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An event for Youth Ministers, Youth Workers, Volunteers, Elders, and Church Leaders

Tuesday, October 13th 10:00am-3:30pm

Lipscomb University • Ezell Building • Swang Chapel

It has been said the only thing in life that is constant is change. This is especially true in an economic turndown. Whether you’re managing costs or leading a church, change pushes us beyond what’s comfortable

All change, at root, requires people to behave differently: members of your church need to reach out more enthusiastically to visitors, a shy child needs to become more outgoing, an employee on a production line needs to start looking for ways to save costs. Yet changing behavior is hard, as evidenced by anyone who’s ever tried to start an exercise program or train a teenager. This session will present a framework for changing how people act, even in the toughest circumstances.

We’ll see case studies that include a man who helped solve the malnutrition problem in the poorest of poor Vietnamese villages (without a budget for food), an entrepreneur running a boring technical services business who turned his employees into customer service zealots, a short intervention that reversed the decline in math scores among junior high students at an academically underperforming middle school, and a simple method that dramatically increased food drive donations among a population that had been specially nominated as least likely to donate.

What you will get:

• Get ideas about how to solve problems you face in working with adolescents.
• An understanding of the basic pattern by which change happens in a person.
• Know how to overcome inertia or status quo bias to initiate change.
• Find out how to insulate people against inevitable setbacks.
• A copy of the best-selling book, “Made To Stick”
• Catered Lunch
• All Seminar Materials

headChip Heath has experience serving as a youth ministry volunteer at the Campbell Church of Christ where he is an active member. Chip is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard and the best-selling book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. He currently serves as a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research examines why certain ideas – ranging from urban legends to folk medical cures, from Chicken Soup for the Soul stories to business strategy myths — survive and prosper in the social marketplace of ideas.


You can register online using a credit card at:  http://bible.lipscomb.edu/page.asp?SID=22&Page=7488 or you can pay with cash or check and mail those to:

Walter Surdacki
Dept of Bible & Ministry
Lipscomb University
One University Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37204

For more information on the event you can go to: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=117815917022


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