Services

Adult learning and training services

Alastair provides assistance with strategic planning of training and resourcing, in an area such as a diocese, district or region.

He also provides design and leadership of adult learning and training covering the following subjects:

  • Handling and transforming conflict, including communicating more effectively
  • Understanding oneself better
  • Understanding emotional process, drawing on family systems theory
  • Learning process skills, including:
    • Facilitating better meetings
    • Making group decisions more effectively
    • Leading informal mediation process

Clergy support

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Alastair provides work consultancy for individual church ministers, and ministry teams, to enable leaders to function sustainably and at their best. His approach draws on:

  • Family systems theory, developed by Murray Bowen
  • A coaching framework, having trained with 3D Coaching and others
  • A profiling tool, the Friendly Style Profile
  • Conflict theory and understanding, including power dynamics

Those Alastair typically works with are:

  • Ministers stepping up to more senior roles
  • Ministers experiencing a time of transition or a new stage of ministry
  • Ministers who want to reflect self-critically, and seek to continue grow
  • Ministry teams which want to function more effectively as a group

Team-building and group facilitation

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Alastair leads team-building workshops for ministry teams and leadership groups. The process involves each member of the team completing a profiling tool, the Friendly Style Profile, in advance. The workshop enables team members to affirm, appreciate and understand one another better, and to function more effectively as a team.

Alastair also facilitates meetings for groups and teams in situations where:

  • A difficult conversation is needed
  • A decision is needed, arrived at through a fair process to increase the chance of a wise and discerning outcome

Training the Trainers

If you are looking to train up a group of people in your ministry area or region, such as an Anglican Diocese, then Alastair can run a training programme to achieve this.  This includes:

  • Running a training course in the Growing Bridgebuilders training resource
  • Training others to use the Growing Bridgebuilders materials
  • Developing a strategic approach, and ongoing coaching of trainers

Contact Alastair for more information