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Making Decisions at Work: A Model for Spiritual Discernment

  • The Engine by C3 2963 Sidco Dr., Suite 101 Nashville, TN 37204 (map)

We all face decisions, big and small, in our day-to-day work. And according to research, half of managerial decisions made in business are bad ones. The push and pull of cultural and sinful patterns makes wise decisions challenging. God is concerned with what decisions we make, but even more with how we make them. Are we allowing the Holy Spirit to lead our decision-making at work? How can we listen to the Spirit as we decide whether to invest in a company, hire or fire someone, choose a new supplier, or confront a dysfunctional relationship?


General Admission: $179

Professional Group Rate (5 or more): $159

Full-time Nonprofit Employee: $119

Age 25 and Under (Special Class Rate): $89

Workshop Details:

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM (Lunch Break from 12pm - 1pm)

Location: The Engine Fueled by Ankura (2963 Sidco Dr., Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37204)

Food: Continental Breakfast and Coffee (Lunch is on your own)

Josh Hayden, leadership consultant and professor, will share some practices you can implement tomorrow to apply a spiritual model into your daily and even hourly decisions. This workshop will draw from both Ignatian discernment practice and evidence-based strategies for making wise decisions. We will also be joined by special guests who will share their journey of faithful decision making, as well as how they guide others to make better decisions in their work. Join us for an interactive, inspiring and applicable session on Friday, March 1st.

At the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of bad decision making, including the forces that keep you from wise decisions.

  • Assess your own assumptions and theology of discerning the will of God in everyday decisions.

  • Apply the Ignatian rules for discernment and spiritual practices for faithful decision making.

  • Adapt evidence-based tools and strategies to your own work context.

  • Practice guiding others through making a tough decision.

Josh Hayden has almost 20 years administrative and university teaching experience and is a leadership consultant awaiting his departure to work as an educator in Western Europe with Global Scholars. He is an alumni of the Gotham program, NIFW’s nine-month faith and work intensive.