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January 2019

Reflective Practice

Mon 21 January 2019, 2:00 pm to Thu 24 January 2019, 2:00 pm
A methodological and hermeneutical study of how reflective practice can underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership. This module introduces students to contemporary models of reflective practice in the educational, theological, and business worlds. It encourages reflection on how these models inform and critique one another. There will be opportunities to practice a variety of methods, so that students can select and design their own models to apply in their work context. Those not on the MA programme are very… Read more
March 2019

Leading in a Second Chair

Tue 19 March 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Leaders are often assumed to be at the top of organisations. Relatively little attention has been paid to those occupying a second chair. The role may be clear, eg deputy head of a school or vice-chair of a board of trustees. But application in a church context – youth pastor, curate, deacon, Licensed Lay Minister – can raise questions of ecclesiology and approaches to ministry. Second chair leaders are both leaders and followers. What personal and organisational consequences does this… Read more
April 2019

Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture

Mon 1 April 2019, 2:00 pm to Thu 4 April 2019, 2:00 pm
Much has been written about the dramatic decline in Church membership and attendance as evidence of ‘the death of Christian Britain’ since the 1960s to the present day, raising questions about the future of the institutional church in particular and ‘organised religion’ in general. This module aims to go beyond such ‘headlines’ to equip students to understand and critique patterns of decline and growth which are characteristic of the church in the 21st century using both theological and sociological tools.… Read more
June 2019

Servant Leadership

Mon 10 June 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day will explore the nature of servant leadership and invite participants to reflect upon the growth and well-being of the people and communities to which they belong. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Change and Conflict

Mon 17 June 2019, 2:00 pm to Thu 20 June 2019, 2:00 pm
This module critically examines theoretical and practical aspects of change through a number of disciplines, especially theology, ecclesiology, missiology, ecology, psychology and complexity theory. The various strands are brought together to provide a holistic view of the origins and potentially transforming role of conflict. Throughout, students apply the concepts to their own situations to increase shared learning and to provide practical insights for their own practice. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module… Read more
September 2019

Christian Faith and Leadership

Mon 30 September 2019, 2:00 pm to Thu 3 October 2019, 2:00 pm
The module explores and analyses ways in which theology and spirituality underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership within and outside faith-based contexts. It encourages critical reflection on how leadership and management within the changing nature of contemporary society can be informed by insights from spiritual and theological traditions, especially Christianity, and be related to a theological view of faith, vocation, the Church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to become confident in handling disciplines and methodologies that can inform… Read more
November 2019

Leading by Story

Wed 13 November 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We tell stories; we live in stories; we lead by story. Jesus told stories, and congregations invite others (or not) to join their story. The social sciences have taken a ‘narrative turn’ which offers new ways for thinking about how we work together. Participants will work on the stories they lead by. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

MODEM Conference 2019

Thu 21 November 2019, 12:00 pm to Fri 22 November 2019, 2:00 pm
Details for the MODEM Conference 2019 are forthcoming. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Working Together

Mon 25 November 2019, 2:00 pm to Thu 28 November 2019, 1:00 pm
This module encourages engagement with a hermeneutical approach grounded in the Holy Trinity, which is examined through a number of traditions. Biblical examples of ministry and working together are critiqued through the disciplines of sociology, psychology and organisational studies and implications drawn for an understanding of the various forms of authorised ministry and the role of the laity. Students are encouraged to understand themselves and each other better through the use of teamwork profiling instruments and models. This leads to… Read more
January 2020

Reflective Practice

Mon 20 January 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 23 January 2020, 2:00 pm
A methodological and hermeneutical study of how reflective practice can underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership. It will introduce students to contemporary models of reflective practice both in the educational, theological and business worlds and encourage reflection on how these models inform and critique one another. There will be opportunities to practice a variety of methods so that students can select and design their own models apply in their own work context. Those not on the MA programme are… Read more
March 2020

Leadership and the Unconscious

Mon 9 March 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 12 March 2020, 2:00 pm
This module will use both theoretical presentations and experiential methods to introduce students to an understanding and working knowledge of unconscious processes, with special reference to their understanding of organisational life and their practice as leaders. There will be an examination of how contemporary understandings of the unconscious have been understood within a religious and faith perspective. The module will provide understanding in the light of peer and staff feedback in case studies from students own experience. Those not on… Read more
April 2020

Christian Approaches to Leadership in the Public Square

Mon 20 April 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 23 April 2020, 2:00 pm
This module will make a methodological, hermeneutical and theological study of the potential impact of Christian approaches to leadership on and within secular institutions at a time when religion is being marginalized and faith is under attack. It will encourage reflection on the current place of the Christian faith in the public square and will evaluate existing and emerging models of engagement between Christianity and the prevailing secular and pluralist culture of contemporary society, in e.g. business, education, and politics… Read more
June 2020

Personal Development

Mon 15 June 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 June 2020, 2:00 pm
The module will make a methodological and hermeneutical study of contemporary management strategies for using feedback to develop and evaluate personal development plans in a variety of both faith based and secular contexts. There will be a critical study of the significance of emotional and spiritual intelligence theories for the development of self awareness and management of self in a leadership context. The module will provide an opportunity for students to design a feedback mechanism and personal development plan that… Read more
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