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USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders - July 2017

More than 3,500 Catholic leaders - lay women, lay men, religious, priests and bishops - met in Orlando, July 1-4, 2017.  In preparation, L…

Started by Michael Brough in Community of WisdomLatest Reply

How comfortable are your councils and staff leadership with disagreement and conflict?

An area where I have been spending a good amount of time talking with pastoral leaders is the necessity for honest, unfiltered discussion.…

Started by Peter Denio in Governance and Advisory BodiesLatest Reply

Role Confusion among Parish Leadership Bodies

Inevitably as I talk to different pastoral leaders, there seems to be a great deal of role confusion with regard to the key leadership bodi…

Started by Peter Denio in Governance and Advisory BodiesLatest Reply

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Governance and Advisory Bodies

Share your ideas, challenges, and best practices regarding governance, advisory bodies, and councils (such as pastoral and finance councils)

44 Jul 7
Reply by Joseph G. Healey

Mission Statements and Ministry Programs

Share your ideas, challenges, and best practices regarding the use and development of mission statements and planning and review of ministries and programs.

21 Aug 30, 2015
Reply by Frank Bellini

Human Resources

Share ideas, challenges, and best practices in the area of human resources (includes paid and volunteer positions)

39 May 27, 2016
Radical Candor
by Peter Denio

Openness, Transparency, Conflict of Interest

Share ideas, challenges, and best practices regarding transparency, conflict of interest, and openness in the parish, diocese, or Catholic nonprofit

8 Oct 7, 2013
Reply by Mary Thrower Wickham

Financial and Legal

Share ideas, challenges, and best practices in the area of financial controls and monitoring and civil and church laws. The comments in this forum are not intended to apply to a certain catholic entity or offer legal advice specific to a particular entity. Such legal advice or opinions can only be rendered when related to distinct fact situations. Rather, this forum is designed to serve as a resource to provide you with ideas, suggestions, and guidelines, which may be valuable to your situation. Please contact your legal counselor for further guidance.

23 Jul 7, 2015
A Finance Council Self-Assessment
by Peter Denio

Stewardship and Development

Share ideas, challenges, and best practices in the areas of Stewardship (Time, Talent, and Treasure) and Fundraising

30 Jan 12, 2016
Program reviews
by Robert W. Chorey

Public Life and Public Policy

Share ideas, challenges and best practices for communicating with the public and public policy advocacy

9 Oct 26, 2012
Educating Catholics about Catholic Teaching for the Election
by Peter Denio

Community of Wisdom

This forum is for members to chronicle their practical wisdom learned from their experiences in church management.

6 Jul 11
Reply by Katie Diller

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