His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel and His Grace Bishop Andrei, in partnership with the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative, invite you to participate in a Peer Learning group dedicated to Deans who serve within the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. Bishops and other clergy will not attend these sessions devoted to ROEA Deans.
Facilitated by executive leadership coach, Dn. Sean Reid, participants will connect with their counterparts to problem-solve, gather insights, share best practices, and develop in their unique leadership roles and responsibilities as Deans. Before each session, participants will receive a short article or link related to the cohort's chosen topic such as conflict resolution, avoiding burn-out, casting vision, active listening, etc. Participants are encouraged to share leadership challenges related to the topic, and to offer practices and insight from their areas of expertise. After enriching discussion, each member will be encouraged to implement one take-away concept or practice. The cohort structure will keep the group of Deans together, committed, and accountable as they strive to be faithful stewards in their leadership responsibilities.
We hope that the Deans will find Peer Learning beneficial to their own leadership development and will recommend it to their brother clergy, church treasurers, and parish council leaders to participate in those respective cohorts that would be available beginning each January and September.