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Keith Lamdin has been at the centre of leadership thinking and practice in the Church of England and has been involved with new developments in reflective practice and leadership for women seeking appointment to senior positions, leaders in church schools and for Bishops in the Church of England. With support from the Jerusalem Trust he has been developing Sarum as a centre for spiritual leadership.
As principal of Sarum College (since December 2008) he not only exercises a leadership role himself but also specialises in the professional development of clergy, working as a consultant to senior clergy as well as to senior managers in the field of health care, education and the voluntary sector.
In addition to founding and teaching on the MA programme in Christian Approaches to Leadership, Keith teaches on a senior leader programme on the Unconscious in Organisations for the Institute of Advanced Learning at Oxford University, and on the King’s Fund programme for senior managers. He has shared in consultations and conferences in South Africa, Canada and the U.S.
Keith uses a systems approach in his work, enriched over the years by his association with work of the Grubb Institute having worked as a consultant member of staff on their international Group Relations Conferences. For a number of years he taught on the psychodynamic counselling course validated by Oxford Brookes and sponsored by Counselling, Consultancy Oxfordshire (CCO).
He has co-authored a book on supervision skills for those who work with the newly ordained, and his his book Finding Your Leadership Style was published in 2012.
Prior to coming to Sarum, Keith was the director of the Board for Stewardship, Training, Evangelism and Ministry in the diocese of Oxford for 25 years, where he managed a team of 14 trainers and consultants. He led the development of a competency based Modular programme validated by Oxford Brookes University, at undergraduate and post graduate levels. He taught on the Master’s leadership modules. He developed the Diocesan Developing Servant Leaders programme which was delivered in four other dioceses and used as a base design for others.
Keith Lamdin was appointed an honorary Canon at Christ Church in 1997, at St Cyprian’s Kimberley in 2007 and Salisbury in 2010.