Training Programmes

Our training programmes offer tried and tested methods for understanding and engaging in conflict, and navigating difference.

Information on current training is outlined below. We can also work with you to develop training tailored to your group or organisation. Visit the 'Tailored Training' page for more information.

Faith in Change and Conflict

Duration
Six-day course in two residential blocks: Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 January 2020 & Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 February 2020
About

Place for Hope is delighted to be running the inaugural Certificate in ‘Faith in Change and Conflict’ in Scotland in Spring 2020. 

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. 

This advanced course is for all in leadership (ordained, lay, formal, informal) in our churches who want to deepen their learning about conflict, change and transition in faith contexts, in order to strengthen their skills base for local application.

Over the two 3-day sessions, the course will cover four units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Conflict Transformation and Personal Development
  • Unit 2: Communication and Facilitation Skills
  • Unit 3: Conflict and Mediation Skills
  • Unit 4: Conflict in the Context of Faith

     
Upcoming Dates
  • Tue 14th Jan, 2020 (Perth)
  • By arrangement (please contact us to discuss)
Cost Per Person

£750 early-bird rate for bookings before 5th November 2019
£850 standard rate
This event is eligible for Church of Scotland Study Leave.

More Information

Visit the Faith in Change and Conflict page for more information and booking details. Join our mailing list to get news of upcoming courses.

Bullying and Harassment

Duration
One-day workshop
About

We know that bullying and harassing behaviour exists in our church/faith communities. How can we respond with dignity and respect as our core values? This new workshop guides participants through the dynamics of bullying, and equips them with ways to respond.

Upcoming Dates
Cost Per Person

£35 (unwaged) or £45 (waged). Bursary or subsidised places may be available.

More Information

Visit the Bullying and Harassment page for more information and booking details. Join our mailing list to get news of upcoming courses.
 

Scripture, Spirituality and Conflict

Duration
One-day workshop
About

What does scripture say about conflict? Is there a ‘biblical’ approach to difference and disagreement? Using small group work, we weave stories of biblical insight with lived experience in this new workshop for faith leaders.

Upcoming Dates
  • Sat 21st Sep, 2019 (Oban)
  • By arrangement (please contact us to discuss)
Cost Per Person

£35 (unwaged) or £45 (waged). Bursary or subsidised places may be available.

More Information

Visit the Scripture, Spirituality and Conflict page for more information and booking details. Join our mailing list to get news of upcoming courses.
 

Growing through Change and Conflict Further Skills

Duration
One-day workshop
About

The Further Skills day is is designed for those who have already taken part in the Foundation Day. The aim of this day is to practise skills in conflict transformation in the context of church leadership. The kinds of skills we’ll cover will include:

  • Rapport building and establishing relationships
  • Opening up difficult conversations, and seeing wider perspectives
  • Coming to decisions in good and helpful ways

     
Upcoming Dates
Cost Per Person

£35 (unwaged) or £45 (waged). Bursary or subsidised places may be available.

More Information

Visit the Growing through Change and Conflict Further Skills. page for more information and booking details. Join our mailing list to get news of upcoming courses.

Growing through Change and Conflict Foundation

Duration
One-day workshop
About

This intensive day workshop will explore:

  • What is conflict?
  • How does it operate in our churches, or faith communities?
  • What are the different levels of conflict and how do we recognise them?
  • What is my ‘conflict style’?
  • How can I use my skills, or grow more skills to respond to conflict?
     
Upcoming Dates
Cost Per Person

£35 (unwaged) or £45 (waged). Bursary or subsidised places may be available.

More Information

Visit the Growing through Change and Conflict Foundation. page for more information and booking details. Join our mailing list to get news of upcoming courses.

Sign up to mailing list to be contacted when dates are released for other learning opportunities.

 

“The form of education which most changes people in lasting ways has to touch them at a broader level than the thinking, reading mind can do. Some call it integrative education, transformative education, or even lifestyle education.” — Richard Rohr

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