The Mountain Sky Conference hosts leadership webinars during the year to offer training, small group discussions and to strengthen our regional connections. Resources from the webinars will be available on this page.
The Mountain Sky Conference is hosting a four-part webinar (or "Zoominar") series focusing on our identity. The first "Zoominar" was held Jan. 30 and led by Bishop Karen P. Oliveto on the "Values & Vision of the Mountain Sky Conference." Bishop Oliveto said the webinar aimed to help us deepen "who we are as we continue to grow into our new identity."
The General Conference vote has thrust the United Methodist world into confusion. Throughout our conference, people are asking for ideas and best practices for how to lead in times of uncertainty with grace, compassion and moral courage. The webinar, "To Lead Boldly in Uncertain Times," highlights how to respond to the changes that are occurring. Below are links to resources from the webinar held on April 30.
To equip our leaders and congregations, the Mountain Sky Conference hosted a leadership webinar on conflict transformation on May 21. In this webinar, led by the Rev. Dr. Kristina I. Lizardy-Hajbi, clergy and laity were invited to consider a conflict transformation approach to understanding and leading through difficult issues and times, offered within a broader framework of seeing congregations as emotional systems that call for self-differentiated, non-anxious leadership.
The United Methodist world is in the midst of a time of great uncertainty and change. Such a time may feel like betrayal or opportunity, impasse or clarity. How can there be conversations of value, conversations that go toward a constructive place, when it may feel difficult to discover good words or thoughts to offer to each other? Because our needs are never in conflict (it is our strategies that we become stuck in) – how do we turn towards each other in such complicated times? This leadership webinar was led by Susan Kaplan, Rev. Dr. Vern Rempel and Rev. Betty Nguyen.