A Professional Development Webinar is now on DVDs for those new in Associate Leadership

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Are you a rookie in associate leadership? Are you fairly new in your position?

NACAR offered a five-session webinar for new associate leaders in 2014 and because of the wonderful reviews received we are now offering it as a set of two DVDs and one CD of PowerPoint presentations.

Sessions include: New Associate Leadership, Charism and Mission, Administration of the Associate Relationship, Collaboration and Networking and Planning for the Future.

Some of the questions answered:

  • How can I nurture and/or build relationships between Associates and Sisters and among Associates?
  • What role can these play in my ministry – congregational liaison, Advisory committees, other team members?
  • Should I have a separate newsletter for the Associates? What about other communications?
  • What are the best ways for learning about a prospective associate?
  • What are important components of Associate leadership?
  • What records should be kept? What about archiving?
  • I am being asked to travel fairly often. Is this unusual?
  • What support networks are available for Associate directors?

Cathi Duffy, Director of SHCJ Associates, USA and NACAR board member has been an Associate Director for over 8 years. Cathi was a pastoral associate in a Catholic parish for 12 years; she also worked in the software industry for over 20 years.

Mary Jo Mersmann has been the Director of Associates for the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati for the past 12 years. She served on the NACAR Board for five years until she took on the duties of Office Administrator for NACAR in 2011. Prior to this, she worked in parish ministry for 16 years.

Comments from participants:
"All presentations and materials were very helpful."
"Lots of pearls of wisdom shared."
"This was very practical."
"Lots to think about."

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