Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry Workshop

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry Workshop

July 18-19, 2023


Workshop registration is closed.

This workshop is designed to assist vocation ministers, congregational leaders, and vocation team members in understanding and articulating the basic ethical values, principles, and standards of vocation ministry. Topics include the ethical principles governing agency, confidentiality, and obligations related to positions of trust; dissemination of information; the timeliness of admissions or dismissal decisions; dual relationships; document disposition; the respect for human dignity, interculturality, and other issues related to ethical rights of candidates as well as ethical rights of those in positions of authority.

Please note this two-day workshop begins on July 18 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 19 at 4:00 p.m. Central time. Overnight accommodations are included with arrivals after 3 pm on July 17 and departures before 9 am on July 20. Please note: If you are attending the next workshop, you do not need to check out. 

Workshop fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker stipends, facility fees, all meals, and breaks. The workshop fee also includes overnight accommodations for 3 nights, arriving after 3:00 p.m. on July 17 and checking out by 9:00 a.m. on July 20. If you do not need overnight accommodations, please contact margyelan@nrvc.net

NRVC member: $800                                     Non-member: $1,000

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Cancellations

Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to dinasp@nrvc.net before June 30 to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee. After June 30, all fees are non-refundable. 

Presenter

Reverend Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. is a priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, OR. He has taught at both the secondary and university levels and presently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Fr. Carey holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has presented workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. He is a recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award and a Lifetime NRVC member for his work in service of vocation ministry.

Venue

Our annual Summer Institute will offer four onsite workshops at the Marillac Center, Leavenworth, KS. The nearest airport is Kansas City (MCI) and ground transportation is available through Lyft, Uber, and Super Shuttle. Home of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the NRVC has long enjoyed this venue for workshops due to its spacious grounds, private rooms/bathrooms, wi-fi capacity, and hospitality. Because of current COVID restrictions, the workshops are limited to 23 participants each. 

Liturgy

Eucharistic Liturgy for workshop participants will be offered each day at 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Each workshop includes communal prayer. 

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 apply here

Workshop terms and conditions

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

This workshop exceeded my expectations. I thought that it was going to be boring with information and that maybe it was not going to be helpful, but I can say that it was great. I got the tools and knowledge that I need to put into practice! God bless NRVC!

–Fr. Victor Patricio, O.M.I.

I am required to take ethics courses every two years to maintain my LSW license. I have taken a lot of ethics courses over the years. I thought this was the clearest course I have taken. Thank you!
Sr Carrie Christine Zagurskie, A.S.C.J.

I am in leadership and because of the reports we receive when people are applying for vows, I was interested in the content of this program. There are three times that we can assess suitability (before entrance, temporary vows, final vows) and I wanted more content to be better able to make the assessment.

–Sister Marie Ursino, S.H.C.J., ministering in Rome, Italy

The workshop provided a framework and language to assist in thinking about ethical issues. The many stories/ examples were helpful. I feel much clearer about ethical issues and will use this knowledge in my ministry as a formation coordinator.

–Sr. Lynn Mousel, C.H.M.

Workshops are designed from the NRVC 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. NRVC recommends that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. 

Questions about Summer Institute workshops?

Please contact Sr. Dina Bato, S.P. at dinasp@nrvc.net



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