedback on their interpersonal behavior and its impact on others.

Cost of the workshop is $490. Lodging and meals are additional. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Roy Oswald at for a scholarship application.

More information is available from Roy Oswald (301-432-2616) or Connie Kleingartner (773-256-0747).


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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