The Wharton School - June 26-27, 2008
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Managerial Excellence:
Engaging the Faith Community in Leadership in the Church Today

How do Catholic leaders demonstrate the pastoral, moral, managerial and financial leadership our Church requires and deserves? What can we learn from successful leaders within and beyond the Church that will help us to meet our contemporary challenges, particularly with respect to managing the modern parish?

Well managed, responsibly governed, ethical Church institutions and organizations more effectively achieve the mission of Christ. We are aiming high when we call for and promote standards for excellence, but the Church deserves nothing less. By committing ourselves to best practices and detailed performance benchmarks, we strengthen our operations and ensure accountability.

Our annual meeting this year featured outstanding leaders who are committed to excellence and are confident that ever greater levels of managerial effectiveness can be achieved at the parish level. Our deliberations focused on specific strategies and practical recommendations for strengthening the leadership capacity and effectiveness of Catholic Church leaders – lay and ordained.



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