there is a taster day (online of course) for the pioneer course starting in september in penrith. sign up for the taster day here if you want to find out more. the course is the certificate we designed at cms for pioneering mission which we have run in a few hubs now. it's pitched at people working full time. it's not linked to any university or anything - it's designed for people who are interested in both learning about and doing pioneering mission where they are. i just got sent a summary of feedback today actually from students who have finished the course in bath and wells and that was hugely encouraging saying it had given students confidence, sparked creativity, given them language around what they were doing, been amazing, changed them and so on. i loved reading the responses.
the structure of it is 6 modules that run through to july with a weekend for each and a small group to be part of for the duration. given the current situation we have decided to run half the modules online and we'll see about the rest so actually if you are anywhere in the north of england or even in the south of scotland this will be even more accessible than before. the small groups will also be online.
if you want to know a bit more about it there is nicely filmed video about the northern centre on this page but if you want a more homely chat type video allison who is part of the team in cumbria and i have a chat about it for around 20 minutes on the same page - just scroll down.
it feels great to be getting to this point of being able to offer some training and encouragement in the north where there is so much brilliant stuff happening. i am looking forward to it - maybe see you on the taster day?!
i attach a leaflet about the taster day if you want that or want to pas it on to anyone