Executive Director, Cindy Thompson, was selected to receive a 2018 Reflective Leadership Grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. These grants of up to $15,000 support an opportunity for structured reflection for leaders of organizations that are advancing their mission in the midst of today's rapidly changing context. For Boundless Impact, the grant will be used to cast a vision for the next phase and expansion of InnovateUMC, an inclusive innovation initiative in partnership with the United Methodist Church.
“The Reflective Leadership Grant at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity recognizes and supports the faithful and innovative work of lay and ordained Christian leaders who find themselves at a pivotal moment in their ministry. Using Harvard professor Ron Heifetz’s language, we want to help leaders experience ‘balcony time,’ which allows them to move from the dance floor to the balcony to gain a broader picture of the work, organization, community and trends,” said Victoria White, Leadership Education’s managing director of grants. “We want to encourage grantees to continue to develop their leadership capacities in ways specific to their work and context. For some, this might look like attending interdisciplinary conferences, and for others it might look like observing similar work in different settings. We are excited about the interest in this grant program from both traditional and non-traditional Christian leaders and we look forward to learning alongside them and their communities.”
For more information, follow this link to the announcement.