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Pursuing Partnership Culture: Considerations as Men and Women Lead Together

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - December 4 @ 2:00 pm

September 25 – December 4, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm Eastern time, bi-weekly

September 25: Introductions and Overview
October 9: Benefits and Barriers – Structural & Practical
October 23: Implications of Theology – The Evangelical Spectrum

November 6: Flourishing Partnership – Inner Life
November 20: Flourishing Partnership – Community Culture

December 4: Flourishing Partnership – Intentional Practices

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

Pursuing Partnership Culture: Considerations as Men and Women Lead Together

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

This online workshop is limited to 20 Missio Nexus members who are focused on exploring and growing together around men and women leading together. (Limit 3 people from any one organization, but colleagues attending together is encouraged for maximum benefit to the organization)

*Learn with and from other participants in a discussion-based format
*Spiritual reflection and practical help
*Leave with new relationships and insights
*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? How do address the challenges and opportunities? We will engage questions and interaction, and make progress on developing effective processes for your own scenario.

*Is the need for change 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 engaging effective partnerships?
*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?
*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 meaningful 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 benefits of male/female partnerships more fully to bear.  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: $ 125

Register and pay online through the link in the top right corner of this page. (Notation for Partnerships – Sept 2024)  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 abroad and at home, spending the last decade focussing on strengthening US-based Mission Agencies in an intentional development culture for women. Having 25 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 - 20 spaces

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September 25 @ 12:30 pm
December 4 @ 2:00 pm


Wendy Wilson
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