Event Title

Morning Breakout Sessions (click here for descriptions)

Start Date

6-5-2023 9:40 AM

End Date

6-5-2023 10:45 AM

Location

All breakout sessions take place in Murray-Herrick Campus Center accessible adjacent to the Iverson Center for Faith by interior corridor

  1. Room 203: “Engaging Religious Diversity on your Campus” led by students (students only)
  2. Room 201: “Cultivating Curiosity through Storytelling and Active Listening for Empathetic Interfaith Engagement” with Jane Ulring
  3. Room 205: “Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communication for Interfaith Peacebuilding” with Najeeba Syeed
  4. Room 204: "Liberative Leadership in Diverse Societies” with Rev. Michael Le Buhn Jr., MDiv.,

Description

1. Room 203: “Engaging Religious Diversity on your Campus” led by students (for students only)

description coming soon …


2. Room 201: “Cultivating Curiosity through Storytelling and Active Listening for Empathetic Interfaith Engagement” with Jane Ulring, Managing director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University

description coming soon …


3. Room 205: “Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communication for Interfaith Peacebuilding” with Najeeba Syeed, El-Hibri endowed chair, full professor and executive director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University

In this session, interaction with the speaker and between participants will be emphasized. This is a skills-based workshop focused on

  1. Diagnosing the stage of conflict, from uncomfortability to crisis
  2. Developing intervention plans for addressing difficult conversations
  3. Practicing foundational skills for managing interfaith conflicts and conversations
  4. Designing encounters that foster trust and care in times of trauma

Participants will use case studies from their own lives and from the speaker's toolbox. Be ready to interact, enjoy and have fun as we spend time together learning and growing together.

Najeeba is the inaugural El-Hibri endowed chair, a full professor and executive director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University. She has been a professor, expert practitioner and public speaker for the last two decades in the fields of conflict resolution, interfaith studies, mediation, education, deliberative democracy, social, gender and racial equity.

4. Room 204: “Liberative Leadership in Diverse Societies” with Rev. Michael Le Buhn Jr., MDiv., Manager, Spiritual Care, Allina Health West Region

The dictionary definition of liberation includes the process of freeing someone from something that limits their control over their own life. Liberating leaders co-create a culture where everyone's wholeness is invited. This is achieved by the leader's example of being her whole self, thus empowering others to do likewise. Liberative leadership is challenging and requires a tremendous amount of self-examination, self-knowledge, and cultural humility. The benefits are immeasurable, however, as it creates a sense of belonging, enables genuine connection and trust on the team, and discourages injustices from going unaddressed. In this session, participants will discuss becoming liberating leaders by examining three areas of leadership together: social location and biases, accountability and restoration, and leading with vulnerability.

Michael Le Buhn Jr. serves as the Manager of Spiritual Care for Abbott Northwestern and the West Region of Allina Health. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and received his Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). His undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign, IL). Michael previously worked as a chaplain at Open Table Nashville, a non-profit that serves people experiencing homelessness. His experience serving as a hospital chaplain includes intensive care, palliative care, COVID-19, mental health, chemical dependency, and trauma one. Michael is a veteran of the United States Army and former Soldier of the Year for the White House Military Office. His awards and decorations include a Purple Heart, a Combat Action Badge, and a Presidential Service Badge. Professional interests: Public theology, trauma informed care, health equity, Community Health, and Interfaith ministry. Personal interests: comic books, gardening, vegan cuisine, live music, and stand-up comedy.

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May 6th, 9:40 AM May 6th, 10:45 AM

Morning Breakout Sessions (click here for descriptions)

All breakout sessions take place in Murray-Herrick Campus Center accessible adjacent to the Iverson Center for Faith by interior corridor

  1. Room 203: “Engaging Religious Diversity on your Campus” led by students (students only)
  2. Room 201: “Cultivating Curiosity through Storytelling and Active Listening for Empathetic Interfaith Engagement” with Jane Ulring
  3. Room 205: “Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communication for Interfaith Peacebuilding” with Najeeba Syeed
  4. Room 204: "Liberative Leadership in Diverse Societies” with Rev. Michael Le Buhn Jr., MDiv.,

1. Room 203: “Engaging Religious Diversity on your Campus” led by students (for students only)

description coming soon …


2. Room 201: “Cultivating Curiosity through Storytelling and Active Listening for Empathetic Interfaith Engagement” with Jane Ulring, Managing director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University

description coming soon …


3. Room 205: “Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communication for Interfaith Peacebuilding” with Najeeba Syeed, El-Hibri endowed chair, full professor and executive director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University

In this session, interaction with the speaker and between participants will be emphasized. This is a skills-based workshop focused on

  1. Diagnosing the stage of conflict, from uncomfortability to crisis
  2. Developing intervention plans for addressing difficult conversations
  3. Practicing foundational skills for managing interfaith conflicts and conversations
  4. Designing encounters that foster trust and care in times of trauma

Participants will use case studies from their own lives and from the speaker's toolbox. Be ready to interact, enjoy and have fun as we spend time together learning and growing together.

Najeeba is the inaugural El-Hibri endowed chair, a full professor and executive director of Interfaith Institute at Augsburg University. She has been a professor, expert practitioner and public speaker for the last two decades in the fields of conflict resolution, interfaith studies, mediation, education, deliberative democracy, social, gender and racial equity.

4. Room 204: “Liberative Leadership in Diverse Societies” with Rev. Michael Le Buhn Jr., MDiv., Manager, Spiritual Care, Allina Health West Region

The dictionary definition of liberation includes the process of freeing someone from something that limits their control over their own life. Liberating leaders co-create a culture where everyone's wholeness is invited. This is achieved by the leader's example of being her whole self, thus empowering others to do likewise. Liberative leadership is challenging and requires a tremendous amount of self-examination, self-knowledge, and cultural humility. The benefits are immeasurable, however, as it creates a sense of belonging, enables genuine connection and trust on the team, and discourages injustices from going unaddressed. In this session, participants will discuss becoming liberating leaders by examining three areas of leadership together: social location and biases, accountability and restoration, and leading with vulnerability.

Michael Le Buhn Jr. serves as the Manager of Spiritual Care for Abbott Northwestern and the West Region of Allina Health. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and received his Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). His undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign, IL). Michael previously worked as a chaplain at Open Table Nashville, a non-profit that serves people experiencing homelessness. His experience serving as a hospital chaplain includes intensive care, palliative care, COVID-19, mental health, chemical dependency, and trauma one. Michael is a veteran of the United States Army and former Soldier of the Year for the White House Military Office. His awards and decorations include a Purple Heart, a Combat Action Badge, and a Presidential Service Badge. Professional interests: Public theology, trauma informed care, health equity, Community Health, and Interfaith ministry. Personal interests: comic books, gardening, vegan cuisine, live music, and stand-up comedy.