Iliff Offers Leadership and Organizational Management Certificate
May 09, 2013
ILIFF OFFERS LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
DENVER – Beginning this summer, Iliff students will be able to earn a new certificate that enhances their ability to guide and care for organizations – the Leadership and Organizational Management Graduate Certificate.
“Our graduates have always been leaders, but effective organizational management takes particular skills and strengths. We want to prepare our students for all aspects of their careers,” said Albert Hernández, interim president, chief executive officer, and associate professor of the history of Christianity, Iliff School of Theology. “This new certificate makes it easy for students to learn what they need to know to run a church or non-profit,” he said.
Enrolled students will be able to customize 16 credit hours via one of two tracks – organizational or parish leadership – with courses designed to meet the particular needs of these groups.
Students will be able to choose from an array of courses, including “Financial Management,” “Organizational Leadership: Mission and Message,” and “Social Change and Non-Profits: Ethics of Service.” In addition, students can also take “Authentic Engagement™,” an Iliff signature course that teaches them – as key leaders – how to engage and empower their workforce. By taking the “Authentic Engagement™” class, students will also be able to denote this on their resumes as an additional accomplishment.
The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school related to the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the school provides several degree programs, including a Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of Denver.
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DANNY W BURTTRAM on May 16, 2013
This is an excellent step in the right direction. One of the weaknesses of theological education is that we ministers are often woefully unprepared to deal with the institutions in which all of us and our parishoners are immersed. There is such a thing as ministry to the institution involving both priestly and prophetic aspects. This is true not only for 'not-for- profit' organizations. It is true as well for our political, governmental, military organizations. And it is true for the institutional church. How we relate to all these developing and changing institutions defines our ministry just as much as how we relate to the individuals enmeshed in these institutions. I rejoice in this news from Iliff. Only one thing would be better: to hear that such an emphasis is taking place in the required curricula for all your theological students.