Behavioral Assessment 1 workshop

Behavioral Assessment 1 workshop

July 21 - 23, 2023


Workshop registration is open, click here.

This foundational workshop teaches practical interviewing techniques in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus is on the initial assessment of candidates, the methodology is readily adapted to assessing candidates in other stages of formation. Interview topics include family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, Catholic practices, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocation assessment. 

Please note this three-day workshop begins on July 21 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on July 23 at 4:00 p.m. Central time. Overnight accommodations are included with arrivals after 3 pm on July 20 and departures before 9 am on July 24. 

Workshop fees

Workshop fees include materials, speaker stipends, facility fees, all meals, and breaks. The workshop fee also includes overnight accommodations for 4 nights, arriving after 3:00 p.m. on July 20 and checking out by 9:00 a.m. on July 24. If you do not need overnight accommodations, please contact margyelan@nrvc.net

NRVC member: $1,000                                    Non-member: $1,290

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Late registration

Registrations received after June 30 incur a $100 late fee. 

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 is recognized as a Lifetime NRVC member for his significant work in service of vocation ministry.

Venue

Our annual Summer Institute will offer four onsite workshops at the Marillac Center, in 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.

The most helpful insight for me was the importance of focusing on behavior/data and asking questions that provoke conversation about behavior and not just thoughts or ideas about something.

--Fr. Scott Surrency, O.F.M. Cap.

Fr. Ray is direct, clear, and provides depth through his stories. He tackles tough questions. He is so clear and gives salient examples. I do not have enough superlatives to describe his attributes, skills, and knowledge.
--Sr. Marie Mackey, C.S.J.

Father Ray is an excellent presenter. I would attend any of his workshops and recommend him to others. Thank you!

---Brother Timothy Cahill, C.PP.S.

The workshop met my expectations in learning how to assess candidates to religious life and how to address sensitive areas as well as in gaining knowledge and a sense of what can raise a "red flag" in my interviews with candidates.

--Sr. Inga Kvassayova, ISMM


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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