Adventures in leadership

Adventures in Leadership

Adventures in Leadership is our Churches of Christ in Queensland (CofCQ) program which is designed to improve the leadership fitness of every person in the CofCQ family. 

Our mission to ‘bring the light of Christ into communities’ is enormous and we will always have room for leaders with passion, skill and courage.  We host a wide range of formal and informal events, learning programs and stretch opportunities for those of our staff who are putting their hands up and asking for a greater level of responsibility and challenge.

For those of you who are ready to undertake extensive training where you will explore and further develop your leadership skills, you have the opportunity to apply for general entry into the formal cohort programs which will run every year at ‘executive’, ‘extension’ and ‘emerging’ levels.

If you are not quite ready to participate in any of the leadership cohorts, but are interested in learning more, we invite you to join in our leadership community.

We strongly believe that ‘everything rises or falls on leadership’, and so we are committed to making this a vibrant conversation around what good, stable, secure and servant-hearted leadership could look like within CofCQ.

 

Formal cohort programs

The formal part of the Adventures in Leadership program is a series of three learning cohorts that will run each year.

These tailor-made leadership development programs address directly the capabilities described in the CofCQ Leadership Capabilities Framework and will be delivered at the following three levels:

  • executive
  • extension
  • emerging

The leadership journey

The primary goal of these cohorts is to help leaders take significant next steps in their leadership journey and also in their understanding and appreciation of our unique history, mission, values and current strategic plan. Participation in these formal cohorts will represent a significant investment from CofCQ into the lives of current and potential leaders and we have assembled excellent leaders from right across CofCQ to facilitate and lead these programs.

Please note that participation in the program will be free of charge. The only costs incurred will be for any travel and accommodation which is to be arranged by the participating staff member’s service, or in some cases directly with the Leadership and Culture team.

The executive leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in May 2018. It is designed for senior leaders and pastors who have experience in complex environments and are seeking to grow in leading leaders.

The extension leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in June 2018. It is designed for existing leaders of teams who are empowering others and wanting to refine and implement their own leadership practice.

The emerging leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in July 2018. It is designed for employees with demonstrated leadership potential who are aspiring to grow in their careers, or employees with sound technical skills and a passion for nurturing and leading others.  

Executive

The executive leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in May 2018. It is designed for senior leaders and pastors who have experience in complex environments and are seeking to grow in leading leaders.

Extension

The extension leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in June 2018. It is designed for existing leaders of teams who are empowering others and wanting to refine and implement their own leadership practice.

Emerging

The emerging leadership cohort is a 12 month program, commencing in July 2018. It is designed for employees with demonstrated leadership potential who are aspiring to grow in their careers, or employees with sound technical skills and a passion for nurturing and leading others.  

Application process

Applications are now closed for the first intake of participants for the Adventures in Leadership Program.

The purpose of this application process is to determine if this opportunity is suitable for you and if it’s coming at the right time. If this program sounds like something you might be interested in, read on for some important information about the process:

  • This program is primarily about helping people to grow in their leadership ability and not about moving up the organisational chart. With that in mind, we are looking to help you discover what the most helpful next steps are in order for you to progress on your leadership journey. We therefore ask that you consider your interest in the Adventures in Leadership program in general rather than in a specific cohort program. We will help you decide on which cohort may be the best match for you, you just need to fill out the applicatin form below for general entry into the program.
  • Once your application has been submitted, your manager will be asked to fill out some extra information about you. So be sure to discuss your interest in the program with them now and please note that your manager will not receive your responses in the application form, or vice versa.
  • If your application is not successful this time, don’t stress! You will still have a chance to develop your leadership outside the program by accessing events, resources and networking opportunities via the Leadership Community. You can also reapply for the program at a later date.

Inclusion and diversity within leadership cohorts

We are committed to inclusion and diversity in each of our cohorts. It doesn’t matter what your role is, where you are located, what your gender is, how old you are, or what your background is, if you are part of the Churches of Christ in Queensland family and you are passionate about growing in your leadership, we encourage you to apply.

 

 

Leadership community

Anyone in our networks can participate in the wider leadership community initiative and begin to grow in their understanding of and practice of leadership and influence.

You will find here loads of resources, events, and projects that will stretch you in your leadership journey. 

 

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~ John F Kennedy

Tune into our podcasts to continue learning.

Harry S Truman famously said "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

We've put together a collection of great books to help propel you along your leadrship journey.

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." ~ John C Maxwell

Watch these motivational videos to learn the way to become an inspirational leader.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Throughout the year we will be offering opportunities for employees to attend inspirational events in and around Brisbane.

Podcasts

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~ John F Kennedy

Tune into our podcasts to continue learning.

Reading

Harry S Truman famously said "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

We've put together a collection of great books to help propel you along your leadrship journey.

Videos

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." ~ John C Maxwell

Watch these motivational videos to learn the way to become an inspirational leader.

Events

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Throughout the year we will be offering opportunities for employees to attend inspirational events in and around Brisbane.