Spiritual Identity & Leadership

Spiritual Identity & Leadership in the Public Sphere:
From Inner Leader to Outer Change

time:  Monday 16 October 2017: 1030h – 1630h
place:  74 Castlebar Road, W5 2DD
monastic identity & leadership

Monastic Identity & Leadership ?

monastic identity & leadership

Spiritual Identity and leadership?








spiritual leadership

spiritual leadership

A day seminar/colloquium for people in senior and junior leadership positions in spiritual organisations, including monasteries, religions, chaplaincies, psychotherapeutic practices, education and health professions and for researchers and practitioners

Spiritual leadership

The day’s facilitator Rev Bernd Leygraf (NAOS Institute)
papers by Dr Wim Vanderwiele (KU Leuven), Anthony Grimley (Monos Foundation), Rev Dr James Leachman OSB, Rev Dr Chris Dyczek OFM.

FACILITATOR: Rev Bernd Leygraf (NAOS Institute)unknown-3 is Director of NAOS Institute. Bernd has been a psychotherapist, international trainer and management consultant for over three decades. His training courses draw on students from over 40 countries, as far afield as Sri Lanka, India, Ethiopia and Kenya. Bernd is Chair of the Professional Standards and Accreditation Board at the European Association for Counselling.


Unknown-12Dr Wim Vandewiele, (KU Leuven) is lead researcher in contemporary monastic communities, engaging with three monasteries; Sint Andriesabdij, Zevenkerken (Brugge, BE), Sint Sixtusabdij, Westvleteren (West Vlaanderen, BE) and St Benedict’s Abbey, Ealing (London, UK). There are three focuses of research and practice: Representation of monastic communities on digital media, Monastic leadership, Development of a toolbox for self-evaluation, positioning and future development of monastic communities. His paper will consider, xxx

unknown-5Anthony Grimley (Monos Foundation) is a family and community member and young doctoral researcher. Monos Foundation “fosters a monastic spirit in society” in three ways; practical living in community and reflecting upon life together, education through hospitality and contacts; and by research and publishing. His paper will consider, ‘In prosperity and adversity, spiritual identity within the new monasticism‘.

James Leachman O.S.B. (Ealing Abbey) is guest
professor KU Leuven and emeritus professor at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome. In 1992 James was instrumental in founding the Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, now Benedictine Institute. He is co-founder of the project Appreciating the Liturgy and founding member of the Institutum Liturgicum London. He is a Phase 1 student in the International Diploma programme in Process Oriented Psychology, accredited by UKCP. His paper will consider, ‘Nurturing the Leader Within: First Perspectives from Process Oriented Psychology‘.

Chris Dyczek OFM at Canterbury

Chris Dyczek OFM

Chris Dyczek OFM (Order of Franciscans Minor) holds a B.A. in Philosophy, an MA in Historical Theology (Fordham) and a PhD in Memory and Journey Symbolism (St. Mary’s University). He has taught and lectured on African Literature, Church History, Early Christian Writers, the Formulation of Christian Doctrine and Theology and Literature. He has published articles on Frederic Ozanam, on the African theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye, and on areas of potential dialogue between Franciscan theologians and Muslim thinkers in the thirteenth century. His paper will consider, ‘Spiritual voices and spiritual roles’.

Location: Benedictine Institute – 74 Castlebar Road, W5 2DD

Fee for ones not offering a paper: salaried £60 – unsalaried £20

arrive: Monday for registration at 10am

Sessions: Monday 16 October 10.30h – 16.30h

depart Monday 1700h

Some accommodation is available in the House for Guests.

Location: The day will be at 74 Castlebar Road, W5 2DD

Spiritual leadership : contact us:

If you are interested please contact us at:

clare AT benedictine-institute DOT org

by post: 74, Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DD

by telephone: +44 (0) 20 8862 2156

11 December 2016, revised 13 August 2017