Transformational Leadership

Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson

The Transformational Leadership program at Yale Divinity School offers intensive, two-day weekend courses taught by leaders in church and society, recognizing that such close interaction with notable leaders serves to inspire the vocational vision and build a more expansive understanding of what is possible for the theologically trained leader of the future.
The one-credit courses are limited to matriculated students at YDS and other Yale graduate and professional schools. Friday evening public conversations are open to the public and are broadcast on the YDS Livestream channel, so that a broader audience can experience the witness and the model of our guests. 
Students may register for these individual courses just as they register for any other class. No more than two may be taken for credit within a semester, and no more than three may be applied to a degree program. Questions may be addressed to Associate Dean Bill Goettler at

See videos of many of our guest speakers at the Yale Divinity School YouTube channel. 


Fall 2021

Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13, 2021
Effective Leadership: Critical Conversations about Sexual Ethics
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton, Professor Practical Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

William Goettler

Associate Dean for Ministerial and Social Leadership, Lecturer in Parish Leadership and Church Administration
(203) 432-9896