Responding to Clergy Misconduct - Leadership Training - October 2012
This in-person classroom training has an emphasis on intervention in response to complaints. (investigation/adjudication/action and policy review) The course will prepare you to effectively use your policy and procedures addressing complaints of clergy misconduct and boundary violations.
Oct 14, 2012 04:00 PM
Oct 16, 2012 03:00 PM
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|Where||Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee|
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
|Contact Name||Carolyn Scott Brown|
|Contact Phone||206-634-1903 x23|
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When prevention fails and a faith leader violates the boundaries of a pastoral or teaching relationship, it is critical that a judicatory or organization have a policy in place to respond and then use that process appropriately. This training will focus on a clear understanding of what clergy misconduct is, what boundary violations are, and what are the appropriate aspects of response to a complaint including investigation, adjudication, and possible actions of discipline or exoneration. We will provide a theological foundation for this process and emphasize a supportive response to complainants, respondents and congregations.
- Prepare judicatory leaders to respond to misconduct by clergy and spiritual leaders.
- Expand the biblical and theological foundations for an appropriate response to clergy misconduct.
- Review the importance of an awareness of power and vulnerability within pastoral/teaching relationships.
- Look critically at policy and procedure issues including investigation and adjudication.
- Address legal concerns.
- Address communication concerns post-disclosure of abuse.
Who Should Participate:
Judicatory or organizational leaders (clergy and laity) who are responsible for responding to complaints of clergy misconduct
Prerequiste: Strongly recommended 101 level boundary training
Pre-Course Assignment: Read Sex and the Spiritual Teacher
Two-day In-person classroom training
Session I: A Common Framework
Session II: It's All About Power
Session III: Policy and Procedure: Making it Work
Course Materials included in training fee: Responding to Clergy Misconduct Handbook; DVDs Not In My Church & Once You Cross the Line; Is Nothing Sacred? By Marie Fortune; Sex and the Spiritual Teacher by Scott Edelstein
Fees and Registration
- $750 Early Registration per participant, EXTENDED, available until Wednesday, October 10, 2012
- $850 per participant, final registration Friday, October 12, 2012
- $725 per person group rate or returning participants; Call for details.
- This training event will be held at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Click Here for more Travel and Accommodations Information.
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