The Wharton School
June 28-29, 2007
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Give us your Best: A Look at Church Service for a New Generation

The Church is the People of God. A central focus for the Leadership Roundtable is to promote the development of top quality human resource management in dioceses and parishes.

The theme for our Annual Meeting on June 28-29, 2007 focused on how to attract the best people to pastoral ministry in our parishes and dioceses, what conditions are required to retain them in ministry, and what provision is necessary to sustain their ongoing formation and career development.

Themes explored included recruitment, marketing, vocations, compensation, investment, mentoring, education and formation, and professional ethics. The conversation was informed by academic research, proven approaches from the worlds of business and nonprofits, and best practices from parishes and dioceses across the country.



Annual Meetings
National Symposium on Hispanic Leadership and Philanthropy for a 21st Century Church
The Standard for Excellence: Best Practices for a Mission Driven Church
Lowney A Call to Communion: Co-Responsibility for the Good of the Church


Managing for Mission: Building Strategic Collaborations to Strengthen the Church
From Aspirations to Action: Solutions for America's Catholic Schools
John Allen A Blueprint for Responsibility:
Responding to Crises with Collaborative Solutions
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
Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition