Day 1 - Afternoon
Afternoon Program: Using Bowen Theory to Respond to Practical Leadership Challenges
Forging Leadership in Faith Communities - Emlyn Ott, DMin
Four clergy colleagues will share their experiences of clarity and confusion while working in their respective communities. Representing different traditions, settings and principles of faith, they will engage in conversation centered on how they have managed to cultivate personal clarity in church, community and faith tradition during an era of upheaval and change.
Business Leadership Case Presentation: Togetherness and Transformative Firing - Erik Thompson, MA
The concepts of Bowen family systems theory have proved useful to business advisors, and the leaders they serve, who understand that emotional process affects individual performance, and can be influenced by individuals within the group. Based on over a decade of study of business relationship systems, this paper will show that extrusions in business (firings) are often adaptive. These ideas will be illustrated by a business story in which the resistance to firing a teammate appeared to be the expression of systemic immaturity.
Kathleen Wiseman interviews Emlyn Ott and Erik Thompson
Large Group Moderated Interaction - Audience questions and thinking
Moderated Large Group Debrief for Day 1