|From Aspirations to Action:|
Solutions for America's Catholic Schools
Education, nonprofit, government, and Catholic sector leaders will gather in June for an action-oriented summit aimed at articulating solutions for America's Catholic schools. Creating sustainable models for our schools is a formidable challenge, one that must encompass the best ideas from every sector. Together, we seek to harness the collective energy aimed at strengthening Catholic schools, ensuring that future generations of students will continue to have access to the gifts of Catholic education. This gathering will bring together leaders from key fields to share their ideas and experiences, and work-group participants will then mold those insights into immediate solutions for Catholic education. For more information, contact Michael O'Loughlin.
ESTEEM hosts national gathering of student leaders
The Leadership Roundtable's ESTEEM initiative will host a forum for Catholic student leaders from campuses across the nation this weekend to explore the transition from university life to young adulthood, and what that means in terms of Catholic identity. ESTEEM, a project with St. Thomas
More Catholic Chapel at Yale, provided a venue for nearly 75 students at 6 pilot sites across the nation to learn about the structures of the Church, how they can be leaders in their parishes, and mentoring opportunities to help facilitate the transition. At the conference at Yale, students will hear addresses from business and church leaders, and a panel of young adult Catholics who have graduated from college and are contributing to both their fields and the Church.
|Members of the ESTEEM planning committee meet in New Haven last summer.|
"ESTEEM was an incredible journey for us throughout the school year," observes Kelly Leather, one of nine participants at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, graduating this spring. "It's provided a meeting place for us to reflect even more on our faith, and that's allowed us to better understand where we want to go in the future and how we want the Catholic community to be part of our lives."
Diocese of Allentown invites Leadership Roundtable to address local leaders
At the invitation of Bishop John Barres, the Leadership Roundtable's Kerry Robinson addressed senior diocesan leaders on the importance of financial and managerial best practices in all areas of the Church, and then spent time with the Catholic Business Owners Alliance, individuals in the diocese whose pastors recommend them to serve the greater good through participation in the group.
DePaul University in Chicago commits to Standards For Excellence
DePaul University, the nation's largest Catholic university, signed up as a Partner in Excellence with the National Leadership on Church Management to incorporate Catholic Standards For Excellence.
Leadership Roundtable strengthens collaboration with religious communities
The Leadership Roundtable is working with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) on a project to update leadership development resources for leadership teams of women religious. The Leadership Roundtable continues to collaborate with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) to support religious congregations in the leadership development, management and finance areas.