I recently returned from Cape Town, where I was leading the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives. It was rich and wonderful time. Len Hjalmarson recently joined our team as a student adviser and wrote this great review of our time in Cape Town.
"What kind of program can prepare leaders for the new realities of a multi-cultural, interconnected world? And what method of training leaders can effectively integrate practice based learning with critical reflection? What kind of program would you build if you were free to dream, unencumbered by past models designed for a world that no longer exists?
The LGP program at George Fox leverages social media to connect cohort members and advisors as spiritual friends. The yearly advance is set in a different international location each year. So far, S Korea, London, and Capetown – Hong Kong and Auckland coming up. Members gather to explore and interact and learn eight days each year, then connect online regularly through the program. I spent nine days in Capetown as a new advisor with the program – here is my story.