Sheffield, England, UK
Organization: International Assocation of Chaplains in Higher Education
Liberty, Legacy, Leadership ( https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/iache2020 ) is an outstanding opportunity for higher-education chaplains to develop and re-energise their practice and professionalise their delivery. Hosted in a safe and inclusive environment, the 2020 conference will foster collaboration, best-practice sharing and high-quality networking among colleagues from across the globe.
Proposals from any participant are very welcome. Liberty, Legacy, Leadership is taking a progressive approach to contributions, in terms of papers, workshops and other inputs from chaplaincy practitioners in higher education and those researching and writing about chaplaincy, religion and belief in the university.
Our call for papers is a rolling call that will conclude on 24 February 2020: we may be in a position to confirm at any time before then that your proposal is accepted, but we will confirm to all who have offered, if proposals have been accepted by 23 March 2020 at the latest.
A key element of the programme is giving plenty of space within the programme for chaplaincy staff to present details of their own practice: we are inviting you to offer a contribution in one of the following ways:
- Poster: preparing a poster to exhibit and discuss?
- Ignite: give a 5 minute talk with 20 slides?
- Campfire: present for 10-15 minutes and then become facilitator for another 15 minutes?
- Reading group: nominate a reading (article, report, book) as a stimulus for discussion?
- Walkshop: give a short introduction. On laminated cards questions are given and people are encouraged to walk and dialogue;
- Workshop: of varying lengths and styles.
- Alternatives: if you have an idea for a session not represented here, then please suggest your own.
We have three key themes: Liberty, Legacy and Leadership. We also have four sub-themes: chaplaincy and extremism, chaplaincy and empowerment, chaplaincy and research; and chaplaincy and spirituality and well-being. The themes and the sub themes overlap, so rather than choosing only one theme, you can identify which themes and/or sub-themes you understand your idea to address. It is worth noting that the four sub-themes will be explored in greater depth at the pre-conference, so if you want to make a more substantial input on one of the sub-themes and to learn from others, then please consider registering for the pre-conference and offering a session then.