Session One: Sponsors and the Board Relationship
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
We will present on the history of boards as they moved from consultative to deliberative and how they now relate to non-traditional sponsors. Sr. Pat Eck, CBS, of Bon Secours Mercy Ministries, and Kathy Vestal, Ph.D., chairperson of Bon Secours Mercy Health, will discuss the distinct roles and responsibilities of board and sponsors and best practices for communication. There will be time to share best practices and other learnings.
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Session Two: Prophetic Action and Advocacy
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Kathy Curran, senior director, public policy at the Catholic Health Association, will discuss the role of sponsors in advocacy highlighting CHA's Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity initiative. The focus will be on the prophetic role of the sponsor to envision the ministry's role in bringing about the Kingdom of God. There will be time to share innovative programs and changes that work to bring about health equity.
Session Three: Sponsor and Mission Leadership Relationship
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
David Pringle, senior vice president, mission integration of SCL Health, and Rita Turley, incoming chairperson of Leaven Ministries, will explore the connection between the sponsor's duty to uphold the mission of the ministry and the system mission leader's role in promoting it within the ministry. The methods of communication as well as structure of the reporting relationship will be explored. There will be time to share best practices and other learnings.
Session Four: Recruitment and Selection of Sponsors
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Sponsor members will discuss the methods and best practices for recruitment of sponsor members as well as a process for selection. The focus will be on qualities necessary for all sponsors in addition to specific areas of competency that should be represented in each sponsor group. The new sponsor competencies, Sponsorship in Catholic Health Care: A Guide to Purpose, Qualifications and Competencies, will be presented and discussed.
Session Five: Initial and Ongoing Formation of Sponsors
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Diarmuid Rooney, senior director, ministry formation at the Catholic Health Association, and Mary Anne Sladich-Lantz, group vice president, ministry leadership formation at Providence St. Joseph Health, will explore models and programs for initial and ongoing sponsor formation offered by CHA as well as by individual systems. How do we determine what kind of formation sponsors need? What are common onboarding and ongoing formation practices?
Session Six: Ministry Identity and Sponsor Assessment
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
CHA staff will discuss CHA's Ministerial Identity Assessment Tool to explore the emerging need for sponsor assessment and what it might look like. In light of a sponsor's purpose statement, how do they evaluate their progress? How does evaluation support potential recruitment and selection?
Please Note: To obtain maximum benefit from the comprehensive nature of the program, we strongly recommend that you register for all six webinars in the Series Two, "Advanced Issues in Sponsorship." Recordings will be available after each webinar for your ongoing reference and formation.