Spiritual Formation and Leadership Formation
The New Testament speaks clearly that God's call upon our lives is to be transformed into the image of Christ. So, how does this process of transformation connect with the concepts of leadership formation? Does leadership formation happen alone or in an organizational context? In this session, Drs. Bekker and Gomez encourage leaders to delve deeper as they discuss the connection between leadership and Christian formation and how our innermost being affects how we lead, our organization and ultimately the world.
About the Speakers
Corné Bekker completed his doctorate degree at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, South Africa where he specialized in the use of socio-rhetorical criticism in historical and social reconstruction of historical communities. He joined Regent University in 2005 after serving as the assistant dean of Rhema Bible College in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Bekker serves as an associate professor for the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship at Regent University and is editor of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership and co-editor of Inner Resources for Leaders. He is actively involved in research on the use of hermeneutics and spirituality to explore leadership. Dr. Bekker is currently completing a second doctorate in Spirituality at the University of South Africa.
Originally from Austria, Doris Gomez earned her master's degree at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. After several years in the global business world and years of experience in global trade, retail, manufacturing and consulting, she completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Dr. Gomez joined the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship in 2004 and currently serves as an assistant professor and director of the school's M.A. in Organizational Leadership program. She also serves as co-editor of Inner Resources for Leaders. Her research interests include leadership development in the online environment, online education and student retention, cross-cultural leadership issues, and the role of leadership development in societal change.