Leadership Amongst Friends – An New Online Woodbrooke Course

Woodbrooke Leadership Amongst FriendsI am co-facilitating an online course on Leadership Amongst Friends with Zelie Gross and John Gray, two Quakers from the U.K. The webinar begins on 23rd April and will go until 13th May 2018.

How does leadership work in our non-hierarchical Society of Friends, and what does it mean to take a lead when working in relationship with others? This course is for anyone across our programmed and unprogrammed traditions who is interested in questions of leading and building a participatory community within a Quaker context.

The structure of the webinar will be three sessions focused on:

  1. Pre course Induction Week
  2. Quaker distinctives in Leadership – John Gray
  3. Leadership and the self – Wess Daniels
  4. Leadership in Q communities – Zelie Gross
  5. Post-course week

Each week one of us will be the lead instructor, but all three of us will be participating in the calls and have been working closely to develop the curriculum for this course. Besides the three presentations there are going to be some really great readings, videos, and activities to help Friends reflect on their own leadership styles and practices.

I think this course is a really unique offering in the Quaker world and am very excited to get to participate in it with Zelie and John.

 

More on the course:

The cost of the webinar is £38.00/$53

This course can be completed in your own time, although we recommend setting aside 2-3 hours a week.

Each week there will be a range of audio visual and written materials for you to engage with, and forums for you to share reflections and ask questions.

This course is intended for Quakers and others who have an interest in Quaker leadership, across our programmed and unprogrammed traditions. You may or may not be in an appointed or employed leadership role.

For more visit the course webpage.

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...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Wess has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and is the father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with friends, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.