Build a culture of experimentation, and adopt an innovative mindset during this one-of-a-kind 7-week cohort experience.
Many faith leaders can remember a moment of being "called," or achieving clarity around their work in the realm of religion, spirituality, faith, or service. Yet, the majority of labor in the world of faith is directed at sustaining, not thriving. The tools and practices that grew our religious institutions in the past weren't designed to meet the unprecedented challenges and tremendous opportunities ahead. The fastest-growing religious group in America is “Nones” - those claiming no religious affiliation, and disaffiliation from religious institutions continues to grow across all generations. Simultaneously, Americans report that they are seeking spiritual experiences at levels far exceeding previous generations. Less religious affiliation, yet far more spiritual yearning.
Shift is an intensive seven-week course for clergy, lay leaders, and others called into the work of faith. Walk away with 7 practices for fostering innovation in your community. Create bonds across bounds as you develop relationships with a multifaith cohort of colleagues who are walking alongside you on this journey. Reconnect with your purpose as a faith leader as you clarify and re-energize your call to serve. Set the stage for building a sustainable culture of innovation at your institution. Not only will you better understand the complex shifts in American religious practices, beliefs, attitudes, and identities, but you will adopt a mindset shift to embrace these changing realities as immense opportunities. In doing so, you will develop the tools needed to serve today’s constituents and build tomorrow’s spiritual life.
This course is for...
Clergy of faith institutions who are seeking to transform their institution, reflect on their purpose and mission, and reconnect with their call to serve.
Lay leaders of faith institutions who want to explore their leadership purpose and kickstart a culture of innovation in their institution.
Shift covers seven modules, each taught by a relevant field expert. You can expect to spend 2 hours weekly in a live, online classroom; 20-40 minutes watching videos from our expert faculty on your own time; and time perusing our library of curated resources.
Self-Reflection & Awareness
What has shifted, and how might I shift alongside it?
Listening & Responding to Call
What role am I called to play in our changing religious landscape?
Looking for Bright Spots
What is thriving in this moment, and how can we follow it?
Identifying Your Challenge
Who am I called to serve? What challenge am I called to face?
Designing, Iterating & Prototyping
How do I build it, and how do I sustain it?
Building a Culture of Innovation
What are the first steps?
Launching & Sustaining Change
How do we build this into our institutional DNA?
Rabbi Sara Luria
Rabbi Elan Babchuck
Casper ter Kuile
Dr. Kursat Ozenc
Our Commitment to You
Engaging webinars from field experts equipped with clear tools to adopt at your institution
Peer-to-peer learning with diverse cohort of colleagues
Engaging and relevant prompts for self-reflection
Access to a curated library of resources and tools
Your Commitment to Shift
Time: This is a rigorous course with a condensed timeline and ambitious learning outcomes. As such, we invite participants to carve out 7 hours per module (approx. 3-4 hours per week) to commit to Shift, including webinars, group work, and assignments.
Talent: The process of “shifting” is not limited to our intellect, our actions, or our faith. It’s a process of integrating all levels of each participant and journeying through the materials and experience. As such, we ask you to bring your all to this course - your whole, wonderful self.
Treasure: At Glean we are committed to ensuring that anybody who is ready to learn and grow with us will have a seat at the table, always. Tuition rates for the course will be released with the application announcement in Fall 2019. As has always been our policy, applying for scholarships is need-blind and confidential.
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Go to application (will go live in Fall 2019)