Training in Positive Working Together

The following learning and development opportunities have been developed in partnership with Place For Hope. Dates of Training for Trainer Sessions in 2021 can be found further down this page. 

Growing Through Change and Conflict (previously Growing Through Conflict)


The Growing Through Change and Conflict programme aims to offer support and training to leaders in churches as they try to recognise and respond to conflict.

It is intended to be a ‘foundation’ day by the end of which participants will:

  1. understand how conflict works, in ourselves, our churches and faith communities; and
  2. raise awareness of and experience simple tools to transform conflict.

For information on when and where the courses are being run can be found on the learning and development events calendar:

 

Bullying and Harassment


This one day programme promotes good working relationships and ways to manage bullying within the life of our churches and faith communities. It enables those who participate in the training to consider the dynamics that lead to bullying and harassing behaviour and equips participants with basic skills to become more confident when dealing with people who display such behaviour.

The course builds upon the learning covered by the one-day ‘Growing Through Change and Conflict’ course material.

For information on when and where the courses are being run can be found on the learning and development events calendar:

 

 

Spirituality, Scripture and Conflict

The purpose of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of the impact and wisdom of scripture in transforming conflict, and in transitioning through change.

Our churches and faith communities are experiencing rapid change, which can sometimes result in difficult conversations and conflicted relationships. These experiences would be familiar to the early Christian church, where change and conflict were the norm, and heated conversations were regular occurrences. What can we learn from scripture about conflict and change? Building on our foundation day ‘Growing through Change and Conflict’, this material explores first an approach to scripture rooted in God’s loving reconciliation in the world, and then secondly offers a way in to bible study rooted in ‘the remembered bible.’ Drawing on our own lived experience of life in our church or faith community, we continue to support all those in our churches and faith communities to be peacemakers in the spirit of the gospel. 

For information on when and where the courses are being run can be found on the learning and development events calendar:

 

Faith in Change and Conflict – Cliff Certificate 

Offered in partnership with Place for Hope and Cliff College.

We know conflict is part of life and can be both creative and destructive. We notice that many people – including those in faith communities – can struggle to find helpful ways to respond to change, transition, tension and difference. Some structures, cultures, systems and habits can make it difficult for people to hear each other well and relationships may break down. We also know that there is much transformational potential in conflict.

Accepting these realities, and wanting to offer a positive response, Cliff College is delighted to be running this new Short Course Certificate in ‘Faith in Change and Conflict’ in partnership with Place for Hope under the leadership of Abdul Rahim along with others from Place for Hope, staff and practitioners.

Knowing there is help and support available can be a great source of hope for those experiencing difficulties and divisions within their congregations and communities, and Place for Hope have a proven record in helping individuals and faith communities find both support and ways through the difficulties. Find out more about the Certificate course on the Cliff College website:

Faith in Change and Conflict course information

 

Dates 2021

We're excited to share Positive Working Together - Training for trainers programme dates for 2021. You can now register for these courses (apart from Faith in Change and Conflict, which is done in partnership with Cliff College, link can be found below). If you're interested in becoming a trainer, you are also invited to attend the Networking Day, more information can be found further down this page. 

Please note:

The costs for most gatherings are covered by the Learning Network, except for the travel costs, which hopefully can be covered by Church/Circuit/District. Faith in Change and Conflict is a Cliff Certificate Course and these costs aren't covered and are therefore a responsibility of the participant. More information can be found on the website of Cliff College (link below). 

Training for trainers is only possible for those who have attended the Participants Session(s) before. 

 

Spirituality, Scripture and Conflict

22 March 2021 – Participants Session - All day (09:30 – 15:30)

24 March 2021 – Training for Trainers Session – All day (09:30 – 15:30)

Click here to register for these Sessions.  You will be asked to enter an access code to get access to the registration form. This code can be obtained from your Regional Learning Network contact person. Please see the overview of our Learning Network Regions to find out who your contact person is. 

  

Growing through Change and Conflict

15 April 2021– Participants Session – All day (mainly aimed at Learning Network Staff) 09:30 – 15:30

22 April 2021– Training for Trainers Session – All day (mainly aimed at Learning Network Staff) 09:30 – 15:30

Click here to register for these Sessions.  You will be asked to enter an access code to get access to the registration form. This code can be obtained from your Regional Learning Network contact person. Please see the overview of our Learning Network Regions to find out who your contact person is. 

 

Bullying and Harassment

 

5th and 6th May 2021 – Participants Session – Mornings only (09.30 – 13:00)

17th May 2021 – Training for Trainers Session – All day (09:30 – 16:00)

Click here to register for these Sessions.  You will be asked to enter an access code to get access to the registration form. This code can be obtained from your Regional Learning Network contact person.  Please see the overview of our Learning Network Regions to find out who your contact person is. 

 

Faith in Change and Conflict (in conjunction with Cliff College)

***April 2021 training postponed ***

To be confirmed – Part 1 – Residential Session 10:15 start on Mon – Lunchtime finish on Thurs

To be confirmed – Part 2 – Residential Session 10:15 start on Mon – Lunchtime finish on Thurs

More information about this Certificate Course, can be found on the website of Cliff College.   

 

Networking Day

Wednesday 10th March 2021 10:00 – 14:00 (online via Zoom, two 90 mins sessions with a 60min lunch in between). This is a day for all people who are qualified Trainers of the courses offered through the Positive Working Together programme or who are interested in becoming qualified trainers. If you're interested in attending this day, please send us an email


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