Brethren Disaster Ministries Leadership Training - Summer 2009

A photo album from the Leadership Training held this summer by Brethren Disaster Ministries. Project Leadership doesn't grow on trees. It is forged over years of hard work, many experiences of volunteering, and repeated interaction with hurting communities. BDM trains individuals to become project leaders by exploratory classroom lessons, cooking practice, and of course first-hand construction experience. The latest of these trainings took place in May and June of 2009 in Chalmette, La. Photo album compiled by Don Knieriem. Click on an image below to view the photo album with captions.


Future project leaders take a break during training
Future project leaders take a break during training

BDM leaders work--and wait for rides--alongside volunteers
BDM leaders work--and wait for rides--alongside volunteers

Trainees gather tools for workday
Trainees gather tools for workday

Discussion sessions give tips on leadership
Discussion sessions give tips on leadership

Trainers learn the details of construction
Trainers learn the details of construction

Laminate flooring gets attention
Laminate flooring gets attention

Kitchen cabinets are installed
Kitchen cabinets are installed

Workers pose with new floor
Workers pose with new floor

Setting cabinet doors
Setting cabinet doors

Taking a break
Taking a break

Fun exercises are part of the training too
Fun exercises are part of the training too

Leadership includes negotiation
Leadership includes negotiation

A moment for conversation
A moment for conversation

Some people are born supervisors?
Some people are born supervisors?

Team-building a shed
Team-building a shed

Evaluating the work
Evaluating the work

Reviewing volunteer information
Reviewing volunteer information

The perfect project leader
The perfect project leader

The full group at the training
The full group at the training

A group photo
A group photo

A discussion circle
A discussion circle

Kitchen training
Kitchen training

Another version of the "perfect leader"
Another version of the "perfect leader"

Aprons for disaster relief!
Aprons for disaster relief!

Keim's version of the "perfect leader"
Keim's version of the "perfect leader"

Trainer Mary Mueller
Trainer Mary Mueller


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