Leadership Opportunities

Transformational Leadership

Three Transformational Leadership courses are being offered this fall at YDS, two-day intensive courses that carry one credit each.

REL 3900 – 1: Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, Faith Leadership in an Age of Tyranny 

A course about the work of justice as inspired by faith.

Taught by: Rev. Jennifer Butler, Director of the national initiative “Faith in Public Life.”

Texts Include:

 

REL 3900 – 2: Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, From Wilderness to Ordered Steps

A course about finding your own vocational calling.

Taught by: Lamell McMorris, founder of a strategic advisory firm that represents NBA referees and combats real estate redlining.

Texts/Screenings Include:

REL 3900 – 3: Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, Radical Transparency and Leadership in a Time of Environmental Crisis

A course about environmental justice and cooperative leadership.

Taught by: Vincent Stanley & Nora Gallagher, Patagonia visionaries.

Texts/Online Texts Include:

Short Term Course Offering at YDS

REL 813 - Financing Churches and Nonprofits: A Case Study Approach, with Jim Elrod

This course examines some of the significant financial challenges faced by churches, cultural institutions, and social services organizations today. Utilizing a case study-based curriculum, we will explore financial issues that help determine (or undermine) every nonprofit entity’s ability to realize its mission. Solutions that promote sustainability will be emphasized. Topics include financial statement analysis, fundraising, financial transparency, metrics, budgeting, and crisis management. Meets the first six weeks of the Fall 2018 semester on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. beginning August 30 and ending October 10.


The Educational Leadership and Ministry program – ELM

ELM prepares YDS students of all denominations for leadership and ministry in schools and colleges. ELM offers courses and field experience that focus on the skills and perspectives useful to chaplains, teachers, and administrators in educational environments. Berkeley, the Episcopal seminary at Yale, awards a Certificate of Educational Leadership and Ministry to those who complete the required and elective courses and an internship in an educational setting. Jere A. Wells is the Director of ELM

REL 811 - Models and Methods of College and University Chaplaincy, Fall Semester, Wednesday

1:30-3:20 p.m., Instructor Sharon Kugler, Chaplain, Yale University

This course explores various approaches to college and university chaplaincy found in the United States in the twenty-first century. Drawing on a historical framework for the role of chaplaincy in the college setting from the middle of the twentieth century, when secularism became a heavier influence, and exploring the issues that confront the vocation in a pluralistic context of the twenty-first century, the course provides an overview of strategies needed to offer a creative, current, and engaging chaplaincy in higher education.

REL 848 - Leadership Ministry in Colleges and Schools, Fall Semester, Monday and Wednesday,

1:30-2:50 p.m., Instructor: Jere A. Wells, ELM Program Director

This course introduces students to the culture of faith-based schools and colleges and the principal leadership roles that divinity school graduates might find there, from the classroom teacher to the chaplain to the head of school. The course studies both the history of schools and contemporary issues facing young people, and how a school mission grounded in spiritual growth and values education can shape a culture of learning and service.


Non-Credit Workshops at the Community Foundation

YDS students with interest in non-profi t leadership may participate in a workshop sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, learning together with agency heads from across this region. To register, you must be in contact with Bill Goettler (William.goettler@yale.edu). Programs will take place at the foundation’s offices, a block off of Whitney Avenue, in New Haven.

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part I: Reporting, Narratives and Photos

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

In the first of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements funders may look for when evaluating grant success and impact, including how to effectively communicate to funders and donors, the basic elements of a compelling story and tips on getting better photos to illustrate mission and impact.

Disaster Preparedness with The American Red Cross

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

The Red Cross, through its Ready Rating program, trains organizations to become better prepared to respond to and successfully withstand a disaster and other emergencies. Learn how to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment, develop an emergency response plan and more. Prepared organizations minimize disruption, enhance productivity and gain trust from employees and their community.

Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

For professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. Examine the standard elements included in many grant applications. Learn tips and techniques for writing compelling narratives and presenting necessary financial information.

Development Director Roundtable

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Sit down with other Development Directors to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include new trends, data management, tax law implications, Board/ED involvement, planned giving and more.

Telling Your Story to Funders, Part I: Reporting, Narratives and Photos

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

In the first of this two-part series focusing on the basics of visual storytelling, explore the elements funders may look for when evaluating grant success and impact, including how to effectively communicate to funders and donors, the basic elements of a compelling story and tips on getting better photos to illustrate mission and impact.

Disaster Preparedness with The American Red Cross

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

The Red Cross, through its Ready Rating program, trains organizations to become better prepared to respond to and successfully withstand a disaster and other emergencies. Learn how to conduct a hazard vulnerability assessment, develop an emergency response plan and more. Prepared organizations minimize disruption, enhance productivity and gain trust from employees and their community.

Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

For professional and volunteer grant writers with little to moderate experience. Examine the standard elements included in many grant applications. Learn tips and techniques for writing compelling narratives and presenting necessary financial information.

Development Director Roundtable

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Sit down with other Development Directors to share experiences and compare challenges in a facilitated conversation directed by participants’ questions and concerns. Possible topics include new trends, data management, tax law implications, Board/ED involvement, planned giving and more.


Yale School of Management

Andover Newton at Yale suggests the following Yale School of Management Leadership courses to their students; these courses are open to all! To register for these courses, Dean Sarah Drummond at Andover Newton writes the following:

  • Visit the Web site for non-SOM students
  • Fill out an add/drop form in the YDS’s Registrar’s office so that courses transfer into YDS
  • transcript.
  • The form requires a signature from the academic advisor. Get the signature and submit the
  • form.
  • YDS will not enter the student’s registration until the student has been admitted to the course.

School of Management Courses recommended by Andover Newton at Yale:

  1. MGT 655 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (1.5 credits by YDS standards, 2 by SOM’s)
  2. MGT 502 Foundations of Accounting and Valuation (3 credits by YDS standards, 4 by SOM’s)
  3. MGT 531 Interpersonal Dynamics (3 credits)*
  4. MGT 505 Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
  5. MGT 801 Introduction to Not-for-Profit Accounting (1.5 credits)
  6. MGT 832 Leadership Lab (3 credits)
  7. MGT 621 Managing Social Enterprises (3 credits)
  8. MGT 674 Leading Small and Medium Enterprises (1.5 credits)
  9. MGT 538 Mastering Influence and Persuasion (1.5 credits)*
  10. MGT 887 Negotiations (1.5 credits)
  11. MGT 893 Nonmarket Strategy (1.5 credits)
  12. MGT 506 Problem Framing (1.5 credits)
  13. MGT 527 Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  14. MGT 536 Urban Poverty and Economic Development (3 credits)
  15. MGT 631 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Health (1.5 credits)

*These courses tend to become full but have multiple sections; in other words, have a backup plan.


Yale School of Public Health

MGT-631/GLBL-910: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Health (Fall 1) with Teresa Chahine, a new professor with a joint appointment in Public Health and School of Management

This course aims to familiarize students with the principles and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of public health, as defined by the well being of society, focusing on social and environmental determinants of health. We examine a set of public health challenges within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a precursor, but not a prerequisite, for the spring course ‘Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship’ where students design ventures tackling social challenges through new or existing organizations. Section-1: Mon/Wed, 10:10AM – 11:30AM Section-2: Tues/Thurs, 10:10AM – 11:30AM