A Hub for Leadership, Management and Ministry

Date:   6/7 December 2013

Venue: Sarum College, Salisbury

Theme: Developing Leadership: New Perspectives

The 2013 conference continued the cycle of alternating residential and day conferences. Following the 2012 conference in London, we returned to Sarum College, who hosted the 2011 conference.

We were delighted that two respected authorities from the worlds of business and theological education accepted our invitation to be keynote speakers.

Keynote speakers:

Donna Ladkin, Professor in Leadership and Ethics at Cranfield University School of Management, and author of Rethinking Leadership (Edward Elgar, 2010). She will ask Is it Possible to Develop Ethical Leaders?

Clemens Sedmak, Professor for Moral and Social Theology at King's College London, and convenor of the MA in Ethical Leadership. He will speak on Leadership and the Avoidance of Hell.

Conference themes:

Following feedback from previous conferences, there were no parallel sessions. Instead, sessions were built around four themes:
  • Organisational aspects of leadership, including a case study on an international order of Roman Catholic sisters by Keith Elford and John Beckford.
  • Young leaders, led by Rob Sharp, River Church, Exeter.
  • Leadership development, including a programme for Church of England bishops.
  • Coaching and mentoring, facilitated by Sue Heatherington, Waterside Consulting.
The conference included a special dinner to mark Modem’s 20th anniversary. The programme also allowed delegates to attend services at Salisbury Cathedral.

Organising committee:

Rob Sharp, Salford University

Sue Howard, co-author, The Spirit at Work Phenomenon, PhD candidate, University of Winchester

Sue Miller, Methodist Church, formerly Westminster Business School

Tim Harle, Visiting Fellow, Bristol Business School, Vice-Chair, MODEM