Leadership-In-Formation

Leadership in Formation

This programme is designed to facilitate the formation of Christian leaders (and those on a spiritual journey) within the private, public, community and church sectors. It is based upon the premise that leadership development is a journey marked by cycles of critical incidents, character maturity, transition, being skilful and legacy creation.

Programme Modules

1 Where are you? Self-assessment and evaluation

This assessment and evaluation question enables each leader to establish where they have traveled in their own story. We look at the positional i.e. roles and responsibilities; dispositional i.e. attitude and emotional life and transitional leadership journeys. Based on Genesis 3:9.

2 What is that in your hand? Gift and capabilities

This ‘gift’ question equips each leader to discover, recover or revisit their motivational gifts, specific skill sets and future development needs. It provides space and scope to explore what makes them and their organisation distinctive. Based on Exodus 4:2.

3 What is your name? Identity and interdependence

This ‘identity’ question prompts leaders to take a less subjective view of what constitutes the personal and organisational entities. In doing so, there is the possibility of creating healthier relationships that result in leadership effectiveness. Based on Genesis 32:27

4 Where is your brother/sister? People and teams

Human beings are complex organisms. When people come together and form teams the systemic complexity and potential for conflict increases. Leaders must learn to work with others in a way that enhances rather than frustrates interactions. Based on Genesis 4:9.

5 What do you see? Vision and motivation

The vision question gently challenges a leader to explore the benefits and pitfalls related to personal and organisational vision. Particularly the major issues that arise when these visions diverge or converge. Based on Amos 7:8.

6 Can these bones live? ‘Faith’ and impact

‘Faith’ questions are pertinent to leaders who wish to ensure that personal challenge and ‘risk-taking’ properly inform their leadership development. While ‘faith’ provides confidence to take action, impact provides necessary feedback. Based on Ezekiel 37:3.

7 Who do you say I am? Congruence and wholeness

The question of Congruence will enable leaders to explore what authenticity, integrity and alignment looks like to them. In addition they will consider the ‘cultural’ challenge of organisational integrity. Based on Matthew 16:15.

Celebration event  (optional: hosted on day 7 or on a separate ½ day am/pm)

The Celebration is a valuable extension to the programme. It provides an opportunity to revisit learning, to share growth stories, bring ‘closure’, to embed the programme impact and determine ‘what’s next?’

Both client and participants are encouraged to invite family members, friends, colleagues, sponsors and others.

Bring the “Leadership in Formation” programme to where you are

If you would like the Leadership in Formation programme for your business or organisation, then please get in touch with us to discuss what we can do for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following information is designed to provide a brief overview of the necessary requirements for hosting the Leadership in Formation programme.

What is it?

This programme is designed to facilitate the formation of Christian leaders (and those on a spiritual journey) within the private, public, community and church sectors. It is based upon the premise that leadership development is a journey marked by cycles of critical incidents, character maturity, transition, being skilful and legacy creation.  When a cycle is completed the leader will return to the beginning, starting again but hopefully at a deeper level that gives way to fresh possibilities.

Each session is based on an essential question asked by God in the Bible that inspires profound self-analysis, practical self-management, redirection and restoration.  During the programme each question forms the basis of reflections around current/live individual and organisational leadership issues and challenges.

The programme covers the following 7 questions:

1 Where are you?  (Gen 3:9) Self-assessment and evaluation
2 What is that in your hand? (Ex 4:2) Gift and capabilities
3 What is your name? (Gen 32:27) Identity and interdependence
4 Where is your brother/sister? (Gen 4:9) People and teams
5 What do you see? (Am 7:8) Vision and motivation
6 Can these bones live? (Eze 37:3) ‘Faith’ and impact
7 Who do you say I am? (Matt 16:15) Congruence and wholeness 

How does it work?

The programme can be delivered in a variety of configurations (for example, 7 stand-alone days delivered over the course of 9 – 12 months; Residential e.g. over 3 days; Non-residential clusters e.g. 2 x 3 days), according to the requirements of the host partner. Each day is run by a team of speakers with additional input from the host team. As well as receiving good quality teaching, participants will also have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, personal reflection and feedback.

The Next Leadership learning approach is theoretical, experiential and practical. We employ a blend of mentoring, storytelling and coaching. We also draw on current research, ancient wisdom, facilitation, role modelling, networking, reflection, cultural perspectives, observation in action, specialist knowledge, diagnostic assessments, experience from cross sector contexts, best practice, creativity and fun!

What are the costs associated with the programme?

This standard flagship programme is designed for groups of 50 – 150 participants per day.  A customised version of this flagship programme is suitable for groups of 20+ participants.

Overall fee

The final cost per participant per day will include:

Fees for Next Leadership (excluding VAT).

Host organisation costs cover catering, venue, administration etc. and will vary according to each sector: private, public, charity or church (charity and church groups are encouraged to seek funding if necessary).

Next Leadership fee

Costs cover expenses associated with materials, preparation and facilitation.

Further details on costs, delivery and host team responsibilities are available on request.

Next steps…

An evaluation and impact report is available on request.  If you have any further questions, pleaseContact Us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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