Monthly Archives: August 2015

Board Discernment: Part 5: The Four Core Tools of Group Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 After reading the first four parts of this post on Ignatian Discernment for Boards, you may be left with an impression that learning to do Discernment is like learning to play chess, … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 4: The Six Components of Group Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 Having discussed the spirituality and personal habits that underlie Ignatian discernment.  I’d like to turn now to how these principles are applied in practice.  The challenge of defining the steps of group … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 3: The Habit of Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 In the previous part of this post, we talked about the Spirit with which we approach Board Discernment.  But adopting this spirit is not enough to assure that discernment will shape the way … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 2: The Spirit of Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 If you’ve read the Overview above on Board Discernment, I’d like to delve deeper into the Spirit we must embrace if we want to enter more deeply into discernment. RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Discernment … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 1: Overview

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 Most schools are governed by some sort of board charged with centering it on its mission of service to the community.  It’s a big responsibility, all the more challenging because trustees are busy people … Continue reading

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