At the diocesan offices, we spend a good deal of time thinking about how we can better equip our staff to serve our Diocese better. That might mean creating new resources, hosting new workshops or facilitating conversations.
And sometimes, that means professional development and continuing education for our staff. In two weeks, your entire diocesan staff will join together to explore our individual strengths and our combined potential. And with four new faces joining our team in the past year, we thought we’d also take the opportunity to join in fellowship and get to know one another a little better.
So, we thought that now would be a good time to share with you some resources for supporting your own staff and providing professional development opportunities.
- The Faith & Leadership blog from Duke Divinity School has a great roundup of articles on leadership development in Christian institutions, including “Investing in Staff in a Time of Change,” and “Low-budget Leadership Development.”
- The Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices has a collection of articles devoted to leadership – for staff, clergy and vestry.
- Church Marketing Sucks offers some helpful advice for productive church communications meetings and for making your meetings more creative and effective.
- Ministry Matters has a bunch of articles about leadership and staff – could you be underestimating staff burnout? Looking for tips on how to deal with difficult coworkers in a church environment?
How does your church support your staff members and their professional development?