Apply for the Public Leader: England course

The September 2019 retreat will be at St Columba’s House, Woking. The three 2020 retreats will be at Beaumont Estate, Windsor.

Retreats all begin at 7pm and dates are:

  • Thursday, 19 September – Saturday, 21 September 2019
  • Friday, 10 January – Saturday, 11 January 2020
  • Friday, 6 March — Saturday, 7 March 2020
  • Friday, 5 June – Saturday, 6 June 2020

Participants will be asked to contribute a subsidised rate of £795 towards the course. We encourage participants to consider approaching their workplace or church for support. Fundraising advice, as well as some limited bursaries, is available after acceptance on the course.

In addition to the teaching weekends, participants will be invited to discovery events’ throughout the year. These events allow us to meet leaders in their context and understand some of the key institutions and spheres that shape society. In previous years we have visited parliament and held a private meeting with an MP; toured the British Museum to consider the historical story presented; heard from a panel of leaders in different areas of the arts; and attended a walking tour of London visiting sites associated with public leaders like William Wilberforce and Elizabeth Fry.

At the end of the course participants will be invited to join the alumni network and attend exclusive events such as a summer BBQ, Christmas social and media masterclass.

We’re still finalising speakers for 2019 – 20. Previous speakers include:

Paul Kahn (president of communications & connectivity sector, Cobham plc)

Jill Garrett (Tentpeg Consulting, CliftonStrengths coach)

Emma Sykes (leadership specialist, CPAS)

Christopher Landau (former BBC journalist)

Ram Gidoomal (businessman)

Dr Chloe Lynch (Lecturer in Practical Theology, LST)

Dr Dave Landrum (director of advocacy, Evangelical Alliance).

For more information about Public Leader: England please email Abi Jarvis.

Applications for the 2019 – 2020 courses are now closed. Register your interest for 2020 – 2021 now and we will email you when applications re-open in spring 2020.