Dear Friends, I am co-facilitating an online course for Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, UK on Leadership Amongst Friends with Zélie Gross and John Gray, two British Quakers. The six-week course runs from 20 April to 31 May 2020.
I’d like to invite you to consider joining us this year if you are interested in spending some time thinking through your own leadership practices and what insights can be gained from leadership theory as well as the Quaker tradition.
Here is what we’ll be looking into:
How does leadership work in our non-hierarchical Society of Friends, and what does it mean to take a lead when working in relationship with others? This course is for anyone across our programmed and unprogrammed traditions who is interested in questions of leading and building a participatory community within a Quaker context.
The structure of the course will be three modules focused on:
- Leadership and the self, led by Wess Daniels
- Quaker distinctives in leadership, led by John Gray
- Leadership in Quaker communities, led by Zélie Gross
Each two-week module offers the unique contribution of a course leader’s experience and skills, but all three of us will be participating in the discussion forums and we have been working closely to develop the curriculum for this course. Alongside a live webinar in each module, the course offers a great range of audio visual and written materials for you to engage with, and activities to help you reflect on your own leadership experience and develop your practice.
I think this course is a really exceptional offering in the Quaker world and am very excited to get to participate in it with Zélie and John.
More on the course:
The cost of the course is £38.00/$53
This course can be completed in your own time, although we recommend setting aside 2-3 hours a week.
All three modules will go live a week before the start date, so you can plan your own approach and work with the course materials in any order you choose.
This course is intended for Quakers and others who have an interest in Quaker leadership, across our programmed and unprogrammed traditions. You may or may not be in an appointed or employed leadership role.
For more information and the online booking form visit the course webpage.