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Collaboration in Community Transformation

Break barriers. Launch effective partnerships.

Designed specifically for faith community leaders, this two-day interactive workshop will help you learn the nuts and bolts of launching and leading effective partnerships that can tackle significant issues and make a lasting change in our local communities.

You will learn key principles that can be applied in any community partnership and you will get an in-depth look at successful cross-sector partnerships that have brought together the faith community, local government, business, nonprofit, and social service organizations.

By the end of these two days, you will walk away with practical tools and specific steps you can take in your own partnership initiatives.

Guest Speakers:

Phill Butler, VisionSynergy

Phill Butler is an author and internationally acknowledged expert in partnerships and strategic alliances. Phill has led in the development of missional partnerships among Christian organizations in more than 70 countries for nearly three decades. Phill is the founder and current Senior Strategic Advisor of visionSynergy, and was the previous founder and director of Interdev and Intercristo. In his earlier years, Phill was an international radio and news correspondent with ABC News. Phill's book - Well Connected - is regarded as one of the best handbooks available for missional partnerships.

Sam Estes, Communities INC

"Pastor Sam" serves with Communities INC and brings 40 years of pastoral, ministry, and civic leadership service to his work of equipping city leaders across the country. Sam also serves as facilitator of the Sanger Community Task Force - a cross-sector collaboration widely recognized for its tangible impact in the community. Sam is actively engaged in seeing the success of the Sanger Community Task Force replicated in 50 other cities in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

Two-Day Workshop

Presented by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Guest Speakers Phill Butler, VisionSynergy Sam Estes, Communities INC

Tuesday, April 12 Wednesday, April 13 10:00am—4:00pm Check-in begins at 9:45am

Hope Place, Women and Children's Shelter Second Floor, Room 205 3802 South Othello Street Seattle, WA 98118 Map

Registration Fee $45.00 per person Lunch will be provided


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