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In a presenter, you want someone with experience, wisdom, and the ability to fully engage a group with liveliness and substance. Our presenters have an extensive background in public speaking and teaching. We have well-tested presentations, including half-day, full-day, and week-long events, that we can present at a moment’s notice. Through feedback and years of practice, we’ve honed these to the point of excellence. We can also provide custom events in which we’ll consult with you to meet the needs and interests of your organization 

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LeaderWise Staff are available to lead or present for your retreat or workshop. 



Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training

Monday, February 24 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm), Silverwood Park, St. Anthony

LeaderWise will bring you beyond the basic “Don’t do this!” and “Never do that!” Drawing upon case studies, self-quizzes, and discussion questions, we'll engage you to consider the ethical and legal dimensions of ministry. And, of course, we'll cover the mandatory basics along the way. One participant exclaimed, “This was the best boundaries training I've been to in 36 years of ministry!” 

Emotional Intelligence & Leadership, 1-Day Workshop

How you manage your emotions and relate to others has major implications for your role as a leader! This workshop will equip you to examine your own leadership style through the lens of emotional intelligence on four key dimensions: authenticity, coaching, insights, and innovation. You will take the EQi 2.0 Leadership Inventory in advance, receive your results during the workshop, and learn how to apply them for ongoing personal and professional growth.

Effectiveness in Ministry: Honing the Edge of Emotional Intelligence

What’s more predictive of effectiveness in the workplace than your academic training, administrative acumen, or native intelligence? Whatever the occupation, research consistently points to emotional intelligence – the ability to manage your emotions and to relate effectively to others. In ministry, given its highly interpersonal focus, it’s especially true. This workshop will give you a clear understanding of how emotional intelligence relates to ministry in specific ways. It will also offer you a chance to measure your emotional intelligence through a standardized psychological test, the EQi 2.0 Leadership Inventory, identify areas for development, and provide practical suggestions for improvement.

The Wise Leader, 1- or 2-Day Retreat

What’s the current leadership buzz?  In the business world, we often bandy about phrases like “effective leadership,” “excellent leadership,” “servant leadership,” “adaptive leadership,” “transformational leadership,” etc.  When we share these phrases among the uninitiated, though, they often look perplexed.  These concepts fail to intuitively resonate with many people.  Ask an employee or board member, and they’ll state simply, “I want our leader to be wise.”  This workshop will draw upon multiple sources, including the social science literature, to examine the components of “wise leadership.”  Case studies, leadership dilemmas, and a brief inventory that assesses your wisdom quotient will help make the concept of “wise leadership” come alive for you. You will leave this workshop with a better sense of how to access wisdom in your day-to-day leadership.

Leading Long, Leading Well: Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership

Leading Long, Leading Well: Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership, 2 to 4 Day Workshop

Presenters: Mary Kay DuChene, MA, and Mark Sundby, Ph.D., LP

During this retreat, you will learn what it means to be an Adaptive Leader, and also the importance of resiliency as part of staying the course in a healthy way.  You will have the opportunity to discover what resiliency means for your own leadership, as you explore mind, body, and spirit practices that will enhance your leadership effectiveness. This workshop combines the best of the adaptive leadership research at Harvard Business School with the emotional intelligence research from several prominent universities. Come rest, rejuvenate, and be refreshed for your leadership today and tomorrow

Introduction to Enneagram

The Enneagram is an ancient self-awareness framework used for spiritual and personal development. Rich in its depth, Enneagram can provide years of food for thought. Engage in this workshop to begin your journey with Enneagram. You will complete the online assessment, unpack it and leave with some ideas for development. Let the transformative power of this framework be a pathway for change and growth, even while you gain a profound acceptance of your humanity wherever you find yourself.

  • The Enneagram is both a psychological and spiritual typography that is dynamic and transformative.
  • The Enneagram comes from ancient origins so it predates our more recent psychological interpretations.
  • Yet it seems to incorporate some of the same insights about human development that those who have researched and practiced the art and science of psychology in the last century have discovered.
  • Nine points on a circle (ennea means nine in Greek) show nine ways of being in the world.
  • We each tend to inhabit one of the ways as the primary lens through which we look at the world or the central strategy we use to navigate our lives.
  • Sometimes our patterned way of being in the world is helpful to us and sometimes it hinders us from growth.
  • The Enneagram delves deep, helping us to see the motivations that drive us but also the defenses that block us from developing more fully into who we can become.