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PS 503: Strategic Resource Development & Parish Management (2CH)
Course Syllabus 

 

Archbishop Mark Shirilau

Course Description and Goals:

The student will review management and leadership theory in relation to the effective functioning of a local congregation. By the end of the course they should be able to do an assessment of their own behavior as leaders and managers in their congregations as well as that of the congregation’s key lay leaders. They should also be able to assess the needs of the congregation to develop appropriate planning and change strategies.

Required Texts and Readings:

Heifetz, Ronald A. Leadership without Easy Answers. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994  

Leas, Speed B. Discover Your Conflict Management Style. The Alban Institute, 1997 

Parsons, George D. and Leas, Speed B. Congregational Systems Inventory (Manual). The Alban Institute, 1994 

Parsons, George D. and Leas, Speed B. Congregational Systems Inventory (Workbook). The Alban Institute, 1994 (10 copies)

Assignments: write a 15-20 page paper on one of the three subjects below: 

A.  Design a process for discerning a congregation’s future or developing and agreeing upon a spiritual map for a local church. This paper will develop a realistic plan for a particular congregation using the themes and concepts used within the course and/or reading. The paper should include a rationale for why this system would be suggested to the congregation. 

B.  Use the Congregational Systems Inventory to assess a congregation. Develop a plan for change in this congregation based on the reading and material presented in class. The paper should include a rationale for why this system would be suggested to the congregation. 

C.  Apply a leadership theory discussed in the course to your work in an organization. Show you understand the theory and its components and show how it relates to your behavior. Describe your current leadership behavior in clear, specific, descriptive, behavioral terms (do not use generalizations or describe your intentions, rather describe what you did). Give information to substantiate your descriptions of your behavior, (e.g. “Two board members expressed appreciation for my written agenda.”). Indicate where you plan to make changes in your leadership behavior, describing clearly the specific actions you plan to take to improve. 

Class Outline TBA

 

 
 

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