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September 2020

BOM Academy 2020-2021

September 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - May 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm CDT

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) invites you to join BOM Academy 2020-2021. We have remodeled our quadrennial training of Board of Ordained Ministry members into a unique multipart virtual training with special appearances by nationally renowned experts in theology and faithful leadership. As our Church confronts global crises and plans for the unknowns of the future, our theme for this year’s BOM Academy is “Forward in Faith.” We may not know what the path ahead holds,…

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January 2021

New BOM Course: Implicit Bias and Best Practices for Racial Justice in Hiring

January 11 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm CST

BOM Academy 2020-2021 is offering a new course in January, "Implicit Bias and Best Practices for Racial Justice in Hiring." Participants will learn how to practice culturally competent clergy recruitment and credentialing, what meaningful inclusion looks like in different contexts, and how to honor diversity when interviewing and assessing candidates. The course will be taught by Rev. April Casperson, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the West Ohio Annual Conference. The course opens Jan. 11, and participants may take…

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February 2021

Straight Talk: Race, Racism, and the Pursuit of Equity in Higher Education

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

GBHEM will host Drs. Fayneese Miller and Colette Pierce Burnette as panelists in the second edition of its new quarterly higher education discussion series, "Straight Talk." They will explore ways to effectively involve ourselves in matters of race, engage others in our communities about racism, and listen for understanding as we seek equity for all. Interested participants may register here. This is a FREE event. Miller is the first African-American and second women president of Hamline University in St. Paul,…

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