Training and Resources for Modern Leadership
Providing relevant skills development opportunities for those serving in leadership today
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We send out monthly-ish updates about new workshops, online resources, and other opportunities.
Iliff’s ReSource office also runs the annual Renewal Conference – watch for more ReSource opportunities starting in March 2019, and visit renewal.iliff.edu for information about Renewal 2019!
Seminars with Dr. Tom Bandy
November 14-15, 2018: ReSource at Iliff is proud to host Dr. Tom Bandy, an internationally recognized author, consultant, and leadership coach for Christian organizations and faith-based non-profits. Here, Dr. Bandy will offer a series of half-day workshops focusing on a variety of issues facing churches:
- Bringing Shalom to conflicted congregations
- Placing the right clergy leaders in the right places
- Using MissionInsite effectively for strategic planning
- Leading in a time of “personal religion”
Participants may sign up for each workshop separately, or choose all four at a discounted rate. Early bird rates are available through October 31st, and Iliff student and alumni discounts apply.
El Grito de las Frontera/Cry from the Border - What does it mean for Colorado?
September 12, 2018: An important opportunity regarding immigration!
Fresh from their experiences at the El Grito de las Frontera/Cry from the Border event at the U.S./Mexico border, hear from Dr. Miguel De La Torre and Rev. Alexia Salvatierra as they seek to provide framing for conversation and action on immigration in our area. The day will conclude with a public screening of the powerful and award-winning documentary Trails of Hope and Terror starting at 4:30pm, followed by a Q&A session with Dr. De La Torre and Rev. Salvatierra.
Summer Event: Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies
July 30 – August 8, 2018: ReSource at Iliff hosts the annual Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies. This 80-hour intensive serves as a “boot camp” for those who are taking their first clergy leadership positions, and fulfills the GBHEM requirements for the Local Pastor Licensing School component of the United Methodist Church’s Candidacy Process.
Essentials of Financial Management
May 9-10, 2018: Rev. Sherry Ferriman (MBA, MDiv) provides training and tools for those who aren’t “finance people,” yet are tasked with leading a church or a non-profit. From understanding balance sheets to building budgets, this two-day workshop is designed to help develop financial essential skills for leadership.
Registration for this event is closed.
April 19, 2018: Dr. Robin Riley leads us in an exploration of the complexities, traps, and the potentially helpful aspects of media today. Concepts covered include identifying faulty beliefs about media and media content, applying Christian Social Justice principles to media, and ways that we can develop healthy boundaries and guidelines for consuming media.
Registration for this event is closed
March 20–21, 2018: This two-day, on-campus workshop explores the core concepts of Iliff’s popular Spiritual Foundations for Fundraising course. Led by Iliff’s President, Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe, and the Director of ReSource at Iliff, Rev. Tom Barlow, this event will provide a solid foundation for conversations around stewardship and giving, and examine different approaches to making the “ask” (including both classic and innovative stewardship and capital campaign programs).
Registration for this event is closed
Prepared for our United Methodist denominational partners, this video creates an opportunity for conversation regarding the potential results of the 2019 General Conference decisions. Featuring both clergy and laity from the Mountain Sky Conference, and views from both sides of the questions at hand, it is designed to be shown to groups, and includes specific questions for reflection.
A helpful conversation with Matthew David Morris about his experiences using social media as a tool for fundraising.
There are ways to guide an interview – even when you are the interviewee! Learn some helpful tips from Packard Brown, former Director of Career Services at Iliff. His new Theology Careers Initiative provides support to those navigating the ministerial and non-profit job markets.
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