Jonathan Carmichael has worked on improving care in the NHS and voluntary organisations, developing services that cross traditional boundaries between community nurses, GPs, social care…
Simpler Roles: doing things differently
Monday 22 January
19:00-21:00 (UK time)
Do you have too many tasks and not enough time? Are you interested in ways that Quaker roles can be done differently? Outlining alternative possibilities and paradigms, this session offers fresh ideas and inspiration.
This informal and informative session will give you an opportunity to explore how Quaker roles can be simplified to “release Friends’ energy to follow our leading” (BYM, Minute 17, 2023). Through looking at examples, discussing alternative approaches and sharing experiences, you will feel more confident to find ways to begin considering simpler roles in your own context.
Join Jonathan Carmichael, who worked on the Simpler Meetings Project for Britain Yearly Meeting in 2018-2021, and Jacquie Cole, Woodbrooke’s Programme Co-ordinator for Quaker Service & Roles, for a lively mixture of ideas, a few challenges, group discussion and Q&A exploring one of modern Quakerism’s recurring issues.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.