Catholic Executive Leadership & Management Certificate Program

March 9 – 13, 2022  and  July 6 – July 11, 2022

Luminaries are rising stars in positions of leadership in Catholic organizations.   

Certificate Objectives

 

Certificate
Objectives

Participants will:

Learn and develop best practice management and leadership proficiencies.

Construct an operating process and methodology that will build organizational capacity and achieve the organizational vision.

Develop confident leadership steeped in faith that will increase employee morale and retention, streamline internal processes, strengthen stakeholder relationships, cultivate growth, and foster achievement.

In addition to corporate level training skills and leadership development, a Luminary® participant will receive;

  • One year of executive level mentoring;
  • 10% discount off of an MBA at Benedictine College; and
  • Personal consulting and mastermind sessions.

Course Modules

1

Self-Management

Before we can manage others, we must learn what it takes to manage ourselves.  This module introduces and applies the work of intentionally transforming habits by examining and avoiding the pitfalls of distraction in a distraction-saturated culture, establishing  virtuous and disciplined habits, and implementing accountability.

2

Visioning and Generative Thinking

This module addresses what distinguishes high-functioning organizations from all the rest – visioning and generative thinking. Participants will learn how to build a path to an inspiring, long-term vision; and how to communicate that vision and organizational charism effectively to staff, board, donors, and other stakeholders.

3

Strategic Planning and Implementation

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the key elements of a robust strategic plan: research-infused assessment; the creation of a vision, mission, SMART goals and objectives; construction of an implementation plan; and the building of an achievement-focused infrastructure that supports and sustains measurable progress.

4

Board Development and Volunteer Management

This module addresses the skills and proficiencies that every board member needs to effectively govern – and that a Catholic leader should expect in every member of the board. This module delves into volunteering trends, social contracting, effectively recruiting and retaining volunteers, effective delegation, professional development, and more.

5

Public Relations and Crisis Management

This module discusses how to plan, prepare and mobilize for a crisis, as well as how to leverage public relations tools to both protect the organization’s brand, and to retain trust in the organization among key constituents and the general public.

6

Fiscal Management, Fundraising, and Fraud Prevention

This module addresses the core competencies essential for proficient fiscal management ranging from building a budget that works to developing a five-year financial forecast, best-practice fundraising approaches, and installing organizational safeguards to prevent fraud.

7

Coalition Building, Working with Allies, and Navigating Authority Structures

This module prepares leaders to accomplish great missions. Luminaries will learn how to cultivate and sustain relationships and build the strategic alliances that will accelerate and strengthen personal and organizational impact.  Luminaries will also learn to observe, assess and understand the power structures of their workplace and their own critical role in achieving success, both personally and for the organization as a whole.

8

Talent Management

Talent Management addresses the critical components of personnel management which are central to an organization’s success. These management principles focus on the following: styles of management, management vs. leadership, creating healthy working relationships, courage to have crucial conversations, and how to develop an atmosphere that fosters responsibility and accountability. Emphasis is given to the critical issues of recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding, performance management and termination.

Course Modules

1

Self-Management

Before we can manage others, we must learn what it takes to manage ourselves.  This module introduces and applies the work of intentionally transforming habits by examining and avoiding the pitfalls of distraction in a distraction-saturated culture, establishing  virtuous and disciplined habits, and implementing accountability.

2

Visioning and Generative Thinking

This module addresses what distinguishes high-functioning organizations from all the rest – visioning and generative thinking. Participants will learn how to build a path to an inspiring, long-term vision; and how to communicate that vision and organizational charism effectively to staff, board, donors, and other stakeholders.

3

Strategic Planning and Implementation

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the key elements of a robust strategic plan: research-infused assessment; the creation of a vision, mission, SMART goals and objectives; construction of an implementation plan; and the building of an achievement-focused infrastructure that supports and sustains measurable progress.

4

Board Development and Volunteer Management

This module addresses the skills and proficiencies that every board member needs to effectively govern – and that a Catholic leader should expect in every member of the board. This module delves into volunteering trends, social contracting, effectively recruiting and retaining volunteers, effective delegation, professional development, and more.

5

Public Relations and Crisis Management

This module discusses how to plan, prepare and mobilize for a crisis, as well as how to leverage public relations tools to both protect the organization’s brand, and to retain trust in the organization among key constituents and the general public.

6

Fiscal Management,
Fundraising, and Fraud Prevention

This module addresses the core competencies essential for proficient fiscal management ranging from building a budget that works to developing a five-year financial forecast, best-practice fundraising approaches, and installing organizational safeguards to prevent fraud.

7

Coalition building, Working with Allies, and Navigating Authority Structures

This module prepares leaders to accomplish great missions. Luminaries will learn how to cultivate and sustain relationships, and cement strategic alliances that will accelerate and strengthen personal and organizational impact. The forces of power and influence within an organization and the critical role they play in achieving success, both personally and organization wide, will also be addressed.

8

Talent Management

Talent Management addresses the critical components of personnel management which are central to an organization’s success. These management principles focus on the following: styles of management, management vs. leadership, creating healthy working relationships, courage to have crucial conversations, and how to develop an atmosphere that fosters responsibility and accountability. Emphasis is given to the critical issues of recruiting, interviewing, on-boarding, performance management and termination.

Peer “Mastermind” Networking

The Luminary® Certificate incorporates two Mastermind networking sessions facilitated via video conference and in-person by JAG/SGS. Designed to foster thinking partnerships among cohort members, content for the sessions will revolve around real-time challenges of participants that align with course content. Topics could include, but are not limited to: managing a staff and board, stakeholder communications, crisis management and more. Participants will analyze each situation, generate solutions, and along the way develop a process and methodology for addressing these issues in their own organizations.

Expert One-to-One Executive Mentorship

The Luminary® Certificate enhances participants’ on-campus seminar with a one-of-a-kind mentorship experience. Luminaries will be paired with a top-level Catholic CEO or president in the private or non-profit sector. Luminary mentors are recruited from across the United States and will support course content with a structured arrangement that blends personal experience with advice.

Receive a 10 % discount for the Benedictine College MBA program by completing the Luminary® program

Enroll in Luminary®

Certificate Program Dates:
March 9 – 13, 2022 and
July 6 – July 11, 2022

Enrollment Deadlines:
March Session: March 3, 2022
July Session: July 1, 2022

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