UCAN organises events itself and is also keen to support its members and others who wish to run local, regional or national days for Church Administrators. This page gives access to both forthcoming UCAN events and previous ones too.
To date we have run seven CUTTING EDGE conferences for 'senior-manager' Church Administrators (day events in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016) and residentials at High Leigh in 2011 and King's Park, Northampton in 2013 and 2015) with details available by clicking Past events at the foot of this page. The next residential is in March 2017 - see below for preliminary information.
We have completed two series of AREA TRAINING DAYS for all categories of Church Administrator during 2011 to 2013 (10 venues in series 1) and 2014-2015 (13 venues in series 2). The latest events were in Tonbridge, Leeds and Southampton, all in November 2015. We are now booking for an extra event in Plymouth on 28th April - see below.
We have run two specialist IT TRAINING DAYS in Guildford in 2013 and Leeds in 2014.
Plymouth Area Training Day
This day on 28th April 2016 is designed for UCAN members in Devon and Cornwall but is open to all. Developing our role includes training input on the work of a Church Administrator and an opportunity to network and learn from each other. Full details and booking form on the pdf link here.
2017 Cutting Edge national residential conference
Our 2017 residential conference takes place from Monday 20th To Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at King's Park, Northampton. The theme is Staying healthy.
We are delighted to announce our main speakers.
Dr Trevor Stammers is Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law at St Mary's University, former GP and formerly Chair of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He is speaking on Staying healthy in ministry (coping with stress, time pressures and demands in a church operational role).
The Rev Jez Barnes and Dr Jules Morgan, Vicar and Director of Operations and Development respectively at St Stephen's Church, Twickenham will lead us in two sessions on Staying healthy with our Minister (managing interpersonal relationships, releasing our Minister to focus on priorities).
Full details and booking from September 2016.
If you need convincing of the value of a Cutting Edge conference, watch the video:
Calendar listing for events now booking