Mission Leader Virtual Seminar: Purpose in Transition – A Strategic Shift: Mission Leadership in Motion

Nov. 9 & 10, 2021
Daily from Noon - 4:30 p.m. ET


Day One | Tuesday, November 9
11:45 a.m. ET Pre-Program Welcome
Participants can log-in to the program early to make sure they're able to access the virtual content, and more importantly, to casually chat with the program hosts and fellow registrants.

Corinne Francis, MA, M.Div.
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
CommonSpirit Health

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Mission Innovation and Integration
Catholic Health Association
12 p.m. ET Opening and Introductions

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Corinne Francis, MA, M.Div.

Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin.
Senior Director, Ministry Formation
Catholic Health Association
12:15 p.m. ET Don't Forget to Breathe
This session, a meditative and grounding practice, will offer mission leaders a chance to inhale and exhale, uplifting the importance of self-care into the 18-plus months of pandemic.

Bronwyn Morgan
Founder and Resident Teacher
Bliss in Me Meditation

Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin.
1:45 p.m. ET Break
2:15 p.m. ET Catholic / catholic – Navigating Today's Realities
This session will highlight how mission leaders navigate universal and unique Catholic and non-Catholic identities amid cultural and generational shifts, the emerging era of DEI work and a world of increasing secularism and plurality.

Sarah Jane Bradley
Sr. Judy Carle, RSM
Nuns & Nones
3:45 p.m. ET Renew, Reflect, Closing
This wrap-up will unpack the day and set up day two of the program.
4 p.m. ET Optional Sharing & Networking
This informal session will allow participants to chat it up and go on camera and on mic to talk amongst friends and fellow mission leaders.
4:30 p.m. ET Adjourn
Day Two | Wednesday, November 10
11:45 a.m. ET

Pre-Program Welcome
Participants can log into the meeting early and meet up with the program hosts and participants prior to the formal start.

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Corinne Francis, MA, M.Div.

12 p.m. ET Opening, Recap of Day One, Reflection

Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D.
Corinne Francis, MA, M.Div.
12:15 p.m. ET You're on Mute! – Fostering an Empathetic Culture in the Changing Workplace
This session will focus on the mission-critical need for an empathetic culture and address implications to be considered in the rapidly changing workplace that can impact our Catholic identity and organizational spirituality. How is incarnational spirituality impacted when we are engaging more on screens? How do we establish community and cultivate empathy for staff, patients and residents? Participants will engage in dialogue and sharing around topics highlighting methods to foster empathy, engagement and inspiration in this new reality.

Mary Anne Sladich-Lantz, MA
Senior Vice President, Mission and Formation
Providence St. Joseph Health

Maria Ross
1:45 p.m. ET Break
2:15 p.m. ET Hello, My Name Is …
With more and more (upwards of 60% of new leadership) coming from for-profit health care, mission leaders must continually reintroduce themselves to their fellow executives. This session will open discussion about how mission leaders can leverage their colleagues' desire for meaning and connection and how to reintroduce yourself and the mission, demonstrate your value and explain and establish your role to your colleagues.

Patricia Burns, MA
President and Chief Executive Officer
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills

Sarah E. Hill, Ph.D.
Regional Vice President, Mission Integration
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

Derek Vance, MHA, FACHE
CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Andrew J. Santos III, D. HCML (cand.), MBA, M.Div., BA
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
CHI Health
3:45 p.m. ET Renew, Reflect, Conclude
This concluding session will highlight conversations, learnings and questions arisen from the two days of programming.
4:00 p.m. ET Optional Social Gathering
This informal session will allow participants to continue the conversations started during sessions and just generally catch up with each other as we bring the seminar to a close.
4:30 p.m. ET Adjourn

Please note that the speakers and agenda are subject to change.


Nov. 9 & 10, 2021
Daily from Noon - 4:30 p.m. ET

Registration Fee:

Member $250
Other registrants: $500


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