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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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