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Upcoming Advance Schedule

Cape Town Advance 2014

Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in Cape Town, South Africa for the LGP2-5 DMin cohorts. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

DMin LGP students and advisors will engage in a mix of peer-to-peer learning, guest lectures from academics and Christian leaders, and field trips to a wide range of local ministries sites.

Dates:

  • LGP5 DMin Cohort: Tuesday, Sep. 23 - Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
  • LGP2-4 DMin Cohorts: Thursday, Sep. 25 - Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Location(s):

Lodging:

Commodore Hotel
Portswood Rd
Portwood Square, V&A
Waterfront, Cape Town
+27 (0) 21 415 1000

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and family members of students and advisors are welcome to come along on the Advance. The fees listed below cover all food, lodging, and local transport with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fees are fixed and 'all in':

  • Entire advance participation- $1100 (Shared room)
  • Entire advance participation- $1300 (Single occupancy room)

If a guest is only participating in a portion of the advance:

  • $125 per day (Shared room, includes that day's meals)

  • $175 per day (Single occupancy room, includes that day's meals)

If you are bringing a family member(s), complete the following steps to communicate all details to the University:

  1. Fill out the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014 Guest Fees Estimation Survey to obtain an official estimate of what the university will charge you.
  2. Once you have determined the cost and stay parameters for your guests following a conversation with Heather Rainey, please next complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014: Lodging and food survey for all participants for each participant. 
  3. Once your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014: Transportation Survey for each participant.
  4. Arrange payment of the advance fee. If your guest is participating in the entire advance, you may pay by credit card online. Otherwise, pay by check. Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Local Prospective Students and Other Local Guests

Local prospective students and other local guests are welcome to participate in all or part of the Advance. In order to come, local guests must obtain an invitation from a LGP student or advisor.

We charge local guests a fixed fee of $50/day, which includes entry to the sessions and meals. Lodging is the responsibility of the local guest and should be arranged directly with the hotel. Space is limited, so local guests are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you are attending as a local prospective student or a local guest, please fill out the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014 local guest survey.

Passport and VISA information:

Insurance

We suggest obtaining travel insurance to cover you in the case of an emergency. 

University students and full-time employees are covered under the University's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, spouses or family members of students, contractors, and international advisors) are not covered under University insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately. 

Miscellaneous

Flight Parameters

LGP students and faculty: When making flight arrangements, please follow the paramaters outlined below.

LGP5 DMin cohort and advisors:

  • Flight arrival no later than Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014 @ 2 p.m.: LGP5 students and advisors arrive in Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport - code: CPT). Transportation from the airport to the hotel is provided 6am-10pm each day, Monday-Tuesday Sept. 22-23.
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 or later.

LGP2-4 DMin cohorts and advisors:

  • Flight arrival no later than Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014 @ 2 p.m.: LGP2-4 students and advisors arrive in Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport - code: CPT). Transportation from the airport to the hotel is provided 6am-10pm each day, Monday-Thursday, Sept. 22-25.
  • Depart anytime Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 or later.

Panorama Travel Agency:

We had a good experience working with Panorama Travel Agency to make travel arrangements for the Africa Advance in 2011, the Korea Advance in 2012 and the London Advance in 2013. Panorama has 23 years of experience in international travel and offers competitive rates. Additionally, their system monitors reservations for schedule changes, delays or canceled flights. In these instances, they will immediately work to fix or change your reservations on your behalf, as they did when Hurricane Irene cancelled international flights leaving from the United States' East Coast in 2011.

Students are NOT required to use this agency as some students already travel extensively and may have alternative ways of arranging international travel. Nevertheless, if you would like to work with Panorama, contact Norimar Campos to make arrangements: norimar@explorepanoramas.com or (1-800-523-0093).

Surveys to Complete 

All participants in the advance need to complete the following surveys:

  1. If you are bringing a guest, complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014 Guest Fees Estimation Survey to obtain an official estimate of what the university will charge you.
  2. Complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014: Lodging and food survey for all participants for yourself and any guests. 
  3. Once you and your guests have made flight arrangements, complete the dminlgp Cape Town Advance 2014: Transportation Survey for each participant.

