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Howard Smartt

Director of the School for Learning and Development

BA DipEd (University of Sydney), DipMin (Australian College of Theology), MA Counselling Psych (Macquarie University), MAPS, Cert IV Christian Leadership Coaching (Christian Coaching Institute)

 Major Howard Smartt

Areas of Expertise

People and Culture Development in Mission Contexts
Counselling and Pastoral Care
Spiritual Direction

Howard has over 30 years of experience as an officer – and a deep passion for developing healthy leaders and shaping healthy contexts for mission. He is currently serving as the Director of the School for Learning and Development at Eva Burrows College.

Howard’s ministry and leadership experience within The Salvation Army includes service in a diverse range of contexts – mostly with his wife, Robyn. He has served as a Corps officer; in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation context; as the Director of a clinical counselling agency; as a pastor and carer for pastors (in Canada); in strategic leadership development; in officer personnel and mission management; as Principal of Booth College in Sydney; and as Divisional Leader in Canberra.

Additionally, Howard is a Registered Psychologist with specialised interest in assessments, counselling, leadership and organisational dynamics – especially within a Christian mission environment. The completion of the Arrow Leadership Executive program has brought a sharpened focus to Howard’s personal leadership and commitment to developing effective Christian leaders.

Howard has co-created curriculum in Pastoral Care and Christian Leadership as well as extensive teaching and seminar facilitation experience in Australia, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. Howard and Robyn also co-lead Marriage Enrichment retreats for couples.

This combination of broad experience and education has shaped Howard well for the tasks of healthy people, mission and organisational development – anchored within a Kingdom of God focus.

Contact Information

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