Appreciative Inquiry Based Guide
to Mutual Ministry Reviews
Rob is an accomplished speaker and trainer. Participants consistently rate
his training programs as:
"one of the best workshops
I've attended in years"
Rob's training is full of heart, wit, and passion.
E.R. Executive Coach
Rob's combination of organizational savvy, teaching skills, theological & spiritual integration, and ability to rapidly build supportive, learning communities is quite simply the best in any of
the churches today.
Gray Temple, Episcopal Priest, Author & Coach
After 45 years in the pastoral ministry and attending three events led by Rob Voyle, I have finally learned a better way to help church leaders help themselves and the people they serve.
John Wilkerson, Director: Church Leadership Coaching & Consulting
Rob will enhance your ability to delight in yourself, your neighbor and God through his insightful, practical, loving, professionally grounded, appreciative and often mischievous coaching and
teaching skills; and that will make you a better leader and citizen in God's creation.
Ed Leidel, Episcopal Bishop and Congregational Coach serving North America
"I have been fully engaged emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Thank you for touching me at the core of my being."
M.E. Member of the UCC Church.
"Of all the training I have been to, your notes are the ones I keep coming back to time and again for practical resources."
P.W. Conference Pastor.
Rob's educational model brings body, mind and spirit together. I have been challenged intellectually, transformed spiritually, touched emotionally, gathering in communally. He came into my life at just the right time.
Jean Holmes, Presbyterian Pastor
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In this in-person training program you will:
No Mutual Ministry Valuation workshops are scheduled at this time.
Please see training schedule for a complete listing of all training programs.
This program may also be offered as a webinar for Church Boards, Personnel Committees, and Congregation Leaders. Please see: Webinar Training Options.
The worst thing in American business is the annual performance appraisal.
It evokes fear and robs workers of the right to pride in their workmanship...
Think back over all the annual performance reviews that you have received...
How many left you:
or did the review leave you:
I have asked that question in many executive coach training programs and on average only 8% of the respondents report a positive experience of reviews that improved their job performance.
Rather than achieve their purpose of improving performance, the annual performance review actually reduces effective performance and yet the majority of employers continue to use these destructive practices.
As a church consultant I have often seen these same destructive practices used in the church, often under the guise of "Mutual Ministry Review." For the sake of the church let us be smarter than the world and find an effective alternative!
To create a better world we don't need better people,
we just need to help people discover and be their best.
Just because annual performance reviews don't achieve their objective we don't have to give up on the pursuit of excellence.
We use an appreciative inquiry model of continuous improvement to create cultures of excellence in which we can:
We cannot achieve life by having less death.
Rather than reviewing performance to discover what is wrong we need to discover what is valuable and how we can grow that which is valuable. By regularly reviewing what is valuable.
Here are three appreciative performance valuing questions:
A narrative example of failure and success in creating Cultures of Excellence. The parables are excerpted from the complete manual and are suitable for sharing with Church Boards
Do people need feed-back? If "yes" then why? ...
Most people affirm the need for feed-back but rarely with a clear understanding of why.
If the answer is to improve future performance (this actually is the only valid reason, since we will spend the rest of our lives in the future) then we need to ask: Does feed-back improve future performance? And the answer is categorically No!.
However feed-forward has shown it can improve future performance.
Let's define out terms:
To improve performance we need to spend our time focusing on what to do in the future and ensuring that people have the skills, motivation, and resources they need to implement those changes.
This program is currently being offered in two formats:
In the Program Participants will Learn:
and in the 2.5 day program:
This program is especially designed for:
Costs vary depending on format and location.
One day programs are often capped so a congregation can send multiple members at a restricted price.
Specific times, costs, and cancellation fees of all programs may vary depending on the hosting organization. Please check the schedule and registration page for additional workshop specific information.