Communities of Learning

Continuing Education and Specialized LearningView All

Coady International Institute

Programs at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, equip leaders to address contemporary global challenges and opportunities.

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Columbia Theological Seminary Lifelong Learning

The Lifelong Learning program of the Decatur, GA, seminary offers workshops on topics such as faith formation and intergenerational ministries.

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Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR)

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University conducts five-day seminars on working with trauma-impacted individuals and communities.

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Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

Workshops and semester-long courses on mediation and conflict management are offered by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

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Clergy Development GroupsView All

Ministering to Ministers

A nondenominational support resource providing wellness retreats for clergy experiencing personal or professional crisis.

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Davidson Centre for the Professions

Located in Davidson, North Carolina, the five-day Clergy Program focuses on self-care to advance professional and personal fulfillment.

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Study Leave for Ministry Professionals

Duke Divinity School offers a flexible, affordable 5- to 7-day retreat program called Study Leave for Ministry Professionals.

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Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program

This program of the Lilly Endowment offers grants to fund sabbaticals for clergy renewal.

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Nonprofit Leadership GroupsView All

The Center for Nonviolent Communication

This international organization offers training in skill areas such as conflict management and compassionate communication.

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The Asset-Based Community Development Institute

This program of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University offers workshops in community development.

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Baltimore Mediation – Mediation Training

A Maryland nonprofit that offers 20-hour and 40-hour training programs in the transformative approach to conflict mediation.

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Ecumenical Stewardship Center

This ecumenical nonprofit facilitates gatherings of Christians engaged in similar stewardship-related ministries, such as capital campaigns and mission funding.

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How to Form a Community of LearningView All

Grants for Clergy Support Groups

Clergy support groups with four to six people can apply for two-year grants from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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So Much Better: How Thousands of Pastors Help Each Other Thrive

This 232-page book examines how pastoral leaders, their families, and their ministries can benefit from peer group participation.

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For an Effective Clergy Support Group, Find a Good Facilitator

This article from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School describes the role facilitators play in UMC Clergy Development Groups.

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A Study of the Effects of Participation in SPE Pastoral Leader Peer Groups

This analysis from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary offers insights into how the best clergy support groups work.

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