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Managing the Human Resources function in Small Organizations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan R Ebener May 6, 2013. 1 Reply

Small organizations such as Parishes, struggle at the best of economic times to stretch limited resources.  During these difficult economic times when it is even more crucial to be good stewards of…Continue


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What is your vocational state:
What is the type of Catholic entity you affiliate with in this forum:
Name of your affiliated Catholic entity(e.g. St. Ann's Church, Diocese of Gary, Franciscan Friars Northeast region, etc.)
Archdiocese of Vancouver, BC
What is your title, position, or role with your affiliated Catholic entity? (e.g. parishioner, pastoral council, Parish Catechetical Leader, Bussiness Manager, Vicar General, etc.)
Cordinator, Office of Human Resources
What (Arch)diocese is your Catholic entity located in?
Archdiocese of Vancouver, British Columbia
City of your affiliated Catholic entity:
State of your affiliated Catholic entity:
British Columbia
Why would you like to participate in this forum?
There is so much we can learn from each other. I am always looking and seeking new ways to be more effective in my role and in assisting other archdiocesan leaders to be more effective in theirs.

My professional background includes 10 years of branch management with a major bank. That experience strengthens my ability to implement best practices in my current role.

I left the workforce in 1997 to spend 10 years as a full-time mom. I returned to the professional world  in 2007 and  I have had the privilege of serving as the Coordinator for the Office of Human Resources for the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the past 5 ½ years.

My academic background includes graduation from St. Thomas Aquinas High school followed by studies in Social Sciences at Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. In September 2007 I started the Management in Human Resources program at BCIT. In July 2010, I acquired my CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation. I am a member in good standing with the BC Human Resources Association. I am also a member of NACPA (National Association of Church Personnel Administrators).

 I hope to start working on my Masters’ degree in Leadership in Catholic Ministry at Saint Mark’s College in January 2013.


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Recruitment and Selection Process – Why is the process important?

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 7:42pm 1 Comment

Recruitment and Selection Process – Why is the process important?


This question comes up frequently from the director / employer as a response to my insistence on following a proven process.

I will get comments such as:

  • It is too much work to post a position,  to go through an interview process and conduct thorough reference checks, etc.
  • I don’t have the time
  • It takes too long
  • I need someone…

Professional Practice

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

I recently attended a professional development breakfast event organized by our provincial Human Resources Association. Attendees had the opportunity to choose 4 of 7 table discussion topics with 20 minutes per discussion. I choose the following:


Table #1 - Professional Practice:               

Aligning HR to Business Strategy with a Focus on Succession 101

Table #2 - Organizational…


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At 8:06am on November 10, 2012, Suzanne E Walsh said…
Welcome Marisa! Glad to ha e you as a forum facilitator. I am also a Human Resources Professional. I look forward to our discussions.

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