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Continuing Education

For its graduates, Berkeley Divinity School offers a number of opportunities for continuing education, many of them in conjunction with Yale Divinity School. Among the most important are:

  • Convocation and Alumni Reunions. Convocation is held the second week of October each year, and includes several days of lectures, worship, and celebrations bringing alumni together at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. The Berkeley Divinity School Alumni Luncheon is on Wednesday, followed by the Pitt or Cheney lecture and Evensong, together with the Conferral of Honorary Degrees. Recent lecturers have included Krista Tippet, host of NPR’s “Speaking of Faith”; Robin Eames, former Archbishop of Armagh; John Finley, head of Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA; Trevor Mwamba, Bishop of Botswana; and Stephen Green, former head of HSBC and a trustee of the Anglican Investment Agency. See the YDS webcast archive for videos of many of these lectures.                                                                                                       
  • Summer Term Leadership Symposium. During the month of June, Berkeley offers an annual “Leadership Symposium” as part of the YDS Summer Term. This twenty-four hour intensive seminar has addressed such topics as effective use of electronic communications in parish ministry, meeting the spiritual needs of adolescents, and envisioning the church of the future.                                                                                                                                        
  • Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes. Berkeley regularly offers workshops and guest speakers at the annual meeting of the CEEP, held in late February or early March in various locations.