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Basic Leadership Training

For all Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education
New to the Archdiocese
    

This Course is required and must be completed within a 2-year period.
At entry level:

Here is a complete listing of the entire Basic Leadership Training Course


 

Professional Practice
  • April 26, 2014

single candle8:30 to 3:00pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, Orange County
(Also offered on Nov. 2, 2013.)

 

• Legal Responsibilities as Identified in Archdiocesan Handbook
• Compensation and Conditions of Employment
• Budget Management
• Catechetical Office Files
• Crisis Management Plan 
 

Presenters: 

Mrs. Linda DeMarkey
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Sr. Teresita Morse
 
Mrs. JoAnn Griffin
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
 

Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders: 
Personnel Guidelines: pages  P-15 to P-37
Administration (job description section): A-17 to A-23
Entire Parish Handbook Section H-1 to H-42

 

 

Educational Basics
  • May 10, 2014

single candle2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Theresa's Parish, East Bronx 

 
 

• Assisting Catechists in Managing the Learning Environment
• Assisting Catechists in Lesson Planning and in Using the Catechist Manual
• Assisting Catechists in Using Archdiocesan Guidelines for Catechesis
• Student Homework, Evaluation  including Testing, Record-keeping,
• Working with Parents to assist Student Learning & Behavior 

Presenters: 

Ms. Maria Gaudelli
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Mrs. Virginia Tannacore
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Ms. Janis Batewell
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
for Directors: pages Pro-12 #1 & #2,  
for Coordinator: Pro-28 #1 & #2 
Administration Job Description  A-13 to A-15
Catechist Formation: pages CF-19 to CF- 22
Parish Handbook: pages H-12 top; H-14; H-31

 

Communication Skills
  • June 13, 2014

single candle9:300 am to 4:00 pm
Maryknoll Sisters' Center, Ossining 
 

• Relational Skills of Director/Coordinator
• Catechetical Presentations: Public Speaking and Written Communications
• Organizing and Conducting Meetings for Catechetical Staff and for Parents
• How to Prepare & Lead Prayer for Parents, Catechists and Other Adults

 

Presenters:
 
Mrs. Louise Pisano
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Pam Hammond
National Coordinator of Christopher Leadership Course
 
Mrs. Virginia Tannacore
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Sr. Teresita Morse, RJM
Director of Formation for Catechetical Leaders
 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
for Directors: pages Pro-17 to Pro-21
for Coordinators: pages Pro-33 to Pro-37
Administration (job description section)  A-16; A-25 to A-29 
 

 

Catechesis for Sacraments
  • June 28, 2014

single candle8:30pm to 3:00pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, Orange County 
(Also offered on Feb. 8, 2014)

 

• First Penance and First Eucharist: Essential Elements of Programs
• Texts and Curriculum Materials
• Role of Parents, Pastor, Parish Community, School Personnel
• Preparation of Liturgy 
• Introduction to RCIA and Participation of Children and Youth in RCIA
• Confirmation:  Theology and Practice

 

 Presenters: 

Mrs. JoAnn Griffin
Certified Coordinator of Religious Education
 
Ms. Patricia Manuli
Certified Director of Religious Education
 
Mr. Oscar Cruz
Director:  Catechumenate, Formation of Adult Catechesis Leaders, Family Catechesis
 
 
 
Preparatory Reading from Handbook:
Profiles of Catechetical Leaders:
For Directors: pages Pro-13 # 3
For Coordinators: pages Pro-29 # 3 
Administration: Entire Sacrament section: pages A-33 to A-46