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Leadership Development Breakfast 4/26/12

Professor Miller-McLemoreDate: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am  
Cost: $10.00 per person, free for Vanderbilt Students
Fee includes breakfast  

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Guest Speaker: 
Mark Miller-McLemore
Dean, Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Resourceful Enough: Leadership in Scarcity

Most nonprofits and congregations face resource shortages: money, staff, and time. The recent economy has made matters worse. Yet most leadership resources ignore that reality. Scarcity as a condition for leadership is overlooked. How can we understand leadership in scarcity? How can leaders be resourceful even when resources are in short supply? Using cases and reflection, this presentation will look honestly at the challenges of leading in scarcity; suggest the gifts such situations offer leaders; and make five proposals for moving forward.

Mark teaches leadership and ministry at Vanderbilt Divinity School and leads the Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt, an experiment in education for ministry in a residential community of practice. He came to Nashville in 1995 following 18 years at a small congregation in an inner city on the south side of Chicago, where the church spearheaded the start of PADS, a congregationally-based shelter program for homeless people.