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Making Decisions at Work: A Model for Spiritual Discernment

  • Meet + Greet 1910 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37212 United States (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 wise decision-making can make the sacred-secular divide all the more evident. 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: $129

Professional Group Rate (5 or more): $109 per person

Full-time Nonprofit Employee: $79

Student Rate: $49

Workshop Details:

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30PM

Location: Meet + Greet (1910 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212)

Food: Continental Breakfast and coffee will be provided

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 practices 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. Special guests include Gail Pitt, Founder and Spiritual Director of Dovehouse Ministries, and Bill Kenny, President and Founder of Kenny Pipe and Supply. Join us for an interactive, inspiring and applicable session on Friday, June 7th.

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.

Note: To ensure it’s as effective and impactful as possible, this class will not run with under eight (8) participants.

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.

Guest Speakers

Gail Pitt, Founder, Spiritual Director of Dovehouse Ministries

Gail Pitt,
Founder, Spiritual Director of Dovehouse Ministries

Gail Pitt

Gail Worsham Pitt has been a follower of Jesus since 1972, and has a great desire to work with those who long to know Jesus and grow in relationship with Him. She has been a spiritual director since 2003 and a therapist in private practice over the last 27 years. She has a Masters in counseling from the University of Pennsylvania at Shippensburg and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. She holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Gail works with individuals, small groups, and church staffs in spiritual direction, spiritual direction groups and directed silent retreats. She has led many people over the last 8 years through the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life, and began a three year training program for those who are called to the ministry of Ignatian Spiritual Direction in 2015. She lives in Nashville, TN and is the mother of four adult children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law and has five grandsons and one granddaughter, and twin grandchildren due in October.