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November 2019

MODEM Conference 2019- Losing Control: Enabling Withness

Thu 21 November, 12:00 pm to Fri 22 November, 2:00 pm
MODEM Conference 2019 This conference, in partnership with the Susanna Wesley Foundation, will explore ideas Sam Wells has developed in his recent books and how these can relate to ideas from organisation studies about the emergence and non-imperialistic forms of organising and non-control and relate these to experience and wisdom from local churches. We will be exploring ideas that Sam Wells has been developing in ‘A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God’ (2015), ‘Incarnational ministry: being with the church’ (2017) and… Read more

Working Together

Mon 25 November, 2:00 pm to Thu 28 November, 2:00 pm
This module encourages engagement with a hermeneutical approach grounded in the Holy Trinity, which is examined through several 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 the consideration… Read more

January 2020

Reflective Practice

Mon 20 January 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 23 January 2020, 2:00 pm
A critical study of how reflective practice can ground an understanding of leadership and improve performance. 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. This (core) postgraduate module is open to wider… Read more

Biblical Leaders: All Too Human

Thu 30 January 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Leaders aren’t perfect; neither are characters in the Bible. That’s why biblical leaders are the perfect models for leadership case studies. Using the narratives of three biblical leaders- Abraham, Moses and Esther- as well as contemporary leadership studies and literary analysis, this course will inspire us to reflect on leadership, then and now. One of the best ways to explore leadership is through case studies of people who we admire and strive to emulate despite (or perhaps even because of)… Read more

February 2020

Bridgebuilding: Making Peace with Conflict

Thu 13 February 2020, 2:00 pm to Fri 14 February 2020, 4:00 pm
How can you better handle tensions and conflict in relationships and groups, including within the church? This course will offer you some tools, skills and insights for thinking differently about the conflict in human interactions, aiming to help you in building bridges with others. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)     Read more

March 2020

Understanding Organisations

Mon 9 March 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 12 March 2020, 2:00 pm
This module examines contemporary images and models of organisations, bringing multi-disciplinary critical insights into the emergence of organisational culture. The role of the leader is examined, especially through questions of power and authority and comparisons made between different approaches to ecclesiology and church organisation. Systems theories are used to examine organisations, including congregations: students are encouraged to reflect on their own situation and experience in the light of this. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book… Read more

Leading From a Secure Base

Fri 13 March 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This workshop explores how new understandings of attachment theory can promote change. Developing John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth’s work, we will explore such ideas as God as an attachment figure, and examples from churches’ liturgy as a secure base, which reduce anxiety and promote exploration. Read more

May 2020

Leading in a Second Chair

Thu 21 May 2020, 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 the 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… 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 they can… Read more

October 2020

Christian Faith and Leadership

Mon 5 October 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 8 October 2020, 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

Introduction to the Enneagram

Fri 9 October 2020, 6:00 pm to Sun 11 October 2020, 4:00 pm
The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine personality types and their interactions, it enables us to look deeply into our character, harmonise our daily lives and our relationships, and understand our particular, best path to growth. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

November 2020

Change and Conflict

Mon 23 November 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 26 November 2020, 2:00 pm
This module critically examines theoretical and practical aspects of change through several 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 situations to increase shared learning and to provide practical insights for their practice. this postgraduate module is open to wider participation. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to… Read more

January 2021

Reflective Practice

Mon 18 January 2021, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 January 2021, 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

April 2021

Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture

Mon 12 April 2021, 2:00 pm to Thu 15 April 2021, 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 2021

Christian Approaches to Leadership in the Public Square

Mon 14 June 2021, 2:00 pm to Sun 20 June 2021, 2:00 pm
What is the potential impact of faith-based leadership on and within institutions? Especially in a time when religion is being marginalised and faith is under attack? Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor. Contact Chris Whimpenny for all booking enquiries cwhimpenny@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
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