Pastoral and Public Studio for Strategic Leadership

Code: PT651

Dates: September 12, 2022, September 26, 2022, October 3, 2022, October 20, 2022, October 21, 2022, October 22, 2022, November 7, 2022, and November 21, 2022

Time: 2 - 5pm Mondays, plus On-site Intensive Oct 20-22

Theologically trained professionals serving congregational or social ministries, agencies, organizations and other institutions are continually presented with a changing context and the need for their organizations to respond. A key critical leadership challenge is to identify opportunities which are truly strategic and then to assist the organization to embrace the occasion.

The Studio for Strategic Leadership (The Studio-PT651/PT652)) is designed to be a crucible into which we bring ourselves – our gifts, hopes, vulnerabilities, strengths, weaknesses, uncertainties, experience – so that we may become transformed, effective leaders. It is a different kind of classroom. We will consider this question, among others: ‘How can we act from the future that is seeking to emerge?’ (Scharmer) as we also seek to engage the missio Dei (“the good news that God is a God-for-people”, Bosch).

Taken concurrently with TFE2a (Theological Field Education)

Available In Person or via Zoom for classes.  October Intensive on-site only.
Only synchronous

Note:  Students must have a Police Information Check in their VST student file to take this class.  Students are responsible for attaining the PIC from their local police department and for the cost (See, for example : or Students can be provided with an individualized letter to assist them in attaining a PIC. If the student has a current PIC (within the last six months), a copy of that document will be accepted. A copy of the PIC (current or within six months) is to be uploaded to Populi by the student before the beginning of any course with a field component, or any unit of TFE begins.