St. Louis, Missouri

March 9 - 12, 2023

The annual LCWR New Leader Workshop is highly recommended not only for those who may be new to congregational leadership, but also for those who may be returning to leadership.

The program features outstanding resource persons, presentations, and case studies that are tailored to the particular challenges of religious life leadership today. Participants will have multiple opportunities to interact with one another and with resource persons present, as well as integrate the workshop learnings into their own congregation realities. Time will also be provided for teams to discuss and plan. Prayer and ritual will be incorporated throughout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Women religious leaders who have been in office for two years or less — either as first-time leaders, or those returning to leadership.

Is it recommended that participants come as leadership teams?

The workshop will be beneficial for anyone in congregational leadership today. However, councils are strongly encouraged to attend as a group, if that is possible.

Why would this workshop be beneficial?

This workshop will provide invaluable information on topics of critical importance for religious life leaders in the areas of spiritual leadership, canon and civil law, human development, team-building, care of the elderly, and more. It will provide opportunities for councils to explore the implications of the presentations for themselves and for their congregations. The days will be set in a context honoring the mystery, grace, and power of God’s Spirit.