Workshops, Trainings & Keynotes
I love to work with groups to share what I know and give them tools to live and work more effectively. Over the past twenty years I have led workshops, trainings, and given presentations on topics ranging from organizational systems and leadership to the spiritual practice of hospitality. I will design and lead sessions for both small and large groups, whether a 60 minute keynote presentation or a multi-day retreat.
Below are a few of the topics and trainings I have led recently:
- The Spiritual Practice of Hospitality: a three-hour workshop designed to create a new experience and paradigm for creating a welcoming culture in churches. Offered for regional church gatherings and for individual congregations.
- The Balancing Act of Leadership: a ninety-minute keynote/workshop for lay leaders of UU churches presented at UU University. Supporting leaders to clarify their priorities and move into effective action.
- Sabbatical Coach: a relationship of six to twelve months where I support churches to become more conscious of the opportunities for congregational and individual growth during a ministerial sabbatical. Usually consists of a series of workshops and sermons.
- Peer-Coach Training: a cost efficient way to spread the benefits of coaching in an organization or system is to train individuals to be peer-coaches. Since 2005, I have worked with the National Episcopal House of Bishops, training veteran bishops to be peer coaches to incoming bishops.
- Coaching Skills for Leaders: What is coaching and what are the coaching skills that may be particularly appropriate for leaders.
Recent Key-note Topics:
- Authentic Communication: Conversations That Get Things Done
- Balancing Your Life
- Finding Your Life’s Purpose
- Vocation and Work: Who Are You Called To Be?
From Workshop Participants
- “Clear, inspiring, humorous, organized”
- “Great presentation – interesting ideas and group work”
- “David is amazing. He has a natural ability to bring out the best in each individual in the group. Highly intelligent and focused, yet warm, loving, and open. Our best facilitator yet.”