Learning to Cooperate with Grace through the Inner Work of Transformation

Learning to Cooperate with Grace through the Inner Work of Transformation

July 25-26, 2022


Thank you for participating in this workshop.

We are living in a world of hurt, in an age of anxiety and loneliness. Religious Life, indeed, all of life within our planetary home, is going through a Great Turning. It is a time of enormous transition characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In times like these it is easy to lose our way, our hope for the future, even our rootedness to own true selves. Times like these are rife with peril yet replete with the promise of new life. How can we seize this promise of new life?

While we cannot engineer or guarantee new life, we can create the conditions for new life to emerge. We can learn to cooperate with grace by doing our own soulwork, our own inner work of transformation. We can learn to listen to our hurt, anxiety and loneliness, rather than silence what these have to tell us. If we can learn the ways of transformation, we will have a hand in facilitating the emergence of new life within ourselves. If we do our own inner work of transformation, we become agents of transformation for Religious Life and common home.

This two-day gathering will not be for the faint of heart. It will engage participants in the soulwork of transformation. We will explore the pathways of deep change by reflecting upon and sharing our own personal experiences of transformation. Modern research, as well as ancient and contemporary faith traditions, have taught us a great deal about the nature of transformation. While we will touch upon these, this workshop will focus primarily upon your own experiential learnings. We will glean from your own life lessons what the school of heart has taught us about how to cooperate with grace through the inner work of transformation.

Please note this two day workshop begins each day at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Central time. There are 2 scheduled breaks along with a 60 minute lunch from 11:30 - 12:30 (CT) to avoid screen fatigue.  All workshop materials are mail to your home before the workshop begins.

Workshop fees

NRVC member: $450                                      Non-member: $625

Become an NRVC member here to save on workshop fees.   

Register for this workshop by clicking here to access our online store.    

Cancellations

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. After June 30, all fees are non refundable. 

Please note: there is no guarantee workshop materials will arrive on time for any one who registers after June 30.  

Presenter:

Dr. Ted Dunn is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of Comprehensive Consulting Services in Trinity, Florida. He has over thirty years of experience providing consultation, training and facilitation services to religious communities and other faith-based organizations throughout the United States and internationally. He regularly writes, presents, and works with leadership teams and congregations at all levels. His current focus is on guiding communities who are discerning God’s call to new life through processes of deep change and transformation.  

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

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. 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. Please read the terms and conditions of all NRVC programs and events.

Questions about Summer Institute workshops?

Please contact Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M. at debbiesscm@nrvc.net



Leave a comment

This article has no comments or are under review. Be the first to leave a comment.
Please Log-in to comment this article

HORIZON Spring 2024 ...
Reach out to and walk with Hispanic candidates from a place ...  More
Summer Institute ...
Join us for any of the five workshops offered on-site at ...  More
NRVC Recognition Awards ...
As we look forward to gathering together at Convocation, NRVC members ...  More
Annual Ordination Class Report ...
Read this report to learn more about men who will be ...  More
Join us at Convocation! ...
This year’s keynote presentations, liturgies, and conversations are important for everyone ...  More

NRVC Member Areas


Click here to locate members of the NRVC in your Member Area.

CONNECT WITH NRVC

National Office Closed

July 4, 2024,

National Holiday

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

July 10-14, 2024,

Summer Institute

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry

July 16-17, 2024,

Workshop

Behavioral Assessment 1

July 19-21, 2024,

Workshop

Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding

July 26-29, 2024,

Workshop

Health and Wellness in Candidate Assessment

July 23-24, 2024,

Workshop

Board Executive Committee Meeting

August 8-10, 2024,

Chicago, IL

National Board Meeting

Sept. 9-13,

Philadelphia, PA

Pre-Convocation Workshops

October 31,

Register today...

Convocation

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4,

Register today...

Iamnrvc
Renew your NRVC membership