OUR HISTORY

Leadership Roundtable was formed in March 2005 following a series of roundtable discussions aimed at offering ideas to assist the Catholic Church in the U.S.

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     2003

    Leaders from worlds of business, finance, academia, philanthropy and the Church meet to discuss ”The Church in America.”

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     2004

    An extraordinary two-day gathering is held at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, bringing together members of the Church hierarchy with leaders from the religious, corporate, and nonprofit worlds. The conference theme is “Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition.”

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     2005

    National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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     2006

    Leadership Roundtable partners with McKinsey & Co and the Archdiocese of New Orleans to restore the Catholic school system in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

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     2007

    Catholic Standards for Excellence for Parishes, Dioceses and Nonprofits are published.

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     2008

    “An Assessment Tool for Parish Ministry” is published.

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     2009

    Cardinal Francis George, President of the USCCB, hosts a national meeting of bishops and representatives from Leadership Roundtable to respond to the economic crisis.

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     2010

    After a presentation at a Leadership Roundtable conference, Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Allied Signal/Honeywell, works as executive coach with Bishop Barres of Allentown, PA.

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     2011

    First Regional Roundtable on Church Management, Finances and Human Resources held in San Francisco, CA.

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     2012

    Leadership Roundtable partners with the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Association of Catholic Publishers for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leaders.

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     2013

    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Dubik is elected Chair of the Board.

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     2014

    Leadership Roundtable’s Executive Director, Kerry Robinson, addresses an international meeting of treasurers of religious communities at the Vatican.

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     2015

    Leadership Roundtable works with partners to incubate the Drexel Fund, a venture philanthropy fund that invests and partners in the growth of high-quality, financially sustainable networks of faith-based and other private schools.

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     2016

    The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management becomes Leadership Roundtable

A report on the Church In America is published containing 48 recommendations for the Church at a national, diocesan, and parish level in the areas of management, finances and human resources.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Call to Excellence in the Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Bringing Our Gifts to the Table: Creating Conditions for Financial Health in the Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

“The Church In America: A Resource for Parish and Diocesan Planning” DVD and workbooks are published.

Inaugural Best Practices Award is presented to Archdiocese of Boston Financial Transparency Project.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Give Us Your Best: A Look at Church Service for a New Generation” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Best Practice Award is presented to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore and to the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Managerial Excellence: Engaging the Faith Community in Leadership in the Church Today” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

A Leadership Roundtable Working Group presents “The Work of Hope: Renewing and Strengthening Trust In The Catholic Church In The United States.”

Best Practice Award is presented to the Catholic school system of the Diocese of Memphis, TN.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Clarity, Candor and Conviction: Effective Communications for a Global Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses attendees at Leadership Roundtable annual meeting.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholics Come Home.

First Toolbox for Pastoral Management is held in New Jersey for new pastors.

Catholic Leadership 360 is launched in two initial dioceses.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Blueprint for Responsibility: Responding to Crises with Collaborative Solutions” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

ESTEEM, Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission, is launched in partnership with St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University to develop the capacity of college students to take leadership roles in their parishes, dioceses, and Catholic nonprofits after they graduate.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholic Relief Services and to Most Reverend Dale J. Melczek and the Diocese of Gary, IN.

ChurchEpedia, an online library of best practices, is launched.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “From Aspirations to Action: Solutions for America’s Catholic Schools” at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

ESTEEM receives award from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association for its efforts in developing future leaders.

Best Practice Award is presented to The Cristo Rey Network and to Francis J. Butler, PhD.

CatholicPastor.org, an online community of practice for Catholic priests, is launched.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition” at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholic Charities USA and to Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Call to Communion: Co-Responsibility for the Good of the Church” at Santa Clara University, CA.

Leadership Roundtable delivers first annual Bishops’ Workshop and leadership formation session for senior diocesan leaders.

Best Practice Award is presented to CSJ Ministries and to the Sobrato Family Foundation.

Catholic Philanthropy Award is presented to Geoffrey T. Boisi, founder and chair of the Leadership Roundtable.

Regional Roundtable on the sustainability of Catholic schools is held in Philadelphia.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “The Standard for Excellence: Best Practices for a Mission Driven Church” at Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the USCCB, address the Leadership Roundtable’s 10th Anniversary Roundtable Meeting.

Best Practice Award is presented to Reverend J. Donald Monan, SJ, and to the Diocese of Knoxville, TN.

A Pastor’s Toolbox is published, and is awarded Catholic Press Association First Place Award.

Leadership Roundtable receives the Lumen Gentium Award from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, hosts the inaugural Philanthropic Partnership event.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “National Symposium on Hispanic Leadership and Philanthropy for a 21st Century Church” in San Antonio, TX in partnership with FADICA, the Mexican American Catholic College, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

Leadership Roundtable completes a 10-year strategic review and lays out a new vision and guiding principles for achieving its mission.

Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “The Francis Effect and Transforming Church Culture: Advancing Best Managerial and Leadership Practices” in Philadelphia, PA.

Leadership Roundtable participates in a consortium in Rome to plan a global Church management course.

Best Practice Award is presented to Reverend Paul A. Holmes. Boisi Catholic Philanthropy Award is presented to Mr. Thomas J. Healey.

