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National Leadership Roundtable

on Church Management


September 2011


Toolbox for Pastoral Management provides training for 35 pastors
Toolbox Video 
Click above to watch a new video about the Toolbox for Pastoral Management.
Pastors from around the nation attended The Toolbox for Pastoral Management, the third 6-day series of 
workshops and seminars for newly appointed pastors to strengthen management, finance, human resource
development, and stewardship skills.


The Toolbox, co-sponsored by Seton Hall University and The Leadership Roundtable, was held on the New Jersey shore earlier this summer, and detailed evaluationsToolbox Logo indicate that participants took home
practical skills in parish management, and that they would recommend the program for their fellow pastors. The most recent Toolbox, which included 35 pastors from 18 dioceses, was  facilitated by nationally recognized Catholic thought leaders from 11 dioceses. The next Toolbox will be held in Jacksonville, FL, January 8-13, 2012. For more information, contact Rev. Paul Holmes. Read an America magazine article about the Toolbox for Pastoral Management here.


Standards for Excellence offers new webinar series 

SFX Full LogoA series of three interactive webinars, offering participants insight into the best practices of stewardship, employee evaluation, and parish management, launches on Thursday, September 29, with "The Stewardship Covenant: Tactics that Build Strong Stewardship Communities," presented by Kerry Robinson, executive director of the Leadership Roundtable. "Measuring the Quality of Parish Ministry," led by Jim Lundholm-Eades, is on October 12. The series concludes with "Supporting and Sustaining Staff and Volunteers in Parishes, Diocesan Offices, and Agencies" on November 3 led by Carol Fowler, director of personnel services for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Learn more about each topic and register to participate here.   


Regional Roundtable

Chuck Geschke
Chuck Geschke

The first Regional Roundtable convenes October 4th in the Bay Area of California. Church leaders, religious, and senior Catholic leaders from the business, education, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors will meet for a working session on issues of Church management. Two Leadership Roundtable Trustees, Betsy Bliss and Charles Geschke, will serve as the local hosts. Geschke, chairman and co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc., will deliver the keynote address. For more information, click here or email Michael Brough or call (202) 223-8962.       


Schools recommendations to be published this fall 

The Leadership Roundtable will publish From Aspirations to Action: Solutions for America's Catholic Schools in early October, which includes transcripts from the 2011 Annual Meeting as well as the initial set of recommendations from meeting participants. The publication will be available on the 2011 Annual Meeting webpage for free download.      


Leadership Roundtable updates 

Michael Brough, who has managed the creation and implementation of several Leadership Roundtable initiatives in his role as director of planning and programs, was appointed director of strategic engagement. In his new role, Brough is responsible for engaging senior executives in the work of the Leadership Roundtable and for promoting the use and endorsement of the organization's resources and services by Church leaders.                  


Jim Lundholm-Eades
Jim Lundholm-Eades

Jim Lundholm-Eades has joined the staff of the Leadership Roundtable as director of services and planning. The former director of parish services and planning for the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Lundholm-Eades will direct the full menu of Leadership Roundtable programs and resources in addition to managing the organization's strategic planning. Read more about Lundholm-Eades here.  





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