Servant Leadership School of NW Arkansas
We Welcome All in the Community: Ecumenical and Non-Denominational
Spring 2013 SL Schedule Overview
Servant Leadership Faculty
St. Paul's Fayetteville has embarked on an exciting community venture
and we'd like YOU to join US. Each year St. Paul's hosts a 10-session Servant Leadership training program in northwest Arkansas's
first Servant Leadership School. Servant Leadership Institute's can be found throughout the U.S. The model this school has
adopted is derived from secular and religious sources. The secular approach of the Greenleaf Institute of Indiana (www.greenleaf.org)
and spiritual sources that include: The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro (www.servantleadergreensboro.com) and The
Servant Leadership School at Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C. (www.slschool.org).
Servant Leadership is leadership for every aspect of life. People can and should work together to grow a company or an organization.
We believe this program will give current leaders a new energizing perspective for their life's work and will empower new
leaders to claim they're calling and vision. Our hope is that once you've experienced this transformative program you will
approach your life and work in a new way. During a time of changing worldviews, make a paradigm shift in your mind and heart.
Join a community of servant leaders.
- We encourage servant leadership in daily life and
work, bringing new life to relationships, businesses, groups and organizations.
support persons called to serve in ministries of compassion, justice, and the alleviation of human suffering.
information on the Servant Leadership School of NWA email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479.442.7373 extension 40.
- We welcome participants from a wide variety of traditions and organizations.
Overview of the Servant
Servant Leadership, a management model
that's being embraced by Fortune 500 companies as well as the spiritual community, is a concept in leadership theory that
provides participants with a different framework in which to shape and live their lives. It's a community concept that empowers
individuals... a compassionate and loving way of life that rejects authoritarian "power over" leadership and promotes
a "power with" version, where everyone is equal and no one dominates the process.
The term "Servant
Leadership" is paradoxical and the practice of servant leadership results in a fundamental redefinition of the understanding
and use of both power and leadership. By adopting the practice of servant leadership, we are offered the possibility for a
deeper relationship with others in all aspects of our lives. Author Karen Armstrong described servant leadership as being
about how we ‘behave’ -- in our relationships with each other, in our world and in our work, and with our Creator.
Nowadays the words "ethics" and "business" seem incongruent when used in the same sentence. With
our ever-changing global and political crises, now more than ever is the time for companies to invest in their employees and
their communities. A number of companies embrace the model of Servant Leadership, becoming responsible corporate citizens
and empowering their employees. When businesses give to their employees and the community, it comes back to them in profitable
and positive ways.
“The servant-leader is servant
first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The
best test is: do those served grow as persons: do they, while being served become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous,
more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society; will they benefit,
or, at least, not be further deprived?” Robert K. Greenleaf