Lincoln, Your Mother & Your Sanitation Worker: Lessons of Humility

2020wed23sep(sep 23)2:00 pmthu24(sep 24)3:30 pmLincoln, Your Mother & Your Sanitation Worker: Lessons of Humility2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (24)

Event Details

Virtual Workshop 2-Part Series


Session #1:
Wednesday Sept 23
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session #2:
Thursday Sept 24
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


The word “humility” is more often than not associated with lowering oneself at the expense of others. From our earliest days on the playground and the classroom to our participation in competitive sports, places of work and even our houses of worship, Western society’s view of being humble vary. What value does humility play in our work, civic and family life? This half-day program will look in-depth at how humility has shaped the lives of Abraham Lincoln, countless mothers and people who do the work that most people find challenging leaning heavily on actual events, psychology, sociology, and everyday opportunities to impart simple gestures of altruism. What separates those who know the value of humility and those who consciously and unconsciously create avatars as a shield from presumed judgment and indifference? Why do we lie to and about ourselves? What does is mean to put ourselves in the right place to serve and be served?

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Learning Objectives


How to genuinely demonstrate humility

How humility enlivens the Servant-Leadership Model

The benefits of ceding our own will for the good of the greater cause

How to reconcile our place in the lineage of longterm change

That love and hope are the seeds of our will to serve


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About Our Facilitator


Andrew Dale serves as a design and business consultant for educational, healthcare, liturgical and commercial environments and is an advocate for how participatory democracy can create a more engaged, educated and participatory society.

Since graduating from Ball State University in 1990, Andrew’s pursuits have been guided by a few core themes: communications, design and people-centered experiences.

Prior to becoming a business consultant, Andrew served as principal of David Dale Designs, his family’s forty-four-year interior design and space planning practice which focused primarily on educational, healthcare, corporate, hospitality, financial and cultural environments. He also founded Canopy Management, a property management firm specializing in the management of healthcare property. All in all, he led both businesses from 2002 through 2013.

Andrew is the co-founder and director emeritus of the Shafer Leadership Academy. In 2012, Andrew received the David Sursa Leadership Award from the Muncie/Delaware County Community Foundation, in 2011 he received the LifeStream Services Chairman’s Award, and in 2007 he received a VIVA Award. He currently serves on the boards of Masterworks Chorale and the Whitely Community Council.

Andrew is married to the reverend Ramona Louise Dale, a Presbyterian minister, and is the father of Elijah, Noah, David and Ann Grace.


23 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 24 (Thursday) 3:30 pm