Onboarding of Parish Catechetical Leaders

The Institute for Catholic Formation and the Diocese of Bridgeport will be hosting five in-person sessions for the new Onboarding Program for Directors of Religious Eductation and Parish Catechetical Leaders.

The dates, topics and speakers will be as follows:
August 25 – The Role of the DRE with Joe Paprocki
September 23 – LEAD Overview/Situational Leadership with Dr. Patrick Donovan
October 21 – Safe Environment Expectations/Human Resources with Erin Neil, Tracy Casey, and Deacon John DiTaranto
November 18 – Recruiting, Training and Retaining Catechists with Ann Marie Ecker
December 16 – Building Relationships and Effectively Communicating with Fr. Rob Kinnally

The Institute for Catholic Formation and the Diocese of Bridgeport will be hosting five in person sessions for the new Onboarding Program for Directors of Religious Eductation and Parish Catechetical Leaders.

The dates, topics and speakers will be as follows:
August 25 – The Role of the DRE
September 23 – LEAD Overview/Situational Leadership
October 21 – Safe Environment Expectations/Human Resources
November 18 – Recruiting, Training and Retaining Catechists
December 16 – Building Relationships and Effectively Communicating

Schedule:
9:30 – 10:00 Arrival/Greeting/Prayer
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Part I
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Part II
12:00 Noon Mass
12:20 – 1:30 Lunch – Post Presentation Discussion

Upcoming Events

Oct 21

9:30am - 1:30pm
Erin Neil will deliver a presentation reinforcing the importance of complying with our Safe Environment Policies and Procedures emphasizing the unique nature of the role and responsibilities that come with being a “safe” DRE in their parish community. Tracy Casey will lead a discussion on the[...]

Nov 18

9:30am - 1:30pm
Ann Marie Eckert will deliver a presentation outlining the nuances of identifying strong candidates for our catechetical programs based on education, faith and their own personal journey with Christ. She will lead discussions on effective training methods and share ideas on how to challenge our[...]

Dec 16

9:30am - 1:30pm
Fr. Rob Kinnally will lead a presentation sharing his insights on working closely with parish ministry and faith formation leaders and discuss the benefits of creating and maintaining a shared relationship to better enhance the parish experience for the community which they serve. Guest[...]
Oct 21
Onboarding of Parish Catechetical Leaders - Safe Environment Expectations, Human Resources Overview, Effective Listening and Communication
Erin Neil will deliver a presentation reinforcing the importance of complying with our Safe Environment Policies and Procedures emphasizing the unique nature of the role and responsibilities that come with… Read More
Nov 18
Onboarding of Parish Catechetical Leaders - Recruiting, Training and Retaining Catechists
Ann Marie Eckert will deliver a presentation outlining the nuances of identifying strong candidates for our catechetical programs based on education, faith and their own personal journey with Christ. She… Read More
Dec 16
Onboarding of Parish Catechetical Leaders - Building Relationships and Effectively Communicating with your Pastor
Fr. Rob Kinnally will lead a presentation sharing his insights on working closely with parish ministry and faith formation leaders and discuss the benefits of creating and maintaining a shared… Read More

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