Resilience for Spiritual Leaders (CH-730)

Course Details:

This course is designed for people of all spiritual/religious backgrounds who are providing spiritual and emotional support to others, leading faith communities, serving as chaplains, working on justice issues, or seeking additional self-care practices. This course about resilience teaches the participants about the characteristics of resilience, invites the participants to engage in reflective self-assessment, and provides the participants with tools and resources to enable them to develop strategies to help the people they serve in their contexts build resilience. The course includes lectures, individual reflection, independent reading, written reflection, resilience-building workshop exercises, and small-group discussion. It is only through learning to cultivate our own resilience that we can mindfully extend that invitation to others through our programs, teaching/preaching, conversations, and role modeling.

Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS - Ministerial Studies: Arts of Ministry
MAIRS - Interreligious Studies Elective
MAIRS - Islamic Studies Elective
MAC - Islamic Studies Pathway Elective
MAC - Chaplaincy elective
MAP - Elective


If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.

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