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For Cabinets:  Upgrading Moving Day

"New Thoughts On Pastoral Transitions"

Nov 28-29, 2017 in Las Vegas

Many registrants will want to stay for Route 122, in same location, Nov. 29-Dec 1​​

Welcome To The Moving Day Workshop

Limited to Deans of the Cabinet

and/or District Superintendents

     To say pastoral transitions are easy is an understatement. Based on their experiences and research, Jim Griffith & Jim Ozier offer time-proven ‘upgrades’ that supervisors can implement. 
     Topics are based on studying hundreds of transitions and the issues involved.  Each module will give concrete ways to ‘upgrade’ the chances of a successful pastoral transition.
     The format places participants elbow to elbow with colleagues and encourages interaction-based learning.    

Topics covered:
   • The role of the supervisor in the transition
   • Best practices for passing the baton
   • Paying attention to a church’s emotional state
   • The forgotten entities involved in the transition
   • Revisiting the announcement sequence
Day One: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM, 7 PM to 9 PM
Day Two:  8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
         On Day One, from 7 to 9 PM, Discipleship Ministries will host the first gathering of the "National Network of UM Deans of the Cabinet.” This evening, Deans of the Cabinet will have an opportunity for informal networking and sharing of best practices among themselves.
         District Superintendents will have a free evening while the Deans of the Cabinet are meeting on day one from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Registration Fee (online registration)
     Before October 25, $129
     After October 25, $199

Facilitators: Jim Griffith & Jim Ozier
     Authors of the book, The Changeover Zone: Successful Pastoral Transitions, the two Jims have years of experience in helping congregations say goodbye and say hello.
      No strangers to United Methodism, Jim Griffith consults in dozens of Annual Conferences; and Jim Ozier, prior to becoming an associate of Griffith Coaching, served 10 years as a member of the appointive cabinet and the Director of Congregational Development for the North Texas Conference.

     University UMC, 4412 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas
Local Contact Info:

     Patsy Soto,,
     602-266-6956, extension 205
Additional information
     Dress for the program is casual. 

     Snacks & drinks will be provided.
     All meals are on your own.

Participant Cancellation/Transfer
    If you cannot attend a Griffith Coaching course for which you are registered, you must cancel no later than three (3) weeks prior to the course date to receive a full refund. If you cancel less than three (3) weeks before the course start date, you will not receive a refund.
    If you register for a Griffith Coaching course and need to transfer to a different course date, you can do so by contacting Griffith Coaching at least three (3) weeks prior to the course date you originally registered for. Griffith Coaching will not accept any transfer requests less than three (3) weeks before the course start date.
Course Cancellation
     Griffith Coaching courses are dynamic events that combine classroom instruction with group activities. Therefore, each session has set a minimum number of participants to ensure a successful learning experience. Griffith Coaching reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the minimum number of participants four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the session and will notify all registered participants of the cancellation at that time. We encourage participants to plan their travel accordingly as Griffith Coaching is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in the event a session is cancelled.

Rev. Dr. Kim Griffith.
Executive Director