UMI Leadership Cohort - Pastors Coming Together

Calumet City, IL

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Event Details

The Leadership Cohort retreat is designed for pastors together with fellow pastors around the issues of CULTURE, CHANGE, and CONFLICT.  The objectives for the Leadership Cohort:


  • To add value to the ministerial community ongoing.
  • To provide a directed formational and devotional pathway that explores leadership through a Christ-centered lens.
  • To connect pastors across the country through an affinity-based focus; in particular--leadership.
  • To tap into the wisdom base of the ministerial community through a small group learning model.
  • To sharpen each participant's leadership IQ providing new lenses for helping pastors navigate the call to lead in Christ's church.
  • To heighten practitioner discernment in a variety of leadership situations.


Cohort Facilitators:

Dr. Stan Long - Pastor Emeritus, South Bay Community Church

Dr. D. Darrell Griffin - Pastor, Oakdale Covenant Church

DEADLINE to register: September 30, 2013

Cost $300

Workshop is 1  1/2 days

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


For credit card payment or check by phone, please call UMI at 708-832-3368.

To pay by check, please mail your payment to:


Attn:  UMI Leadership Cohort

1551 Regency Court

Calumet City, IL  60409



 What are my transport/travel options getting to the event?

  • Fly into Chicago Midway or O'Hare airports.  Midway is approximately 25 miles from the venue.  O'Hare is approximately 42 miles from the venue. 
  • You can rent a car at the airport, take a taxi or schedule a limo.  There is no shuttle service available.
  • Recommended limo company: IOU Express Limo - (312) 896-2336 $95 one person from O'Hare & $85 one person from Midway.  Multiple people can share a car and share the cost.


What hotel should I stay at?

  • Holiday Inn Express   (3 minutes from the workshop venue)
  • 2323 172nd Street
  • Lansing, IL  60438
  • (708) 418-1188 - To Make Reservations
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered.


 What dates should I book my travel for?

  • Fly in to Chicago Sunday, October 6, 2013
  • Make travel departure arrangements after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Are there any pre-requisites before the retreat?

Yes, participants are required to read:

  • The Arbinger Institute (2002).  Leadership and Self-Deception:  Getting Out of the Box.
  • Complete the Enneagram assessment.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Dr. Stan Long at