Optional Arrangements

Pre- or Post-Advance Lodging at the Commodore Hotel

If you would like to stay at the Commodore Hotel either before or following the Advance at a reduced rate, contact:

Henriette Novella
Sales Co-ordinator, Legacy Hotels & Resorts
cptsales2@legacyhotels.co.za
Tel. +27 (0) 21 421 5264/5

Be sure to make your booking using the words "George Fox University Group" and "Mission Vision Tours."

Post-Advance, Add-on Tour Packages with Mission Vision Tours (MVT)

Mission Vision Tours has made available some optional post-Advance tour packages for Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday, October 2, 3, and 4. These tours are entirely optional and not included as part of the Advance. All costs and liabilities are the responsibility of the participant. Payment in cash ($USD) must be made directly to Mission Vision Tours on Friday, September 26, 2014.

For complete details and proposed itinerary for each day, see the Tour Package Details.

To sign up for any or all of these tours, please download and complete the booking form by August 15, 2014. Return completed form per the booking form's instructions.  

Advance Schedule

The information in this section is tentative and will be updated as details are finalized.

Topics:

  • Public and Cultural Leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in the Cape Town
  • Christian business leadership in the South Africa

In General:

  • Unless otherwise specified below, all classes, lectures, and seminars will be held at the Commodore Hotel. Exact room location will be noted in the schedule below, as available.
  • All meals provided at the Commodore Hotel will be served in the hotel's restaurant, The Clipper.
  • All local transport to/from the airport and field trips will be provided by Protours in cooperation with MIssion Vision Tours.
  • All meals are provided unless noted otherwise as follows: 
    • dminglp5 students and advisors: Dinner, Tuesday, Sept., 23 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 2
    • dminlgp2-4 students and advisors: Dinner, Thursday, Sept., 25 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 2
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows: 
    • dminglp5 students and advisors: Tuesday night, Sept. 23 - Wednesday night, Oct. 1.
    • dminlgp2-4 students and advisors: Thursday night, Sept. 25 - Wednesday night, Oct. 1.
  • Wifi is provided throughout the hotel, free of charge.
  • All Advance participants will be required to complete a MVT 'Booking Form' to agree their services per the MVT-GFU contract. The DMin Department will send each participate an electronic form to complete via email a few weeks prior to the Advance. 

Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 23

  • 6am-10pm, Monday, Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 25 - MVT/Protours provides airport-hotel transportation.
    • A shuttle will run hourly as needed.
    • A MVT/Protours representative will be waiting near your arrival gate with a 'George Fox University' sign.
    • Please complete this survey to convey to the DMin Department and MVT/Protours your arrival/departure flight information: http://bit.ly/1vgIzLe
  • 2-6pm: LGP Cohort 5 arrives and checks-in at The Commodore Hotel (Portswood Rd, Portwood Square, V&A, Waterfront, Cape Town. Phone: +27 (0) 21 415 1000)
  • 7pm: LGP5 Welcome dinner at the hotel

Wednesday, Sept. 24

  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am-1pm: Program orientation with Jason Clark, Loren Kerns, and Cliff Berger, room TBD
  • 1pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 2-6pm: DMIN 713 class with Cliff Berger, room TBD
  • 7pm: Dinner at hotel

Thursday, Sept. 25

  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am-1pm: DMIN 713 class with Cliff Berger, room TBD
  • 9am-11am: Loren meets with new advisors, at hotel restaurant
  • 1pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 2-6pm: LGP2-4 students and advisors arrive and check-in at The Commodore Hotel (Portswood Rd, Portwood Square, V&A, Waterfront, Cape Town. Phone: +27 (0) 21 415 1000)
  • 2-7pm: LGP5 students meet with faculty advisors, various locations
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome dinner at hotel

