2016 Summer Institute

2016 Summer Institute

July 13-23, 2016

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All workshops were filled to capacity .The number of registrations for Summer Institute was the highest since 2009.

Our annual Summer Institute offered three workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 12-23, 2016. Participants could choose how many workshops to participate in. Located in the popular Chicago Loop at Jackson and State Streets, DePaul University is easily accessible from both Midway (MDW) and O'Hare (ORD) airports by shuttle, taxi, and CTA trains. The Loop Campus is located at 1 East Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL. For more information about the venue, visit their website at www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/loop.aspx 

2016 Workshop Schedule and Fees

  • Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors, offered July 13-17, 2016.  
  • Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry, offered July 18-19, 2016. 
  • Behavioral Assessment 1, offered July 21-23, 2016. 

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors

Commuter: $675 NRVC Member;  $1,015 non-NRVC member

Resident (includes housing): $1,225 NRVC member;  $1,565 non-NRVC member 

Ethical Issues in Vocation and Formation Ministry

Commuter: $300 NRVC member;  $450 non-NRVC member

Resident (includes housing): $630 NRVC member;  $780 non-NRVC member

Behavioral Assessment 1

Commuter: $450 NRVC member;  $675 non-NRVC member

Resident (includes housing): $890 NRVC member;  $1,115 non-NRVC member

For all workshops: Late registration fee of $100 for registrations after July 1.

Financial assistance is available to NRVC members through the Misericordia Scholarship Fund. Click here to learn more about the Fund.


Cancellation of any summer workshop or room accommodations must be received in writing before June 15 to receive a refund less a $100 processing fee. After June 15, all payments are non-refundable.

Registration Reminders


Limited rooms for overnight accommodations are available in reserved blocks for NRVC Summer Institute participants 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 two-person suites, which include a private bedroom and a shared bathroom with another NRVC workshop participant. Your overnight accommodation includes a buffet breakfast on weekdays or a brunch on weekends.

Make your reservations for overnight accommodations when you register online for your workshop. 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 your arrival or departure times. Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. on the day before the workshop begins. Check out dates vary depending upon each workshop. Due to the contractual agreement with University Center, dates cannot be adjusted for early arrivals/late departures. If you are traveling from overseas, please call the NRVC office at 773-363-5454 for possible housing alternatives if you need additional nights of accommodations. Please do not call the University Center for reservations. 


Mass for workshop participants will be offered each day (except Sunday) at 8:00 AM in the Lewis Center building located within the DePaul University Building at Jackson and Wabash. If you need to attend liturgy at another time, St. Peter’s in the Loop located at  110 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602-4196 offers liturgy at the following times during the week: 6:15 AM, 7:15 AM, 8:15 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, and 5:00 PM. 


I loved the accommodations: they were safe and close to DePaul University. The cafeteria at the University Center was also very good; I used it often for my breakfast. Father Remo Zanatta C.R.S.

DePaul University is a fantastic location and it has been great to be here!  Father Brian Nolan, C.S.s.R.

It was convenient to have breakfast right there at the University Center. I guess I'd have to say that the biggest plus for me with housing was that it was so close to where we met for the Institute. I liked being able to walk there and not have to worry about finding transportation. It was also close enough to the lake that we walked there a number of evenings.

Sister Clarice Korger, O.S.B.

I appreciated the longer lunch break to relax and to network. Thank you for a well organized workshop.

Father Stephen Lopez, O.P.

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