2021 Summer Institute via ZOOM

2021 Summer Institute via ZOOM

Please note registration closed on June 30

By National Office

Registration is now closed

Building upon the success of the 2020 Summer Institute and the unpredictability of this global pandemic, all Summer Institute workshops will be offered using the zoom platform.  Workshop materials will be mailed to you. 

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 and small group breakout sessions. 

Please note workshop times vary, however all workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. Central Time with communal prayer. Breaks are scheduled for the morning and afternoon sessions along with a 60 minute break for lunch.   

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 for Vocation and Formation Directors     
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                          


NRVC Summer Institute 2019
Taking part in the Summer Institute are Sister Ann Marie Strileckis, C.N.D., Father Mario Serrano, O.F.M.Conv., Sister Erencia Saipwerik, R.S.M., and Brother Gregory Cellini, O.S.F.



Helpful information

Our annual Summer Institute will offer four workshops. Choose to attend one or several workshops.  

We will be using the ZOOM webinar platform, which is a fairly familiar platform for many of us now due to "stay at home" orders and social-distancing requirements. For new users, a short tutorial will be available before the opening of Summer Institute.

Although in a different format, we are confident that Summer Institute will be IN-depth, INstructive, INsightful--all IN the comfort of your own space!


Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to debbiesscm@nrvc.net before June 30 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee per workshop. After July 1, all fees are non-refundable for the cancellation of workshops. 

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 or personal expenses. If you need financial assistance to attend an NRVC workshop, please margyelan@nrvc.net for an application.


This was my second workshop this summer. NRVC did amazing work to keep motivation high and fatigue low. All-day is tough, but the two short breaks and longer lunch breaks were just right. The amount of interaction among participants and back and forth with the presenter was just right  - no long, tedious, and off-topic ramblings you sometimes get when a person gets the floor in an in-person class; people seemed to realize they needed to brief. I was glad using the Chat function for conversations among participants to put forward a question or a resource. 

--Sister Melissa Carmado, S.C.L. 

I love very much the advantage of media technology for useful, educational means. Summer Institute via zoom was easy to connect; it also taught me how to manage and operate technology well for vocation ministry. The format especially the presentations and resources were clear, and the schedule was adaptable for me. 

--Father Emilio Reyes, S.V.D.​

I registered because of the positive experiences I’ve had in previous NRVC workshops and for ongoing professional development. Although it was the first time to conduct such an important workshop online, I personally found the material presented very enriching, helpful, and informative.  Also I found the input very suitable to help myself and my community members.  Thank you very much, I thoroughly enjoyed Summer Institute.​

--Sister Lucinder Mologai, S.M.S.M from Fiji

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