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Be it when working as a Global Procurement Executive for Diageo or when a Pastor within a church setting, I have always enjoyed learning and reaching out for knowledge and growth. Below is a snapshot of what I have studied, been trained in and sought knowledge on.

 

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2017

  • Women Walking with God, International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
  • Woman to Woman Conference, Westminster Central Hall
  • Christian Growth Centre (CGC) Rayleigh
  • Freedom Church, Bury St Edmunds
  • Empower Leadership College
  • Spring Harvest, Minehead Week 1
  • All Saints Peckham Church Weekend Away
  • Sizewell Women’s Conference, Suffolk
  • Sefton Fostering Conference
  • Various Filling Stations

2016

  • PAC UK: The adopted child in school – understanding and supporting your child. London
  • PAC UK: Building hope, resilience and positivity – identifying and celebrating children’s and parent’s strenghts. London
  • Combating Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Conference
  • BE Conference for Women, Christian Growth International
  • Embrace Women’s Day, Holy Trinity Church Ripon
  • Home Church, St Albans
  • Spring Harvest

2015

  • PAC UK : Why Can’t My Kids Behave
  • PAC UK: Managing sibling rivalry – London.

2014

  • CSE Child Sexual Exploitation, Sefton Local Authority, as part of the LSCB

2013

  • Dimensions of Leadership – interpreting Bio-Dynamics : Jim McNeish, House of Cantle Scotland residential.
  • Established a 26-week Level 1 British Sign Language course, January 2013 in conjunction with Signpost Communications
  • Adoption Preparation Training, 3 days
  • Domestic Violence training, Sefton Local Authority
  • 2 day Paediatric First Aid, Sefton Local Authority
  • Understanding ADHD, Sefton Local Authority
  • Recording Training, Sefton Local Authority
  • Safe Base training, 4 days with an Effective Parenting Programme involving educational and practical techniques including TheraPlay.

2012

  • Becoming a good Story Teller, International School of Story Telling, East Sussex
  • How to create inclusive environments for children with physical and learning disabilities
  • Transforming the adoption system, Capita Conferences
  • Thriving under pressure, Henley Management College, Dr Will James
  • Foster Preparation Training, 3 days, Sefton Local Authority
  • Improving outcomes for disabled children and their families, Capitas

2011

  • Goals of Free Schools and Academies, Manchester
  • Measuring Outcomes, Haymarket Conferences
  • Practical ways the community can respond to people affected by drug and alcohol addiction, Livability
  • ‘Why it matters’, Equality and Diversity training, The Salvation Army

2010

  • YMCA training re Fostering/Community Host Scheme, Safe Guarding, policies and procedures, legal position of 16-18 year olds, Behavioural contracts, Working with your Case Worker, Managing challenging behaviour, communication techniques
  • Love Thy Neighbourhood, 3 day course, sustainable Christ-like community work facilitated by well-known author and community worker Dave Andrews.
  • Introduction to Coaching, University of Cambridge
  • Working in a new Equality and Diversity landscape, Westminster Briefing

2009

  • CHANGE, management responsibility of 12 week training course in Merton, engaging those at risk of exclusion in Social enterprise, in partnership with Kingston University
  • Homelessness and Healthcare, Civitas with Professor Aidan Halligan, House of Commons
  • A Brave New World – The Next Decade in Health and Social Care, Spring Conference
  • Tackling Youth Unemployment, Regeneration and Renewal

2008

  • Re-engaging Young People (NEETs), Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar
  • A Welfare State fit for the 21st Century: The Next Steps, Inside Government
  • Safe Guarding Children and Young People, ALOVE internal training
  • Social Impact Assessment Training Course, Social Enterprise London
  • SERC 2008 conference, Enterprise Support Unit, London South Bank University

2007

  • Understanding Domestic Violence, Restore, 2007
  • XLP training: Communication, Understanding Black Culture, Conflict Resolution, Answering Difficult Questions, Understanding other faiths (e.g. Islam), the Media, Key Issues (e.g. Drugs, Violence, Teenage Pregnancy, Abortion, HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Sexuality).

2005

  • Fusion Youth and Community, Foundations Course, Psychology of Betterment (emotionally, cognitively and spiritually). Tasmania, Australia.

2003

  • ToolBox, LICC

2002

  • Regents College, Nantwich, Minister-in-Training, Elim, 2002 – 2005

2000

  • Studied Pastoral Leadership, Hillsong Leadership College, Australia, 2000 – 2002
    • Internationally accredited; practicum in people management; vision setting; effective organisational leadership.
    • Awarded role of Head Student two years running; responsibility undertaken for 350 students both organisationally and pastorally.

1999 - 1995

  • PAC UK: The adopted child in school – understanding and supporting your child. London
  • PAC UK: Building hope, resilience and positivity – identifying and celebrating children’s and parent’s strenghts. London
  • Combating Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery Conference
  • BE Conference for Women, Christian Growth International
  • Embrace Women’s Day, Holy Trinity Church Ripon
  • Home Church, St Albans
  • Spring Harvest

1999

  • Building Teams through personality profiling and skill assessment, Sequoia Consulting

1998

  • Linguarma Language School, Barcelona, Spain, 1 month intensive training in Spanish
  • Dr Will Napier, Old and New Testament study, 1 year part-time in London

1997

  • Cranfield School of Management – Finance for Managers

1996

  • Effective Presentation skills, Guardian Training
  • Time Management, Time Systems Ltd
  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), 1996 – 1999

1995

  • Role of Management, Helmsey Fraser