Upcoming events Here are some CMD events that are coming up in the Diocese in 2017 Building Resilience - workshops in partnership with St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy “Resilience” – the learned capacity to understand and respond intentionally and positively to stress Thursday 6th April 2017 Tuesday 12th September 2017 This one-day workshop is offered with the support of St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy. It is led by a clinical psychiatrist and has a focus on prevention, enabling clergy to understand and identify negative stress in any ministry context or level of seniority, and to develop individual attitudes and strategies to cultivate personal resilience.Before the workshop participants will be contacted by the trainer to complete a short, on-line psychometric test and you will go away with a 21 day action plan. The workshop is held at St Cedd’s Hall in the Cathedral Chapter House in Chelmsford, lasts from 10:00-15:00 (coffee from 09:30) and includes a sandwich lunch. Numbers are limited to 20 per workshop and the £65 cost can be paid using your CMD grant. Please reserve your place by contacting Sue Denham Brushing up clergy events After curacy and first incumbency, there are few opportunities for clergy to brush up on core skills and new knowledge in regard to key areas of ministry. To address this, the CMD team are offering a series of “Brushing up on..” workshops with input from experienced practitioners. Each workshop is limited to 12 people and offers a review of basics, new developments, and then addresses issues flagged up ahead of time by participants. Workshops last from 10:00-12:30 followed by a sandwich lunch and cost £20, which can be funded from your annual CMD grant.