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Workshop - Power and the Christian School Leader: How do our practices empower/disempower the members of our community?

Schedule
  • September 23, 09:00 AM
    Elder Tom Crane Bear Room
Description
As a Christian School leader there is a certain amount of power explicitly attached to the role. However, in any school culture there are also dynamics of power and authority at play that lie outside of official roles and positions. This workshop will spend some time deconstructing the term ‘power’ and how it plays out in Christian School settings. Key areas covered will include: power and discourse, socio-cultural dynamics, theological/denominational factors, assumed norms and practices (hegemonies), and a discussion of ways of ‘handling’ power that foster a culture of growth in which those involved are enabled to thrive and a sense of the Spirit’s leading is present.