We are excited to announce our first diversity leadership retreat that will be hosted in Williamsburg, Virginia. This three-day immersion experience is intended for Christian leaders burdened by the desire to create God-honoring environments that equip God’s children to be ambassadors for Christ in a diverse world.
Hosted in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg, our time together will be thought provoking, practical, and transformational for participants. The weekend’s limited attendance provides an intimate setting with group sessions led by our founder, Dr. Walter Strickland, and very practical breakout sessions facilitated by Strickland Institute fellows that spark productive conversation among attendees and provide deliverables to take home with you.
Essential to understanding the beauty of biblical diversity is recognizing the wonders of various Christian faith traditions. Colonial Williamsburg provides a unique opportunity to experience the historic roots of the African American theological tradition. Institute fellows and trained historians will walk participants through the sites and tell little heard stories about faithful brothers and sisters in Christ that will inspire us to work toward greater unity today.
The weekend’s training schedule includes around 12 hours of instruction
- A deeper dive into a Biblical foundation for Diversity
- Implementing diversity initiatives including developing workshops, group discussions
- Developing diversity policies for your organization
- How to measure progress with data, surveys, and easy ways to interpret data.
Other opportunities available for the weekend:
- Discounted lodging at the Williamsburg Lodge, in Colonial Williamsburg
- Weekend passes to the town of Colonial Williamsburg and their wonderful Exhibits and Museums
- A guided tour on the African-American Experience from our partners Colonial Williamsburg foundation
- Passes to Busch Gardens for a night of fun (on request)
For more information, visit our retreat website. The Strickland Institute is an approved ACSI CEUs provider. ACSI continuing education credits units are available for the weekend.