The themes of Session One include:

  • Called to serve in the Church and Catholic health care
  • Exploring spirituality
  • Sponsorship history, theology and development

Participants are expected to enter fully into a formational experience that enables them to articulate and integrate the foundationalelements of Catholic health care sponsorship. At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the meaning of vocation and identify how their personal vocation isa call to serve within the Church 
  • Understand the meaning, development and core responsibilities of sponsorship of Catholic health care
  • Appreciate the importance of spirituality and spiritual practices
  • Integrate these experiences and learnings to Catholic health care

Rev. Charles Bouchard, OP

Senior Director, Theology & Sponsorship, Catholic Health Association

Sr. Ellen M. Dauwer, SC

Executive Director, Religious Formation Conference

Thomas H. Morris

Chief Sponsorship & Theology Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin.

Senior Director, Ministry Formation, Catholic Health Association

Lori Ashmore-Ruppel

Director, Sponsor Services, Catholic Health Association

Mary Anne Sladich-Lantz

Group Vice President, Ministry Leadership Formation Providence, St. Joseph Health

Session One Pre-Read
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Open to download resource. Contemplative Leadership in Organizations - Demystifying Who and What Sponsorship Is - Scripture Texts About Call
Sponsor Competencies Assessment
2 Questions
2 Questions Please complete the Sponsor Competencies Assessment survey (link on the right) prior to the start of Session One. Answer to the best of your ability. This is not meant as an evaluation but as a self-assessment tool. Your responses will be coded and returned to you during the program.
Session One Summary Report
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Open to download resource.
Session Summary
Session One Evaluation
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Select the "Evaluation Survey" button to begin. Please complete the Session One evaluation by Monday, October 21.
Session One Evaluation
Discussion Forum Resources
Video: Women and Spirit
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