2014 Summer Workshops

2014 Summer Workshops


2014 Workshops & Programs Brochure


2014 Workshops & Programs Brochure

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2014 Registration Information

Summer Workshops in Chicago


2014 Registration Information

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Sr. Deborah Borneman SS.C.M.

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Please register for all workshops online. Click the link after each workshiop to be taken to our online registration form.

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Please register for all workshops online. Click the link after each workshiop to be taken to our online registration form.

 

Please note that as of June 27, 2014, there is a $100 late fee per workshop to register.

Commuter

If you do not require overnight accommodations, please register as a commuter.


Resident

If you need overnight accommodations, please register as a resident. Please note that limited housing is available. Room reservations must be made at the time of workshop registration to ensure a room. Housing may not be available after June 1. Reservations for rooms are made in a block schedule for each workshop. You are responsible for the full payment of the room reservation, regardless of a late arrival or early departure. Because of the contract with University Center, room reservations are limited to specified blocks of dates and cannot be adjusted for early arrivals or late departures. If you are traveling from overseas, please call the NRVC office for possible housing alternatives if you need additional nights of housing.


Cancellations

Cancellation of any summer workshop or room accommodations must be received in writing by June 20 for a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. All fees are nonrefundable for the cancellation of workshops and accommodations received after June 20.

 
 
 

2014 Summer Institute in Chicago

July 8-22, 2014, Loop Campus, DePaul University


2014 Summer Institute in Chicago

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Each year NRVC provides vocation ministers serving in today’s church various opportunities for professional growth through its comprehensive Summer Institute, which will consist of four workshops this year.

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The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) is committed to providing its membership with resources, workshops, and other programs that strengthen and enhance the professional skills of those serving in vocation ministry. NRVC strongly suggests that vocation ministers participate in opportunities to further develop their professional competencies. Each year NRVC provides vocation ministers serving in today’s church various opportunities for professional growth through its comprehensive Summer Institute. The workshops are designed 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.


Our annual Summer Institute will offer four workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 8-22. It’s your choice as to how many workshops to participate in this summer. Located in the popular Chicago Loop at Jackson and State streets, DePaul University is easily accessible from both Midway and O’Hare airports by shuttle and rapid transit trains. The Loop Campus is located at 1 East Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, Illinois 60604-2287. For more information, go to http://www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/
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Overnight accommodations are available at the University Center, which is just two blocks from DePaul University. Enjoy the convenience of having your workshop close to restaurants, shopping, museums and Lake Michigan. The University Center offers private bedrooms in a four person apartment suite with other NRVC workshop participants. Weekly linen service is included as well as an in-room microwave, stove, and refrigerator. Each apartment suite also contains a flat screen TV with basic cable and complimentary internet access. For more information, visit http://universitycenter.com/inside/. Limited rooms are available; make your overnight accommodations when you register for your workshop through www.nrvc.net. Please do not call the University Center for reservations.

 

Register online for all workshops. Find links to the online registration form following each workshop description.  Please note that as of June 27, 2014, there is a $100 late fee per workshop to register.

 

The numbers of participants was just enough for our workshop to run smoothly, enough time to answer each individual’s questions, and I got to know each one in our group . . . in a way that speaks to us as collaborators in vocation ministry.—Sister Palepa Ioane, S.M.S.M.

 

 

 

2014 Ethical issues

Presenter: Fr. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.


2014 Ethical issues

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This workshop will explore ethical principles governing confidentiality, agency and obligations related to positions of trust. Intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, seminary personnel, religious leadership and others.

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This workshop will explore ethical principles governing confidentiality, agency and obligations related to positions of trust. The workshop will also address issues related to dissemination of information, the timeliness of admissions or dismissal decisions, and other issues related to ethical rights of candidates as well as ethical rights of those in positions of authority.


This workshop is intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, seminary personnel, religious leadership and others entrusted with the assessment of inquirers and candidates.


July 8-9, 2014

This workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8 and ends at noon on Wednesday, July 9.
 

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Fr. 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 currently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Father 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 past recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award for his work in service of vocation ministry.

 

Workshop Fees

Fees include lunch, materials, speaker and facility fee, but not parking, breakfast, or supper.


COMMUTER: $ 230 – NRVC Member $ 345 – Non-NRVC Member
RESIDENT: $ 440 – NRVC Member $ 555 – Non-NRVC Member

           HOUSING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP ONLY


Room reservations are for 2 nights with a check-in after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 7 and a check out by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out.

 

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I greatly appreciate Father Ray for being in love with the Church. His love for Christ helps us to go deeper into our relationship with Christ so as to accompany others from their life experience. —Father Ruffino Ezama, M.C.C.J.

 

 

2014 Behavioral Assessment I

Presenter: Fr. Raymond P. Carey, Ph.D.


2014 Behavioral Assessment I

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This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. Intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, seminary personnel, religious leadership and others.

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seminary, Inquirers, Assessment, formation, intimacy

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This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on initial assessment of candidates, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Workshop participants study sample case reports, and learn skills for interviewing as well as guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include: family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocational assessment. This workshop is intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, seminary personnel, religious leadership and others entrusted with the assessment of inquirers and candidates.

 

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July 10-12, 2014


This workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 10 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.

 

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Fr. 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 currently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Father 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 past recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award for his work in service of vocation ministry.

 

Workshop Fees

Fees include lunch, materials, speaker and facility fee, but not parking, breakfast, or supper.


Commuter: $ 430 – NRVC Member $ 645 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident: $ 850 – NRVC Member $ 1065 – Non-NRVC Member


Room reservations are for four nights with a check-in after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 and a check-out by 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 13. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out.

