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The Public Leader course

A 10-month course equipping emerging public leaders around England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

The Public Leader training course seeks to equip emerging leaders who are passionate about bringing Christian leadership to all areas of life across the UK.

Participants undertake a journey of equipping, mentoring and support to grow into their unique role of leadership for the 21st century and be confident in their voice wherever God has called them. There are cohorts in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

As well as learning from expert speakers in a range of fields, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with other emerging leaders from across the spheres of politics, the arts, media, academia, business, education, civil society, and more.

The course includes:

  • Weekend retreats (Friday evening-Saturday evening)
  • Evening events with experienced leaders
  • Visits to national cultural institutions
  • Mentoring sessions with an experienced public leader

"The teaching, mentoring, guidance and fellowship I have enjoyed throughout the process has been a real blessing and privilege to me and has helped me see how God is working in Scotland." – Iain, Crown Office prosecutor and Public Leader Scotland participant

Applications for 201920 will open in early spring 2019

Applicants will be in their 20s and 30s, with some prior experience of leadership and a desire to explore the next steps God is leading them to. Participants must submit a reference from a church and / or workplace leader, or someone else who can attest to their leadership potential and faith relationships. Applicants are expected to be sympathetic to the Evangelical Alliance’s statement of faith. Each course will take between 12 – 18 participants. Course fees and exact format vary according to location.

To find out more and to receive an application pack, contact the national coordinators:

The Public Leader: Scotland
, starting autumn 2019: Email Kieran Turner

The Public Leader: Northern Ireland, starting autumn 2019: Email David Smyth

The Public Leader: England, starting autumn 2019: Email Abi Jarvis

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