Upcoming Events

How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going

How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning— when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Such in-between times are called liminal seasons—threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it simply is not helpful to pretend we understand what needs to happen next. But leaders can still lead. The workshop will be presented by Susan Beaumont. This event will be held on March 17, 2020 from 10:00am-3:00pm at The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas in Little Rock. The cost is $50 for those who come to the onsite event at the Lusk Training Center at the MFA, which includes lunch and the book of the same name as the event; or $100 for online registration, where as many people can gather together and watch as want (this also includes a discount for the book and electronic workbook for distribution). To register, please click here.

Stepping Up to Supervision

Participants in this workshop will: Develop an understanding of supervision as performance management, examine the interface between covenantal and employment relationships, understand the importance of a job description and learn how to design one, explore techniques for setting performance expectations, distinguish between the 3 types of feedback conversations: the daily check-in, the quarterly goals update and the annual performance appraisal, learn to hire right, so that managing becomes easier, practice writing performance goals, learn to deal with the chronic underperformer, and explore the process of progressive discipline, leading to termination. The workshop will be presented by Susan Beaumont. This event will be held on March 18-19, 2020 (10:00 am – 5:30 pm on the 18th and 8:30 – 4:00 pm on the 19th) at Winfield UMC in Little Rock. The cost is $79 for the first three people on a team, and $40 for additional people. To register, please click here.