 

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The most helpful part of the conference was real answers to real needs. My sense is that finally I have something to apply to the issues I struggle with in assessing candidates.
—Sister Mary Ana Steele, O.S.F.
 
 
 

2014 Orientation Program

Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. & Sr. Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M.


2014 Orientation Program

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This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors. Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges, and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry.

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This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors. Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges, and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry. Topics include: theology of call; candidate issues; discernment, assessment and the application process; the role of membership and religious leadership; advertising and education; ethics and boundaries; and self-care of the vocation director.

 

Dates
July 14-18, 2014

This workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 14 and ends at noon on Friday, July 18. Some of the printed material is now available in Spanish. Please indicate when you register if you would prefer an English or Spanish binder.

 

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Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C., NRVC Executive Director is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and has been the Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference since 2002. Prior to this ministry, Brother Paul served as teacher, administrator and campus minister in Holy Cross schools in Maryland and Rome, Italy. He was vocation director and member of the provincial council for the Eastern Province of Brothers for nine years. He has written several articles for Review for Religious, Vision, and Horizon and has given workshops in North America, Australia and Europe. Brother Paul has a M.A. degree in Religion and Religious Education with a concentration in spirituality from Fordham University.


Sister Deborah M. Borneman, SS.C.M., NRVC Associate Director is a member of the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius and began her position at NRVC in August, 2011. Prior to this ministry, Sister Debbie served 10 years as vocation director for her congregation. She has also ministered as coordinator for vocation awareness programs for the Diocese of Harrisburg and as a certified Catholic campus minister at Bloomsburg University of PA. Other previous ministry experiences include: youth ministry, religious education, and parish pastoral care. Sister Debbie has a Master of Divinty degree and a M.A. degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago.

 

Workshop Fees

Fees include lunch, materials, speaker and facility fee, but not parking, breakfast, or supper.


Commuter: $ 600 – NRVC Member $ 900 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident: $1125 – NRVC Member $1425 – Non-NRVC Member
 

HOUSING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO COMMUTERS ONLY.

Room reservations are for 5 nights with a check-in after 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 and a check out by 9 a.m. on Friday, July 18. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out.

 

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This workshop is very comprehensive!
—Lori Benge, for Adorers of the Precious Blood

 

 

 

2014 Psychosexual integration

Presenter: Sr. Lynn M. Levo, C.S.J., Ph.D.


2014 Psychosexual integration

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Vocation ministers need to have an understanding of psychological well-being and psychosexual development so that they may adequately assess a candidate’s ability to lead a passionate, healthy and integrated life.

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Vocation ministers need to have an understanding of psychological well-being and psychosexual development so that they may adequately assess a candidate’s ability to lead a passionate, healthy and integrated life. In this workshop we will explore: well-being, an integrated understanding of sexuality, the centrality of relationships and intimacy, the necessity of personal boundaries, the impact of one’s past, especially physical, emotional and sexual abuse on one’s ability to relate, emotional awareness and integration, living a healthy sexual and celibate life as well as the impact of social media on personal development.


This workshop is intended for vocation and formation teams, seminary personnel and religious leadership, and others entrusted with the assessment of inquirers and candidates.

 

Dates
July 19-22, 2014

This workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19 and ends at noon on Tuesday, July 22.


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Sister Lynn M. Levo, C.S.J., Ph.D., a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and lecturer. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New York at Albany, completing her clinical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Sister Lynn has presented nationally and internationally on fostering healthy integrated sexuality, celibacy, relationships, intimacy, mutuality in community, emotional intelligence and on the Internet and Cybersex. She served as the Director of Education and editor of Lukenotes at Saint Luke Institute, Silver Spring, MD for 12 years. Prior to serving in this capacity, Sister Lynn was a member of her congregation’s leadership team. Currently, she continues to be affiliated with Saint Luke Institute and is a consulting psychologist in private practice, based in Albany, NY.

 

Workshop Fees

Fees include lunch, materials, speaker and facility fee, but not parking, breakfast, or supper.


Commuter: $ 500 – NRVC Member $ 750 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident: $ 920 – NRVC Member $1170 – Non-NRVC Member


Room reservations are for 4 nights with a check-in after 3 p.m. on Friday, July 18 and a check out by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22.

 

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Lynn was excellent. Her presentation was very pertinent to our lives today as vocation ministers and people striving for balance in our lives. I look forward to her next workshop!—Father Chris Santangelo, S.S.C.C

 

 


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This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on initial assessment of candidates, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well.

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This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on initial assessment of candidates, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Workshop participants study sample case reports, and learn skills for interviewing as well as guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include: family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocational assessment. This workshop is intended for vocation ministers, formation teams, seminary personnel, religious leadership and others entrusted with the assessment of inquirers and candidates.

 

Dates

July 10-12, 2014


This workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 10 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.

 

Presenter

Fr. 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 currently teaches at Mount Angel Seminary Graduate School of Theology in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Father 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 past recipient of the NRVC Harvest Award for his work in service of vocation ministry.

 

Workshop Fees

Fees include lunch, materials, speaker and facility fee, but not parking, breakfast, or supper.


Commuter: $ 430 – NRVC Member $ 645 – Non-NRVC Member
Resident: $ 850 – NRVC Member $ 1065 – Non-NRVC Member


Room reservations are for four nights with a check-in after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 and a check-out by 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 13. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out.

 

Register

 

The most helpful part of the conference was real answers to real needs. My sense is that finally I have something to apply to the issues I struggle with in assessing candidates.
—Sister Mary Ana Steele, O.S.F.
 
 
 

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