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Introduction to Narrative Leadership

PCS is pleased to bring to you a seminar on April 8, 2016 about Narrative Leadership presented by Rev. Kelli Walker-Jones.

There are few places where we can tell and explore the unedited stories of our work and life. Narrative peer groups invite such reflection. These groups cultivate an environment of trust, curiosity and relentless optimism through practices of curious questions, seeking an alternative narrative and utilizing engaged listeners. You will be invited to tell stories and practice the elements of a narrative clergy group. You will also learn the narrative case presentation model.

Conference Details

PCS will host this event at the Puritan Conference Center located at 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104. Cost for Either Session is $35.00 and refreshments will be served.

Morning Session for Consultants, Clergy Group and Judicatory leaders - 9:00am-12:00pm

Afternoon Session for Clergy (Parish, Chaplain, or Any Specialized Ministry) – 1:00pm-4:00pm

To conveniently and securely purchase your conference session through your web browser, click here to visit our online registration. For more information or to register over the phone, please call PCS at 603-627-2702 ext. 110 or email Breanna at bsmith@pcs-nh.org.

About Kelli Walker-Jones

Kelli Walker-Jones is the director of TPC (Triangle Pastoral Counseling) in Raleigh North Carolina. She is an ordained United Methodist minister and a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference, Her academic preparations include: B.A., Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (1979) and M.Div., the Divinity School, Duke University (1983). A minister for over 30 years, her experience includes rural church ministry, large church staff ministry and serving on the staff at Duke Divinity School where she worked extensively with ministerial students in recruitment, supervision, and field placement.

Prior to becoming Center Director, Kelli and Dick Hester co-directed two Lilly Grants on Sustaining Pastoral Excellence. She continues to lead clergy groups, do narrative leadership facilitation training and individual mentoring.

Kelli leads out of a narrative model that invites story gathering and deep listening.

Publications include:
Know Your Story and Lead with It: The Power of Narrative in Clergy Leadership. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.

"Tilling Our Stories", in So Much Better: How Thousands of Pastors Helped Each Other Thrive. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2013

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