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Third CSL/CUW online course set to begin Sept. 14

Course explores leadership styles

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is again partnering with Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon (CUW) for a third online continuing education course for ordained pastors, commissioned church workers and lay leaders.

The course, “Four Leadership Approaches Every Leader Should Know and Use,” will run Sept. 14 through Oct. 26. The course will be taught by Dr. Benjamin Haupt, associate provost and associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary; Dr. Luke Schnake, pastor emeritus of Christ Lincoln Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb.; and Dr. Ryan Peterson, vice president of administration at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.

“If you are in a leadership role of any kind, this continuing education opportunity is for you,” said Erika Bennett, director of Continuing Education at Concordia Seminary. “This course will give participants a broader view of all they are asked to do in their leadership roles and provide them with new tools for their various calls to service.”

The course will include a leadership assessment and cover topics on leading through the frame of human resources, symbolism, structure and politics. The course will conclude with ways to reframe a person’s leadership style.

The course is fully online and features six modules over six weeks, with video lectures, optional readings, recommended assignments and peer discussion activities to enhance the learning experience. Each class will begin with a live Zoom discussion between the presenters and students. Each session will be recorded so students can view it later if they are unable to attend.

The course costs $99, which includes one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits per course for pastors. Registration closes Sept. 10, 2021. To register, complete CUW’s online application.

For more information, contact Concordia Seminary’s Continuing Education department at or 314-505-7286, or contact CUW’s Continuing and Distance Education department at or 262-243-2027.

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