MINISTRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY AND THE LEWIS CENTER FOR CHURCH LEADERSHIP
MARCH 5-7, 2020, WASHINGTON, DC
$750 | PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE

HOW CAN YOU BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER IN THE CHURCH’S NEW CULTURAL CONTEXT?

The MINISTRY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM guides you in thinking beyond the old ways of doing church so that you become a more effective leader. The program is designed for pastors and other ministry leaders seeking innovative ways of addressing ministry challenges today.

SESSIONS

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is widely seen as the differentiating factor of great leaders, perhaps even more important than IQ. In this hands-on session, you will develop your understanding of EI, identify your EI strengths and areas of potential growth, and learn ways you can harness and improve your EI to become a better leader. Presented by Stephanie Fischer.

SUSTAINING WHILE DISRUPTING
In this session you will learn about disruptive and sustaining leadership, the different skills each requires, and the particular challenges religious leaders face in practicing both at the same time. Presented by Dr. F. Douglas Powe and Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

DESIGN THINKING
Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that deeply involves the intended beneficiaries in the creation of a solution. In this session you will learn about the iterative, hands-on process intended to stimulate innovation and creative thinking. Originally developed in Silicon Valley to help make computers more people-friendly, design thinking has been embraced by the social sector as an alternative to top-down, know-it-all expert-driven change efforts. Presented by Robert Tomasko.


PRESENTERS

STEPHANIE FISCHERSTEPHANIE FISCHER
Director of Experiential Learning and an Executive in Residence at American University in the School for International Service

Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.DR. LOVETT H. WEEMS, JR.
Senior Consultant, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary

Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.DR. F. DOUGLAS POWE, JR.
Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Robert TomaskoROBERT TOMASKO
Director of the Social Enterprise Program at American University School of International Service


SCHEDULE

Continental breakfast will be offered all three days.

Thursday, March 5 — American University
8 a.m. Gathering
8:45 a.m. Introduction of Program
9:15 a.m. Module 1—Design Thinking — Bob Tomasko
12 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m. Module 2—Emotional Intelligence 1 — Stephanie Fischer
4 p.m. Reflection — Doug Powe and Bob Tomasko
5:15 p.m. Dinner (provided) at Wesley Theological Seminary

 

Friday, March 6 — American University
9:15 a.m. Module 1—Sustaining While Disrupting — Doug Powe and Lovett Weems
12 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m. Module 2—Emotional Intelligence 2 — Stephanie Fischer
4 p.m. Reflection
5 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

 

Saturday, March 7 — Wesley Theological Seminary
9 a.m. Case Study
10:45 a.m. Debrief
12 p.m. Dismissal

 


LOCATION

The program will be held at the School of International Service at American University and the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary. Both are easily accessible by driving, car share, and transit.

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REGISTRATION

Rate

$750 registration rate includes sessions, materials, and meals as listed in the schedule.

Payment Plan

Rate Due at Registration Due Jan. 22, 2020 Due Feb. 19, 2020
$750 $250 $250 $250

 

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received before February 19, 2020, will result in a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. For cancellations after February 19, please contact Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe at dpowe@wesleyseminary.edu or (202) 664-5706.


HOTEL INFORMATION

A negotiated discounted rate is available at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/BethesdaReservations must be made by February 4, 2020 to receive the discounted rate. To book, please click https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=WASBTGI&spec_plan=MECP1&arrival=20200304&departure=20200307&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT or call (888) 440-1834 and mention the Ministry Entrepreneurship Certificate Program..


QUESTIONS

For questions about the certificate program, please contact Lewis Center Director F. Douglas Powe at dpowe@wesleyseminary.edu or (202) 664-5706.

For questions about registration and general information, please contact Lewis Center Program Manager Rachel Williams at rwilliams@wesleyseminary.edu or (202) 664-5700.