A3D | ARCHDEACON & DEACON DIRECTORS' CONFERENCES
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Every year, AED hosts Deacon Directors and Archdeacons from across the Church at a gathering for professional development. If you're responsible for deacon formation, supervision or pastoral care in your diocese this event is for you.
These conferences, known as A3D, are also open to those persons who hold such authority informally, those spearheading an effort to improve their own local diaconal practices, or those considering renewing the diaconate in their diocese.
During the conference, leaders in diaconal ministry assess new best practices in what amounts to an annual learning lab, designed to address issues they face locally. We also make use of Open Space Technology, an effective method of group facilitation which leads to profoundly productive conversations concerning your own, or your diocese's, immediate challenges in ministry.
Conferences generally occur in early Lent and begin at 4:00 pm Thursday and end at Noon on Sunday. In addition to updates from AED about new resources, we include time to utilize Open Space Technology, an effective method of group facilitation which leads to profoundly productive conversations concerning your own immediate challenges in ministry.