The Catholic Church is the spiritual home to nearly one in four Americans. It is a leader in education and healthcare, and is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. The Church has a clear vision and knows its mission. But does it adopt the structures it needs to thrive in the twenty-first century? Does it seek out the people and practices to translate timeless truths to new realities? How can Catholic leaders, religious, lay and ordained, in every walk of life work together to ensure that our Church is ready for this new reality?
For its mission to flourish the Church must renew managerial practices, revitalize its leadership, innovate its operation practices, and implement sustainable strategic alliances and strategies in response to new realities being faced.
Catholic organizations and institutions have been impacted by demographic and economic factors facing both the Church and the nation. How are we responding to the new realities within the Church, and are we transitioning to new structures to help carry out our mission? Philanthropists and foundations foster and support strategic alliances as a way of leveraging their investment to make the greatest difference in the life and work of the Church.
This gathering of leaders from both the Church and private sector will address key questions: How can Catholic institutions—dioceses, parishes, and nonprofits—collaborate and position themselves more effectively to do more with less? How do they manage for the mission? What will allow them to thrive now, in 10 years, and beyond? We will gather business executives, philanthropists, educators, Church leaders, executive directors, trustees of Catholic institutions and networks, and other stakeholders for a highly participatory series of workshops and meetings designed to identify and develop creative and practical suggestions for how alliances might be structured, funded and sustained.
Managing for Mission:
Building Strategic Collaborations to Strengthen the Church
June 27-28, 2012
McDonough School of Business
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