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Training of Trainers: Leading a Bridge Builders Workshop

November 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - November 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

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This three-day course is open to anyone who has completed Bridge Builders’ foundation course, Transforming Church Conflict. However, priority will be given until 1 August 2016 to sponsored applicants. The course has proved particularly useful when several participants from the same regional area (e.g. a diocese, district or synod) are trained as part of a strategic initiative to bring about a change of culture.

Since 1996, Bridge Builders has led hundreds of introductory workshops throughout the UK for a wide variety of church groups. The Training of Trainers course draws on that experience to equip others to lead a one- or two-day workshop, or a series of workshop sessions. The course introduces Bridge Builders’ training approach and provides detailed guidelines on how to lead elements of a training event using our workshop manual and materials. The course also helps participants to explore how the materials can be adapted to their own context.

Bridge Builders has a vision to help Christians and the Church to learn to handle conflict, deal with our differences, engage respectfully with one another, and make decisions in collaborative and consensual ways – so that we can live out the reconciliatory gospel that Jesus revealed. We believe that this will transform the Church’s witness and outreach to the world.

Click on the following link to download full information about the day: Training of Trainers Nov 2016


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 was 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.

Programme Overview

The course will include teaching, group work and practice.  Practical in focus, and undergirded by clear theory, the sessions will demonstrate Bridge Builders’ active, learning-centred approach to training. Each day will include times of prayer and worship. The course is intensive, so work commitments during the free time should be avoided.

Tuesday 8 November (10:45am-6:00pm & 7:30-8:45pm)

  • Introductions
  • Establishing the Environment and Setting the Scene
  • Using the Human Rainbow
  • The Story of Two Congregations
  • Moving from Divided by Conflict to Bound Together by Conflict

Wednesday 9 November (9:00am-5:30pm)

  • The Call to Reconciliation: Drawing on Biblical Resources
  • Personal Styles Inventory and Presentation of Styles
  • Resolving Conflict: Exploring Positions and Underlying Concerns
  • Planning a Training Event

Thursday 10 November (9:00am-4:00pm)

  • Conflict and Communication: Deliberate Listening
  • Challenges, Methodology and Practicalities
  • Designing Learner-Centred Training
  • Conclusion and Course Review

Meals and Accommodation

The course is residential, with accommodation provided in single-room accommodation, at the Felden Lodge Conference Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 0BL. Full board (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) is included. Arrival is between 10.00 and 10.45am on 8 November, and the course ends at 4.00pm on 10 November.

Cost and Application 

The cost per person is £480 if applying before 13 September 2016, or £530 thereafter.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 16, so do apply early, as our courses are regularly over-subscribed.

Please note that the course is only open to those who have completed a Bridge Builders’ foundation course, Transforming Church Conflict, or its equivalent. Until 1 August 2016, priority will be given to applicants who are sponsored by their region as part of a strategic plan.

Two training manuals, and a master copy of a workshop manual for copying, are included as part of the course.


To apply, please add a ticket to your cart below. Applications remain provisional until Bridge Builders has received a deposit of £100. Once accepted, the £100 deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the fee is due 8 weeks before the start of the course (i.e. by 13 September 2016). The full fee is owed if a place is cancelled within 8 weeks of the start date (13 September onwards). Please see our terms and conditions.

If no more places are available and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033 or email bb@bbministries.org.uk.

Please note: If a third party (eg. Diocese) is paying for your ticket, please book using your own name and contact details. Select direct bank transfer as the payment option and you will receive an order confirmation containing bank details. You can either pay directly, or forward the order confirmation to the third party for payment.

If you have any difficulty logging into our website when booking, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033.


November 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am
November 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Felden Lodge Training and Conference Centre
Felden Lodge
Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0BL United Kingdom
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