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“Yes, Sign Me Up!”
Riding ‘Urgency’ to Drive Support
for Organizational Change

May 6-24
Online Seminar

Instructor: Packard Brown, MDiv
Theology Careers Initiative

How to Use a Discount Code

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Click on the green button labeled “Tickets” on that page.

If you have a discount code, click “Enter Promotional Code” on the pop-up, and you can enter it on the next screen. Once you’ve done that, the discounted rates are displayed.

If you don’t have a discount code and think that you should, email alumni@iliff.edu for assistance.

Building a Sense of Urgency

This seminar is designed to serve as a guide to building urgency when facilitating organizational change. It also includes a broad “brush stroke” of those necessary stages involved in introducing organizational change – a refresher, if you will, of the scaffolding that elevates change efforts – based on the work of John Kotter.

This approach is relevant because so very much of the organizational landscape is changing. To respond faster to changes in the market, organizations are relying more on contract workers. Due to declining membership, churches are moving to part-time and shared-leadership ministry models. Economic forces have forced non-profits to limit their hires and rely increasingly on volunteer support. To quote John Kotter:

In a turbulent era, when new competitors or political problems might emerge at any time,
when technology is changing everything, both the business-as-usual behavior associated
with complacency and the running-in-circles behavior associated with a false sense of urgency are increasingly dangerous.

Seminar Content

This three-week seminar experience is fully online, and accessible anytime. Three plenary sessions will be offered via Zoom, to be scheduled in consultation with registered participants; the sessions will be recorded and available after each event for those who were unable to participate. Online discussion forums will be available beginning in early May.

Content will include discussion focused on essential concepts, conversations about experiences with change, and a case study. The seminar starts on Monday, May 6th, and ends on Friday, May 24th.

Participants will need to purchase one text before the seminar begins, Leading Change, by John P. Kotter. The latest edition would be best, but older editions are fine too.

Additional readings will be posted online.

About the Instructor

Packard Brown is the principal / owner of Theology Careers Initiative, a consulting firm aimed at assisting pastors, churches, and judicatories in their efforts to transition from a full-time ministry model to a part-time / bivocational one. He’s a proven Career Management Consultant, Leadership Coach, author and professional speaker with long-standing success in helping professionals attain a successful career and institutions strengthen the talent level of their workforce. Having spent more than 20 years in both the corporate realm as a Vice President for Organization Development, and as a Senior Leadership Consultant, he knows first-hand the strategies and tactics it takes to navigate organizational change successfully.

His Masters is from the Iliff School of Theology with additional graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Colorado Graduate School for Public Affairs. He received his certification as an Executive Career Coach through Nightingale / Conant.

To connect with Packard, visit his website.

Registration Information

Iliff alums and current students please contact the ReSource office for discount codes.

Earlybird Registration – Until April 24 $25
Regular Registration – April 24 – May 6 $35

Group Rates

Contact us for group registration information.