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October 2017 Teaching Healthy Boundaries

DATES: October 10-11, 2017 LOCATION: Chicago, IL. This course focuses on "prevention" and will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals & 201 Beyond Basics. The course is designed for those who are designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries.

  • Training
  • Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
When Oct 10, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 11, 2017 05:00 PM
Central Time
Where Springhill Suites Chicago/O’Hare
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-634-1903
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Instructors: Rev. Glenna Shepherd and Emily Cohen, M.Div.

Description: This course focuses on "prevention" and will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals & 201 Beyond Basics. The course is designed for those who are designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. Whether new or experienced to this training assignment, participants in the course will deepen their own understanding of the issues, explore new challenges, and expand their options for training others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 with practices for effective training.
  • Analysis of emerging issues for healthy boundaries and ministry, e.g. social media.
  • Review healthy boundaries fundamentals.
  • Strengthen training skills to increase confidence in presenting this material.


Who Should Participate?

This course is recommended for experienced trainers and also thosewho have background in healthy boundaries and clergy misconduct topics; people who are training other faith leaders; those seeking a refresher or new material on boundaries.

Training Fee Includes:

  • Two-day in person classroon training
  • Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 Kit:
    • Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 Teacher's Guide (New)
    • Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals Course Workbook (Revised)
    • Healthy Boundaries 201 Beyond Basics Course Workbook (New)
    • A Sacred Trust DVD
    • Teaching Exerpts DVD - teaching clips from A Sacred Trust and Once You Cross the Line(New)
  • PowerPoint Modules used during classroom training. Topics include the joy of boundaries, theology and boundaries, power and vulnerability, internet technology, social media, finance, attraction, and self-care.
  • Book: Sex and the Spiritual Teacher by Scott Edelstein
  • Book: At Personal Risk by Marilyn Peterson

Registration Details:

  • $750 registration fee (early-bird registration until September 11)
  • $850 registration fee (after September 11, 2017)
  • Group discounts ($650 per person) are given to groups of 4 or more from the same congregation, organization, or conference/region.


Training Times:

An agenda is issued upon registration. The training times will be:

    • Tuesday, October 10 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Wednesday, October 11 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


More information about the training - PDF Document

More information about travel and accomodations - PDF Document



Please mail your payment (in US Dollars) made out to FaithTrust Institute.
Our address:  2414 SW Andover St, Suite D208, Seattle, WA 98106 with a completed registration form so we have your contact information.

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