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Built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders, the Leadership Academy uses a combination of four, three day retreats, a capstone trip, and ongoing coaching to help leaders continue their development.
Sessions for 2018-19 will be:
- September 18-20: Spiritual Life retreat with Dr. Morse (Asbury Camp & Retreat Center)
- November 12-13: Dr. David Watson (United Methodist Center)
- January 15-16: Kay Kotan (United Methodist Center)
- April: Capstone Trip
- May 7-8 : Dr. Heather Lear (United Methodist Center)
A note about finances. Upper New York provides many ways to help make growth and development opportunities affordable. First, the programs of Vital Congregations are subsidized through the New Beginnings Fund. Second, each person under pastoral appointment has reimbursement funds available for education. Third, the Board of Ordained ministry has grants available for continuing education by following this link: http://www.unyumc.org/images/uploads/UNY_Continuing_Ed_Application_9-2012.pdf.
Deadline to register is Sept. 6, 2018.
$200 non-refundable deposit is required to register, which will leave a balance of $750.00. You may pay for this in one lump sum, or with installments. The first installment will be due November 15, 2018 for $375.00. The second installment is due February 15, 2019 of $375.00.
7.2 CEU credits can be earned by attending