Leadership Pathways is a program and a process that is designed to engage the entire membership of LCWR in leadership practices that have the potential to transform the leaders, their congregations and the ministries in which they engage.
In the context of Leadership Pathways “transformational leadership” describes a set of dispositions that, when fostered in the elected leader, contribute to creating an environment in which deep, authentic transformation is possible.
A transformational leader
Brings her whole self, just as she is, to the ministry of elected leadership
Develops her capacity to engage the various situations that form the daily stuff of leadership with openness and curiosity
Learns to move beyond her own frames of reference and world view
Makes her own vulnerability available in the service of this ministry.
Thus she creates the environment where something genuinely new can emerge and where all the participants in a situation become more fully available for the transforming action of grace.