2020 Disciples Senior Minister Leadership Conference

January 21-23, 2020

Join us for this exciting event hosted by University Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX!

Engaging People and Teams for Success in a Changing World

Increasingly complex environments are taxing businesses, non-profits, and even longstanding societal institutions like never before. To survive, and ultimately thrive, organizations must adapt to conditions without compromising their core values. But how, exactly, does this happen in organizations with decades, if not centuries, of inertia? Research consistently points to leadership as the key: Great leaders keep their people focused on the non-negotiable values while simultaneously fostering empowering and energizing conditions that permit rapid, flexible, and collaborative responses to change.


Professor Brad Harris


Professor Patrick Downes

Over the course of three active and engaging sessions, Professors Brad Harris and Patrick Downes of Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business will share evidence-based tools and tips to help you develop the leadership mindset and skills needed to thrive in today’s environment. Discussion topics will help you learn how to cultivate more motivating work for staff members, empower more effective teams and task forces for ongoing and ad hoc projects, and build a culture that embraces complexity. In addition to sharing lessons from their own research and consulting experience, the facilitators will guide substantive discussions among attendees aimed at surfacing specific organizational challenges and generating meaningful advice and solutions from others that have encountered similar problems.

Hotel Information

The 2020 Disciples Senior Minister Leadership Conference host hotel is the Hilton Fort Worth. Please use this button to book your hotel rooms and enter the code: CCDOC


There is no registration cost. Attendees are responsible for individual travel, lodging, and some meals. The Foundation will host a dinner Tuesday night, provide lunch on Wednesday, and breakfast on Thursday. In order for us to have an accurate count for meals and handouts, please fill out the form below. When booking your travel, it is important to note that the Conference begins with dinner on Tuesday and ends before lunch on Thursday.

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