Catholic Health Care Leadership Program OverviewMission Leadership in Catholic Health Care Organizations is a formation program designed for lay people in leadership in Catholic health and social service organizations. It supports the vital knowledge, skills and abilities required to carry out their distinct responsibilities as Mission Leaders.
The Learning ProcessThe program, delivered over 7 days in 3 modules, offers a learning experience not available in other professional or academic settings. The program recognizes adult learning styles, is interactive and promotes personal and group reflection. A selection of articles and books provide a base for discussion and reflection. The time together also provides a space for personal development. Participants are encouraged to leave work at work and live together for the three modules.
Program GoalsTo prepare leaders in Catholic organizations to carry-on the legacy of their founders by enabling them to explore, discuss and reflect on:
- Their personal call and vocation in Catholic health care
- What makes Catholic health care distinct and the obligation of this vocation to serve the vulnerable and those most in need with compassion and dignity
- Catholic Social Teaching- our call to social justice and the common good—and how it can be applied to the life and mission of our organizations
- The history and mission of the Catholic Church in health care and social services and its unique role in today’s society
- The significance of Canon law and Sponsorship in Catholic health care
- How to integrate our mission, core values, ethics and vision into our organizations
- Strengthening collaboration among peers from other CHSO organizations.
Module #1 – “Roots of Catholic Ministry and Leadership”
Monday, October 23 & Tuesday, October 24
Module #2 – “Leading in a Catholic Organization”
Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22 (3 days)
Module #3 – “Living the Call to Mission Leadership”
Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15
Through this program, over 300 people have learned how to make decisions through the lens of Catholic health care tradition