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Deans appreciate their ‘Mini MBA’ course

10 April 2015


From the Deans of Wakefield, Bradford, and Ripon

Sir, - We were fortunate to take part in the recent Mini MBA laid on for deans and for incumbents of some of our greater churches. Organised by the Judge Business School in Cambridge, the course offered outstanding teaching, and a level of empathy and understanding for our context far beyond our expectations.

We learned to look differently at our roles, our teams, and our churches, and were given a new vocabulary and skill set, wholly complementary to our previous theological formation, that will help us refocus our work and organisations to respond more effectively to some of our present challenges.

We realise the Green report has come in for a good deal of criticism across the Church, but, if these are its first-fruits, there is much to be grateful for. We hope that many more clergy will be able to benefit from a similar experience.

Jonathan Greener, Jerry Lepine, John Dobson

c/o Cathedral Centre, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1PJ

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