IMN 90 Minute Webinars

All webinars sessions will be presented on the Zoom video conferencing format, for 90 minutes (some webinars may require two 90 minutes sessions).  Click on the title of each tab for description and leader. Participants will register for each session separately.  Once registration is complete, webinar information will be sent to you by email.  

Webinar information, including but not limited to, date, times, topic or presenter are subject to change.

USING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO UNRAVEL WHITE PRIVILEGE

A  2 hour Live Zoom Interactive Experience

(This event WILL NOT be recorded)

May 16th, 2024
1 to 3 pm ET

Facilitated by Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D. and Mary McCurty

In a Zoom format, we will consciously enter the landscape of whiteness, exploring our own social geographies. What does it mean to be white in a white dominant culture where whiteness is the standard and people of color are judged as other? You will be encouraged and supported to learn about your own privilege and participation in this system. The workshop focuses on participation, as well as information clarification of the many terms associated with systemic and institutionalized racism.

 Webinar Article: Emotional Intelligence and White Privilege Webinar Q&A

Laurie Lippin, Ph.D.  is a passionate presenter whose commitment to diversity inspires.  She was faculty at UC Davis, founded Lippin & Associates, and is co-author of the popular text: UnRaveling Whiteness (Kendall-Hunt, 2009). Laurie served for 15 years as training faculty for the Association for Psychological Type (APTi) and Psychometrics Canada, and 12 years for the Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations (EQHR).

Mary G. McCurty, MS, ODHR, Organization Development Specialist & Consultant. Native of Birmingham, Alabama, currently lives with her husband, Earl, in Palm Beach, Florida. Her experience in Organization and Leadership Development includes Management Education and OD Consultant, and Training Manager at Verizon Communications, Inc. where she had responsibility for design and delivery of leadership development for newly appointed managers, the Executive Development Program, and cultural change programs for teams. As an independent consultant, she collaborates with corporate and non-profit clients to create transformational processes for leadership development. For five years, she was the Lead Trainer for the IMPACT Silver Spring, MD community leaders development programs.

Mary completed her graduate studies in Organization Development & Human Resources at Johns Hopkins University and various professional programs in human development at the National Training Institute in Bethel, Maine and Gestalt Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is certified to administer the ESCI (Emotional & Social Competency Inventory) and Multi-Health System EQ-I Emotional Intelligence, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessments.

Mary is a Dean and Senior Trainer and served on the EQ-HR Center Board of Directors Leadership Team as Chair of Program/Staffing. She is a servant leader, Lay Leader in the United Methodist Church, a curious learner, learning facilitator, and coach.

 

RE-SETTING THE CONGREGATION
The Four “REs”

Rev. Dr. John Throop

May 21, 2024
1:00- 2:30 PM ET

Transition raises anxiety in any congregation. Then, add more secularization and general uncertainty about the future, and resistance to change surfaces. Some want to revert to a time when all was well. An essential task of the interim pastor, however, is to help a congregation re-set to a future filled with God’s grace and potential, and to re-imagine the church. This webinar led by the Rev. John Throop, D.Min., will give you leadership skills and tools for re-setting the congregation’s current perception, and courage to re-imagine its future ministry. An Episcopal priest and interim veteran for the past 42 years, will share a powerful personal story that brings this process to life.

The Rev. Dr. John R. Throop has been an Episcopal priest for 40 years. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he attended seminary at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California in organizational development in Christian ministries. He has served parishes in Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, New York, and Wisconsin. In a bi-vocational role for 17 years, Dr. Throop also was a global consultant in strategy, planning, and human resources serving non-profit and governmental agencies. Through the years, he has served as a board member of church and secular groups. He currently is board president for the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer.

 

 

I NEED A MAP:
TWO TOOLS FOR NAVIGATING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

Rev. Dr. John Beck

June 11, 2024
1:00- 2:30 PM ET

When difficulties in my ministry context arise (due to my stress level, organizational conflict, interpersonal challenges, etc.) I find it helpful to think about what approach to use.  What approaches (what maps) will most enhance my leadership as I seek to manage myself and nudge important work forward? Two helpful tools I regularly rely upon are Crucial Conversations, 3rd ed., and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS).  In this webinar we will review these models and explore their strengths, drilling down on the aspects that I have found to be most supportive for cultivating change in self, in others and in organizations. Over two million people have been trained in Crucial Conversations over the last 30 years and it is a regular HR offering in education, government and corporate settings.  The ICS model is often used in conjunction with the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and has a proven (statistically valid and reliable) track record as a powerful tool enhancing awareness in multicultural contexts.

