Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Continuing Education

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Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Continuing Education

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In 2003, a task force was established by the Emmanuel College Council to review the need for a continuing education program at Emmanuel College. A report was presented in November 2003 and recommended the establishment of a program and that the mission of continuing education at Emmanuel College be: "to provide continuing education and to provide ministers (both ordered and lay) with effective continuing education and formation, promoting the goal of enlivened congregations through enlivened leadership."
In 2004, the Executive of the Council recommended the established on a Continuing Education Committee to oversee the program. They held their first meeting on September 20, 2006.

Emmanuel carries out its continuing education program in cooperation with other colleges at TST and other theological schools, education centres and United Church congregations, presbyteries and conferences. In 2015, Emmanuel College and Five Oaks Education Centre established a formal partnership in Continuing Education which included co-sponsoring and advertising some of each other's programs as well as developing new programs together. On November 15, 2016, Five Oaks ceased its programming, but Emmanuel College continues to look at ways they can support the continuation of some of Five Oaks' established programs.


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To provide ministers (both ordered and lay) with effective continuing education and formation, promoting the goal of enlivened congregations through enlivened leadership.

From Report of Task Group on Con Ed approved Emmanuel College Council, Nov. 2003

-Fostering learning conversations that equip and empower
-providing participants with an opportunity to identify and explore contemporary issues of ministry,doing so with the aid of expert leadership
-offering participants information, skill, community and spirit to engage the tasks and challenges of ministry in an effective and faithful manner

Continuing Education initiatives will achieve this by fostering:
-conversations that take place in communities created on campuses actual and virtual conversations that are denominationally inclusive, created through collaboration where practical
-conversations that are open to persons who seek such involvement for the improvement of self and others
-conversations that are economically sustainable, beginning incrementally and growing as resource and partnership provide

Continuing Education initiatives will be those in which the educational medium is dialogical, the context is flexible, the content is responsive (to the actual needs of self, church, society & environment), the learning is measurable, and the overall experience is considered transformative by participants and by those who experience their leadership.

From the Emmanuel College Continuing Education Committee received/approved Emmanuel College Council, February 13, 2008

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Emmanuel College website - http://www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca/coned.htm (accessed August 8, 2017).

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