Getting a seat at the leadership table
Course

Strategic Chaplaincy

This seminar will focus on getting a seat among the leadership team for any pastoral care or spiritual organization. It will be led by a former pastoral counseling center CEO with experience as a pastoral consultant in a large hospital system and an adjunct professor in Organizational Leadership graduate program.

6 Lessons

Ways to Get a Seat at the Leadership Table”

As a former pastoral counseling center CEO, experience as a pastoral consultant in a large hospital system, and as a current adjunct professor in Organizational Leadership graduate program, the facilitator will offer insights and strategies about the process of gaining a seat with the organizational leadership / decision making team. In addition, there will be live and recorded interviews with successful pastoral/spiritual care leaders about what works and what doesn’t work in getting a place at the strategic leadership, decision making table in hospital and other organizations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn 3 best practices for increasing pastoral/spiritual care strategic presence
  2. Understand political, social, interpersonal dynamics involved in gaining power or influence in organizations
  3. Discover effective strategic initiatives used by other participant

Resources:

  • Essentials of Applying Complexity Thinking for Sustainability Leadership – Barrett C. Brown, Ph.D
  • Professional Chaplaincy: Establishing a Hospital-Based Department – Rev. George Handzo & Rev. Susan Wintz

Facilitator:

Rick Underwood, D. Min., M. Div., M.S. and Organizational Development Consultant with guests