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  • Vatican office calls religious sisters, priests to live poorly (National Catholic Reporter)
    ROME-Also speaking during Sunday's roundtable was Kerry Robinson, the executive director of the U.S.-based National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, which brings together lay experts and church leaders to promote best practices and management of church resources. Robinson encouraged the religious to call on lay experts in various fields to help them in their use […]
  • Religious institute treasurers to discuss financial resources at a summit in Rome (Vatican Insider)
    ROME-Treasurers of religious institutes and congregations are to meet in Rome over the weekend for a two-day summit on the delicate issue of how to manage financial resources. They were convened by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life in a letter sent at the start of January. According to US weekly National Catholic Reporter, […]
  • Francis convenes religious institute treasurers for summit on use of money (National Catholic Reporter)
    VATICAN CITY--Pope Francis has asked the treasurers of the thousands of Catholic religious orders around the world to meet in Rome this weekend to discuss how they can use their orders' financial assets "for the service of humanity." The first-of-its-kind summit puts an unusual focus on the wealth of the orders. Last fall Francis pointedly […]
  • Bishops gather to solve management challenges, collaborate with lay experts at 2014 Mid-Atlantic Congress
    BALTIMORE--The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management hosted a series of workshops and discussion groups for Catholic bishops last week during the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership in Baltimore. "None of us was trained to manage corporations," Archbishop Timothy Broglio of Military Services USA said as to why he attended the workshop. "Added to that, […]
  • Mid-Atlantic congress helps form Catholics for 'faith-filled service' (Catholic News Service)
    Designed to strengthen pastoral ministers from parishes, schools and representatives from more than 60 dioceses, it offers a variety of classes and breakout sessions featuring more than 75 speakers. This year's theme was "Forming Catholic Leaders for Faith-filled Service." The congress, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Association of Catholic Publishers, in partnership […]
  • 'Troublemaker' pope reshaping church (Catholic San Francisco)
    WASHINGTON-As early on as it is for the pontificate of Pope Francis, his statements and actions already have given guidance for how simple changes can improve the world, said panelists at Georgetown University. Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, said the pope is a troublemaker "for those who want […]
  • Helping Catholics by Teaching Priests How to Be the Boss (New York Times) January 29, 2014
    It was to be something like a condensed M.B.A., to help priests avoid the kind of problems the group was being called on to solve. Father Holmes agreed to develop a curriculum for these sessions, and in 2009 the Toolbox met for the first time. Father Holmes was drawn to the project because he was […]
  • Leadership Roundtable October Update October 30, 2013
    The Leadership Roundtable October Update includes clips from articles featuring the Leadership Roundtable, an update on our Regional Roundtable in Philadelphia, and a list of upcoming events.
  • 2013 Leadership Roundtable Annual Report now online August 20, 2013
    The 2013 Leadership Roundtable Annual Report is now online. Click to read inspiring stories of Catholic entities committing to best practices and the strength of their ministries today. Also, check out the interview with our founding chair, Geoff Boisi, a map of where we're at work, and most importantly, a list of our donors who […]
  • Standard-Bearers: Applying 'best practices' to Catholic parishes and nonprofits August 15, 2013
    Leadership Roundtable trustee Tom Healey and staff member Michael Brough write in America magazine about the success of the Leadership Roundtable's signature program, Catholic Standards for Excellence. From the article: At many parishes and dioceses around the country, Catholic Standards for Excellence has prompted a healthy assessment of entrenched ways of doing business-and set the […]
  • Catholic Schools: A Pathway Out Of Poverty August 15, 2013
    Deb Estes writes for the USCCB that Catholic schools are a pathway out of poverty. Estes is co-chair of the FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities) affinity group on Catholic schools, a Leadership Roundtable partner. Her co-chair is BJ Cassin, a Leadership Roundtable trustee. She writes: "In collaboration with the Catholic bishops, we […]
  • Leadership Roundtable offers training on management, leadership to lay and ordained leaders at Mid-Atlantic Congress
    The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management hosted 18 workshops for participants to learn about best management practices at the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership in Baltimore last week, including a special daylong event exclusively for US bishops. Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was one of over a dozen bishops […]
  • Conclave conversation centered around management
    In the days leading up to the conclave, management was on the minds of Cardinals and reporters covering this historic story. The Leadership Roundtable was ready, providing education and background to pundits, offering on-the-record quotes from staff and members, and serving as a general resource to the media and the Catholic world. Here is a […]
  • Leadership Roundtable welcomes Pope Francis
    Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, joined Catholics across the world in welcoming Pope Francis: Service, humility, advocacy for the poor, mercy, prayerfulness, simplicity and grace: these are among the immediately evident characteristics of the new leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. The National Leadership Roundtable on Church […]
  • Leadership Roundtable statement on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation February 11, 2013
    Earlier this morning, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign effective February 28, 2013. Kerry Robinson, executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, released this statement: "We offer our prayers to Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his courageous announcement to retire at the end of this month. We admire […]
  • US bishops gather to discuss strategic planning, best practices November 15, 2012
    Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Allentown, PA, spoke about the need for effective diocesan strategic planning to a group of bishops at a meeting hosted by the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management during the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Meeting in Baltimore this week. "We cannot separate the universal call to […]
  • Alexia K. Kelley Appointed President of FADICA November 15, 2012
    William F. Raskob, Chairman of the Board of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), today announced that Alexia K. Kelley has been appointed the next president and CEO of the organization. She succeeds Dr. Francis J. Butler, who served as president for over three decades and retired earlier this year. "Alexia has a […]
  • Boston Archdiocese gathers to discuss best practices (The Pilot) November 9, 2012
    More than 25 leaders of archdiocesan affiliates gathered at the Pastoral Center on Nov. 2 to create connections, learn about archdiocesan resources, discuss common challenges, and review operational best practices that increase organizational sustainability. In attendance were representatives from archdiocesan schools, including Cristo Rey Boston, Trinity Catholic Academy, Pope John Paul II Academy and Marian […]
  • Rising charter school enrollment seen as challenge for Catholic schools (CNS) October 24, 2012
    The Leadership Roundtable's John Eriksen is quoted in this article about challenges facing Catholic schools: A growing Hispanic population in the church has affected the demand for Catholic schools, according to John Eriksen, educational director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. "You're seeing more focus in the leadership among dioceses of Catholic schools […]
  • Chicago Catholic leaders gather to address Church management, finance September 26, 2012
    CHICAGO--Mid-Western Catholic leaders representing the Church and various industries gathered at DePaul University in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood on Monday for a Regional Roundtable on Church management, finance, and human resource development. The event was hosted by the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and DePaul's president, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, CM. Msgr. Wayne Prist began […]