Spiritual care providers/chaplains work in some of the most complex organizational environments of today’s world. In addition to theological acumen and interpersonal skills, they must develop “habits of the heart and mind” that enable them to navigate these complexities and exert transformative leadership in diverse settings. This online course explores dynamics of organizational systems and administrative leadership, as well as provides rudimentary concepts in such mundane matters as budgets and balance sheets, communication and media relations, strategic planning and common legal issues. In addition to engaging in course readings and online discussions, students have opportunity to engage the instructor and each other in “processing” relevant case studies from their own contexts.
Notes: Open to students in all academic programs. Required weekly synchronous meetings.