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Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership

In consultation with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, Catholic Theological Union (CTU) presents Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management through Practical Wisdom. The seminar begins at 1pm on Monday and ends at noon on Friday. It has been especially helpful for colleagues and co-workers to attend the seminar together so as to reflect on their experience and enhance their skills.

 

Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2017
$750 (includes room and board)
$575 commuter (includes lunch)
Single day pricing: Monday, $50; Tuesday, $150; Wednesday, $150; Thursday, $150; Friday, $50

Topics presented and discussed will include: Theology of Leadership and Management, Mission Integration and Organizational Ethics, Planning and Visioning, Finances, Human Resources Management, the Ministry of Fundraising and Development, General Management Questions and Answers, Intercultural Competence, and Personnel Management/Team Building. 
Topics presented and discussed will include: Theology of Leadership and Management, Mission Integration and Organizational Ethics, Planning and Visioning, Finances, Human Resources Management, the Ministry of Fundraising and Development, General Management Questions and Answers, Intercultural Competence, and Personnel Management/Team Building. 

The program is open to men and women, lay, ordained and professed, who serve in a leadership capacity in church or congregational ministry. It will be especially beneficial for those in new positions of pastoral leadership. The following topics will be presented and discussed:
 

•    Theology of Leadership and Management – Stephen Bevans, SVD

•    Mission Integration and Organizational Ethics – Gina Wentzel Wolfe

•    Planning and Visioning – Paul Michalenko, ST

•    Finances – Jim Lundholm-Eades

•    Personnel Management/Team Building – Edward Tlucek, OFM

•    Human Resources Management – Gary Umhoefer

•    The Ministry of Fundraising and Development – Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, and Paulette Karas

•    General Management Questions and Answers – Jim Lundholm-Eades

•    Intercultural Approaches to Ministry - C. Vanessa White and Eddie DeLeón, CMF

 

Click here to register.

Click here to download the flyer.

Space is limited. Register by July 15, 2017.
*A $50 fee will be assessed for registrations after July 15.
 

For more information, contact:
Paul Michalenko, ST, Facilitator
Phone: 773.595.4043
Email: pmichalenko@ctu.edu

Tentative schedule:

 
Monday August 14th:
  • 12:00 PM Arrival and registration
  • 1:30 PM Welcome and Introductions
  • Prayer
  • 2:30 PM Theology of Leadership and Management
  • Stephen Bevans, SVD
  • 4:00 PM Break
  • 4:15 PM Theology of Leadership continued
  • 5:00 PM Reception
  • 5:30 PM Dinner for those residing at CTU
 
Tuesday August 15th:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Prayer
  • 9:10 AM Mission Integration and Organizational Ethics
  • Gina Wentzel Wolfe
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM Mission Integration Continued
  • 11:30 AM Planning and Visioning
  • Paul Michalenko, ST
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Planning and Visioning continued
  • 2:00 PM Break
  • 2:15 PM Personnel Management and Team Building
  • Edward Tlucek, OFM
  • 4:30 PM Integration Time
 
 
Wednesday August 16th:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Prayer
  • 9:10 AM Human Resources Management
  • Gary Umhoefer
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM Human Resources continued
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Intercultural Approaches to Ministry
  • 2:30 PM Break
  • 2:45 PM Intercultural Approaches to Ministry continued
  • 4:00 PM Integration Time
  • No meal for residents, free evening
     
Thursday August 17th:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Prayer
  • 9:10 AM Fundraising and Development
  • Georgette Lehmuth, OSF and Paulette Karas
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 PM Fundraising and Development continued
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Finances 
  • Jim Lumndholm-Eades
  • 2:30 PM Break
  • 2:45 PM Finances Continued
  • 4:00 PM Integration Time
 
Friday August 18th:
  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM Prayer
  • 9:10 AM General Management Questions and Answers
  • Jim Lundholm-Eades
  • 11:00 AM Planning and Visioning continued
  • 12:00 PM Closing Remarks, Evaluation and Departure


Workshop Presenters:

Stephen Bevans, SVD, is the Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor Emeritus of Mission and Culture at CTU. He is past president of the American Society of Missiology and past member of the board of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America. In March 2012, Steve was part of the official Vatican delegation to the assembly of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism in Manila, Philippines.

Gina Wentzel Wolfe is Associate Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics at CTU. She is also a Senior Wicklander Fellow at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University. She was Christopher Chair in Business Ethics in the Brennan School of Business Dominican University, Illinois, and she is co-editor of Ethics and World Religions: Cross-cultural Case Studies.

Paul Michalenko, ST, is the Director of the Institute of Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Paul served as a facilitator and organizational consultant to many faith based and nonprofit groups over the past thirty years. He has facilitated reconfiguration processes, assemblies, chapters, and pastoral planning and visioning processes.

Jim Lundholm-Eades is Director of Program and Services for the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. Previously he was Director of Parish Services and Planning for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jim has also been Associate Director of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Director of Catholic Social Services in a diocese in his home country, Australia.

Edward Tlucek, OFM
Ed Tlucek, OFM, is pastor of Holy Name Parish in Cedar Lake, Indiana. He is in his 8th year of service to his Province as a member of the Provincial Administration. In addition to parochial ministry, Fr. Ed has served on the staff of St. Francis Retreat Center in Burlington, Wisconsin and as general manager of the province’s printery in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Georgette Lehmuth, OSF
Georgette Lehmuth, OSF, has been President/CEO of National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) since July 2001. Prior to this position she served as Development Director and member of the Leadership Team of her religious institute. Sr. Georgette has been named 9 times by The Nonprofit Times as one of the “Power and Influence Top 50” in the nonprofit sector.

Paulette Karas
Paulette Karas is Co-Director of Development for the Marist Brothers and has been a member of the department since its inception. Together with Br. Hugh Turley, Paulette co-directs a comprehensive development and fundraising program for the Province of the United States. Paulette is a CFRE and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Marist High School in Chicago, Illinois. She is also the former Chair of the NCDC Board of Directors.

C. Vanessa White
C. Vanessa White is Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union.  She is an experienced workshop presenter, retreat facilitator, spiritual director, and teacher whose areas of research include Christian spirituality, women’s spirituality, diversity/intercultural dialogue, health and wellness, leadership development, as well as issues pertinent to the spiritual and pastoral life of African Americans.

Eddie DeLeón, CMF
Fr. Eddie DeLeón is a member of the Claretian Missionaries and is also a regular participant with the Festival of Homiletics, where practitioners and professors of homiletics gather annually for intellectual discourse and application regarding preaching, worship and culture.

Gary Umhoefer
With experience in staff recruiting, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations, Gary Umhoefer was Director of Human Resources at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin for over half of his 30-year professional career. As a graduate student at Catholic Theological Union, he has been particularly interested in how educational institutions reflect Catholic values in the workplace. 

C. Vanessa White
C. Vanessa White is Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union.  She is an experienced workshop presenter, retreat facilitator, spiritual director, and teacher whose areas of research include Christian spirituality, women’s spirituality, diversity/intercultural dialogue, health and wellness, leadership development, as well as issues pertinent to the spiritual and pastoral life of African Americans.