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Short Courses

The Centre for Leadership Development offers a short course programme, designed to target specific leadership skills or issues.

Please find below upcoming Centre for Leadership Development 2017 short courses. We would love to have you and/or your leaders - current or emerging - join us for one of our courses. All courses held at Booth Colege of Mission unless specified otherwise. You can read our Travel Policy here.

9-11 May: Family Store Managers Training

This short course has been designed to introduce Family Store Managers to the skills and knowledge that they will need to be a good store manager in The Salvation Army.

Places on the course are allocated by Divisions, so be in touch with your Divisional Family Stores Consultant if this is a course that you think would benefit you.

2-5 June: Brengle Holiness Institute

The focus of this Brengle Institute 2017 is on how our heritage of holiness fuels our commitment to social justice. It promises to be a life transformative time. This Brengle Institute includes a new, exciting programme with:

  • Work Stories from Major Campbell Roberts (Finalist of New Zealander of the Year Award);
  • Biblical Teaching from David Wells (Senior Tutor at Booth College of Mission);
  • Spiritual Formation with Major Heather Rodwell (Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development);
  • Spoken Word, performed by Rosy Keane (Territorial Women's Ministries Social Media and Resources Specialist);
  • Worship, led by Scott Keane (Youth Leader, Upper Hutt Corps).

Please find attached a brochure and A5 poster for promotion at all Corps and Centres. Please pass these on as soon as possible to all soldiers and employees in the division. The closing date for registrations is 5th of May, 2017 (this can be extended for one week for any late registrations).

> Download the Brengle Holiness Institute Brochure (PDF, 977KB)
> Download the Brengle Holiness Institute Registration Form (PDF, 51KB)

14-16 June: Missional Leadership Hui

More info to follow, or contact BCM for full details.

27-30 June: Foundations for Chaplaincy

The Foundations for Chaplaincy Course is an introduction to the basic skills, practices, philosophies and understandings which form the foundations for practice as a chaplain in various Salvation Army contexts.

Content will include:
    - How to support and empower clients, including how to access a range of resources
    - Communication- how to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues
    - A personal philosophy of chaplaincy in relation to The Salvation Army

Selection criteria apply. Contact us to find out more.

Download the Foundations for Chaplaincy Brochure (PDF, 333KB)
Download the Foundations for Chaplaincy Registration Form (PDF, 51KB)

1-2 August: Leadership Essentials

No matter where you’re at – Leadership Essentials is a new course that has been designed to strengthen how you lead. Building on from Foundations of Leadership, Leadership Essentials will help you to become:
    - A strategist who asks the right questions
    - A coach who builds people up
    - A critically reflective decision-maker who leads from and with prayer
    - A team player who fosters not only community but a shared responsibility for radical service

Download the Leadership Essentials Registration Form (PDF, 51KB)

18-21 September & 17-19 October: 12 Steps

The 12 Steps have been around for over 60 years and offer tools, not just for addicts, but for anyone who wants greater personal and spiritual freedom for themselves or those they minister to.

The model is based on the successful Alcoholics Anonymous programme but specifically developed to be applicable to a range of life issues. The course is in two parts, both of which must be completed (18-21 September & 17-19 October).

Download the 12 Steps Brochure (PDF, 225KB)
Download the 12 Steps Registration Form (PDF, 51KB)

30 October - 1 November: Salvation Army Finance Training

Do you need an accounting degree to help your Corps or Centre run its finances?  The good news is—you don't!

This course is for Salvation Army treasurers, secretaries, finance administrators, business administrators, corps officers, and volunteers who help with finances at The Salvation Army.

It has been prepared by experts to equip people involved in their corps or centre finances around The Salvation Army's financial procedures and systems.

Download the Finance Training Brochure (PDF, 1.28MB)
Download the Finance Training Registration Form (PDF, 51KB)

14-16 November: Family Store Managers Training

This short course has been designed to introduce Family Store Managers to the skills and knowledge that they will need to be a good store manager in The Salvation Army.

Places on the course are allocated by Divisions, so be in touch with your Divisional Family Stores Consultant if this is a course that you think would benefit you.

Officer Courses

Booth College of Mission also run a number of courses for officer development. These are for officers only, and attendance is generally by appointment.

  • 5 Year Officer Review (NZ): 22-25 May - By appointment
  • 10 Year Officer Review (NZ): 19-22 June - By appointment
  • Sole Officer Symposium: 7-10 August - By appointment
  • 15 Year Officer Review (NZ): 25-28 September - By appointment
  • 1 Year Officer Review (NZ): 24-27 October - By appointment

You can also talk to us about workshops and seminars to be offered at your place. Costs vary depending on length of courses and presenters used.

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Booth College of Mission

20 William Booth Grove
PO Box 40-542, Upper Hutt 5140
Phone: +64 4 528 8628
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Email: BCM