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HOW TO LEAD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING:
LEADING IN A LIMINAL TIME
A Day with Susan Beaumont
Friday, September 24
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Calvin Presbyterian Church
415 East Grandview Avenue
Zelienople, PA 16063
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.
SUSAN BEAUMONT is a consultant, coach, author and spiritual director. She 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.
Rev. Beaumont is an ordained minister within the American Baptist Churches, USA. Susan’s educational background includes a M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance program. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary.
9 a.m.—Session 1: An Introduction to Liminality (Neither Here nor There)
10:30 a.m.—Session 2: Leading with Presence (Holding Steady)
1 p.m.—Session 3: Tending the Soul of the Institution (Finding Soul in Place)