Leadership Pillars have so far been presented to the ELT and in each of our three zones, in four-day face-to-face meetings. Rather than a leadership training event, it is an invitation to a journey of exploration, essentially focused on the person, attitudes and behaviours instead of knowledge and skills.
It offers participants an experiential opportunity to interact, learn and sharpen one another in community. Prior to the event, participants carry out preparatory activities. During the event, there are short presentations and many table group discussions during which participants engage with the topics being shared. Those discussions are important moments of knowing one another, learning from one another, and building relationships that continue beyond the event as peer groups are formed for ongoing cross-fertilisation.
For every event that has taken place, participants’ feedback and testimonies have given a sense that these conversations (around who SIL is, why SIL exists today, what SIL should keep doing and how) are timely and relevant.
Leadership Pillars Zonal Sponsors and Coordinators
East Zone: Karsten van Riesen (AED, sponsor) and Karen Block, (Zonal Coordinator)
West/Central Zone: Nelis van den Berg (AED, sponsor), and Marie South and Chris Pierson, (Zonal Coordinators)