Influential Leadership Workshop

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Influential Leadership Workshop

September 20 2021 | 1:00 pm - September 24 2021 | 1:00 pm

***Coronavirus update: We are planning to run this event and are excited about it, but this will obviously depend on government guidelines.

This workshop is aimed at leaders of churches, leaders in the corporate, public sector, voluntary sector and small businesses.

It will help you, in an open and supportive environment, to become more alive in your role, more secure in your identity, more invested in your character development and more influential in your relationships.

The workshop is being held in partnership with Forge Consultancy.

Simon Barrington, founder and director at Forge said: ‘Come prepared to be honest, open, challenged and changed and you will find that you meet Jesus in a new way, return refreshed and ready for your next challenge and look at the issues you face from a completely new perspective.’

Each day there will be time for devotions, worship and spiritual reflection on leadership issues. Delegates will also work closely with Simon who will help leaders develop their own personal development plan based on five i’s of Leadership: Intimacy with Jesus, Identity in Christ, Integrity of Character, Inner Strength and Influence. By the end of the week delegates will have been supported to develop a personal development plan and will be partnered with other leaders to support them through the application.

The workshop format will be dynamic, interactive and demanding. It brings out and develops each individual’s gifting and addresses each individual’s situation, rather than giving a formulaic grid.

Workshop Leaders

Simon Barrington

Simon is the founder of Forge Leadership Consultancy. He is an experienced Chief Executive who is now utilising this experience in mentoring, coaching, advising and supporting executive and church leaders in leadership development. Simon is currently developing the ideas on this course into a book and is undertaking research on the leadership development needs of millennials.



Ceri Harris

Ceri runs her own consultancy which for the last 10 years has focussed on coaching for CEO’s and senior managers in the business and charity sectors. She also provides advice for church leaders and business start-ups. Ceri believes all leaders can be more effective and successful through an appreciation of their God-given gifts and skills. This helps them unlock their potential and seize the possibilities and opportunities that had previously eluded them. She is married to Simon Harris and together they serve in local church leadership and have four children moving into adulthood.


James Robson

James is Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries and before this, James was involved in the training of church leaders for nearly 20 years, helping with their formation and teaching them the Old Testament. he taught for 10 years at Oak Hill and then for 7 years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was Senior Tutor and part of the Senior Management Team.



Emma Ineson

Rt Revd Dr Emma Ineson is the Bishop of Penrith. Before moving to Cumbria in spring 2019, she was the Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. Her latest book ‘Ambition: What Jesus said about power, success and counting stuff’ was published by SPCK last year. She is married to Mat who is a vicar, and they have two grown-up children.



John Russell

John is passionate about helping people follow Jesus in every part of life. Prior to training for church leadership, John worked in local government. He has served on the staff of Cornerstone Church Nottingham since 2007, becoming Lead Minister in 2015. John is married to Catherine and they have a young family.

Who is it for?

Leaders of churches, leaders in business and leaders in charities.

View the leaflet in PDF format


£375 per person, on acceptance of application (accommodation is not included)

Application to attend the workshop

To ensure maximum benefit for delegates, there is a limit of 24 places. You need to apply by completing the online form below. Applications will be assessed, using a rolling deadline, at the end of April, May and June 2021. You will hear whether you have a place shortly after your application has been assessed and any application received after the end of June will be put on a reserve list.

For further information contact Carolyn at or on 017687 80075 option 4.


September 20 2021 | 1:00 pm
September 24 2021 | 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Keswick Ministries