Events

Facilitating Difficult Meetings, February 2016, London

Event date:
24 Feb 2016 09:30 AM
Event End Date:
24 Feb 2016 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
£60.00

Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London

 

How can we calmly and effectively facilitate meetings when things get difficult?

This workshop is designed for people who are part of a church's leadership group (e.g. a staff team, ministry team, eldership, diaconate, church council), especially those with pastoral responsibility.

 

Open training workshop, focused on practical skills

We have no more places left for this event. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please call 020 8883 3033.

Transforming Church Conflict: A Foundation Course for Church Leaders, March 2016

Event date:
06 Mar 2016 05:00 PM
Event End Date:
11 Mar 2016 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
£850.00

Felden Lodge Training and Conference Centre, Hemel Hempstead
Begins Sunday evening, ends 4:30pm Friday

This five-day residential course is focused on conflict in church settings, and serves as the foundation for further Bridge Builders courses.

Presenters

The course will be led by Colin Patterson, Colin Moulds and Susan Iskander. Colin Patterson is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest.  He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, is an experienced adult educator, and is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict, and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches. Colin Moulds is Executive Director of Bridge Builders and has been providing training, mediation and consultancy services in both the workplace and churches since 2009. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge on leadership and management built from 23 years with the world's largest mobile telecommunications provider. Susan Iskander is Rector of a large Anglican parish in the Diocese of Chelmsford, and supports clergy through individual coaching and leadership training. She draws on 30 years' experience working in the NHS on organisational change and leadership development. 

 

We have no more places left for this event. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please call 020 8883 3033.

Transforming Church Conflict: A Foundation Course for Senior Church Leaders, April 2016

Event date:
17 Apr 2016 05:00 PM
Event End Date:
22 Apr 2016 02:00 PM
Closing date:
17 Apr 2016
Individual Price:
£950.00

Scalford Hall, Leicestershire
Begins with dinner at 6:15pm on Sunday, ends 2:00pm Friday

This five-day residential course, especially for Senior Church Leaders, is focused on conflict in church settings, and serves as the foundation for further Bridge Builders courses.

Presenters 

Colin Moulds is Executive Director of Bridge Builders. He has been providing training, mediation and consultancy services in both the workplace and churches since 2009. Colin's experience in Leadership and Management is built from 23 years with the world’s largest mobile telecommunications provider.

Colin Patterson is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest.  He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, is an experienced adult educator, and is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches.

Jackie Searle is Archdeacon of Gloucester and a Canon at Gloucester Cathedral, and was previously a parish priest in Derby.  She is a member of the Bridge Builders Network and is an experienced theological educator.

We have no more places left for this event. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please call 020 8883 3033.

Intervening in Group Conflicts, May 2016

Event date:
10 May 2016 12:30 PM
Event End Date:
12 May 2016 02:00 PM
Individual Price:
£375.00

Foxhill Conference Centre, Cheshire

Begins Tuesday lunchtime, ends Thursday lunchtime

This forty-eight-hour advanced training course equips you to work for reconciliation with church groups that are handling conflict poorly. It builds upon skills and understanding learned in Bridge Builders foundation courses

Presenters 

Colin Moulds is Executive Director of Bridge Builders and has been providing training, mediation and consultancy services in both the workplace and churches since 2009. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge on leadership and management, built from 23 years with the world's largest mobile telecommunications provider.

Colin Patterson is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest.  He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, is an experienced adult educator, and is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches.

Sandra Cobbin is an independent trainer and consultant. She works with business and church leaders on management and leadership skills, and is a regular associate trainer with Bridge Builders.

Dealing with Difficult Behaviour, May 2016 London

Event date:
19 May 2016 09:30 AM
Event End Date:
19 May 2016 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
£60.00

 

Bloomsbury Baptist Church, London 

 

What can we do about people who seem quite unreasonable, people who wear you down with persistent negative behaviour, and leave you feeling blocked at every turn, or even under siege?

This workshop is designed for people who are part of a church's leadership group (e.g. a staff team, ministry team, eldership, diaconate, church council), especially those with pastoral responsibility.

 

Open training workshop for some practical aspects of reconciliation ministry today

Leading a Big Anxious Family, June 2016 York

Event date:
08 Jun 2016 09:30 AM
Event End Date:
08 Jun 2016 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
£60.00

 The Priory Street Centre, York

 

What can we learn from Family Systems Theory to help us lead with a clear sense of identity, as Jesus did?

The workshop is designed to equip you as a leader within your church. It is for anyone in leadership, but specially relevant to those in a position of overall oversight. The aim is to give you confidence, and hope.

 

 

Open training workshop for people in church leadership

 

Transforming Church Conflict: A Foundation Course for Church Leaders, June 2016

Event date:
19 Jun 2016 05:00 PM
Event End Date:
24 Jun 2016 04:30 PM
Individual Price:
£775.00

Felden Lodge Training and Conference Centre, Hemel Hempstead
Begins Sunday evening, ends 4:30pm Friday

This five-day residential course is focused on conflict in church settings, and serves as the foundation for further Bridge Builders courses.

Presenters

The course will be led by Colin Patterson and Rupert Ward. Colin is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest.  He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, is an experienced adult educator, and is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict, and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches. Rupert leads a church in the centre of Edinburgh and has experience of training leadership groups in other churches & charities. He is a member of the International Association of Facilitators and has also trained in Counselling and Theology.

 

Leading With Emotional Maturity, October 2016

Event date:
17 Oct 2016 12:30 PM
Event End Date:
20 Oct 2016 02:00 PM
Individual Price:
£465.00

Felden Lodge Training and Conference Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Begins Monday lunchtime, ends Thursday lunchtime

This three-day training course is designed to enhance participants' capacity to offer mature leadership within their churches. It draws on the insights of Murray Bowen's Family Systems Theory, and is a successor to the well-received course Church Leadership & Family Systems, which Bridge Builders offered for several years. Christian leaders are welcome to apply, regardless of whether they have attended any previous Bridge Builders course. 

Presenters 

Colin Patterson is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest.  He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, and is an experienced adult educator. He is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict, and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches.

Liz Holdsworth is Co-Ministry Partnership Development Officer in the Anglican Diocese of Peterborough, and a Bridge Builders Associate Trainer.  She is an experienced adult educator, and in her current role develops and delivers training courses with a focus on supporting lay and ordained leaders working together.

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