Ministers Conference 2016: Leading in a Time of Change

Wednesday July 6, 2016
8:30-4:00 pm

Morning address: Leading in a Liminal Season

There are times in the life of every organization when we find ourselves ‘in between.’ Something has ended, but we are not yet prepared for a new beginning. How do you lead in a season of disorientation, when the new way of being is not yet clear? In this session we will explore four basic leadership stances that encourage learning and innovation.

Afternoon address: The Adaptive Leader

Your organization isn’t dysfunctional. It is perfectly designed to achieve the results it is getting. If you want different results from your ministry efforts, then something new is called for. Mobilizing and sustaining people through the period of risk that comes with adaptation is difficult leadership work. In this session we will explore the core principles that undergird authentic adaptive work.

The day will also include times of worship and Q and A with the speaker.


Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, coach, and spiritual director. She currently has her own consulting business after nine years as a senior consultant with the Alban Institute and continues the Alban legacy to “build up congregations and their leaders to be agents of grace and transformation…”

Susan is an ordained minister who is known for engaging the best of business practice, filtered through the lens of careful theological reflection. She moves easily between discernment and decision making, and nurtures the soul of the leader along with the soul of the institution.


Early bird: $60; After May 15: $75; Registration is closed