The world is changing all the time. Did you know that the top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 didn’t even exist in 2004? (Check out this video for plenty more facts like that)
In order to keep up with what’s happening in the world we need to keep continually developing and learning.
So how can the Salvation Army help you to keep up to date?
You might already know that we offer various training in employment skills to the wider community through Employment Plus.
However we also offer a range of assistance for people within the Salvation Army whether they be officers, employees or soldiers/adherents.
Here at Booth College of Mission, through the Centre for Leadership Development, we run a variety of short courses. These are on a variety of topics ranging from employment related topics (e.g. finance, management, chaplaincy) to those of a more general spiritual and/or leadership nature (e.g. Brengle holiness institute, 12 steps, foundations for leadership). If you’re interested click here to download a brochure, talk your Corps Officer / Line Manager, or send us an email.
We can also offer you assistance if you are thinking about undertaking formal study (e.g. degrees, diplomas etc). If you are an Officer you can receive funding assistance through the Further Education for Officers minute (FEO 0313). Similarly, if you are a soldier studying in an area that may be of use to the Salvation Army, and keen to work for the Salvation Army in the future, you may qualify for funding assistance through an Unleashing Fund scholarship – click here for further info, ask your Corps Officer to download you the Unleashing Fund minute (ULF 0211), or contact us. Alternatively, we are are very happy to just give you some advice and options about what/where you should study if you need it. (Plus stay posted for a blog on study options… coming this way very soon).
Finally, we are keen to hear and share any other learning resources that are out there. So if you attend a great conference, read an inspiring book, find an interesting website, or uncover a valuable resource, let us know! And in turn we’ll try to let people know anything we hear and find through our social networks (this blog, facebook and twitter). We want to know what’s out there in learning and development that our people are finding helpful, but we need your help to do this!
So, have you got questions, suggestions, ideas? Leave a message below, flick us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact us on Facebook or Twitter. We look forward to hearing from you!