One Step Forward

2 April 2012 — 2 Comments

Although not strictly a youth work event, this weekend of personal development is well worth a look!

My church, Arun Community Church, is hosting One Step Forward, A weekend of personal development on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2012. It’s being facilitated by Jim McNeish and the team from Cantle, a Leadership Development Consultancy working predominantly with the boards of multinational organisations. Cantle is based in the Highlands of Scotland on the beautiful banks of Loch Tay.

I’ve been to a number of events led by Jim and his team, and the they never cease to astound me with their humble and incredible knowledge of people and inter-personal relationships. I’ve learnt so much about how I function, and how I can better relate to others through the work that Cantle have done. Using a variety of psychological techniques, but based in natural, everyday interactions from a Christian worldview, Cantle have a way of engaging people and bringing out their best.

Even better, the church is hosting this event for only £20 per person! This is world class personal development coaching for a fraction of the usual price, so if you’re in the South East and can spare the time, I highly recommend coming along. Here’s the info on the content:

Character growth can feel elusive. Bouncing out of the latest conference, we are full of determination for fresh discipline and better relationships. Then Monday comes with its mundane requirements, difficult boss, grey skies and enforced compromises, and before we know it we’ve not only failed in some of our promises but we seem to have taken a step back with some added cynicism or resignation.

The issue here is not what happens – that’s life, but rather how we think about it. We do not develop ourselves in the same way we develop a business plan or a project. It’s not linear. Character growth is seasonal with winters and summers where bits of us die away and then burst into life again with new strength.

ONE STEP FORWARD is about learning how to take ground steadily in our development as we push toward a vision for our lives. Using psychology and creative exercises, you will learn some other ways to think about how you grow as a person.

So what are you waiting for? Book in now as places are limited.

Eventbrite - One Step Forward


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

2 responses to One Step Forward

  1. A brilliant event on personal development: One Step Forward, 15-16th June.

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