People's Seminary Inspires Hope and Transformation While Serving Communities

The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro in conjunction with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting its second national Co-Creation Conference May 1–3, 2014 in Greensboro.

The school’s goal is to inspire attendees to express their own gifts by using the principles and practices of servant-leadership to initiate new ministries, establish creative initiatives and to illuminate truly effective leadership at every level of life.

“We do all that we can possibly do through spiritual practices in our school to nurture spiritual intelligence—as this is our source of hope, direction, meaning,” said Ruth D. Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director and Faculty for The Servant Leadership School. “We are creating a sacred space in Co-Creation 2014 where we can listen to the intelligence of our compassionate hearts and invite participants into a time of reflection, renewal and spiritual transformation.”

The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro has been offering classes, weekend workshops, training and retreats on various aspects of servant leadership in the community since 1992 and has nurtured a generation of servant leaders who have made a significant impact in their communities.

“Wisdom Schools have formed in times of great spiritual and cultural transition as a crucible for transformation and a meeting ground between ancient, time-tested practices and emerging spiritual insights,” said author and Co-Creation 2014 presenter Cynthia Bourgeault. “The core assertion is that wisdom cannot be accessed by the mind alone; it requires a transformation of the entire being.”

“Having read several of Cynthia Bourgeault’s books, I am excited about listening to her in person and hearing what she has to say about the inward/outward journey in everyday life,” said Rev. Susan Sherard, Episcopal priest and faculty for The Servant Leadership School. “I’m also looking forward to being part of a large gathering of people who want to be part of God’s transforming grace in the world.”

Co-Creation 2014 Speakers are Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, author of “Mystical Hope,” “The Wisdom Way of Knowing,” and several other books and articles; Dr. Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, lecturer and author of more than two dozen books in religion and spirituality; and Rev. Jon Wortmann, ordained minister and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, executive and mental coach, speaker and author of “Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence” and “The Three Commitments of Leadership”. Wortmann is also a regular contributor to Huffington Post.

The three-day conference will also include opportunities to engage in spiritual practices and storytelling through worship in the Taize and Wisdom traditions and participation in a 24/7 prayer room, a story lounge and a world wide Walk One at One labyrinth walk.