In this final episode of our podcast series on Organizational Identity, co-hosts Dr. J. Derek McNeil and Kate Rae Davis, MDiv, revisit the many rich conversations they’ve had with our guests this season and highlight some of the key takeaways for leaders, congregations, and organizations. We hope these conversations have supported you as you strive
This week we’re talking to Bishop Melissa Skelton, who currently serves as Bishop Provisional for the Diocese of Olympia. In our conversation, we look at understanding the identity of your church, not only at the level of your local congregation but within your denomination or your greater faith tradition. Bishop Skelton highlights the importance of
When you set out to determine your organization’s identity, there are a few key questions to ask yourself that go beyond your mission or vision statements. This week, we’re joined by CEO and founder of Motis, Rick Beaton, PhD. Rick brings his expertise in people, culture, leadership and management, corporate identity, belief systems, and social psychology
This week, Kate and Derek are joined by longtime friend, Linda Wagener, PhD, who is the Chief Culture Officer at Blink UX. With over 35 years of experience in organizational leadership, training, and research, her role with Blink is to build a resilient work culture that enhances employee engagement and productivity. Linda’s expertise in cultivating and
We’re starting a new series on the podcast about organizational identity – a topic that, co-host Dr. J. Derek McNeil admits at the beginning of this episode – can sound somewhat dry. But here’s why it’s important: Most of us have some sense of our personal identities. But when you’re leading a group of
As we continue our conversation about embodying community, we spoke with Coté Soerens, neighborhood pastor from the South Park neighborhood in Seattle, about what it means to belong to a neighborhood, the role of listening and prayer, and unexpected ways to encounter God.
In this conversation about embodied community with Jimmy McGee, CEO and President of Impact Movement, Inc., we dig into the ways in which technology, the pandemic, and a generational shift are affecting the way we socialize with our communities. From sitting around a pot of gumbo in New Orleans with cousins to connecting over Zoom, join us as we consider how the elements of an embodiment are evolving.
We connected with psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson, MD, on a Zoom call as we were all navigating the Omicron surge in the winter of 2022. As we talked about what an embodied community means, we could not escape the context of the COVID19 pandemic. This conversation is full of longing to be in the physical presence of one another, the challenges that arise as we begin to re-enter into community with others, and how we can approach the next season with open ears and hearts, ready to listen and engage with one another.
Get to know the people, the ideas, and the hopes and dreams for cascading change in the pilot episode of “Transforming Engagement,” the new podcast from CTE. Listen as the founders, Kate Rae Davis, MDiv and Dr. J. Derek McNeil, discuss the need for healing in our communities and why we need to transform the ways in which we engage one another to experience true healing. We invite you to join us as we embark on this journey together.