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Collaborative Leadership Development Program

Transformational leadership to transform the world

The Collaborative Leadership Development Program (CLDP) is an 18-month integrative program for the future of religious life, providing intercultural perspectives, designed to deepen relationships among women religious and charism carriers and prepare them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to assume leadership positions in community and ministry.

Do you desire to: 

  • join with others to explore how to navigate the current trends in religious life?

  • use the Leadership Circle Profile to become familiar with your leadership capacity and grow this capacity?

  • increase consciousness about how you are a leader wherever you stand?

  • be a force for transformation in your community, ministry, and the world?

New Cohort starting in October 2023
Please contact us with your questions or to receive more information.

The CLDP curriculum focuses on the following areas:

  • Spirituality: Congregational charism, communal and contemplative practices, contemporary theology, liturgy and ritual

  • Self-awareness and self-discovery: self-care, profile survey for self-assessment, coach and mentor opportunities

  • Behavioral skill-building for leadership: communication through dialogue, feedback skills, conflict resolution, strategic planning, systems thinking, creative leading

  • Ministry challenges and leadership: social justice, navigating change, current church and social challenges, global awareness, sustainability

  • Intercultural experience: participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including English-speaking and Spanish-speaking cultures

  • Variety of learning modalities: small and large-group interactions, web-based learning, creative modes of expression, dialogue, media