2023 Workshop Information

2023 Workshop Information

2024 dates will be published in January

General Information

This year the NRVC is offering three workshops on-site at the Summer Institute in Leavenworth, KS, and three workshops virtually at the Fall Institute. In addition, the Behavioral Assessment 2 workshop will be offered in Tucson, AZ, December 2-3, 2023. These workshops are designed for vocation ministers, formation teams, communicators, religious leadership, and others entrusted with the assessment of discerners and candidates. 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. 

The Mission of the National Religious Vocation Conference reflects its commitment to providing members with educational opportunities, relevant resources, and other supportive services that strengthen and enhance the practiced ministerial skills of those serving in vocation ministry. The NRVC strongly suggests that vocation ministers participate in ongoing educational opportunities to attend to their own vocation, faith formation, and to further develop their professional competencies. It is essential for vocation ministers to keep up-to-date on trends, issues, skills, and best practices in the field of vocation ministry.  

2023 Workshop Schedule

Summer Institute

Our annual Summer Institute will offer three onsite workshops at the Marillac Center, in Leavenworth, KS, July 5-24, 2023. Choose to attend one or several workshops, it's your choice. All workshops include overnight accommodations at the Marillac Center. Enjoy the convenience of having a private bedroom and bathroom, along with linen service, wi-fi, meals, and breaks. Because of COVID restrictions, the workshops are limited to 23 participants each. 

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
July 11-15, 2023, presented by Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., and Fr. Adam MacDonald, S.V.D.

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry      
July 18-19 2023, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.   

Behavioral Assessment 1
July 21-23, 2023, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.

Fall Institute

Take a virtual workshop this autumn in the comfort of your home. Enjoy a travel-free, hassle-free learning experience -- no packing required! Our experienced presenters will engage participants with a reasonable schedule integrated with screen breaks. We will mail your workshop materials to you. 

Virtual Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors     
October 9-13, 2023, presented by Bro. Joseph Bach, O.S.F., Sr. Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., and Deacon John Eustice, C.S.V.

Drop in Days The NRVC is trying something new by inviting the '20, '21, and '22 cohorts to the Orientation Program to come for one day of the workshop while a new group of vocation directors takes the entire 5-day workshop. The intent is to brush up on skills learned while applying learned experiences to increase knowledge on topics of choice.  

Virtual Behavioral Assessment 1 workshop
October 17-19 2023, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.

Virtual Accompaniment and Communication with Young Catholics  workshop October 24-26, 2023, presented by Dr. Stephen Carroll, Ph.D., Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D., and Mr. Darius Villalobos

Winter Workshop

The Behavioral Assessment 2 workshop builds upon the acquired skills of Behavioral Assessment I and is designed as a seminar. Because it is directed to those who have had experience in conducting assessment interviews, all participants must have taken Behavioral Assessment 1. Workshop participants are asked to come prepared with topics, discussion questions,  or case studies throughout this workshop. It will be offered on-site and include overnight accommodations at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, AZ. 

There are 4 spaces open for their workshop, register today.

Behavioral Assessment 2
December 2-3 2023, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.

Workshop & Overnight Accommodation fees

Workshops are open to NRVC members at a discounted rate and for non-members at an affordable price. Each workshop is $185 per person per day for members and $270 per person per day for non-members, regardless of the workshop. Summer Institute overnight accommodations are $115 per night while the Winter Workshop overnight accommodations are $130 per night.  

If you would like to become a member to receive the discounted rate, click here.  

Late registration

Summer Institute registrations received after June 30 incur a $100 late fee. 

Fall Institute registrations received after October 1 incur a $100 late fee.


Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to dinasp@nrvc.net before June 30/Summer Institute, and October 1/Fall Institute to receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee. After June 30/October 1, all fees are non-refundable. 

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, find out more information here to apply online. 

Workshop terms and conditions

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

Questions about workshops?

Direct your questions to Sr. Dina Bato, S.P. at dinasp@nrvc.net

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