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     2003

    Leaders from worlds of business, finance, academia, philanthropy and the Church meet to discuss ”The Church in America.”

  • null

     2004

    An extraordinary two-day gathering is held at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, bringing together members of the Church hierarchy with leaders from the religious, corporate, and nonprofit worlds. The conference theme is “Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition.”

  • null

     2005

    The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  • null

     2006

    The Leadership Roundtable partners with McKinsey & Co and the Archdiocese of New Orleans to restore the Catholic school system in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

  • null

     2007

    Catholic Standards for Excellence for Parishes, Dioceses and Nonprofits are published.

  • null

     2008

    “An Assessment Tool for Parish Ministry” is published.

  • null

     2009

    Cardinal Francis George, President of the USCCB, hosts a national meeting of bishops and representatives from the Leadership Roundtable to respond to the economic crisis.

  • null

     2010

    After a presentation at a Leadership Roundtable conference, Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Allied Signal/Honeywell, works as executive coach with Bishop Barres of Allentown, PA.

  • null

     2011

    First Regional Roundtable on Church Management, Finances and Human Resources held in San Francisco, CA.

  • null

     2012

    Leadership Roundtable partners with the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Association of Catholic Publishers for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leaders.

  • null

     2013

    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Dubik is elected Chair of the Board.

  • null

     2014

    The Leadership Roundtable’s Executive Director, Kerry Robinson, addresses an international meeting of treasurers of religious communities at the Vatican.

  • null

     2015

    The Leadership Roundtable works with partners to incubate the Drexel Fund, a venture philanthropy fund that invests and partners in the growth of high-quality, financially sustainable networks of faith-based and other private schools.

  • null

     2016

    The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management becomes the Leadership Roundtable

A report on the Church In America is published containing 48 recommendations for the Church at a national, diocesan, and parish level in the areas of management, finances and human resources.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Call to Excellence in the Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Bringing Our Gifts to the Table: Creating Conditions for Financial Health in the Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

“The Church In America: A Resource for Parish and Diocesan Planning” DVD and workbooks are published.

Inaugural Best Practices Award is presented to Archdiocese of Boston Financial Transparency Project.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Give Us Your Best: A Look at Church Service for a New Generation” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Best Practice Award is presented to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore and to the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Managerial Excellence: Engaging the Faith Community in Leadership in the Church Today” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

A Leadership Roundtable Working Group presents “The Work of Hope: Renewing and Strengthening Trust In The Catholic Church In The United States.”

Best Practice Award is presented to the Catholic school system of the Diocese of Memphis, TN.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Clarity, Candor and Conviction: Effective Communications for a Global Church” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses attendees at the Leadership Roundtable annual meeting.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholics Come Home.

First Toolbox for Pastoral Management is held in New Jersey for new pastors.

Catholic Leadership 360 is launched in two initial dioceses.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Blueprint for Responsibility: Responding to Crises with Collaborative Solutions” at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

ESTEEM, Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission, is launched in partnership with St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University to develop the capacity of college students to take leadership roles in their parishes, dioceses, and Catholic nonprofits after they graduate.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholic Relief Services and to Most Reverend Dale J. Melczek and the Diocese of Gary, IN.

ChurchEpedia, an online library of best practices, is launched.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “From Aspirations to Action: Solutions for America’s Catholic Schools” at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

ESTEEM receives award from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association for its efforts in developing future leaders.

Best Practice Award is presented to The Cristo Rey Network and to Francis J. Butler, PhD.

CatholicPastor.org, an online community of practice for Catholic priests, is launched.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability for Institutions in Transition” at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Best Practice Award is presented to Catholic Charities USA and to Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “A Call to Communion: Co-Responsibility for the Good of the Church” at Santa Clara University, CA.

Leadership Roundtable delivers first annual Bishops’ Workshop and leadership formation session for senior diocesan leaders.

Best Practice Award is presented to CSJ Ministries and to the Sobrato Family Foundation.

Catholic Philanthropy Award is presented to Geoffrey T. Boisi, founder and chair of the Leadership Roundtable.

Regional Roundtable on the sustainability of Catholic schools is held in Philadelphia.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “The Standard for Excellence: Best Practices for a Mission Driven Church” at Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the USCCB, address the Leadership Roundtable’s 10th Anniversary Roundtable Meeting.

Best Practice Award is presented to Reverend J. Donald Monan, SJ, and to the Diocese of Knoxville, TN.

A Pastor’s Toolbox is published, and is awarded Catholic Press Association First Place Award.

The Leadership Roundtable receives the Lumen Gentium Award from the Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, hosts the inaugural Philanthropic Partnership event.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “National Symposium on Hispanic Leadership and Philanthropy for a 21st Century Church” in San Antonio, TX in partnership with FADICA, the Mexican American Catholic College, and the University of the Incarnate Word.

The Leadership Roundtable completes a 10-year strategic review and lays out a new vision and guiding principles for achieving its mission.

The Leadership Roundtable convenes Catholic leaders at “The Francis Effect and Transforming Church Culture: Advancing Best Managerial and Leadership Practices” in Philadelphia, PA.

The Leadership Roundtable participates in a consortium in Rome to plan a global Church management course.

Best Practice Award is presented to Reverend Paul A. Holmes. Boisi Catholic Philanthropy Award is presented to Mr. Thomas J. Healey.