Short Courses

St Augustine Short Course in Christian Business Leadership

R 4 000.00
Instructor: 

Tony de Gouveia

Francis Graham

Duration & Time: 
7 – 8 April 2018 and 5 – 6 May 2018. Saturday 09h00 – 16h30; Sunday 09h00 – 16h30
Price Includes course material, notes, lunches and teas. Fee is payable prior to registration.

 

The course in Christian Business Leadership is the fruit of a longstanding dialogue with business leaders in Johannesburg. 
From 1982 onwards it has been conducted in South Africa, later in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.  The course is based on the teaching, philosophy and pedagogy of Father Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968), and applied to the world of business as an appropriate leadership style.  Hundreds of business leaders have taken part in the course.   
The programme, consisting of 10 units, aims at applying Christian social teaching to the concrete situation of a country with its socio-political, multinational and multicultural problems, and to find appropriate solutions.
 
CBL explores 5 themes in the teaching of Joseph Kentenich, linking them in the process to well-known and challenging areas in the business environment:
• ORGANISM (Structure and Function)
• ORGANISATION (Co-ordination of Functions and Groups)
- AUTHORITY & POWER (Leadership; Conflict management)
• PEDAGOGY OF VALUES (Morale and Job Satisfaction)
• DIVINE PROVIDENCE (Personal Development; Spirituality of leadership; Strategic Planning)
 
The course is presented in 2 weekend seminars
Seminar 1:
1. CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FOR A SOCIETY IN TRANSITION
Based on Father Joseph Kentenich’s teaching on leadership.
Businesses contributing to the common good.
2. VALUE-BASED LEADERSHIP
Ethical Norms for Economic Life – Integrating values into day-to-day management.
The need for self-education of the business leader.
3. THE CHRISTIAN CONCEPT OF WORK
Biblical perspectives on economic life.  From the Bible to economic ethics.
Organising good and productive work; fostering the dignity of work.
Developing a spirituality of work.
4. MECHANISTIC VERSUS ORGANIC (HOLISTIC) THINKING (historical analysis)
Disintegration of an organic (holistic) concept of the world and its effect on economic systems and business practice.
5. THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY AND CREATIVE TENSION
A positive approach to conflict management.  Conflict as creative tension.
 
Seminar 2: 
6. THE PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDARITY AND SUBSIDIARITY
Structural Principles for a new company – Maximum participation, vitality and responsibility.
Six practical principles for business leaders 
7. THE LAWS OF ORGANIC MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION
Study of essential polarities and their application in various intermediate organisations.
Business as a community of persons.
8. LEADERSHIP AND THE EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY
Basis of authority; its legitimacy and meaning;.
Authority and leadership.
Management vs leadership.
9. AUTHORITY AND FREEDOM
True exercise of authority and pitfalls; limitations of power; power and control.
Education for the exercise of true authority.
10. PRACTICAL FAITH IN DIVINE PROVIDENCE – a spirituality for business leaders
Discerning God’s will in day-to-day management for a “new Christian order of society, “witness of actions” – The business leaders as a believer and evangeliser.
 
Who Should Attend the Course?
• Managers, CEOs, MDs, Directors of Companies
• Human Resources Managers, Training Managers
• Officials in Education, Health and Welfare Organisations
• Young potential leaders preparing for leadership roles
• Anyone who is concerned with improving the environment in which people work
 
Course Design
The course was designed by Professor Edith Raidt, the founder of CBL. She has run CBL courses in Johannesburg since 1982.  She has also presented CBL courses in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.  Professor Raidt is the Founding President of St Augustine College.
 
Course Leaders
Tony de Gouveia – Clinical Psychologist
Tony de Gouveia is an experienced Psychologist and Personal/Executive Coach, concentrating on the development of personal and interpersonal skills (life skills). Tony was a member of Milpark Business School (MBA Programme). He lectured in General and Industrial Psychology at Vista University (Soweto Campus), subsequent to qualifying as a Psychologist in 1984.
He has served as a mentor/coach to the Business Women's Association (BWA) and an Executive Stress Management Coach for the Careways (Employee Wellness) group. He also participated as a coach/mentor in the Milpark Business School Women in Leadership course (2004).
Tony has lectured on most topics within the HR arena, including Self-Management and Leadership competencies and Customer Service. He has also filled Executive positions within various Psychological and professional Associations in South Africa. He received a merit award in 1991 for his contribution to Psychology from the Institute for Clinical Psychology.
Francis Graham
Francis has been associated with the Schoenstatt Movement and CBL since 1992. He holds a BA Degree in Psychology from Wits University and a Master of Commerce Degree in Business Management as well as a postgraduate Masters Diploma in Human Resources from the University of Johannesburg.
He has more than twenty five years’ experience in the Human Resources field, having worked in multi-national organisations including Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa as Executive Director: Human Resources and as General Manager: Human Resources Africa at African Oxygen Limited (AFROX).
Francis was appointed to the Boards of BOC Gases Zimbabwe, BOC Gases Kenya, BOC Gases Nigeria and Lez Gaz Industriels Mauritius. He also served on the remuneration board sub-committees of the subsidiaries of AFROX in sub-Sahara Africa and on the Social Ethics and Transformation board sub-committee in South Africa.
He is a member of St Therese Parish in Edenvale and is training to be a deacon.  

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