The DiSC Personal Profile System presents a plan to help delegates to understand themselves and others in a specific environment. It seeks to increase appreciation of different work styles while anticipating and minimising potential conflicts with others. It relates to an officer's self-care and personal development, and nurtures the officer's leadership styles.
[Recommended reading: Leadership for New Life by David Pytches; Understanding Leadership by Marshall; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Simon Schuster); Spiritual Leadership by Sanders)
Christian Ethics from a Salvationist View
This seminar will address the importance of the officer developing both a biblically-based and a discerning code of ethical standards and practice by which he/she can be guided in exercising spiritual leadership and ministry. It will also emphasise the importance of recognising points of vulnerability and compromise in professional practice.
Good to Great Leadership
Jim Collins's book Good to Great has been a favourite among church leaders since it first appeared in 2001. Although the book focused on corporate businesses, it found traction with leaders of churches and other not-for-profit industries. Performance related to its mission, distinctive impact on its community and endurance over the long haul are all characteristics that qualify for greatness. Level 5 leadership is one of Collins' concepts along with disciplined thought and actions. This class will explore these concepts and how they relate to becoming great leaders for today.
An opportunity to look at current leadership issues as they relate to officership in your circumstances and cultures. Delegates will also be looking at their own leadership style as that relates to the needs of their own people and countries.
Coping with Change
This workshop gives time to delegates to prepare for the changes about to occur in their lives, as they return home. They are also able to reflect upon the effects of change on their lives. In plenary sessions and groups, opportunity is given to prepare for the effects of these changes both now and in the future, and to see the potential for growth. Emphasis is also placed on the need to be aware of these effects on those to whom they minister, thus enhancing their ministry.