Women in Leadership Course

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Leading to the award of a Post-Graduate Certificate in Theology and Transformative Practice from Newman University

This course is aimed at those in Christian ministry keen to develop and enrich their leadership skills and increase their knowledge of recent theological scholarship and learning around gender and leadership.  The course consists of two modules:

Transformative Theologies of Gender:

 Taught over 5 days (3 April, 29 April, 16 May, 23 May, 21 June) by Professor Nicola Slee and colleagues, this module will consider recent feminist approaches to:

  • the interpretation and authority of scripture, and implications for preaching;
  • the contours and boundaries of tradition, and what this means for the affirmation of women’s lives and traditions in the past;
  • understandings and practices of liturgy and prayer, and implications for leadership of worship;
  • notions and practices of spirituality, with particular reference to embodiment and socio-political engagement;
  • notions and practices of religious identity, as exemplified in feminist spiritual communities such as ‘Women church’, and how these might enrich ministry.

Transformative Christian Leadership*

The course looks at the dynamics, challenges and contemporary questions in Christian Leadership, drawing on and in dialogue with a variety of perspectives and sources, including:

  • The recent FAOC report
  • Feminist and Womanist approaches to and understandings of leadership;
  • The particularities of ecclesial leadership today, and in our current situations;
  • Wisdom from theologians and practitioners about collaborative and distributive forms of leadership;
  • Voices in modern secular culture concerning the tasks of leading others amid change.

*Or an alternative module, dates to be confirmed

For further information contact Professor Nicola Slee at sleen@queens.ac.uk

For booking info, contact: admissions@queens.ac.uk (0121 454 1527)

Open afternoon for enquirers: Thursday 28 February, 1pm – 3.30pm