Contextual Sensibility

This badge signifies that the participant completed all online coursework and participated in three six-hour in-person “Community of Practice” sessions as part of a team of 4 or more from their faith community.

The content included:

  • aspects of systems theory (as applied to congregational life) including those of Murray Bowen, Peter Steinke, Margaret Wheatley and Peter Senge.
  • organizational dynamics
  • the understanding of difference and inclusion when applied to culture and identity
  • different models of effective leadership
  • the need to be part of an aligned leadership team that is purpose-driven and accountable
  • the need for self-differentiation as a leader, including managing one’s own anxiety