John Beck is a student of congregational and leadership dynamics and an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) pastor. He works to strengthen relational and spiritual vitality, especially when conflict has disrupted mission. In addition to 30-plus years of parish experience, John has served as a chaplain, counselor, and seminary professor. He is an Associate of the Kaleidoscope Institute and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). His MA in journalism strengthens his communication skills; his PhD in Marital and Family Therapy helps his understanding of family systems; his experiences teaching in several seminaries broadens his appreciation for a diversity of theological perspectives. He is finishing his certification as a trainer with the Stanford Forgiveness Project and is currently an apprentice member of IMN’s faculty.

 

BEING AN AGENT OF TRANSFORMATION

Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster
August 20, 2024
1:00 to 2:30 PM EST

Life and ministry are all about relationships. Sometimes relationships are rich and rewarding. And sometimes things can get sticky, and the energy in a system can get stuck. One of the stickier dynamics in relationships is emotional triangles. Triangles can be frustrating, disempowering, and hurtful. Communities with a pattern of triangulation can become toxic. Building on years of experience and research in navigating triangles well, this interactive webinar explores how to engage triangles as an Agent of Transformation, empower people and build healthy communities.

Rev. Cynthia Vermillion creates spaces for individuals and communities to discover, and unleash their full potential. An ordained Unity minister of 26 years, Cynthia served as the Director of Member Services for Unity Worldwide Ministries for 5 years, and has been supporting ministries as a consultant, coach and transitional minister since 2007.

Cynthia has a keen awareness of organizational systems and a passion for creating organizational health, vitality, and sustainability.  She has completed IMN’s training and is certified in Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership through Conrad Grabel College.

Cynthia was a presenter at the Interim Ministry Network’s 2020 virtual conference, and is currently serving as the Lead for IMN’s Continuing Education Team

Cynthia’s first career was as a ballet dancer.  The metaphors of dance and movement continue to inspire Cynthia on the spiritual journey, she views as an ongoing dance of discovery and growth.

POSSIBILITY CREATION

Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster
November 19, 2024
1:00 to 2:30 PM EST

In this time of deep change, it is imperative that we explore new and creative ways of doing things. This is not always easy.  We live in a culture that values problem solving and quick fixes – and with so much changing we are particularly prone to look for easy answers.  But those easy answers become problematic when the world around us is changing so rapidly.  We must learn how to adapt to our changing culture while staying anchored in principle.  This webinar integrates system thinking, with the principles of co-creativity to assist participants in moving from problem solving to possibility creation.

Rev. Cynthia Vermillion creates spaces for individuals and communities to discover, and unleash their full potential. An ordained Unity minister of 26 years, Cynthia served as the Director of Member Services for Unity Worldwide Ministries for 5 years, and has been supporting ministries as a consultant, coach and transitional minister since 2007.

Cynthia has a keen awareness of organizational systems and a passion for creating organizational health, vitality, and sustainability.  She has completed IMN’s training and is certified in Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership through Conrad Grabel College.

Cynthia was a presenter at the Interim Ministry Network’s 2020 virtual conference, and is currently serving as the Lead for IMN’s Continuing Education Team

Cynthia’s first career was as a ballet dancer.  The metaphors of dance and movement continue to inspire Cynthia on the spiritual journey, she views as an ongoing dance of discovery and growth.

IS NUMERICAL GROWTH POSSIBLE DURING AN INTERIM?
Rev. Janet Peterman
New Date Comming Soon
1:00 to 2:30 PM EST

Conventional wisdom has said that numerical growth during the interim time is neither likely nor core to the work.  This webinar invites a collegial conversation to re-examine these assumptions, led by a seasoned re-development pastor who is also an intentional interim minister.  Resisting the temptation to look at best practices from then,  participants will be invited to reconsider where we and the culture stand now, and what all of this may mean for the possibility of growth in the interim time.  Topics for discussion include cultural indicators for this new day, taking stock of how visitors interact with your congregational system, creating a ministry for caring for first time visitors, and the purpose of inviting.

About the Presenter:

Janet S. Petermanis an inner-city ELCA (Lutheran) pastor living with her family in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the eastern US. She has served the last 16 years of her ministry in seven (7) intentional ministry settings in 3 synods. She has reached the Professional Transition Specialist (PTS) level of accreditation through the Interim Ministry Network (IMN). When not in active ministry, she gardens, bikes, hikes and takes joy in friends, family and photography.

 

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June 11, 2024 - I NEED A MAP: TWO TOOLS FOR NAVIGATING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
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