School for Parish Development

June 1, 2020 - June 6, 2020
223 Main St.
OttawaONK1S 1C4
The school offers an opportunity for both clergy and lay people to develop skills in congregation and organizational development.

About the school

Rooted in the Anglican ethos, the school shapes church leaders to support and foster healthy, sustainable congregations. The skills and knowledge learned equip people on the individual, team, and whole system levels. Completing the program, you will be prepared to recognize your current reality, discern the future, and offer strategy, goals, and actions to move forward.

Participants will learn through plenary and small group sessions about change processes, facilitation, congregational and organizational development, personality type, and trust development. Working a series of models, case studies, and facilitated conversations, you will finish the two-year program over a course of eight weekends, confident in our ability to put knowledge to relevant and productive practice.

Registrants are encouraged to come in congregational teams of at least two or three people, of clergy and laity, as teams are proven more likely to create successful, positive change.

    1. Look at the current reality and ask
      Who are we? Where are we going?
    2. Discern the future
      What is God calling us to do and be in the time and this place?
    3. Plan and move toward the future
    4. How do we get there?

4. Through a combination of plenary, case studies, and small group work
Offer and receive feedback
Identify organizational change process,
Understand trust development,
Manage conflict, and sharpen facilitation skills

2020 – Residential Week – Saint Paul University (223 Main St, Ottawa ON K1S 1C4) and link their name to their website here. And the date is June 1-6, 2020.