For 25 years Keith was the director of the Board for Stewardship, Training, Evangelism and Ministry in the diocese of Oxford, where he managed a team of 14 trainers and consultants. He led the development of a competency based Modular programme validated by Oxford Brookes University, at undergraduate and post graduate levels. He taught on the Master’s leadership modules.
Now as the Principal of Sarum College in Salisbury he not only exercises a leadership role himself but also specialises in the professional development of clergy, working as a consultant to senior clergy as well as to senior managers in the field of health care, Education and the voluntary sector. He has launched the MA programme in Christian approaches to Leadership and has been pioneering a programme for women leaders in the church. He has just been commissioned to develop with Waverly Consultancy a leadership programme for the House of Bishops.
He also teaches on a senior leader programme on the Unconscious in Organisations for the Institute of Advanced Learning at Oxford University, and for the King’s Fund programme for senior Managers. He has shared in consultations and conferences in South Africa, Canada and the U.S.
Keith works with a systems approach to his work, enriched over the years by his association with work of the Grubb Institute having worked as a consultant member of staff on their international Group Relations Conferences. For a number of years he taught on the psychodynamic Counselling Course validated by Oxford Brookes and sponsored by Counselling, Consultancy Oxfordshire (CCO).
He co-authored Supporting New Ministers in the Local Church, and his new book, Finding Your Leadership Style will be published by SPCK in April 2012.