Bradford Progress School Is Back for 2011
Providing first class, self directed and self managed learning for anyone who is looking to make progress in or around Bradford.
We will meet monthly in a twilight slot – 6pm-8pm, once a month. The first meeting will be Thursday 15th September 2011. Subsequent meetings will be on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
The Gumption Centre, Glydegate, Bradford
The focus of the sessions will be on building a powerful group, each member of whom is committed to their own development and to supporting the development of other group members. The emphasis will be on ‘learning’ rather than teaching and training – clarifying learning agendas and developing experiments that will help us to adopt new and more powerful behaviours in our pursuit of progress. The group will be using a structured, proven and tested framework developed by Richard Boyatzis and colleagues – called self directed leadership learning.
We want Progress School to be accessible and affordable to all – as we believe the more diverse the group, the more powerful the learning. So prices will start from FREE. However we will ask you to pay what feel you can afford. If you are able to make a donation then this will be taken online or by invoice if you prefer.
Progress school takes no funding from anyone – apart from its members. No public funding means we can stay fast, flexible and fun! It also means we can never be threatened by ‘funding’ being withdrawn. We will be beholden to no-one apart from other members of the School.
Who will be in Progress School?
Applications for Progress School will be welcomed from anyone. Members will be chosen to provide a diverse and interesting group. Commitment to the group will also be a factor. If you attend regularly you are more likely to get a place at future events.
Ability to pay will not be a defining issue. There will be a number of free places. However we do need to get to a point where we can cover our costs – so we are also hoping to find people prepared to donate what they can afford.
Our aim is to establish a cohort of perhaps 40 or so people who will share in supporting each others progress.
To attend as regularly as you can, for as long as Progress School and its members remain useful to you. And to support the development of other Progress School members in any way that you can. That is it.
After each progress school meeting there will be the opportunity to share a meal in local, affordable, restaurant. My vote will go for Omar's. Just let me know if you want to join us for a meal.
Then get your ticket now - and donate what you can afford. FREE IS FINE!
Mike Chitty - NHSLA
For over 30 years I have helped people, organisations and communities to make progress. I have worked as a teacher, manager and leader in the public, private and third sector. I am Head of Delveiry at the NHS Leadership Academy in Leeds.