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Pursuing Partnership Culture: Considerations as Men and Women Lead Together

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - November 1 @ 1:00 pm

To be offered online in 2024 . . Check back for format and details!

For men and women both to participate and process as colleagues.

Pursuing Partnership Culture: Considerations as Men and Women Lead Together

*Creating Pathways for Women in Organizational Leadership
*Reducing Unintended Barriers to Healthy Partnership
*Organization Culture Shifts that Help Men and Women Flourish as They Work Together

This workshop is a small gathering of Missio Nexus members who are focused on exploring and growing together around men and women leading together. It takes  place over 24 hours in a face-to-face setting allowing attendees to quickly gain new insights, build relationships, and grow together on this very relevant topic.

*Limited to 15 people for more focused interaction and hands on planning
(limit to 2 people from any one organization, but 2 colleagues attending together is encouraged for maximum benefit and reporting back)
*Working retreat atmosphere
*Learn with and from your colleagues
*Spiritual reflection
*Leave with new relationships and insight
*Opportunities for ongoing cohort learning and interaction following event

Facilitated by Ms. Wendy Wilson and Dr. Rob Dixon
*More about our facilitators below

Event Specifics:

Facilitators will lead us in interaction around understanding what is happening in both the research and changing expectations around men and women working together in leadership. What do we have to gain or lose by actively pursuing a more effective blend of men and women working together at the leadership level? We will engage questions and interaction, and make progress on developing effective processes for your own scenario.

*Are the issues traditional, theological and/or practical?
*What can be easily changed (once recognized) and what is more challenging?
*What might a helpful organizational readiness process look like toward bringing more women into leadership?
*How might expectations be different between home office leadership, field staff, supporting churches?
*As many entities desire to involve more women in their leadership structures (field or executive roles), what might be unintended barriers and unrecognized opportunities in this direction? Why do these gifted women seem so hard to find? And when we find them, why do they seem hesitant to step forward?
*How can we create more avenues to find, develop, support, and retain more gifted women to bring the perspective and talent that we desire for our organizations?
*What characteristics of organizational culture best support men and women working together in leadership?

We will consider a variety of intentional organizational practices that can help us move toward organizational cultures that invite, develop, and support women with leadership gifts and experience so male leaders have the eyes and perspectives they need from their female allies. As we identify any unintended barriers to full partnership that may be at work in our own organizational cultures, we are free to think creatively about removing and replacing them with processes that more accurately reflect our goals and help us accomplish our mission. We can begin to cultivate readiness, embrace desired change,  and establish ongoing pathways to bring the gifts of women more fully to bear alongside their brothers in Christ.  The Image of God displayed and at work!

Who is this for?

*Mission Organization Decision-Makers (Executive Level, HR/Personnel)
*Field Staff Leadership
*Church Leadership (Pastors, Elders, Dir. of Ops/Personnel)

Registration: $  

Register and pay online through the link in the top right corner of this page. (Notation for Partnerships – Nov 2023)  If mailing payment after registering, make check payable to Women’s Development Track    PO Box 894   Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816. 

QUESTIONS about the experience?
Call or email Wendy Wilson,  208/665-2367,    wendy@womensdevelopmenttrack.com


*  More about your facilitators for Pathways to Partnership:

Dr. Rob Dixon has served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 26 years, and currently works as a Senior Fellow with the InterVarsity Institute. Rob holds a Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his book, Together in Ministry: Women and Men in Flourishing Partnerships, was published in September 2021 from InterVarsity Press Academic. Rob spends his time training, coaching, and consulting on the topic of women and men in partnership, and he has enjoyed his interactions with organizations such as Missio Nexus, the Reformed Church in America, Wycliffe, ECO Presbyterian, and others. In his free time, Rob enjoys long runs, hanging out with his family, and adjunct teaching at Fresno Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Ms. Wendy Wilson expresses her joy and privilege as envisioning and equipping women to bring their gifts fully into the grand calling of the Great Commission.  With a BBA from Texas A&M University, and an MABS from Dallas Theological Seminary, Wendy has led inter-mission and inter-confessional equipping efforts for 38 years, having lived and traveled abroad for most of those years. Having 20 years of executive leadership experience in missions, Wendy serves the Missio Nexus membership as Mission Advisor for Development of Women. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the collaborative Women’s Development Track.

Register by: when full - limited space

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July 1 @ 12:00 pm
November 1 @ 1:00 pm


Wendy Wilson
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