44TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 29-31, 2024

renewed and strengthened

Equipping and Supporting Leaders in Times of Transition

SPEAKER:

DR. BETTY PRIES

Co-Founder and CEO Credence & Co.

Watch your email in the weeks ahead for exciting planning announcements. If you have any questions, please contact info@imnedu.org.

October 29, 2024 – Beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern

Keynote Presentation:

Nurturing the Interior Condition of the Leader

by Dr. Betty Pries

A quote, by William O’Brien, is as follows: “The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.” If this statement is true, then the implications for clergy and leaders is profound. What do we mean by our interior condition and how does our interior condition influence the work we do? This session explores a robust understanding of our personhood in relationship with one another and considers a metaphor of selfhood as a vehicle for understanding and transforming ourselves, our relationships, our spirituality, and the conflicts we seek to heal.

October 30, 2024 – Beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern

Practices and Possibilities

Practices and Possibilities sessions will offer two sessions of peer engagement in a small group setting. (15 person cap) Attendees will choose their two sessions from a list of timely topics related to transitional leadership: conflict transformation, recognizing and tending to the grief that accompanies change, AI use and best practices, self-care that fits the present moment, dealing with people behaving badly, constructive contracting, and more. Unlike Annual Conference workshops, Practices and Possibilities sessions will draw on the experience and knowledge of practitioners and the collective wisdom in the room to expand understanding and to share what is working.  That said, they will be hosted, framed, and facilitated by an IMN member and leader who has significant experience with the topic.

October 31, 2024 – Beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern

Keynote Presentation:

Transforming Polarized Conversations

by Dr. Betty Pries

What does it mean to witness awe and wonder while acting for justice and peace in a polarized world? How do communities of faith act as instruments of hope in a world divided and in pain? This session considers the realities of polarization and explores strategies for transforming polarized conversations and deeply entrenched differences, while embracing the power and possibility of both-and rather than either-or thinking.

October 29 and 31, 2024

Workshops

Workshops have been a perennial hit at our Annual Conference. Led by practitioners who know their subjects well, these 75-minute offerings provide a focused learning experience with ongoing and emerging issues. This year is no exception. The following topics just to name a few, the non-anxious leader, church merger, creativity and re-imagining, and more. These workshops are directed specifically at the transitional leader as a practitioner, often with take-away resources that can be put directly into use.

Choose your registration fee and add to cart.

Full Attendance Registration Fees
Non Member - Add $350
IMN Member - Add $335
First-Time Attendee - Add $269
After October 1 Late Fee - Add $50
OR
Day Attendance Registration Fees
October 29, Tuesday - Add $125
October 30, Wednesday - Add $125
October 31, Thursday - Add $125