Leadership Faculty and course overview

Free online Zoom event
16th October 11am-12pm

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  • Welcome – Bob Stradling, College Principal
  • MA in Public Leadership overview – Joanna Williamson
  • Integrating Faith and Leadership overview – Clare Williams, Course Leader
  • Q&A – All

The world is slowly recovering from the pandemic. New possibilities are emerging for the future.

How can you upgrade your leadership toolbox to meet the challenges and make the most of the opportunities?

Waverley Abbey College is launching two new programmes in Leadership: MA in Public Leadership (subject to validation) and an DipHE in Integrating Faith and Leadership (subject to validation).

These programmes provide a great opportunity to equip you for the volatile and complex world we live in. Learn to lead with hope, while investing in your academic studies and professional credentials.


Dr Joanna Williamson

Joanna is a co-founded of One Rock International which provides training, mentoring and spiritual formation to marketplace leaders around the world.

Joanna has a passion for study and is currently enrolled on PhD in Intercultural Education. Her study interests span a wide field including narrative theology, the four Gospels, spiritual formation, apologetics, political and public theology, Christian biography and global leadership trends. Joanna has been influenced by life and writings of Dallas Willard, a philosopher and church reformer, and serves on the board of Renovare Britain and Ireland as well as Santus in Germany.

Bob Stradling

Bob has a long and varied career in leadership within a range of Higher Education settings; Principal Lecturer and Head of Department at Sunderland University Business School, Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Head of Distance Learning at Durham University Business School, Head of the School of Business and Creative Industries at Inverness College UHI, and Vice Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Springdale College/ForMission before taking up his position here at Waverley Abbey College.

Clare Williams

Clare is Programme Leader for the Integrating Faith & Leadership certificate and diploma. She has an MA in Leadership and is currently completing her second masters in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity at Birkbeck, University of London. Clare is a trained Christian apologist, and she enjoys helping people to share their faith.

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