Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


SAH-PT501 – Personal Foundations for PPL: Leadership and Awareness of Self and Others

View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Paul

Awareness of oneself and others is a foundational requirement for public and pastoral leaders. When we know ourselves—our personality tendencies, our emotions, our identity in relation to God, and how our personal history and faith shapes our perceptions and behaviours, we can see more clearly how we impact others and how others may perceive and affect us. When we have skills to listen well and communicate appropriately, we can serve as a positive influence in the life of a community or organization. This course is an introduction to this crucial aspect of effective leadership—an inflection point in the lifelong journey towards gaining wisdom.

This course is required for all MA-PPL and M.Div. students, and is a prerequisite for the Leadership Studio (PT651/652) and TFE2.

This course meets October 17 – 19th, 2019 (6-9pm Thurs; 9-5:30 Fri & Sat)

This course must be attended onsite.  It is not available via Zoom classroom.

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