Dr. Mary E. Hilgendorf, Professor of Education, Concordia University Wisconsin, a well-known expert in the field of leadership, will serve as keynote speaker at a seminar for women, the first of its kind in Lutheran Church–Canada. to be held October 27-30, 2011. Theme of the seminar is “Chosen Servants Shine Like Stars.” It will be held October 27-30, 2011 at Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert, Alberta.
Dr. Hilgendorf will provide inspiration to current and potential leaders, motivation to pursue new and more effective ways of leading, information on the culture in which we live and how it affects an organization, and knowledge and encouragement to recognize the desired characteristics and strengths of servant leaders in the church.
A full day will be spent discovering what leadership is all about and what scripture has to say about God’s call to each of us to be a servant leader within our sphere of influence. There will also be singing and interaction with the other leaders in attendance.
A second day will focus on various offices with presentations on the tasks of a president, secretary, financial personnel, communication, Christian growth, Christian mission and member development. Participants will also explore, through open discussion, what has been learned and how it relates to LWML–Canada.
The seminar concludes with worship on Sunday morning.
Space is limited to 72 participants. Half will be filled by current national and district leaders. The other spaces are open to any woman in Lutheran Church–Canada currently serving as a leader or who is interested in being a leader in the future. Cost of the seminar is $195 per registrant for materials, accommodation and meals. A registration form may be downloaded from http://www.lutheranwomen.ca/leadership.htm or requested from registrar, Linda Horton (1-403-980-2508). Deadline for registration is June 15, 2011.
This seminar has been prepared by LWML–Canada and made possible by a generous donation from the members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Stratford, Ontario when the congregation closed. LWML–Canada appreciates their generosity and is thankful for the many years their LWMLC society served faithfully in their congregation and in our league.
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