2018 NRVC Workshop Information

2018 NRVC Workshop Information

Schedule & fees

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General Information

This year, NRVC is offering six 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. 

These workshops are in line with the mission of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) to provide membership with educational opportunities, 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 continuing educational opportunities not only to attend to their own vocation and faith formation and to further develop their professional competencies, but to keep up-to-date on trends, issues, skills, and best practices in the field of vocation ministry.  

 

2018 Workshop Schedule 

The Roots of Racism, February 18-21, 2018

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, July 10-14, 2018

Behavioral Assessment 1, July 16-18, 2018

The Assessment of Family of Origin Issues for Candidates to Religious Life, July 16-18, 2018

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry, July 20-21, 2018

Developing Intercultural Competencies in Screening and Assessment, July 20-21, 2018

 

Workshop registration fees

Workshops are open to NRVC members at a discounted rate and for non-members at an affordable price. Since 2014, all NRVC workshops are consistently priced at $150 per day per NRVC member, regardless of the topic or speaker. Non-members pay $225 (an additional 50%) per person per day for each workshop. If you would like to become a member to receive the discounted rate, click here. Overnight accommodations are $115 per night for anyone in need of housing regardless of membership status. Registration begins in early February.

Late Registration

Registrations for Summer Institute received after the June 25, 2018 will incur a $100 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations for Summer Institute and/or accommodations must be received in writing before June 25, 2018 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. After the deadline, all fees are non-refundable for the cancellation of workshops and/or accommodations. 

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 email Sr. Debbie at debbiesscm@nrvc.net for an application.

I have learned so much. I never realized all the implications of what is means to be a vocation minister. What an awesome responsibility! Thank you, you have helped me greatly.

—Sister Laura Urbano, P.B.V.M. 



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