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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 the Centre for Leadership Development 2016 short course programme.  We would love to have you and/or your leaders - current or emerging - join us for one of our courses. All courses held at BCM unless specified otherwise.

Note that our CLD Travel Policy has changed for 2016. Read about the changes and download a full copy of the travel policy here.

5-8 July:  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, 287KB)
Download the Foundations for Chaplaincy Rego Form (PDF, 66KB)

2-3 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 Rego Form (PDF, 66KB)

12-14 August:  Missional Leadership Hui

The Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) is hosting a Missional Leadership Hui at  the Booth College of Mission, 12-14 August 2016. The Hui will focus on missional practices that foster community development and discipleship within marginalised neighbourhoods and will include input from Cat and Tom Noakes-Duncan of ‘Urban Vision’.

Download the Missional Leadership Hui Rego Form (PDF, 63KB)

23-25 August: Exploring the World of the Bible

This course is for anyone who belongs to a Salvation Army corps or centre – you might be a small group leader, in-training youth leader, regular or occasional preacher, or someone who wants to get more out of their Bible reading.

The course includes:

  • Learning to recognise different genres of Scripture
  • How to cross the gaps between Bible times and ours
  • Researching the background to the writing of Bible books
  • Aspects of life in Old Testament and New Testament times that will enhance your Bible reading.

Download the Exploring the World of the Bible Rego (PDF, 63KB)
Download the Exploring the World of the Bible Brochure (PDF, 350KB)

30 August - 1 September: Personal Leadership

Sorry, we've had to cancel this course. But if you're interested in attending this in the future please let us know.

19-22 September & 18-20 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.  (19-22 September & 18-20 October).

Download the 12 Steps Brochure (PDF, 235KB)
Download the 12 Steps Rego Form (PDF, 65KB)

7-9 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 Financial Training Brochure (PDF, 202KB)
Download the Financial Training Rego Form (PDF, 66KB)

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.
Pre-Retirement Seminar: 1-3 March - By invitation
5 Year Officer Review (NZ): 16-19 May - By appointment
10 Year Officer Review (NZ): 20-23 June - By appointment
15 Year Officer Review (NZ): 10-13 October - By appointment
1 Year Officer Review (NZ): 31 October - 3 November - By appointment

Available at Your Place

Talk to CLD 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
Fax: +64 4 527 6900
Email: BCM