"Priests are, first of all, human beings whose very humanity ought to be a bridge for communicating Jesus Christ to the world today. Their humanity reflects a complex make-up, the different dimensions of what it means to be human. Each dimension needs recognition and attention."
National Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Basic Plan for the Ongoing Formation of Priests
"Ongoing formation involves relatively new content and especially methods; it develops as a harmonious and vital process which rooted in the formation received in the seminary calls for adaptations, updating and modifications, but without sharps breaks in continuity."
John Paul II
Pastores dabo Vobis
NFPC 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Program
The key to a community's success is its people. Effective individuals provide effective ministry. So it's important that all members of a presbyterate, parish, organization or religious community are effective, both personally and professionally. The principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program gives participants the foundation to achieve higher levels of effectiveness in both their personal life and ministry.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a three-day workshop that focuses on the "inside-out" approach to personal and interpersonal leadership development based on the well-known book by Stephen Covey. The 7 Habits program teaches that we must establish and nurture qualities of character in our personal lives before we can authentically celebrate meaningful interpersonal relationships with others.
The 7 Habits are:
Take initiative Manage change Respond proactively Keep commitments Take responsibility and be accountable Have a positive influence on results
Begin With the End in Mind
Define vision and values Create a mission statement Set measurable team and personal goals Start projects successfully Align goals to priorities Focus on desired outcomes
Put First Things First
Execute strategy Apply effective delegation skills Focus on important activities Apply effective planning and prioritization skills Balance key priorities Eliminate low priorities and time wasters Use planning tools effectively Use effective time-management skills
Build high-trust relationships Build effective teams Apply successful negotiation skills Use effective collaboration Build productive business relationships
Seek First to Understand -- Then To Be Understood
Apply effective interpersonal communication Overcome communication pitfalls Apply effective listening skills Understand others Reach mutual understanding Communicate viewpoints effectively Apply productive input and feedback Apply effective persuasion techniques
Leverage diversity Apply effective problem solving Apply collaborative decision making Value differences Build on divergent strengths Leverage creative collaboration Embrace and leverage innovation
"Sharpen the Saw"
Achieve life balance Apply continuous improvement Seek continuous learning
Through presentations, audio-visuals, personal reflections and group discussions, the seminar teaches fundamental principles and practices that strengthens proactive, collaborative, creative and balanced approaches to pastoral leadership.
Seminar participants will discover ways to better:
- Improve results at a both personal and professional level
- Develop more meaningful relationships and productive collaboration
- Increase effectiveness by focusing on the more important things
- Achieve a healthy work/life balance
Recommended length: 2 or 3 days
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