2014 Annual Meeting

2014 Annal Meeting

The Standard for Excellence: Best Practices for a Mission Driven Church

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Pope FrancisThe 2014 Leadership Roundtable Annual Meeting is an opportunity both to celebrate a decade of service to the Catholic Church and to develop creative solutions for future managerial challenges.

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Leading up to Pope Francis’s election, Catholics around the world asked thoughtful questions of their leaders. Can the Church operate at high levels of transparency and accountability? Can our parishes and dioceses set the standard for managerial excellence? How can lay people step up to serve and lead?

For ten years, we’ve believed all this was possible. Affirmed by talk of reform from Rome,we ask, how can we, Catholic leaders from an array of sectors, be of service to our Church today and in the decades to come?

The 2014 Annual Meeting will highlight the impact of Leadership Roundtable resources--including Catholic Standards for Excellence, Catholic Leadership 360, the Toolbox for Pastoral Management, ESTEEM, CatholicPastor.org, and others--in creating a culture that fosters trust, accountability, transparency, and excellence. The lay, ordained, and religious leaders who benefit from these programs will share their experiences and offer insight on how they’re preparing for a bright future.

Additionally, we seek input from Annual Meeting participants in the interactive, dynamic workgroups and plenary sessions. Together, we will explore the major challenges the Church may face over the coming years and consider how members and friends of the Leadership Roundtable can respond faithfully and effectively to improve management within the Church.

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2014 Annual Meeting Outline

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:00PM Welcome Reception – Hilton Orrington, Evanston, IL

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
7:30AM Registration and Breakfast – Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
11:45AM Lunch Presentation
5:00PM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
6:00PM Reception and 2014 Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 26, 2014
7:30AM Breakfast – Loyola University Chicago
11:30AM Closing Remarks
12:00PM Lunch To Go

Roundtable Discussions Include*:

Creative Collaborations
Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, President, US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Louisville, and Brian B. Reynolds, Chancellor & Chief Administrative Officer, Archdiocese of Louisville

Proactive Partnerships
Most Rev. John Barres, Bishop of Allenton, Penn., and Larry Bossidy, Former CEO, Honeywell

Successful Strategies
Rev. Joe Donnelly, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Southbury, Conn., and Paul Butler, Founder, GlobalEdg

with additional presenters, including:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) James Dubik, Chair, The Leadership Roundtable
  • Rev. Michael Garanzini, SJ, President, Loyola University Chicago
  • Susan King, Dean, UNC School of Journalism
  • Carol Fowler, Former Director of Personnel Services, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rev. Jack Wall, President, Catholic Extension
  • Tom Healey, Partner, Healey Development LLC, and Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Co-Founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
  • Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, The Leadership Roundtable

    *Additional presenters and a detailed agenda will be announced via email to all registrants during the coming months.

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Clarity, Candor and Conviction: Effective Communications for a Global Church
Managerial Excellence: Engaging the Faith Community in Leadership in the Church Today
Give Us Your Best: A Look at Church Service for a New Generation
Bringing Our Gifts to the Table: Creating Conditions for Financial Health in the Church
A Call to Excellence in the Church
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