2021 NRVC Workshop Information

2021 NRVC Workshop Information

Summer and Fall Institute


Learning together online

This year, the NRVC Summer and Fall Institute will be offered online due to the uncertainty of how the virus continues to spread and affect our lives during this global pandemic.

General Information

This year, the NRVC is offering eight workshops intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, communicators, religious leadership, and others entrusted with the assessment of discerners and candidates. Workshops are designed from the NRVC three-component curriculum for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. 

The Mission of the National Religious Vocation Conference reflects its commitment to provide membership with educational opportunities, relevant resources, and other supportive services that strengthen and enhance the practiced ministerial skills of those serving in vocation ministry. NRVC strongly suggests that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. It is essential for vocation ministers to keep up-to-date on trends, issues, skills, and best practices in the field of vocation ministry.  

2021 Workshop Schedule

Summer Institute via Zoom

Take a workshop this summer in the comfort of your home, no hassles with travel or packing, just time to enjoy learning from experienced presenters who will engage participants with a reasonable schedule integrated with screen breaks. Click on the workshop title for more information.

Please note Summer Institute registration closed on June 30, 2021.

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
July 12-16, 2021, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Central Time

Behavioral Assessment 1
July 19-21, 2021, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Central Time

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry      
July 23-24, 2021, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Central Time                          

Is it Generational, Cultural, or Family of Origin?  
Issues in Candidate Assessment
     
July 26-28, 2021, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Central time                              

Fall Institute via Zoom

Take a workshop this fall in the comfort of your home, no hassles with travel or packing, just time to enjoy learning from experienced presenters who will engage participants with a reasonable schedule integrated with screen breaks. Click on the workshop title for more information.

Behavioral Assessment 2
October 5-6, 2021, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Central time

Behavioral Assessment 1
October 8-10, 2021, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Central time

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
October 12-16, 2021, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Central time  

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People through Accompaniment   
October 19, 2021,  2:00 to 3:30 pm Central time  

Workshop registration fees

Workshops are open to NRVC members at a discounted rate and for non-members at an affordable price. If you would like to become a member to receive the discounted rate, click here.  

Financial assistance available

To assist NRVC members with their professional development, the Misericordia Scholarship Fund is available. Scholarship funds can be applied to NRVC workshops; however, they do not cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals or personal expenses. If you need financial assistance to attend an NRVC workshop, please margyelan@nrvc.net for an application.

Workshop terms and conditions

Please read our NRVC terms and conditions for all events and programs.


I believe NRVC's scheduling enabled the online experience to be comfortable. Since this was the first time for me to participate in an online workshop, I really enjoyed the experience. Of course, it demanded a certain discipline from me, like not checking my cellphone and being attentive to the time difference between Eastern and Central time. The fact that it was offered on Zoom enabled many of us to avoid the additional travel and board costs.

Sister Michelle de Silva, S.M.S.M.

The quality of these workshops is reason enough to attend them, whether online or in-person. I am not a fan of online gatherings but this one was far more rewarding than I ever expected it would be.  In short, it worked.  And, it worked well.  While I would prefer in-person workshops, this was a worthwhile substitute. I can now imagine using this format if it is deemed both effective and more affordable to NRVC and participants.

--Mr. Gregory Darr for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

I am amazed at how well the staff and presenters handled the online presentations.  I had connection difficulties but was able to benefit in spite of my connection issues.  Marge was really helpful! 

--Sister  Kathy Delancey, o.s.c.



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