C9 – Information to Transformation: Faith Formation for Leaders
Presenters: Lorrie Naar, Cathy Horgan, Fr. Con O’Mahony, Cristina Vanin, Myroslaw Tataryn (Halton/Hamilton Diocese)
Description: In the work of sustaining Catholic Education it is evident that attention needs to be paid to the Faith Formation of staff in our Catholic Schools and Systems. This workshop will share elements of a two-year program developed by the Partners in Education in the Diocese of Hamilton entitled: “From Information to Transformation”. This program is designed to build a foundation in theological reflection, nurture personal faith life, and form and shape an underlying ecclesiology that participants can bring to their work as emerging leaders in Catholic Institutions. The program helps candidates to develop their personal and communal faith through experiences, reflection, and prayerful attentiveness. It encourages critical reflection on the meaning, value, and significance of the candidates’ Catholic leadership in the church and the world. The program aims to equip candidates to confront the challenges that come with spiritual growth and discern how they are called to live out servant leadership in their own community.