Leadership demands courage. You have to make good decisions while balancing inevitable tensions and
knowing when to take risks. You need to keep your values in sight regardless of the pressures around you. At its
core, leadership is a daily, ongoing practice, a journey toward becoming your best self and inviting others to do
And that’s where The Courage Way comes in. It’s a guide to leadership that shows how to access and draw
upon courage in all that you do. It has its roots in the work of Parker J. Palmer, who in fifty years of teaching,
speaking, and writing has explored the human spirit--what he has called “the inner landscape”--and its role in
life and leadership. He writes,
It takes courage to join “soul and role” in organizations that make it unsafe to show up with integrity and act in
alignment with it. But when we find that courage, our lives become more whole, our work reaches deeper, the
people we serve are better served, and in ways large and small, the world becomes a better place.
Please join us as we look deeply at what it means to be courageous and why courage is essential if we want
our work to be transformative. We will examine the four kinds of courage: physical, moral, social and creative
and the role they play in transformative leadership. Through discussion, small group work and mindfulness
practices we will learn how to bring forth the courage that finds its Source in our deepest, truest self.
A copy of the book, The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity is included in the cost.
This is a CEU Accredited program. 7 hours of continuing education available for Social Workers, Licensed
Professional Counselors, and Chaplain.
Patricia Speier, DMin & Joe Barry, MA
Aug 17 (F)
Location: Seminary of the Southwest, 501 E 32nd St, Austin, TX 78705
$195 (Includes book, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Patricia Speier, DMin & Joe Barry, MA, are both experienced workshop facilitators and master teachers.
Patricia is the Director of The Seton Cove and an Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Seminary of the
Southwest. Joe has more than twenty-five years of facilitating, teaching, and consulting in the non-profit, faithbased
and educational sectors.