2020 Summer INstitute via ZOOM

2020 Summer INstitute via ZOOM

Register for online learning

By NRVC National Office

After much prayer and consideration, the NRVC staff made the necessary decision to pivot and offer the Summer Institute via video conferencing. The safety and wellness of each participant as well as the continued need for services was the motivation behind the choice to keep Summer Insitute on schedule but in a new virtual format.

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.

All workshops, presented via ZOOM, begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Time with communal prayer. A 20-minute break is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Lunch is 90 minutes from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All workshops end at 4:00 p.m. 

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
July 7-11            

Ethical Issues for Vocation and Formation Directors     
July 13-14                                

Is it Generational, Cultural, Personality or Pathology?     
July 16-18                           

Understanding, Assessing, and Fostering Psycho-Sexual Integration   
July 20-22


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 the scheduled programming will be IN-depth, INstructive, INsightful--all IN the comfort of your own space!

Late Registration

Registrations for workshops received after June 30 will incur a $25 late fee per workshop.


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.


I appreciated the opening prayer and the variety of YouTube videos with music. After coming back into vocation ministry after 15 years, I appreciated reconnecting with new faces and being refreshed in content that is updated. 

--Sr. Marcia Ziska, O.S.B.

The schedule was reasonable and the format was excellent to allow for sharing and conversation.

--Fr. Dominic Tran, S.D.B.​

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