Dr Bernadette Miles
Bernie trained in spiritual direction and theology after twenty years of computer consulting and business management and has a special interest in formation of apostolic leadership and applying the concepts of Ignatian Spirituality to Organizational Development. She has completed the Arrupe Program for spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition, Siloam and has 20 years experience in forming spiritual directors, supervision, spiritual direction, facilitation and retreat giving.
Bernadette completed PhD research in 2018 which explores the contribution spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition can make to leadership and organisational development. She is currently a Post Graduate Researcher with Stirling College at the University of Divinity. Her book Strengthening Spirit – Releasing Portntial: Spiritual direction for Leadership and Organizational Development is now available. Download – Book Order Form
Have you ever wondered what releasing spiritual potential in the workplace might do for your organization? In today’s climate of colossal and incredibly fast global change, the world needs new ways to develop discerning leaders to consciously lead our community of life into the future. Though there are many books on leadership, they rarely engage the importance and relevance of spiritual development and spiritual accompaniment in organisational discernment and leadership development. $27.00 +postage and handling. Also available as an ebook : Amazon.com
Publications and Presentations:
Spiritual Direction in the Workplace: Releasing Spiritual Consciousness in Companioning at the Edges: Exploring New Dimensions of Spiritual Direction, Ed Peter Bentley and Ann Lock, WellSpring Publications, Ashburton 2021. (Pages 160-183)
Incarnating our Consolations Through Transformative Academic Learning. The Way Volume 54, No 1, January 2015
Ignatian Spirituality, Apostolic Creativity and Leadership in Times of Change. The Way Volume 50, No 4, October 2011.
Ignatian Spirituality, Apostolic Creativity and Leadership in Times of Change. Conference Paper. The Ricci Legacy: Finding God in Cultures: An Ignatian Symposium to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Ricci
One Body, One Spirit, One Mission: Uncovering the essential elements of empowering a collaborative ministry team.” The Proceedings of the Inaugural National Symposium of the Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction. 2010
Spiritual Directors International Conference – Boston 2012.
Spiritual Classics: Spiritual Exercises- Sunday 13 July 2014
International Conference on Ignatian Spirituality: An Ignatian Pilgrimage: From Personal Interiority to Shared Apostolic Vision: Hong Kong 1 December 2014.
Keynote Presentation: Make Love Not War: The Dynamic of Discernment
Workshop 101: Transformational Leadership and the Personal Vocation
Workshop 201: Transformational Leadership and Spiritual Direction
Workshop 301: Transformational Leadership and The Two Standards and Discernment
Spiritual Directors International Cultivating Compassion April 28 — May 3, 2011
Workshop Title : Spiritual Direction as a compassionate support in organizational development.
The Ricci Legacy: Finding God in Cultures: An Ignatian Symposium to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Matteo Ricci SJ [1552-1610] 2 to 5 December 2010, Hong Kong
Panel Presentation (5 Dec): Apostolic Creativity and Leadership: Agent of Change (.doc)
Workshop 105 (2 Dec): One Body, One Spirit, One Mission: Uncovering the essential elements…(.doc)
Workshop 205 (3 Dec): One Body, One Spirit, One Mission – Reflection (.doc)
Extract from handout: One Body, One Spirit, One Mission (.doc)
Workshop 305 (4 Dec): Apostolic Leadership and Creativity – What does it mean to be an Apostle? (.doc)