With Jonathan Kimber and David Sims

For licensed clergy in the Diocese of Worcester.

During the day we will explore together some of the key reasons why this aspect of ministry is often challenging. We do not believe that there is any universal ‘solution’ that will make such challenges go away. We do, however, believe that we can all grow in the wisdom that we bring to how we shape our days, weeks and years. The aim of the training event is to stimulate precisely such growth in wisdom. It will do so by helping us to understand our current practices, offering new perspectives and ideas, and helping us identify practical next steps.

This event has been designed and led by David Sims and Jonathan Kimber. David is Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Cass Business School, City University of London, and a worshipper in Malvern. He and Jonathan share a dissatisfaction with some common time management techniques, and also a belief in the importance and possibility of wisdom in this area. The training is limited to 12 participants and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

As an integral part of this training, following the event on May 23rd, each participant will have three individual follow-on conversations with a Learning Partner, over the following few months. The purpose of the latter is to help discern, apply and embed good ways forward. The people acting as Learning Partners are largely drawn from the pool of MDR Review Consultants, and will have received specific training for this role.

One participant at the Time Wisdom event said of it: “This has been a fruitful day as it has helped me look through the clutter of my diary to hold the balance between clear cut and responsive time sharing.” Another said “Practical and prayerfully and carefully prepared and presented. Well worth making the time to be involved.”

For further information or to book your place on this event, please contact
Emma Woollaston, 01905 732812 or email training@cofe-worcester.org.uk