CANCELLED: Working with Conflict – Course One (Monday November 14 and Monday 9 January)

Date(s) - Monday, 14th November, 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm



A programme for clergy comprising two one-day workshops using authorised material from the Bridgebuilders’ programme as well as case studies and interactive material. The courses will run in November and January, followed by four Action Learning Sets through February till June.

Peter Ingrams and Steve Coneys lead the programme offering the two courses, you are invited to sign up to one or the other:

Course One: Monday November 14, and Monday 9 January 2017


            Course Two: Friday 25 November, and Friday 20 January 2017.  

Each workshop will run from 9.30am till 4pm. They will be followed by participation in an Action Learning Set meeting four times between February and June, the precise dates will be organised with participants at the first day course. Please note: numbers are limited, and you need to sign up to the full course. Venue to be confirmed.

The purpose of the workshops and supervision training group is to help build ministers’ understanding of conflict so that they may feel more confident and competent within their ministries. The sessions will develop your 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 participating minister’s issues and how they can find support.

The resources we will use come primarily from Bridgebuilders;

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