Influential Leadership Workshop in Keswick 2021

Simon Barrington
Founder of Forge Leadership Consultancy, is an experienced Chief Executive who is now utilising this experience in mentoring, coaching, advising and supporting executives and Church leaders in leadership development.

Ceri Harris

 Ceri runs her own consultancy which for the last 10 years has focussed on coaching for CEO’s and senior managers in the business and charity sectors. She also provides advice for Church leaders and business start-ups. 

James Robson
Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries. Before leading Keswick Ministries, James was involved in the training of church leaders for nearly 20 years, helping with their formation and teaching them the Old Testament. He taught for 10 years at Oak Hill College, and then for seven years at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, where he was Senior Tutor and part of the Senior Management Team.

What does it take to be an influential leader in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and secular environment? Leaders are bombarded with so many demands every day in what seems to be a constantly changing world. How can we hear from God’s word and apply it faithfully, serve with integrity and be those who are sent to transform society?

The Influential Leadership Workshop will answer those questions and is part of the Keswick Ministries’ new teaching and training events held as part of the Derwent Project and is being arranged in partnership with Forge Leadership.

This workshop is aimed at leaders of Churches, leaders in the Corporate, Public Sector, Third Sector and small businesses and in a very real, open, supportive environment will help you become more alive in your role, more secure in your identity, more invested in your character development and more influential in your relationships.

 It is suitable for anyone in a leadership role who has oversight of people, resources and plans. Typically this will be a lead or associate pastor or a member of a leadership team, a CEO or member of a senior leadership team of a small or medium sized charity or business, or a department head or manager within a larger corporate structure.

Come prepared to be honest, open, challenged and changed and you will find that you meet Jesus in a new way, return refreshed and ready for your next challenge and look at the issues you face from a completely new perspective.

Each delegate should have prepared, in advance, a review of their current leadership situation and an analysis of the challenges they currently face. By the end of the week, delegates will have been supported to develop a personal development plan and will be partnered with other leaders to support them through the application.

Each day there will be time for devotions, worship and spiritual reflection on leadership issues led by John Russell. Each day, delegates will work closely with Simon Barrington and Ceri Harris who will help leaders develop their own personal development plan based on 5 I’s of Leadership : Intimacy with Jesus, Identity in Christ, Integrity of character, Inner Strength and Influence. Simon has pioneered this approach to leadership development during his 14 years in business at senior level in a large corporate and during his 14 years as Chief Executive of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

The workshop format will be dynamic, interactive, and demanding. It brings out and develops each individual’s gifting and addresses each individual’s situation, rather than giving a formulaic grid.

Venue and Date : The Suite, Rawnsley Centre, Keswick CA12 5NP 1pm – Monday 20th September 2021 – 13:30 Friday 24th September 2021

Cost: The cost for this one-week, intensive training course with three facilitators is £375 per person.

Once accepted on the course, you will need to have paid in full by 16th March to confirm your place. Any place not paid for by 5:00pm 16th March may be offered to someone on the reserve list.

 Applications to attend the workshop:


To ensure maximum benefit for delegates, there is a limit of 24 places. You need to apply by completing the online form below. Applications will be assessed, using a rolling deadline, at the end of April, May and June 2021. You will hear whether you have a place shortly after your application has been assessed and any application received after the end of June will be put on a reserve list.


Applications are now open.


 Click here to apply .