Onsite event: Leadership Faculty – Taster Seminar


Location – Waverley Abbey College, Farnham, Surrey
16th October 9am-2pm

Price includes lunch.

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 HE Dip 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.

Come to Waverley Abbey College for a taster day. Hear from inspiring speakers. Engage with innovative content on leadership in the contemporary context. Meet the team and explore whether these programmes are for you or someone you know.


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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.

Amy Orr-ewing

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is an international author, speaker and theologian who addresses the deep questions of our day with meaningful answers found in the Christian Faith. She is the author of multiple books including ‘Where is God in All the Suffering?’ and bestselling, ‘Why Trust the Bible?’ Over the last twenty years, Amy has given talks and answered questions on university campuses around the world. She has also addressed Parliamentarians in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament and staffers on Capitol Hill, and at the West Wing of The White House.

She regularly responds to invitations to speak in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms as well as churches and conferences. Amy is interested in the intersection of questions of meaning and faith with the marketplace, education and policy making. Amy holds a doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford. She enjoys broadcasting in the media and giving public lectures. Amy is also the co- founder of REBOOT, an innovative youth initiative aimed at helping teenagers think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world. Amy lives in Oxford with her husband ‘Frog’. They have three boys, JJ, Zach and Benji.

Dave Benson

Dave is a leading thinker and researcher on the role of faith in 21st-Century western culture. Formerly a lecturer at Malyon Theological College, he now heads up our work for Culture & Discipleship. In his own words, his mission is ‘to cultivate disciples with wisdom for the way of Christ in a post-Christendom culture.’

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 Leadership & Faith 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.