2022 Gathering

Leading Through a Liminal Season

2022 TIIMSA Virtual Gathering
by Zoom Conference
was held MAY 10-11

Keynote Speaker:
REV. SUSAN BEAUMONT

Rev. Susan BeaumontIn her book, HOW TO LEAD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING, Susan defines LIMINAL as “a quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs during transitions, when a person or group of people is in between something that has ended and something else that is not yet ready to begin.”

Her keynotes presented leadership tasks appropriate for these in-between times, blending sound organizational practices with a contemplative attitude of wonder and openness to discover and explore the soulfulness of an organization, such as a local church. We considered: clarifying institutional purpose, shaping institutional memory, deepening communal discernment, and nurturing emergence.

As a consultant, coach, author, and spiritual director, Susan has worked with hundreds of congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and Canada. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary. See more of Susan’s biographical statement at https://susanbeaumont.com/about/.

How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're GoingBefore the event, all registrants were encouraged to read Susan Beaumont’s book, HOW TO LEAD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING: Leading in a Liminal Season available at Cokesbury or Amazon.

 

IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT WAS LEARNED?
Note that a podcast will be available on that topic by the end of May. Watch The Transitional Specialists Podcast webpage for Episode 3, coming soon!