To accomplish this it is important to be able to help build connections between each person’s work and the organization’s mission and vision, to provide feedback, and help each person learn and grow on an ongoing basis and to transform, deeply and surely the inevitable conflict situations that will arise in meaningful work. Learning how to communicate (yes, there is an art to this and we do not do it well in “regular” conversations), learning to use a coaching tone and learning how to approach coaching conversations - all are indispensable.
As those in ministry know only too well, congregational life is an ever-changing phenomenon, complete with its own developmental stages and predictable stages of growth (some might indeed note these as “growing pains”).
This past December, The Rev. Dr. Claire Bamberg presented a version of “Coaching Plus Healthy Communications: Does a Successful Conversation Make” to the Massachusetts Conference Community of Practice facilitators and received rave reviews along with a request for a Part 2 which happened in April. Participants left with tools that were relevant and immediately adaptable within their congregations and their personal lives. One participant who works in a specialized ministry setting sent this comment within days of the workshop:
The Rev. Dr. Claire Bamberg is offering this program on June 7, 2018, at Edwards House in Framingham.
“Claire's presentation was great and gave me a lot to chew on. I shared some of what we covered with my co-workers. We work with people who have significant behavioral issues, which can disrupt the community. They were open to it and found it helpful in a recent situation."
In this four-hour workshop, the Rev. Dr. Bamberg, LMFT, PCC will present and lead participants through material designed to expand communication skill sets in the following areas:
- Conflict transformation
- Powerful questions
- Leadership development
- Systems Theory
Take Aways from this event:
- A deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the church change cycle
- Different/supplemental communication techniques for a spectrum of situations - Conflict management skills
More information and registration
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