Customised Training Courses

Customised Training

CLC offers customised tracks for parishes and organisations, co-curated with Parish Priests/Heads of Organisations that can be conducted at the Parish/Organisation residence. These are organised across 3 leadership domains: Self, Relational and Organisational Leadership.

  • For organisations that are looking to develop their leaders in self-awareness and the presence of Jesus Christ in their lives and leadership, we recommend to begin with Self-Leadership courses.
  • To help their leaders grow in awareness of group dynamics to shepherd and bring greater unity to the group entrusted to their care, we recommend Relational Leadership courses.
  • To help them grow in capacity to discern, listening to the Holy Spirit and the voice of the people to recognise the signs of the time, and to better live out Christ’s mission in the world, we recommend Organisational Leadership courses.

To find out more about any of these customised training courses for your parish, contact Rofina at rofina.tham@catholic.org.sg.

Self-Leadership

This revolves around the 4 core dimensions of:

Identity in Christ

Recognising that we are God’s beloved, through our baptism and sharing in Christ’s mission of priest, prophet, king. Acknowledging our role as members of the Body of Christ. Learning to discern our personal vocation & charisms.

Intimacy with Christ

Having a personal relationship with the Holy Trinity through prayer, and cultivating the following our Blessed Mother.

Imitation of Christ

Discipleship and Servant leadership (John 13:14-15).

Integration for Christ

Developing self awareness to integrate the interior & exterior life; Living a life of integrity, finding inner healing & reconciliation; growing in maturity and union with God. Having an intellectual understanding of the role of leaders in the nature and mission of the Church. Learning to practice intentional leadership.

CLC currently offers these training courses under the Self-Leadership domain:

A Leader’s Spirituality (ALS)

This introductory module addresses what is at the heart of spiritually fruitful Catholic leadership: one’s lived relationship with Jesus Christ. It touches on the growth of the interior of the disciple-leader.

Lead Like Jesus (LLJ)

A foundational module based on the servant leadership modelled by Jesus Christ. In the 2 sessions, we will explore the 4 domains of leading like Jesus: the heart, head, hands and habits.

At the Feet of the Good Shepherd Retreat (FGS)

A semi silent retreat to allow Jesus, our Good Shepherd, to tend to you and heal and restore your soul. Includes inner healing prayers and 1-2-1 spiritual direction.

Ephesians 6: 10-17: Armour of God Retreat (EPH6)

This retreat unpacks the spiritual and practical implications in St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians Chapter 6: 10 – 17 and helps leaders to be equipped with the ‘armour of God’.

Keep the Sabbath Holy Retreat (SABB)

A retreat to help leaders develop their personal rule of life, using the Sabbath as a gift from God to restore, refresh, delight and discern. The rule will help leaders achieve a balanced ordering of their whole lives, integrating their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives. The retreat will include prayer exercises with scripture, praying in nature and creative arts.

Servant Leadership Retreat (SLR)

A day retreat reflecting on the ‘being’ habits of a servant leader, cultivating the spiritual disciplines of solitude, silence and stillness. In the second half of the retreat, participants reflect on the ‘doing’ habits of a servant leader examining the source of one’s leadership behaviours.

Relational / Group Leadership

This encompasses the following areas:

Community Leadership

Building your community on trust. Listening, authentic conversations, difficult conversations, conflict resolution. Group dynamics.

Compassionate Leadership

Spiritual accompaniment for leaders & by leaders.

Collaborative Leadership

How to inculcate collaboration (within and beyond the Church). How to facilitate purposeful and participative

CLC currently offers 6 training courses under the Relational/Group-Leadership domain:

Building Trust (TRU)

Through conversations and interactive group activities, participants will develop a shared understanding of trust and take personal responsibility for how they can develop deeper levels of trust at an inter-personal and group level.

Heart to Heart (H2H)

A sacred time and safe space to reflect and have heart-to-heart conversations among the leadership group. The insights which emerge from the group conversations will be helpful for leaders in discerning the life and next priorities of their community.

Facilitate Participative Meetings (FPM)

Learn key techniques to facilitate effective group discussions or meetings.  Engage with and harness group wisdom for decision-making, routine discussions, planning and learning. 

How We Mentor (MENT)

Mentorship is one of the ways of journeying together and is integral to ministry in the Catholic Church, as well as to life in the home. Through a series of self-study videos and facilitated group sessions, you will learn how to be a mentor as taught by Jesus and the Catholic Church.

Difficult Leadership Conversations (DLC)

The quality of conversations of Catholic leaders & members of the body of Christ at every level determines the fruitfulness of our shared mission. How do we create accountability? How do we reach better alignment within our group? How can we create safe spaces for those we lead? These critical areas will be covered in this half-day workshop.

Crucibles: Leadership Values in Crucible Moments (CRU)

Discover your leadership values forged from your own life experience. Get to know one another as unique children of God (beyond our tasks and functions), and through sharing your leadership story.

Parish / Organisational Leadership

This encompasses the following areas:

Purpose

Discerning Parish/Organisational purpose.

Unity

Shaping a culture of collaboration (within the Church & beyond the Church).

Strategy

Strategic planning and execution.

CLC currently offers 2 training courses under the Parish/Organisational-Leadership domain:

Discerned Decision Making (DDM)

Leaders will learn how a community may discern the will of God for it at that point in time, and experience how to integrate the process of discernment within its decision-making modalities.

Strategic Pastoral Planning (SPP)

A practical workshop for Catholic leaders to critically examine their parish’s Purpose, Vision & Mission, review and formulate strategic plans, goals & objectives, and execute in a timely & effective manner.

To find out more about any of these customised training courses for your parish, contact Rofina at rofina.tham@catholic.org.sg.

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