"Are you happier when your values and your workplace are in harmony?"
When: Fri 29th April to Mon 2nd May 2016
(May Day Bank Holiday Weekend)
Hosted and curated in collaboration with the Boarbank Hall Augustinian Community,
to bring together professionals from across a multitude of work areas and public service to explore how best to restore our faith in work...
Within the present work ethos and climate, how can we begin to do this?
We hope this will be the first in a family of 'like mind' meetings.
We are acutely aware of the time pressure under which we all work, and the need to conserve the work-life balance. In view of this retreat being held at a Bank Holiday weekend we extend the invitation to spouses, partners and families to join us at Boarbank, to contribute in whatever way they wish, and to enjoy themselves in the wonderful countryside.
Have a look at the GOOD WORKS webpage for this retreat, and download the Rich Picture. There's so much in it you'll need a bit of time to take it all in. But it'll be worth it!
|Frank Cottrell-Boyce - Renowned British screenwriter and novelist.|
|Kathryn Mannix - Consultant in Palliative Medicine and a Cognitive Therapist at the Marie Curie Hospice and RVI, Newcastle.|
|Danny Daly - Working at Emmaus Lambeth, which supports formerly homeless people to work their way out of homelessness.|
|Tim Livesey - Former political party chief of staff, diplomat and policy adviser.|
|Sister Margaret Atkins OSA
|Nick Franchini (Good Works)|
|Dr Maria Power
(The University of Liverpool)
Professor Chris Baker
Nick and Maria will manage the selection of participants and the dialogue with them so as to ensure the richest possible programme.
A rich experience
To ensure that the retreat can offer a rich experience and meaningful outcomes we will curate the event so that a broad range of work areas is represented and each area is represented by two people who can relate to each other.
You are invited to nominate yourself and/or another person you feel could make a valuable contribution.
Father Augusto Zampini Davies is an Argentine RC Priest from Buenos Aires, after moving from his previous existence as an international corporate lawyer
He is currently working full time as CAFOD’s theological adviser,
and is an Honorary Fellow at Durham University and Roehampton University. CLICK FOR MORE
He featured recently on the BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' programme entitled 'Is the Pope a Communist?'
CLICK THE LINK to listen yourself
Here is an initial list of the areas of work/sectors we have in mind
Our aim is to achieve a group of participants where 'the whole adds up to more than the sum of the parts'. Please note that participants will also be selected so as to represent other cross boundary sectors such as the digital sector and the third sector.
We also expect many participants will have a career that covers more than one sector/area of work
- Armed Forces
- Financial Services
- Small Businesses
- Third Sector
We're bound to have missed some; if this is for you, please contact us, see below for details...
Friday 29th April 2016
Arrive lunchtime if possible, say, 12 noon
Saturday 30th April 2016
Sunday 1st May 2016
Monday 2nd May 2016
|LUNCH & DEPARTURE|
Please note: Participation in the Divine Office is optional throughout the Retreat.
In the first instance please provide the following:
1. Your Nomination/s (You can nominate yourself)
2. The areas of work/sectors that would be represented.
3. A short explanation for your choice. Relevant web links can be included.
A telephone call can be arranged for any queries/suggestions you may have.