International Conference on Mentoring 2009 Workshops
Each workshop will be offered both in the morning and afternoon, unless otherwise indicated.
Denver Seminary’s Mentor Orientation – offered in morning only
If you have been asked to mentor a Denver Seminary student for the first time, this module will introduce you to Denver Seminary’s mentoring process and help you get started in your unique role as a mentor.
If you register for this workshop, you may register to attend the conference for only $20.
Mentoring as Mirroring: The Art of Listening and Asking Questions - Roger Cauthon -offered morning and afternoon.
Mentors need an empathetic imagination and a willingness to set aside their own preoccupations. This workshop will help mentors deepen their connection with a mentee’s joys, sorrows, fears and doubts, gratitude, regret and lament, so that those can emerge before God.
Roger Cauthon serves as a mentoring director at Denver Seminary. Additionally, he has a ministry of spiritual direction and teaching. Roger pastored a local congregation for over 25 years.
Let the Soul Speak: Mentoring Creatively - Nancy Buschart - offered afternoon only
The use of creativity for Christian formation has little to do with our degree of artistic ability. This session is a hands-on opportunity for participants to experiment with creativity as a language for Christian formation and a surprisingly valuable tool for enriching the mentoring experience.
Nancy Buschart serves as a mentoring director at Denver Seminary. She is also the author and leader of a creative mentoring curriculum entitled, "Vine, Vision and Voice."
Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Ministry Setting - Don Payne - offered morning and afternoon
What does it take to launch and sustain mentoring in a congregation or other ministry setting? This workshop will present a simple, yet non-programmatic approach, then help you begin designing it in a way that fits your ministry setting.
Don Payne serves as associate dean, assistant professor of theology and ministry, and director of the mentoring program at Denver Seminary. He has also been involved in pastoral ministry as a church planter and an associate pastor.
Tools for Guiding Mentoring Conversations – Wes Roberts - offered afternoon only
Mentors often struggle for ways to help mentees explore the most significant areas of their lives and respond to God’s presence in those areas. You will learn how to use two innovative, yet simple approaches to helping other’s identify and follow God’s work in their lives.
Wes Roberts is the founder and director of Leadership Design Group, a ministry specializing in the mentoring of young laders around the world.
Passing the Torch: Mentoring Generations Today for Tomorrow’s Leaders – Jeff Vankooten - offered morning only
An exploration into the themes that have shaped our unique generational personalities. It includes five simple, yet relationally rich practices to effectively relate as mentors up and down the generational ladder (young and old, old and young).
Jeff Vankooten is the founder of LivingYearz, a ministry that provides training and resources to help people of different generations effectively navigate the dilemmas and challenges of contemporary change.