2015 Leadership Conference: Transformational Leadership and The Prophetic Witness (Keynote 2)
Living our True Purpose with Joyce Schroeder We live in a world in need of spiritual renewal, healing and connection. St. Paul exhorts us in his letter to the Romans that we, as Christians, are endowed with gifts and we are called to use them. Whereas many of us regularly answer this leading, others of us often fall short of this ideal. This session will put forth the notion that the questions we ask ourselves coupled with the moving of the spirit helps us determine our true purpose. Every day we are faced with opportunities to live our purpose and make a difference. Often times, it is the daily choices we make that can have the biggest impact on our families and our communities and in our workplace. Joyce Schroeder, M.S. has been following her leading to share her knowledge of organizational change and leadership with Friends. She believes that the tools and concepts she teaches to organizations can be of value to Friends as they consider the role of leadership in both their monthly meetings and in the wider society. She presented her findings about Quaker leadership when she was the keynote speaker at the Earlham School of Religion Leadership Conference in 2012. In 2014, she was the Plenary Speaker at New York Yearly Meeting's Summer Sessions. Ms. Schroeder has a Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. In her capacity as a consultant, she has helped to improve working relationships between union and management in some of the best managed companies in the United States.