Practicing Adaptive Leadership – Intensive Small Group Study

Why figure out your leadership challenges alone?

The Details

Join other Leaders in a small group of four with an experienced guide to practice adaptive leadership. For 6-weeks beginning in January 2018, you will set aside 2 hours per week to study The Practice of Adaptive Leadership together and to apply what you learn to a case study of your own.

This is an opportunity for you to meet in community and to learn from one another.

  • Are there people you’ve been wanting to spend more intentional time with? Sign up together!
  • Are you wanting to make new connections or expand your networks? Let us place you in a group!

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Leaders in small groups of 4 who want more than the status quo

  • Join as a group or individually
  • Groups meet digitally  – participate with anyone from anywhere

Each group will include one of LEAD’s experienced guides:

  • Pastor Sue Briner – Bishop’s Associate, Southwestern Texas Synod
  • Pastor Ernie Hinojosa – Senior Pastor, Rejoice Lutheran Church
  • Peggy Hahn – Executive Director of LEAD and Assistant to the Bishop, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod

The guides have been mentored in this process and have personally used the resources designed by Rev. Dr. Louise Johnson, President of Wartburg Seminary, based on her work at Harvard with Alexander Grashow, one of the authors of The Practice Adaptive Leadership. The guides continue to meet monthly as a cohort, working through case studies and learning as they guide other leaders.


  • A 6-week, 2 hour per week intensive study of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership by Heifetz, Grashow, and Linsky
  • Case studies – one from your own congregation and one from each of the others in your group


  • Between January & April 2018
  • Beginning and end dates set by group
  • Time and day of the week set by group


  • Register online
  • Meet online once a week for 6 weeks, 2 hours each week

What does it cost?

The Schedule

  • Session

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Prepare / Converse

  • Intro & Parts 1-2
  • Part 3 & Case Study Outline
  • Part 4 & Case Study #1
  • Case Studies #2 & #3
  • Case Study #4 & Reflection
  • Part 5 & Next Questions

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact LEAD