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Christian Approaches to Leadership in the Public Square

  • Course Dates: Mon 23 April 2018, 2:00 pm to Thu 26 April 2018, 2:00 pm

This module will make a methodological, hermeneutical and theological study of the potential impact of Christian approaches to leadership on and within secular institutions at a time when religion is being marginalized and faith is under attack.

It will encourage reflection on the current place of the Christian faith in the public square and will evaluate existing and emerging models of engagement between Christianity and the prevailing secular and pluralist culture of contemporary society, in e.g. business, education, and politics through the framework of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The connection between personal faith and leadership in different workplace contexts, including organisations run by or on behalf of the Church, will be explored to enable participants to analyse their own leadership practice and the ethical issues that they may face. Potential areas of conflict, both internal and external, will be examined to illustrate this. How far should a leader’s personal faith influence the development of the ethos that may be felt to be desirable?

An integral part of the module will be opportunities for reflection by the participants on their own experience of the relationship between the leadership of a secular organisation, values and personal faith.

Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor.

Contact Rosemary Nicklen for all booking enquiries
rnicklen@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424827  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Mon 23 April 2018, 2:00 pm
Thu 26 April 2018, 2:00 pm
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Karen Blakeley has over 25 years’ experience as a leadership development consultant. In 2009 Karen joined Winchester Business School and has since conducted research and produced academic and practitioner publications in the area of responsible leadership, the role of the business schools in society and the contribution of spirituality to leadership development. Hadrian Cook is a lecturer and environmental consultant. Educated at the Universities of Sheffield, London and East Anglia, his academic interests include environmental history, environmental policy and politics, and environmental management. Colin Greene is Coordinator for the Sarum Centre for Theology, Imagination and Culture. His background is in Systematic Theology but has branched out into theological and philosophical hermeneutics. Tim Harle is the Coordinator for the Sarum Centre for Leadership Learning and a Visiting Fellow at Bristol Business School. Tim lives at the interface of business and faith and has worked at senior levels in service sector companies and, earlier in his career, with government ministers in Whitehall. Neil Messer is based at the Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy at the University of Winchester. He served as a church minister before moving into theological teaching and research at Mansfield College, Oxford, the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham and the University of Wales, Lampeter. Angela Tilby was, until her recent retirement, Diocesan Canon at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and Continuing Ministerial Development Advisor to the Diocese of Oxford. Angela read theology at Cambridge and worked at the BBC for 22 years, first in radio then as a TV producer in Religious Programmes. James Woodward is Principal of Sarum College and Coordinator for the Sarum Centre for Human Flourishing. He is a practical and pastoral theologian with a particular interest in health and social care, ageing and end of life care, inter professional dialogue, art and theological reflection.
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£350 non-residential; £510 residential