NEW YORK, NY, July 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Rev. Kenneth Howard, M.Div., M.Ed.
, author, faith leader and church futurist, is the founder of St. Nicholas Church, a congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC. He is also the founder of The FaithX Project
, a startup network preparing faith-based communities and organizations to survive and thrive in turbulent times.
Ken Howard will feature as a presenter and panelist at the 9th Biennial International Meaning Conference
, to be held in Toronto, July 28-31, 2016
, at the Novotel Toronto North York Hotel, 3 Park Home Avenue, North York, ON. Dedicated to the themes of "Spirituality, Self-Transcendence and Second-Wave Positive Psychology," the conference is organized by the Toronto-based International Network on Personal Meaning
Howard will a conduct a Conference Workshop
, "Minimum Viable Belief: How the Need for Transcendent Meaning is Breaking Down the Boundaries between Faith and Business,"
Sunday, July 31, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
The Learning Objectives of the workshop will include:
1. Understanding what is meant by transcendent meaning.
2. Learning how clarifying a worker's transcendent meaning can increase that worker's motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.
3. Knowing how clarifying an organization's transcendent reason for existence can create a focused, creative, and sustainable organizational culture.
4. Learning how business entrepreneurs can employ faith and how faith leaders can become more entrepreneurial in a practical manner.
Howard will also participate in a Panel Discussion
, "Meaning & Work,"
Saturday, July 30, 4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Moderators: Luis Marrero and Gordon Medlock. Panelists: John Davidoff, Joel DiGirolamo, Ken Howard and Alex Pattakos. Howard's mini-presentation on the panel deals with the role of transcendent meaning in team and individual motivation and self-direction.
About Ken Howard
Twenty-five years ago, Ken Howard left a successful career in non-profit startups, corporate rightsizing and strategic leadership to become an ordained leader in the Episcopal Church, focusing on church-starting, church redevelopment and ministry innovation. He is the author of two books, Excommunicating the Faithful
and Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community Beyond Us and Them
, and is currently working on a third, The FaithX Project: Experimental Faith Communities for an Undiscovered Future
. He has consulted with scores of church startups, restarts, and redevelopments, led workshops, retreats, and working conferences for lay and ordained church leadership, and presented at national church and non-church conferences.
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