2024 Workshop Information

2024 Workshop Information

Registrations are near capacity

General Information

In 2024, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) will offer five on-site Summer Institute workshops at the Marillac Center in Leavenworth, KS. These workshops are designed for vocation ministers, formation teams, communicators, religious leadership, and others entrusted with the assessment of discerners and candidates. As part of the NRVC curriculum, these workshops help deepen participants' understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. 

The Mission of the NRVC 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 and faith formation, and further develop their professional competencies. Vocation ministers need to keep up-to-date on trends, issues, skills, and best practices in the field of vocation ministry.  

2024 Workshop Schedule

Summer Institute

Our annual Summer Institute will offer five onsite workshops at the Marillac Center, in Leavenworth, KS, July 9-30, 2024. 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, linen service, wi-fi, meals, and breaks. If you are traveling from abroad and need additional nights to adjust to the time zone change (at your expense), please let us know so we can accommodate your needs if possible.

Workshop registration is open in our online store

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors -- Registraion is closed for this workshop since it is at capacity.
July 10-14, 2024, presented by Sister Deborah Borneman, SS.C.M., and Father Adam MacDonald, S.V.D. 

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry      
July 16-17 2024, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.   

Behavioral Assessment 1
July 19-21, 2024, presented by Rev. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D. 

Health and Wellness Issues in Candidate Assessment
July 23-24, 2024 presented by Sister Chero Chuma, C.S.J.P., D.N.P., and Sister Mary Catherine Redmond, P.B.V.M.

Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding
July 26-29, 2024 presented by Sister Lynn M. Levo, C.S.J., 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 and reserved in a blocked contract regardless of your arrival/departure dates.   If you registered for two or more workshops, you will not have to check out of your room and will provide meals between the workshops.

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

Workshop registration is open in our online store

Late registration

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


Cancellations for workshops must be received in writing to dinasp@nrvc.net before June 1 to receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. After June 1, all fees are non-refundable. 

Financial assistance available

The Misericordia Scholarship Find is available to assist NRVC members with their professional development. 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.

I registered because of the positive experiences I’ve had in previous NRVC workshops and for ongoing professional development. I found the material presented very enriching, helpful, and informative.  Also, I found the input very suitable to help myself and my community members.  Thank you very much, I thoroughly enjoyed it. ​
--Sister Lucinder Mologai, S.M.S.M from Fiji

Questions about workshops?

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

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Health and Wellness in Candidate Assessment

July 23-24, 2024,


Being Human and Sexual: An Evolving Understanding

July 26-29, 2024,


Board Executive Committee Meeting

August 8-10, 2024,

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National Office Closed

September 2, 2024,

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Sept 17, 2024,

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