The Leadership Roundtable's Standards for Excellence program is a national initiative to promote the highest standards of ethics, accountability and good stewardship in Catholic Church management and operations. What makes the Standards for Excellence program unique is that it provides Catholic diocese, parishes and nonprofits with a common sense approach to achieve the highest standards in governance and management, while staying focused on the pastoral mission, the people, and the communities served. More…
The Roundtable provides comprehensive educational resources and training to assist Catholic institutions to comply with the performance indicators outlined in the Standards. We believe no parish, or diocese, no religious community or nonprofit, should have to reinvent the wheel. 22 education resource packets containing model policies, descriptions of best practices, user-friendly samples and other educational tools are available for free to Partners in Excellence. For more information click here…or Contact Us…
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Eight (8) Guiding Principles are provided, along with fifty-five (55) standards - more detailed performance benchmarks that will enable Catholic parishes, dioceses and nonprofits to strengthen their operations.
Mission Statement and Ministry Program
Governance and Advisory Bodies
Conflict of Interest
Financial and Legal
Public Life and Public Policy