SHEP Certificate in Continuing Personal Development
The Continuing Personal Development Course is intended for those who wish to continue with personal development work in a group setting. It is one of the key offerings of our On-going Personal Development Programme. The course aims to enable participants to develop the awareness, life-skills and confidence they need to move forward constructively with their lives. Working at both the personal and interpersonal level, the intention is to support participants to bring the learning out into their lives and relationships.
Who may apply?
Those applying for the training course should normally have satisfactorily completed the SHEP Certificate in Personal Development (or its equivalent).
How are places allocated?
Priority will be given to those who have completed the SHEP Foundation Programme (i.e. both Part 1 – the SHEP Certificate in Personal Development and Part 2 – The SHEP Certificate in Social Awareness and Community Empowerment).
‘The date of receipt of applications will be taken into account (therefore applying early is advantageous) . The quality of the application will also be taken into account (and it is important the applications forms are completed fully).
How is the course structured?
This course is a personal development programme, facilitated to support deep exploration of personal issues. The programme is not a therapy group. It is less structured than the SHEP Certificate in Personal Development, but it still uses structured exercises to support personal learning.
The course normally runs over c. 28 weeks with weekly 2½ -hour sessions. In addition to the weekly sessions, the course entails participation in 6 day-long workshops. The course begins in late January/early February and ends in November/early December. There is a break over the summer months.
The number of participants is usually around fourteen.
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