Many organizations view themselves as servant-led, and rightly so. Mission-based community work tends to draw those who feel called to serve others and the common good. Over the last three years, the Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership has offered scholarship opportunities to organizations who want to develop their servant-leadership approach to their missions. Here is what several past participants had to say about their experience:
“To lead with a servant’s heart, the Gabriel Center reminded us not only of the importance of empathy in our mission, but in our day-to-day management decisions.”
–Holly L. Tuchman, CEO & Executive Director, YWCA of Northwest Georgia
“As servant leaders ourselves, we recognize the benefits we could reap by developing a servant-leader approach to foster proactive and productive internal relations.”
Terri ElHaddaoui, former CEO, The Edge Connection
“The sessions were very timely and provided a venue to heal and strengthen our management team. It opened the dialogue and collaboration process. I know we are a better team and more productive as a result.”
David McGinnis, President & CEO, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
“Servant-leadership grounds nonprofits in the work that we are called to do in serving the marginalized of our world with respect and dignity.”
The Rev. Nancy Yancey, CEO, Rainbow Village
We at the Gabriel Center are excited to begin a new year of working with organizations through our expanded scholarship program, now in its second year. Over the course of 2017, one Atlanta-area organization will receive a total of 24 hours of training and consulting with Gabriel Center staff for up to ten participants. Each invidual will also receive a copy of the Gabriel Center’s curriculum, Becoming a Servant-Leader.
Participants can expect to learn how to use tools such as active listening, conflict resolution, personal awareness, and collaborative decision-making – all under the umbrella of the organization’s goals. Training offers experiential opportunities to develop and practice these skills within the framework of servant-leadership.
Click here for more information and to download an application.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, October 31st, 2016