Recharge is offered in two parts this year, attend either or both, your choice!

Thank you volunteer reception & networking for all adults who have volunteered for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Youth Ministry program. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided. BYOB. Overnight accommodations available. Friday, February 24, 6:39-9 pm @ Upton Hall.

Leading out of Drama “Conflict and You” Workshop; $30, includes assessment, workbook & lunch. Open to anyone in the diocese. (pre-work required, sign-up by Feb. 17) led by Kenneth Friedel. Saturday, February 25, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Upton Hall. More info is below, just scroll down!

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Recharge workshop participants 2016.

Reception for ALL: Friday, February 24, 6:30-9 pm
Workshop: Saturday, February 25, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Where: Upton Hall Conference Center, 835 SW Polk St., Topeka (next to the diocesan offices and Grace Cathedral)
Who: adults who work with youth in the Diocese of Kansas, both volunteer and paid
Fee: $30 for the workshop on Saturday; $20 if you want to stay overnight in Upton Hall the night before
Priority deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017
Registration form:

Upton Hall Conference Center has single beds, with sheets, blankets, and towels provided. There are five private showers available and an endless supply of hot water!

About the 2017 workshop:

Leading Out of Drama (LOD®) is a signature leadership training program for developing resilience to negative conflict drama and leading others with compassionate accountability.

Conflict and You Workshop: The Basics of Compassionate Accountability

  • Explore how this powerful, proven model can be a critical component of your leadership.
  • Discover strategies for reducing drama and feel more confident about how you handle conflict.
  • Experience a sense of accomplishment utilizing conflict instead of putting out fires.
  • Get better at diagnosing drama and be the person who can do conflict without casualties.
  • See drama coming and choose not to play. Develop alternative ways of influencing excellence.

Key Components:

  • Learn about positive conflict.
  • Receive a personalized, graphic assessment report of your own drama resiliency – along with an actionable, interpretive guide to be used during the workshop
  • Increase self-awareness and recognize predictable patterns of drama in yourself and others
  • Learn about the skills of Openness, Resourcefulness and Persistence and the Compassion Cycle
  • Develop your Action Plan to lead yourself and others into compassionate accountability

Assessment and Workbook
The Drama Resilience Assessment (DRA) is your personal centerpiece of the Conflict and You Workshop. The Drama Resilience Assessment (DRA) is a confidential diagnostic tool to help you lead out of drama. Participants also get the “Conflict and You” guide with the results – to print and use during the workshop. This online tool is designed to help you assess how you approach conflict. Key indexes reveal aspects of your negative conflict risks and your positive conflict potentials.


  1. Please complete your DRA survey timely. An email notice will be sent with the survey link and open survey times.
    1. A subsequent MyNE notice will let you know when you can print your results.
  2. You may bring one or more of your own conflict or change situations to use in the session.

Your Facilitator Guide
Kenneth Friedel, CPF, CMF performs professional Training, Consulting, and Facilitation. He is one of 12 Certified Leading Out of Drama Providers in the U.S. and one of 33 Certified Master Facilitators (CMF) worldwide. Friedel has held several senior management positions and consulted with leaders in a diverse range of projects. He has been active in his churches and several not-for-profit organizations.

Begin leading yourself and others to greater levels of trust, accountability and engagement.

LOD Training Testimonials from a recent workshop

  • “Great perspectives, very useful!”
  • “The material is practical and can be applied in a variety of situations.”
  • “I found the information to be very useful in all aspects of life and easy to put into practice.”
  • “Life-changing skills! I will personally be applying my new skill set to every situation in my life, both with conflict and without!”

Questions? Contact Diocesan Youth Missioner, Karen Schlabach,

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