Friday, Sept. 26

  • 7am: Breakfast at hotel
    • Joined by Mary Burton, one of the commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Professor Henry C (Jatti) Bredekamp, retired chairperson of the Robben Island Museum
  • 8am-12:30pm: Robben Island
    • Host: Vanessa Mitchell, Adult Heritage Education Program's Officer, Education Department, Robben Island Museum
  • 12:30pm: Lunch and debriefing with Jatti Bredekamp and Mary Burton, location TBD
  • 1:30-7pm: District Six Visit - location of forced removals under apartheid in the 1960s.
    • Tour with Joe Schaffers and Chrischene/Mandy Sanger
    • Homecoming Centre, D6 music and culture. Watch film excerpts, have roundtable discussions and reflections on the city, the history of racism, marginalization, and possible solutions
    • Speaker: Dr. Peter Storey (or son, Dr. Alan Storey), apartheid activist and pastor of a church when the forced removals took place.
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, room TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:30-11am: Advisor presentations, The Americas Cup (large conference room, Commodore Hotel)
    • MaryKate Morse
    • Joy Mindo
    • Caroline Ramsey
  • 11am: Break
  • 11:30am-1pm: Advisor presentations, The Americas Cup
    • Krish Kandiah
    • Len Hjalmarson
  • 1pm: Lunch at hotel
  • 1pm: Deadline to submit registration form for the Introductory Wine Course (Monday evening). Turn in form at the front desk.
  • 2-3:30pm: Advisor presentations, The Americas Cup 
    • Stephen Garner
    • Patrick Murunga
    • Chuck Conniry
  • 3:30pm: Break
  • 4-5pm: Plenary session with Jason Clark, The Americas Cup 
  • 5pm: Break
  • 6pm: Dinner at hotel
  • 7:30pm: Entertainment and music, South African style

Sunday, Sept. 28

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, room TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • "The Buffet Tourist Menu" - Pick and choose an option below at an additional expense
    • Option 1: Spend the day on your own! Price: Free!
    • Option 2: J L Zwane Presbyterian Church (ZPC) and HIV/Aids program in the Guguletu Township to learn about ZPCs dynamic history in the AIDS campaign in South Africa. Price: $30
      • 9am: Bus leaves hotel for ZPC
      • 12pm: Lunch provided by ZPC
      • 1pm: Bus returns to hotel
    • Option 3: Visit the Penguins at the Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and shopping at African Craft Market. Price: $75
      • 1:30pm: Bus leaves hotel for Penguins at the Boulders, et al. 
      • 7pm: Bus returns to hotel
    • Note: Students and advisors may choose to participate in both Option #2 and Option #3. Price: $105
  • Lunch (student responsibility)
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Monday, Sept. 29

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, room TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am-12pm: Student research pecha kucha presentations in two groups:
    • Group 1: The Americas Cup 
    • Group 2: The Blue Ribbon (small conference room, Commodore Hotel)
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1-7pm: Khayelitsha Happening with ministry partners and members of local congregations/organizations:
    • Pastor Xola Skosana, Way of Life Church
    • Discussion of Roads to Bridges book with Leon Oosthuizen and Xola Skosana
    • Floyd McCLung, All Nations
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8pm: Introductory wine course & tasting at hotel (optional)

Tuesday, Sept. 30

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, room TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am-12pm: Student research pecha kucha presentations: 
    • Group 1: The Americas Cup 
    • Group 2: The Blue Ribbon 
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1-3:30pm: Visit Table Mountain
  • 3:30-6pm: Khayelitsha Happening
    • Meet with Pastor Monwabisi Magoqi in Khayelitsha to hear his life story; sightseeing in Khayelitsha
    • Golden the Flowerman, township artist
    • Visit Learn to Earn with Pastor Magoqi
  • 7pm: Dinner (student responsibility)

Wednesday, Oct. 1

  • 7:30am: Morning prayers, room TBD
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 9am-12pm: Students meet with Advisors 
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1-2:30pm: Visual Ethnography with Jason Clark, LGP4 and LGP5 only, room TBD
  • 2:30pm: Break
  • 3-4pm: Program evaluation
  • 4:30pm: Free time
  • 7-9pm: Closing Dinner

Thursday, Oct. 2

  • 6am-10pm, Thursday Oct. 2 and 6am-noon, Friday, Oct. 3: MVT/Protours provides hotel-airport transportation. Shuttle will run hourly as needed. 
  • 8am: Breakfast at hotel
  • 10am: Check-out time

Optional Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday Tour Package(s) with MVT