Upcoming Advance Schedule

London-Oxford Advance 2019

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Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in London and Oxford, UK, for the LGP8-10 DMin cohorts. Additional details are added to this page as they become available.

Dates:

    • LGP10 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Tuesday, Sept. 24, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • LGP8 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Wednesday, Sept. 25, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 26, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • Alumni: 
      • Option A, Entire AdvanceArrive by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 26, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
      • Option B, Oxford Only: Arrive by 4pm Sunday, Sept. 29, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
    • Detailed schedule

Location(s):

Lodging and conferencing:

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and adult family members of students and Advisors/Project Faculty are welcome to come along on the Advance. Please note that the Oxford colleges do not allow children under 18 years of age to attend.

The fee listed below covers most food and all lodging, and field trip outings with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. 

Adult guests:

The fee for guests is fixed and 'all in': 

  • Entire advance participation $1,500 (Shared room, adult over 18 years).
  • Arrange payment of the guest advance fee. You may pay by check or pay by credit card online (coming soon). 
  • Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Alumni and adult guests of alumni:

The fee for guests is fixed and 'all in': 

  • Options:
    • Entire advance participation: $1,500 (Shared room, adult over 18 years).
    • Oxford-leg only: $900
  • Arrange payment of the guest advance fee. You may pay by credit card online or pay by check.
  • Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Surveys for all participants:

Students, Advisors/Project Faculty, and Alumni complete the following steps to communicate all transportation, food, and lodging details to the University.

Passport and VISA information:

Insurance

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

University students, full-time employees, and adjunct faculty (ie. Advisors/Project Faculty) 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/Project Faculty) are not covered under University insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately.

Vaccination

  • Routine vaccines: The CDC recommends encourages you to make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. 
  • For more information, see CDC's website on the UK.

Miscellaneous

  • Power
  • Passport
  • VISA (depending on nationality)
  • Notify your embassy or consulate of your trip plans
  • Weather information
  • Currency:
    • Bring a personal credit card. Make sure your card is for 'international' usage too. 
    • You will need some personal cash too. How much? It depends on what extra curricular activities you pursue.
    • The United Kingdom uses the Pound (see exchange rate).
  • Dress: Plan on business attire for Friday, Sept. 27, Sunday, Sept. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 2 Gala. Smart casual will be appropriate the rest of the Advance. 

Flight Parameters

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

LGP10 DMin cohort and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in London no later than 2pm, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 or later.

LGP8 DMin cohort and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in London no later than 2pm, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 or later.

LGP9 DMin cohorts and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in Londonno later than 2pm, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 or later.

Local transport

Participants arrange their own transport to the Advance location from the airport. Everyone will use the local mass transport system (ie the London Underground) using an Oyster Card. We do not recommend using the Contactless Card option.

Listed below are the local train or bus/coach options for transport from Heathrow to the London Hotel or from London to Oxford. See the schedule below for journey details.

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 UK

In General:

  • Laundry services: TBD 
  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:
    • LGP10 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Tues., Sept. 24 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
    • LGP9 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Thurs., Sept. 26 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
    • LGP8 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Wed., Sept. 25 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:
    • LGP10 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Tues. night, Sept. 24 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3
    • LGP9 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Thurs. night, Sept. 26 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3
    • LGP8 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Wed. night, Sept. 25 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3

Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

  • by 5pm: LGP10 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check-in time is after TBD
  • 7pm: Welcome banquet for LGP10; includes introductions. Location TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am: LGP910 program orientation session (students and Project Faculty), Location TBD
    • Program organization
    • Lead Mentor introduction
    • Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 1pm: Lunch, Location TBD
  • 2pm: Research session, LGP10 students and Project Faculty, Location TBD
  • 3pm: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 4:30pm: Alumni representative shares tips for succeeding in the program
  • by 5pm: LGP8 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after TBD
  • 6pm: Break
  • 7pm: Dinner, includes introductions and tips from LGP8 to LGP10. Location TBD

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am: Research session, LGP10 students and Project Faculty, Location TBD
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 10:30am: Dr. Clark meets with LGP8 participants for the morning, meet at London House Hotel lobby
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch (LGP8 cohort and Advisors with Dr. Clark), Location TBD
  • 1pm: Lunch (LGP10 students and Project Faculty), Location TBD
  • 2:30pm: Individual/small peer group meetings with Advisors/Project Faculty (LGP8 & LGP10), various locations
  • by 5pm: LGP9 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after TBD
  • by 5pm: Alumni participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after TBD
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome banquet, includes introductions. Location TBD

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 6-9am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 10am-7pm: London field trips and guest speakers TBD. Lunch and dinner provided.

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am-5pm: London field trips and guest speakers TBD. Lunch provided.
  • 6pm or later: Dinner out with Advisors/Project Faculty (provided)

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • Morning: Visit local churches of your choice or go to Sutton Vineyard Church, Dr. Clark's church, in Sutton, London (UK)
  • 1-3pm: Transition to Oxford
  • by 4pm: Check into Christ Church College
  • 5-8pm: Evening welcome activities TBD

Monday, Sept. 30

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Plenary Session, Oxford Town Hall
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Oxford Town Hall
  • 2-3:30pm: Christ Church, Oxford Tour
  • 4-5:30pm: LGP8 pecha kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
    • 4pm: 
    • 4:17pm: 
    • 4:34pm: 
    • 4:51pm: 
    • 5:08pm: 
  • 6pm: Buttery (snack bar) open
  • 7:20pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Plenary Session, Oxford Town Hall
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Oxford Town Hall
  • 1:30-4:30pm: LGP8 pecha kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
    • 1:30pm: 
    • 1:47pm: 
    • 2:04pm: 
    • 2:21pm: 
    • 2:38pm: 
    • 2:55pm: Coffee Break, 20 mins
    • 3:15pm: 
    • 3:32pm: 
    • 3:49pm: 
    • 4:07pm: 
  • 7:30pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Plenary Session, Oxford Town Hall
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 3pm: VE debrief of Advance with Dr. Clark, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
  • 4pm: Coffee break, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
  • 4:30pm: Evaluation and commissioning, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
  • 6pm: Break
  • 7:20pm: "Celebrating 10 years of the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin Program" Gala, Hall @ Christ Church

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • 6-8am: Breakfast provided, Location TBD
  • All participants depart anytime
  • 10am: Check outall-day Tour to Macau. See details above.