Pre-convocation workshops announced

Pre-convocation workshops announced

Taking place Nov. 1 in Buffalo

Participants in NRVC workshops, such as the one above, consistently give them high marks in evaluations. 

NRVC has announced the following all-day workshops to take place November 1 in Buffalo, New York prior to the start of its convocation. Online registration will be available soon at

Finding your Digital Balance and Reducing Social Media Stress  

Crystal Taylor-Dietz, Psy.D., a psychologist on the staff of the St. Luke Institute, will present this workshop. It will look at the impact of social media and constant use of electronic devices and examine ways to better manage technology. This workshop is aimed at vocation ministers who either experience digital stress themselves or minister to those who do.

Screening Yellow and Red Flags in Candidate Assessment

This workshop will be conducted by Eran Talitman, Ph.D., the clinical team leader at Southdown Institute. He will look at factors that affect a candidate's suitability for religious life, including pornography use, social media use, sexual abuse, Asperger's Syndrome, and personality disorders. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions to this workshop.

Issues of Civil, Canon and Immigration Law in Vocation Ministry

This workshop will be presented by Miguel Naranjo, an immigration lawyer with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and civil and canon lawyer Sister Deborah M. Cerullo S.S.N.D. The morning session for this workshop will examine immigration law as it affects religious institutes. The afternoon will cover (among other things) assessment policies and record keeping, financial policies for those entering formation, and special issues connected to older candidates.

ROI: Grace or Grim?

This workshop will be presented by Father James Greenfield, O.S.F.S., human development expert and president of DeSales University, and Father Kevin Nadolski, O.S.F.S., former vocation director and vice president of mission at DeSales University. Designed for vocation ministers with at least two years of experience, this workshop will examine the ROI (return on investment) in vocation ministry, taking note of community expectations, social realities, and self care. 

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