2020 DISCOVER


2020/11/09 10:30:00

Here are a few things you can expect:

  • Conference programming over five days: Monday thru Friday, November 9-13
  • Live, interactive sessions via Zoom.
  • Pre-recorded messages from Plenary Speakers and Workshop leaders
  • Interactive live sessions scheduled for the middle of the day
  • Opportunities to engage and network with your colleagues
  • Time to feed your spirit
  • Access to all Conference programming via recorded sessions made available after the Conference

PLENARY SPEAKERS

DR. BETTY PRIES
CEO, Senior Consultant

With over 26 years of experience coaching, mediating, training, facilitating and consulting, Betty is highly regarded as a Conflict, Change and Leadership Specialist. Betty specializes in working with complex challenges, supporting
leaders in both workplaces and congregations through custom-designed engagements. Betty’s capacity to care deeply, listen well and provide wise and thoughtful support allows her to help her clients engage in tough, meaningful and important conversations, set directions, and achieve positive organizational change.

Betty brings a wealth of experience to her work, having worked with a wide range of organizations, both nationally and internationally. Betty has extensive education, training and experience in coaching, mediation, negotiation, consensus building, consultation, facilitation and organizational health. As Co-Founder and CEO at Credence, Betty’s great joy has been the opportunity to mentor and support the growth of the Credence Team.

Betty is a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario. Outside of her work at Credence, Betty is a regular instructor at the University of Waterloo. In addition, Betty has recently completed a PhD at the Free University of Amsterdam on the topic of Conflict Transformation.

REV. ARTHUR BOERS
Author and Retired Priest

From inner city Chicago to rural Ontario to suburban Toronto, retired Anglican priest Arthur Boers (arthurboers.com) has been a small church pastor, church planter, leader of a historic congregation, and intentional interim. His books, include Never Call Them Jerks: Healthy Responses to Difficult Behavior; Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership; and The Way is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago. His degrees include MA in Peace Studies, MDiv, MTh in Pastoral Counseling, DMin, and MFA in Creative Writing.

Schedule of Virtual Sessions

Below you will find a schedule of sessions. These sessions are subject to change.

  • PRE-RECORDINGS

    • Spirituality Tools
    • What to Expect in Virtual Conference and Vavigatons of Virtual Conference
  • LIVE ZOOM MEETINGS

    • 10:30 – 10:45 AM – Conference Welcome & Spiritual Centering
    • 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM – Spirituality-Based Leadership
  • PRE-RECORDINGS

    • ARTHUR BOERS – Plenary Session
      • Healing Leadership in Troublesome Times How do we offer spiritual leadership in times of crises, partisan polemics, and social upheaval? Exemplary leaders amidst change and disruption have demonstrated courageous conviction that brings people together, creative hope in the face of overwhelming disasters, and the ability to help faithful folks move forward. We too can inspire, challenge, and empower congregations to join God’s work of healing and new life.
    • ARTHUR BOERS – Workshop Content
      • Beyond the Partisan and Polemical Pale: Creation and Care of Leaders Recent events and circumstances demonstrate challenges of staying calm and focused amidst pressures and controversies and the difficulty of maintaining motivation and energy during on-going crises. This workshop will consider sources for developing healing and inspirational leadership, how to refresh and renew our energy.
    • WORKSHOPS
      • Workshop 1 – Presenter
      • Workshop 2 – Presenter
  • LIVE ZOOM MEETINGS

    • 10:30 – 10:40 AM –  Spiritual Centering
    • 10:40 AM – Noon – Plenary Session – Arthur Boers – Discussion
      • Healing Leadership in Troublesome Times
    • 12:15 – 1:30 PM – Workshop – Arthur Boers – Discussion
    • 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Workshop Discussions
      • Workshop 1 – Presenter – Topic
      • Workshop 2 – Presenter – Topic
      • Open Discussion/Conversation
  • PRE-RECORDINGS

    • BETTY PRIES – Plenary Session
      • Leading in Times of Crisis & Change Change is difficult to navigate even at the best of times,
        leading to feelings of anxiety, distress, and polarization. Even positive change
        demands that we take a stance of curiosity and learning – both of which can cause
        us to feel unsettled. All of these feelings are heightened when the change we are
        facing is one of crisis. This presentation proposes a model for understanding change
        (and crisis) in the congregational context and offers a vision and concrete tools for
        how to navigate this change with a sense of purpose and hope.
    • BETTY PRIES – Workshop Content
      • Becoming a People of Healing & Hope During times of crisis and change it is easy to lose our trust in
        one another and to wonder when (or if) we will be ourselves again – or whether we
        even want to be ourselves again! This workshop explores how congregational leaders
        can support their communities of faith in a manner that allows them to become a
        people of healing and hope – even in crisis. Finding the intersection point between
        loving the church unconditionally and leading it to a place of greater health, leaders
        find language and models for guiding the congregation through challenges,
        polarization, and division.
    • WORKSHOPS
      • Workshop 3 – Presenter
      • Workshop 4 – Presenter
  • LIVE ZOOM MEETINGS

    • 10:30 – 10:40 AM –  Spiritual Centering
    • 10:40 AM – Noon – Plenary Session – Betty Pries – Discussion
      • Leading in Times of Crisis & Change
    • 12:15 – 1:30 PM – Workshop – Betty Pries – Discussion
      • Becoming a People of Healing & Hope
    • 2:00 – 3:00PM – Workshop Discussions
      • Workshop 3 – Presenter – Topic
      • Workshop 4 – Presenter – Topic
      • Open Discussion/Conversation
    • TBD – Denominational Meeting/Community Gatherings
  • PRE-RECORDINGS

    • IMN ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS:
      • FINANCIALS
      • TEAM REPORTS
    • WORKSHOPS
      • Workshop 5 – Presenter
      • Workshop 6 – Presenter
      • Workshop 1 – Presenter (Repeat)
      • Workshop 2 – Presenter (Repeat)
  • LIVE ZOOM MEETINGS

    • 10:30 – 10:40 AM –  Spiritual Centering
    • 10:40 AM – 11:30 – IMN Membership Meeting and Member Small Group Discussion
    • 11:45 – 1:00 PM – Closing Conversation with Arthur Boers and Betty Pries
    • 1:15 – 2:15 PM – Workshop Discussions
      • Workshop 5 – Presenter – Topic
      • Workshop 6 – Presenter – Topic
      • Workshop 1 – Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
      • Workshop 2 – Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
      • Open Discussion/Conversation
  • PRE-RECORDINGS

    • WORKSHOPS
      • Workshop 3 – Presenter (Repeat)
      • Workshop 4 – Presenter (Repeat)
      • Workshop 5 – Presenter (Repeat)
      • Workshop 6 – Presenter (Repeat)
  • LIVE ZOOM MEETINGS

    • 10:30 – 10:40 AM –  Spiritual Centering
    • 10:40 – 11:40 AM – Workshop Discussions
      • Workshop 3 – Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
      • Workshop 4- Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
      • Workshop 5 – Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
      • Workshop 6 – Presenter – Topic (Repeat)
    • 1:30 – 1:45 PM – Spiritual Closing
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