SESSION ONE: FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Ministry in Catholic Health Care: Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to enable participants to articulate what it means to say that Catholic health care is a ministry of the church, and to describe the emerging role of sponsors. The themes include:

  • What do we mean when we say health care is a ministry?
  • What is the relationship of Catholic health care to the broader ministry of the church, including the heritage of the religious women and men who founded and nurtured the health ministry in the United States?

Jesus, The Foundation of Catholic Health Care: Carrie Meyer McGrath

The objective is to enable participants to express the relationship of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the foundation and work of Catholic health care. The themes include:

  • What are the implications of describing “the healing ministry of Jesus” as the foundation of our ministry?
  • How do we understand Jesus as a healer of the whole person? 
  • What are the foundational healing stories for the Catholic health ministry?
  • What is the role of sacred scripture as a spiritual touchstone for leaders?

SESSION TWO: FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Spirituality and Whole Person Care: Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is for participants to understand the importance of whole person care and the central role of spirituality in Catholic health care. The themes include:

  • What is whole person care?
  • What is the place of spirit within this understanding of what it means to be human?
  • What are the spiritual needs of a person, and how do we respond to these needs in our work?
  • What are spiritual practices, and how do they get expressed in a diverse and pluralistic workplace

Community Benefit and Population Health Care: Julie Trocchio

The objective is to define and describe the importance of community benefit as part of Catholic health care. The themes include:

  • What do we mean by community benefit and the social determinants of health?
  • What are the social conditions necessary for an individual’s dignity to be actualized?
  • What do you know about how your organization is responding to the needs within your organization?

SESSION THREE: FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Catholic Social Tradition: Brian Kane

The objective is to identify foundational concepts in Catholic social teaching and their implications for health care leadership. The themes include:

  • What is the Catholic social tradition?
  • What does Catholic social teaching mean as the "public face" of the church's moral tradition?
  • Considering the key principles of this tradition, what are some of the ethical issues that arise, for example, in collaborative ventures with other organizations?

Social Justice and International Outreach: Bruce Compton

The objective is to understand what international outreach means in Catholic health care and why it is a social justice issue. The themes include:

  • Catholic health care has always transcended national boundaries. In today’s global environment, how has international outreach taken on new importance rooted in the imperative to preach the Gospel to the "ends of the earth?”
  • How are CHA’s outreach activities supporting members, partnering organizations and the church?
  • How do you think you can enhance your own and your organization’s international health activities?

SESSION FOUR: FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Ethics and Discernment: Nathaniel Blanton Hibner and Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to introduce participants to the extensive history of ethics and moral theology. It will also situate the role of discernment in all ethical decision making. The themes include:

  • What do we mean by “ethics” and “morality”?
  • When did the Catholic moral and ethical theology begin? How has it evolved?
  • Where is “discernment” situated in moral and ethical decision making?

Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious DirectivesNathaniel Blanton Hibner

The objective is to introduce the Ethical and Religious Directives as a leadership resource and to articulate a basic process for ethical decision making in the health care setting. The themes include:

  • What are the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs)?
  • How do the ERDs define the moral and ethical framework for Catholic health care in the United States?
  • How does our understanding of ethics play out in provider/patient relationships and in specific issues at the beginning and end of life?

SESSION FIVE: FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Stewarding Organizational Culture in the Catholic Tradition: Brian Smith

The objective is to develop a plan for ongoing development and formation as a ministry leader in Catholic health care. The themes include:

  • In what ways are leaders "culture bearers" who hold the organization’s integrity in trust and shape its culture?
  • How do leaders in Catholic health care use leadership principles as tools for maintaining a distinctive Catholic culture?
  • What are some core spiritual practices that can strengthen a leader’s personal and professional growth?

SESSION SIX: FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Models of the Church: Spirit and Structure: Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, and Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to enable participants to understand the models and ethos of the church. The themes include:

  • How do we understand the church from servant to institution?
  • As an institution, what is the structure of the church from parish to papacy?
  • Why is the mystical dimension of the church important to leadership in Catholic health care?

Sponsorship Today: Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, and Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to introduce participants to the meaning of sponsorship in Catholic health care today. The themes include:

  • How has sponsorship emerged and evolved into its present structure?
  • What are sponsors responsible for, how are they structured and how do they live out their ministry
  • What are some of the hopes and challenges facing sponsors now and into the future

SESSION SEVEN: FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2020, 1 - 3 P.M. ET

Leadership in Catholic Health Care: Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM

The objective is to enable participants to articulate important challenges on the horizon for Catholic health care and their implications for leaders of this ministry. The themes include:

  • What are the important opportunities and challenges on the horizon for Catholic health care?
  • In light of this, what are the implications for leaders of this ministry?
  • What question do you have about these challenges on the horizon?

Ongoing Formation: Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to prepare leaders for ongoing formation opportunities, both personally and professionally, through CHA offerings and other local and national initiatives.