Category: Adult Education

How does your personal narrative reflect your leadership?

I’ve been blessed with faith since the cradle, a supportive family and faith community, and a productive, service-oriented career in mostly faith-based environments. I’ve also experienced my share of hardship – an unhappy marriage riddled with emotional abuse, a messy divorce and workplace challenges. These have all made my leadership more compassionate and empathetic and..

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Courageous Leadership

March 24: Archbishop Oscar Romeo, outspoken defender of the poor in El Salvador, was assassinated on this day in 1980. Archbishop Romero was a church loyalist who became a voice of truth to the system he dearly wanted to serve. He was a Christian who discovered that the Gospel supersedes the church.  He wrote, “A..

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9 ways to increase trust and intellectual hospitality

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We need to nurture a sense of the common good. Cherie Harder, policy advisor, and think tank leader asserts “vital to such renewal will be the reinvigoration of what might seem a modest practice: the extension of intellectual hospitality”(2021). She recommends nine ways forward to increase trust which leaders wisely adopt: Read widely, Understand that..

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Thriving in Challenging Times

On Feb. 17 I had the pleasure of a conversation with Jeff Beck, Pastor of Delta Church and Johannah Wetzel, Director of Global Engagement at TWU. As leaders in the community, they graciously agreed to share some insights about leadership in these challenging times. Please take 27 min. to be encouraged and inspired.Meeting Recording:https://zoom.us/rec/share/j8SJYhjG9qGnfyedsf2OK6LuDqwPNn-lmrfIFrMeeU0l32-PfVOe1AlJt4BQVarU.XPdEFAgeI13FTc-a This..

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Pushing the Edges of Spiritual Worldviews to Enhance Women’s Leadership Advancement

You can download the session recording here: https://vimeo.com/user125223587/download/482123488/787146233a This talk was recorded November 7, 2020 at Leading at the Edge, the 22nd International Leadership Association (www.ILA-net.org) global conference, which took place virtually. I was pleased to be the commentator and synthesizer once the panelists had presented. Egan, C. (Chair). (2020, November 7). Pushing the Edges of Spiritual Worldviews..

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Successful environmental pedagogy in faith-based schools has not been well explored even while most Christian schools in Canada are governed by provincial curricula and provincial teacher standards that require commitments to environmentalism. Conflicts within mainline Christianity in regards to the importance of environmental justice may be why some Christian schools do not engage in environmental..

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We are like Cranberries

This weekend I took a lovely late afternoon walk near the cranberry fields along the Nathan Creek Dike trail in Glen Valley, just outside of Fort Langley. Fall is cranberry harvest time and it reminded me of our work as Christian educators and leaders in various sectors.  All people dedicated to the common call to..

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