Working with Conflict Course

Date(s) - Thursday, 12th September, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Seasalter Christian Centre


The course comprises two workshop: Part 1 on Thursday 12th September 2019, 9.30am-4.00pm and Part 2 on Thursday 21st November 2019, 9.30am-4.00pm

It utilises authorised material from the Bridge Builders’ programme as well as case studies, interactive material, followed by four 2-hour Action Learning Sets spread out over five months after Part 2. Eight such courses have now been delivered in the diocese and positive feedback has indicated clear benefits to clergy and lay leaders in their contexts.

This course is open to both lay and ordained people; all those working as part of a ministry or leadership team. 

Peter Ingrams, Steve Coneys and Carol Smith lead the programme ; each workshop will run from 9.30am to 4pm. Please note numbers are limited, and if you are interested you will need to sign up to both sessions.

The purpose of the workshops and supervision training group is to build an understanding of conflict, helping to develop confidence and competence in ministry. The sessions will develop self-awareness and skills through:

  • Looking at the scriptures to understand the significance of conflict in building the Kingdom of God
  • Valuing the dynamics of conflict within the growth of communities
  • Identifying current individual patterns of responding to conflict
  • Considering strategies and tools for achieving better outcomes when engaging with conflict.

The workshops will require participants to engage with the scriptures, work on case studies, use psychometric tests, and to work with others on issues of congregational leadership. The aim of the workshops is not to provide ‘therapy’ or to be a place to focus on individual’s conflict issues. The four Action Learning Set sessions will be time for addressing issues and how people can find support. All course participants are expected to take part in these four 2-hour sessions.

The resources used come primarily from Bridge Builders;

Parking is available, lunch is provided, please include any dietary needs in your booking.

Some recent participants have commented:

“Very encouraging and helpful matching real life to bigger dynamics”

“Definitely worth the time spent”

“Really helpful insights that enable you to understand conflict”

“A good course well delivered by people who know what they’re talking about”.






Bookings are closed for this event.

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