[Past Event] How to Get an Integrated Christian Approach to Leadership Development

Webinar [Past Event] How to Get an Integrated Christian Approach to Leadership Development
March 2 2022 | 07:30 AM (GMT+8)
March 2 2022 | 09:00 AM (GMT+8)

Leadership development has often focused on leadership theories, tools or disciplines. While helpful, they may not lead to holistic leadership satisfaction. The reason being that the core of Christian leadership is always our relationship with Christ: how much we are assured by His love, our awareness of our talents and personal leadership journey, and how Christ’s love frees us to lead.

ECWL adopts a holistic approach to leadership development by integrating not only contemporary leadership theories, skills and analytical tools, but also spiritual formation and narrative approaches that will ground learners leadership in Christ’s love.

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Lecturer : Anthony Siow

Manager, Centre for Spiritual Formation

Anthony Siow is a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian tradition at the Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation (later the Jesuit College of Spirituality) under the University of Divinity in Australia. Like Peter, Anthony left behind a fulfilling advertising career to follow God’s call to cast the net elsewhere. So Anthony channelled his creativity and love for the arts into his ministry, SEE.K, where his work as Spiritual and Retreat Director helps Christians find God in music, dance, drama, film and other creative ways of encountering God. In this way, Anthony hopes to reclaim those so-called secular spaces back for God, who can be found in all things. Anthony also regularly leads silent retreats here and overseas.

Anthony’s ecumenical vision for his ministry has attracted Christians from different faith traditions to its programs, where they share space and sacred story as one community. This extends to his work as a spiritual mentor and adjunct lecturer at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) since 2018.

Anthony’s work and collaboration with BGST has grown from strength to strength. As a certified Giver of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, Anthony has served as a mentor for students in a module on spiritual formation, and as Retreat Director in an executive certificate course for leaders. This has helped students and leaders grow in their spiritual lives, integrating their faith into their lived experiences. Many students have continued to journey with Anthony beyond their courses.

Anthony believes his work and interactions with the school has been God’s way of preparing him for the role of Centre Manager for the Centre for Spiritual Formation.

Anthony feels blessed, grateful and honoured to embrace this further calling.
Lecturer : Jeremy Gwee Khee Heng

Jeremy retired from banking and now serves as Director, Delivery Partnerships, at the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning for Asia and Australia. He spent more than three decades in the banking and finance sector and held senior leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Capital Management and Financial Compliance at a global bank. Jeremy has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, South Asia, ASEAN and Hong Kong. He also represents Bakke Graduate University in Asia and is a member of the BGST Council.

Lecturer : Lai Pak Wah

Principal and Lecturer, Church History and Marketplace Theology

Pak-Wah is BGST’s Principal and Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology. He also serves as an elder at Mt Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church where he worships and oversees the church’s Hybrid Church Initiative. His interest is the very heart of BGST’s mission: which is to help Christians make sense of their faith at work, church and society. Previously, Pak Wah engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) and was a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic. He is the author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspective of Chinese Medicine, and a certified Belbin coach. Pak-Wah holds a PhD from Durham University, UK. He enjoys engaging in Chinese culture and playing the cello.

Lecturer : Michael Low

Mr Michael Low started his professional life as a litigation lawyer, after he graduated from the National University of Singapore. He then moved on to international private banking, where he spent over 10 years working with high net worth clients to design, implement and manage their estate planning, succession and wealth preservation structures. His last role in the private banking industry was as the Asia Head of Fiduciary Services for a boutique Swiss private bank. After completing his theological studies at Regent College, Vancouver, with an MA in Theological Studies (with a particular focus on Marketplace Theology), Michael now serves as the Advancement Consultant for reSource Leadership International, a Christian not-for-profit whose mission is to train and equip church leaders in the majority world. He is also exploring ways to re-connect with the marketplace, where his passion lies.

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