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Christian Approaches to Leadership in the Public Square

  • Course Dates: 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 through the framework of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The connection between personal faith and leadership in different workplace contexts, including organisations run by or on behalf of the Church, will be explored to enable participants to analyse their own leadership practice and the ethical issues that they may face. Potential areas of conflict, both internal and external, will be examined to illustrate this. How far should a leader’s personal faith influence the development of the ethos that may be felt to be desirable?

An integral part of the module will be opportunities for reflection by the participants on their own experience of the relationship between the leadership of a secular organisation, values and personal faith.

Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor.

Contact Alex Weir for all booking enquiries
aweir@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

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Mon 20 April 2020, 2:00 pm
Thu 23 April 2020, 2:00 pm
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Tim Harle is the Coordinator for the Sarum Centre for Leadership Learning and a Visiting Fellow at Bristol Business School. Tim lives at the interface of business and faith and has worked at senior levels in service sector companies and, earlier in his career, with government ministers in Whitehall. Guest lecturers to be confirmed.
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