Mission leaders serve an essential role in integrating the heritage, tradition and values of Catholic identity amid the changing context of health care. As the landscape and concerns change, mission leaders must read the signs of the times to ensure evolving strategies, partnerships and care models are suited to bring ministries into the future with integrity to the vision and charism of the founding communities. As vital culture bearers, mission leaders drive mission-focused strategy at all levels of the organization through personal integrity, wisdom and vision. Working with their partners, they bring the Catholic imagination to bear on the future of the organization.

Competency in Action

Self-Assessment Tool

No mission leader is expected to have fully developed every competency to the highest level. The 2020 Model includes an electronic self-assessment tool that provides some coaching prompts that provide recommended actions a mission leader can take to advance from Tier I to Tier II to Tier III.
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A. Models the mission and legacy of Catholic health care

TIER I: Knows the mission and legacy of the organization and is aware their behavior should be a model for their colleagues

TIER II: Presents the mission with passion and inspires colleagues to live the mission more deeply

TIER III: Models and holds others accountable for an integrated personal and professional values system
B. Applies the Catholic theological and ethical tradition to strategic discussions

TIER I: Understands Catholic theology and ethics and verbalizes these principles in practical language for frontline associates

TIER II: Invites discussion and application of theological and ethical principles in senior leadership meetings

TIER III: Innovates strategic opportunities to advance the mission
C. Influences strategic direction to meet the needs of the times

TIER I: Contributes to strategic conversations to meet the needs of associates and the community

TIER II: Facilitates executive-level conversations regarding the organization’s priorities

TIER III: Shapes decision-making and organizational priorities to align with the mission and values
D. Innovates practices and procedures to ensure the vitality of the ministry

TIER I: Attends to the mission implications of organizational policies and procedures

TIER II: Recognizes where policies and procedures may be needed and participates in their creation and implementation

TIER III: Develops plans, policies and procedures proactively to meet the emerging changes in health care