The PSM Regional Trainings are weekend conferences designed for parish staff and volunteers, diocesan staff and volunteers, and Catholic Charities leaders in social ministry to learn more about the Catholic social mission and discover effective strategies to respond to need and injustice. The next PSM Regional Training is scheduled for April 4-5 in Portland, Oregon.
The National Poverty Summit brings together academics, policymakers, and non-profit leaders for a substantive and engaging discussion about ending poverty in the United States. The Summit is a chance to showcase the innovative approaches and passionate commitment that so many individuals and organizations exhibit each and every day to strengthen our nation so that everyone, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status, has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Previous speakers have included E.J. Dionne, Jr., Melody Barnes, Mark Shriver, John Bridgeland, among others. The third annual event will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
CCUSA’S Annual Gathering is the pre-eminent gathering for Catholic Charities professionals, volunteers, and partners to advance our work, develop poverty reduction strategies, and celebrate our shared identity. Attendees at the gathering come away with innovative program ideas, templates for future work, and new skills to broaden their community's commitment to fight poverty. The 2014 Annual Gathering will be held October 4-7 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Keep the Dream Alive Mass and Awards, co-hosted by CCUSA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, is held annually to recognize leaders who have spent their careers and lives working to keep Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream alive by reducing poverty and promoting justice. Congratulations to 2014 winners Roger Playwin, Ron Laurent, and Marcos Legaspi Herrera.
The O’Grady Institute provides a continuum of formation opportunities for diocesan directors of Catholic Charities agencies, including retreats, webinars, and tours. Through advanced study and reflection on scripture, history, spirituality, and theology, diocesan directors may further form their hearts to strengthen them in their ministry.
Partners in Excellence regional gatherings on mission, connection and professional development designed for Catholic Charities agency staff, Board and volunteers. Registration is open for the Partners in Excellence gathering to be held March 13-14 in Laredo, Texas. Additional gatherings will be held throughout 2014.
This meeting for executive leaders of Catholic Charities local agencies is hosted at CCUSA's headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Topics of discussion include a thinking through of Catholic moral theology as it applies to social services, as well as social enterprise, new partnerships with Catholic schools of social work, update on our collaboration with CLINIC and MRS, and much more! Additional information, including lodging details and speaker bios, can be found here.
The Leadership Institute is a week-long interactive training uniquely designed for Catholic Charities leaders and those being groomed for higher levels of responsibility. The Institute provides an opportunity to deepen your commitment to the mission and vision of Catholic Charities, enhance and strengthen your spirituality, leadership, and management skills, and develop a personal plan of action. The 2014 Institute will be held at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, California, on May 4-10. Register here, or contact Troy Zeigler for more information.
AIDE is designed to equip the Catholic Charities network and diocesan staff for their roles in disaster preparedness and response. The Institute provides participants with the skills, understanding and tools necessary to ready their agency and diocese for disaster response and preparedness. Contact Fani Cruz for more information.
This course is built specifically for those working on long-term disaster recovery programs. The training includes identification of long-term recovery stressors for both clients and staff working directly on recovery operations, as well as resources and coping strategies. The training will be held at Catholic Charities of Camden, New Jersey. For more information, click here.
“Called to Serve” is a unique program of theological formation designed for professionals serving Catholic Charities agencies throughout the United States. The program, conducted by Catholic Charities USA in collaboration with Catholic Theological Union, takes place on the campus of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Courses are conducted by the faculty and other key resource persons provided by CTU, one of the premier Catholic faculties in the United States. Tailored to adult learners, “Called to Serve” provides in-depth study of the theological and pastoral foundations of the Catholic Charities mission. For more information, click here.